Hi All, I owned a Bug TNT 525J until about 10 years ago when I stupidly sold it. Probably one of the worst decisions I’ve ever made. I’m now lurking and waiting for another one to come along. By the way I do have some pics that I am happy to add to the gallery but TNT 525J is already registered (at my old address) so I’m guessing that I may have been registered here at some time in the dim and distant ... although this doesn’t look like the same website. Stu
The Ayrbugger Hi all, just a quick intro to me. I spent quite a few years rebuilding motorcycles mainly old Nortons and then in conjunction with my brother we built a 2CV trike, then another then another, I still have the third one, now powered by a big block Moto Guzzi. Then a friend suggested that I buy a Bug, so we trawled the net and I won a Bug located in Lincoln, had to modify a trailer to collect it, then I retired and moved to the Dordogne taking both trike and Bug with me. I finished the French house restoration then started the Bug but had to source parts etc through my pal in the UK. Finally finished it around 6years ago and have done a few trips around Scotland getting home under my own steam each trip. The Bug is fitted with a Reliant engine and back axle, and painted in "Safety Orange" the only paint that I could source in France when painting was due. The parts were painted in the garden on a bright sunny day and got the inevitable bug attached as the paint dried. LVL 494 J is on the road and I hope to visit the Cockerbug Rally this Sept, the earlier date coincides with another event so have been unable to attend before. i am located in Ayrshire on the west coast and my main haunt is the north and west of Scotland.
Last Edit: Jun 13, 2020 11:43:06 GMT by ayrbugger: this should be in a post of it's own
alpine6969: Looking for bushes for rear trailing arms pushed the rubber bushes out but looks like a metal sleeve in there, does this need to come out ? Not sure what the dimensions are looks like 24 mm with sleeve in and maybe 26 ish without
May 25, 2020 19:48:04 GMT
jonnymonno: Thanks Vannin. The second one was just what i was looking for. Watch this space. I can build uo my Bug which I’ve owned since 78’ now
Jun 2, 2020 5:52:00 GMT
burlmeister: Hi, first time oaths forum, so I may be posting this in the wrong place. I have owned my bu for 32 years and it's been garaged for the last 20. Now trying to resurrect it. Two queries, does anyone produce a rtepl
Jun 27, 2020 15:07:37 GMT
burlmeister: Sorry, tocontine, I',
Jun 27, 2020 15:08:07 GMT
burlmeister: m looking for a replacement petrol tank. Does anyone produce them? Secondly, I need to replace the tyres. There is a sign in the car and in the handbook, only cross ply tyres to be fitted. No idea why this should be. Are cross ply tyres still available?
Jun 27, 2020 15:10:30 GMT
ady: For the petrol tank try looking up triggergas on ebay, he might be able to make you one. You can fit radial tyres, most people do. There is plenty of choice of tyre for it as they are the same size as a Mini. You can still get crossplys if you want
Jun 29, 2020 15:39:00 GMT
Nick Plymouth : 35 years ago my dad had a bug , RDR612K , just wondering if it still exists anywhere? Thanks in advance
Jul 23, 2020 18:20:38 GMT
driftwood: Hello from Driftwood recently purchased RWA83L Bond bug for some fun and a project running car any one have any info on this bug bought from a old chap in Macclesfield who had it for more than 20 odd years cheers mark
Jul 23, 2020 22:00:10 GMT
driftwood: drove it back to leek rudyard and it was fun I took it for a spin today to brighten up leek folk it sure makes people smile
Jul 23, 2020 22:05:12 GMT
former bug, : hi i have an original 1970 owners handbook, please can i get a price on its worth
Jul 24, 2020 16:47:09 GMT
Burlmeister : : Replacing the sender in my new fuel tank and need to replace the gasket. On e bay I see a few cork gaskets for different car makes. Anyone know which vehicle our sender was originally made for?
Aug 5, 2020 15:45:37 GMT
stan: Bug now starting. New battery was problem
Aug 6, 2020 16:36:31 GMT
vannin: Burlmeister it's off the regal van, the gasket is the same as a moggy minor AFAIK post on the main forum for better response
Aug 18, 2020 20:08:33 GMT
stan: Hi Guy's, I'm now Bugless.
Sept 7, 2020 10:25:54 GMT
stan: It's been a pleasure.
Sept 7, 2020 10:26:17 GMT
Norman Burgess: Any body help me please, want a carb for myBug got a regal 850 engine. Any advise would be appreciated.
Sept 28, 2020 15:29:59 GMT
Stiffy: There was one on ebay last week.
Sept 29, 2020 10:14:53 GMT
freewheeler: Afternoon All. I'm new to this forum so I hope I'm not breaking any rules. Looking to sell my purpose built Bug trailer if any one's interested? Good condition, could do with new tyres. Located in Great Missenden, Bucks. Hoping to avoid the dreaded Ebay...
Oct 27, 2020 14:15:10 GMT