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: Bug Club Rally added to shows and events
Dec 21, 2017 20:09:17 GMT
karl: Check out shows events section
Feb 1, 2018 20:46:17 GMT
Stiffy: I can pin it as a separate link if folks want
Feb 24, 2018 11:40:58 GMT
arabu: just received email from dvsa re mot exemptions, it says just tax and mot as usual and state that bug is basically standard. Hope this is helpful
Mar 21, 2018 10:14:38 GMT
diamond54bb: I was the first owner of JUB92L and have picture I wish to upload to gallery with the other 6 photos but how do I do this?
Mar 25, 2018 10:51:39 GMT
re diamond54bb: send pics to email@example.com and he will add them to the gallery
Apr 11, 2018 10:52:22 GMT
re diamond54bb: that should be firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr 11, 2018 10:52:55 GMT
one bolt billy : Anyone know what steering boss fits a 74 bug ? OR anyone got a steering wheel assy they want to sell?? We cant get out so need to make a bit more room or learn how to limbo dance !!!
May 2, 2018 15:19:04 GMT
ian1404:: I used to own OYC 320 L and would love to own a Bug again. Anyone know of any high quality, good condition examples for sale?
May 5, 2018 20:17:30 GMT
cdb15: Calling One Bolt Billy: Mountney boss MB029 and 029C seem to fit 'all' Reliant 3 wheelers, cost around £20. People to speak to are Scarborough Racing Developments, failing that Opie Oils, both have web sites with all contact details.
May 10, 2018 20:58:16 GMT
the ghost of cain: I have an 875 mk2 i need headlights,any ideas,thankyou
Jun 26, 2018 11:12:31 GMT
bondbug750: Mk2 ...oblong - but not the same as Bug - I'm racking my brain to guess what part bin they came out of :-( - but I bet it's Mk1 Ford Escort - or Vauxhall Viva late 60's
Jun 27, 2018 8:08:06 GMT
Purplereign: . . .Are they not the same as Reliant Kitten/Allegro? New subject please: I'm looking for a scrap bodyshell. No mechanicals/trim/chassis needed, preferably one that is too ropey to restore properly as it would be a waste. But I need a canopy glass and ligh
Jul 15, 2018 15:32:02 GMT
martin: Hi there , i have not been on any forums before . my father has a bond bug which has been in his garage since 1989 . the reg is CBF 820H and the chassis no on logbook is 800002 . Neither of these seems to register on here , any help or info would be good
Jul 25, 2018 15:41:52 GMT
bondbug750: CBF819H was chassis no. 1 - the first production Bug ...famous (infamous) for its use in the so called Carnaby Street Lord John advertisement - I guess what you've got is the 2nd production Bug!
Jul 26, 2018 15:17:00 GMT
karl: Martin, join the bug club.
Aug 6, 2018 18:18:40 GMT
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