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
stan: I will be selling my Bug, I had it for about 4-5 years and getting a wee bit to old to crawl underneath.
May 10, 2020 15:41:48 GMT
Eartthing: Hello anybody, still no reply about cable earthing explanation. I would be happy with at least I don't know as I'm seeing tumble weeds on this forum.
May 16, 2020 15:49:33 GMT
Eartthing: please help !
May 16, 2020 15:49:55 GMT
karl: If you don't get a reply, post on the main forum
May 16, 2020 19:22:21 GMT
Stiffy: Your better of posting a question on the forum. One earth goes to the chassis from the battery negative. Then anther goes fro the wiring loom onto a bolt ontop of the gearbox cover. :-)
May 17, 2020 19:30:59 GMT
stan: Karl,Stiffy, thanks very much, I'm new to this site and I though that t I was on forum.
May 18, 2020 5:55:16 GMT
stan: I'm not sure if using this system right can any one advise pleas. Dope bugger
May 20, 2020 18:45:50 GMT
stan: did you get details .
May 23, 2020 9:44:42 GMT
alpine6969: Looking for bushes for rear trailing arms pushed the rubber bush out but looks lo
May 25, 2020 19:43:50 GMT
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
barracuda: Anybody out there got an original bug steering wheel for sale, any condition, even one needing restoration, thanks people
Jun 30, 2020 18:48:24 GMT