Quick question about the Voltage Regulator on the Bug....from what I have read the points gap on the regulator are factory set...and should need no adjustment (or should they?) if so do you have the correct gap to hand...?....also am I right in thinking that to adjust the voltage regulator output voltage I turn the adjusting screw anti clockwise to lower the voltage (which I need to do) turning clockwise increases the output voltage yes...?
Cheers M8...This has crossed my mind...but I have heard some stories about alternators kicking out too much current and putting a bit of a strain on the Bugs wiring loom...have you fitted one to a standard Bug with no issues...?
Go for it Not heard of any issues like this ...you don't need a big modern alternator. Reliant fitted old 70s tech (and robust) "2 wire tandem power out, 1 ignition warning light wire in" LCR15s and LCR16s etc.. Just check that the big thick brown main power output from solenoid to the alternator are in really good condition and you must use a proper alternator plug, that the wire doesn't chaff against the heat shield and that the wiring adjustments to the removal of the VR box are nicely done. Don't be tempted to route the main power all the way out to the place where the redundant VR box once was - go straight to the solenoid. While fitting don't run the engine / alternator with no power output connected - you'll fry the inards. You might need a slight shorter fan belt and some spacers for the main bolt. I think that the fan belt tension adjusting bracket is a slightly different same but you can make a suitable one up easily enough. I recommend that you also put an earth strap from the alternator mounting bolts directly to the best local earth at the engine mount on the chassis.
karl: For more details pm me or Ron Biggin (Biggles)
Aug 6, 2018 18:19:30 GMT
martin: OK will join club , but cant print form yet ,will do when home next week
Aug 12, 2018 16:21:10 GMT
martin: Hi, as my father cannot get ins he would like to sell his bug. I will put on ebay but if anyone is interested please ring Martin 07590723076 . Good bits... he has rebuilt it and its one of the first . Bad bits ... its painted red and has home made bumpers
Sept 2, 2018 9:22:46 GMT
Little-John: I watched Mike and Eddd. restore a Bond Bug on "Wheeler Dealers." At the Woburn 40th birthday party there were two very professional looking 4 wheel Bond Bugs (one yellow, one green.) Were they factory versions? How were they done? By whom?
Dec 1, 2018 22:10:14 GMT
davidhtomlin: hoping to buy a bug, advice appreciated.
Dec 10, 2018 13:28:14 GMT
andrea: HI Guys! trust everybody enjoyed the holiday season! Need your help: i am looking for hinges... anybody can help? Please let me know. Thanks
Jan 6, 2019 22:58:49 GMT
andrea: Hi Guys! anybody there?
Jan 7, 2019 21:39:15 GMT
andrea: Need your help: i am looking for hinges... anybody can help?
Jan 7, 2019 21:44:41 GMT
mybug: Anyone know the whereabouts of PTO 365M? It was mine back in the early 80s and some pix have surfaced here (apparently from ebay around 5 years ago) so is it still around?
Jan 14, 2019 13:58:31 GMT
karl: Andrea, just seen your post. if you're still looking try putting it in the for sale wants thread.
Jan 14, 2019 19:58:09 GMT
mybug: Searched and spooled through every image/video/old ad I can find on the internet, I'm thinking that PTO 365M is not around any more. May be resting in a shed, but given the small and tight-knit Bug community, I'd have thought that someone would know it.
Jan 16, 2019 14:19:51 GMT
Biggles: I think David and Jim Williams are doing the Hinges ....
Jan 27, 2019 9:41:59 GMT
Dave Powell: David did me some great hinges.
Feb 11, 2019 21:52:09 GMT
mikebentley: how does this shout box work?
Feb 16, 2019 13:40:51 GMT
nigel1962: Hi mark ,did you get my reply
Feb 18, 2019 20:44:05 GMT
crabo: Does anyone have the registration plate numbers or the chassis numbers for the Rothmans Bugs (six of). I friend of mine has just purchased a white Bug (700E) in need of restoration, reg URC 42L, chassis no BR62313, eng no 9816.
Mar 27, 2019 19:41:42 GMT
jefferdp: All, does anyone know the size of the headlights on the bug, Some say there 7/6" but that seems a little large to me. Also where can you get replacments now?
Apr 4, 2019 16:54:48 GMT