I fitted a *****BBC electronic ignition and the ignition timing point changed and now I am plagued with overheating. I have been trying for months to set the timing by ear and by static but no solution. Interesting fact: it will idle indefinitely without overheating but not if I try to go anywhere. So I bought a Gunsons Advance timing light. And the question is.... How is it possible to point the gun and one of my eyes at the pulley marks at the same time? Being a contortionist is a basic requirement of bug ownership I know, but this is ridiculous. It's nearly possible to see from the drivers side, eye through the hole where the heater pipe goes through the body, but the strobe light is partially blocked by the rad top hose.
Is there a technique with a mirror, maybe? And anyone else had overheating related to ignition timing with those leccy ignitions?
I had a look, and I don't have anything marked down there that I can see. If there was, would it be found 180 degrees from the upper timing mark? If I could mark that myself, how to go about timing at 100+ degrees from TDC?
Am I just unlucky and am just failing to find that sweet spot at which the engine won't boil under load, or has anyone else experienced a S____bbc installation which is untimable? Setting up at 10 before TDC and the rotor arm is practically fully past the red gizmo at the point where the engine runs best. Does that sound right?
I had a similar problem with a new points dizzy that I bought . I suspected the drive peg at the bottom had been drilled in the wrong place (which was denied by the supplier) . They eventually agreed to exchange it and surprise surprise they agreed it had been wrongly assembled , so perhaps yours has the same problem . I could not turn it enough to get the timing right . The vacuum advance fowled on either the engine block or bodywork .
Working now with a 135 jet which seems good. The overheating is noticeably less of a problem and engine has plenty of hoomph. But is that actually that the temperature of Autumn has stopped the overheating? I was in trouble with the temperature at 27 degrees but not now at 17. Maybe it's that.
bugberk: Just put the engine/box into my rolling chassis, and the prop shaft seems to be about 3" short, Have I been given the wrong one? this a total rebuild from a pile of bits.
Dec 16, 2020 13:34:31 GMT
goodtimes: thank you for the drawings! very helpful.
Dec 17, 2020 17:31:00 GMT
vannin: bugberk what is the length of your propshaft you are fitting ? you'll get more replies if you ask on the main forum
Dec 30, 2020 15:30:34 GMT
rooster: can any one tell me what car the canopy lock came of ? ive been told a triumph
Jan 18, 2021 15:23:26 GMT
rogeru7: Hi the basic lock is off a Triumph but it will then need a major mod to be used on the Bug canopy unless you have access to a lathe and a mill it’s not an easy mod
Jan 18, 2021 20:15:56 GMT
Steve: Hi can anyone tell what is the tallest you can be to drive a bond Bug
Feb 25, 2021 13:37:55 GMT
vannin: hi Steve, is this for you and if so how tall are you ? more interest and responses if you use the main forum !
Feb 25, 2021 14:51:06 GMT
steve: i'm 6ft 4in am i too big to fit? . im not good with computers, cant seem to get on other thread, sorry
Feb 26, 2021 10:59:28 GMT
mike: I have 2 bond bugs 1 almost restored just waiting on new upholstery and the other is complete runs sweet and original if Warren is still looking for one Cheers
Apr 11, 2021 12:35:02 GMT
Jon T: Hi all, I am looking to purchase a bug, dont mind if needs some work, anyone point me in right direction. thanks<
Apr 20, 2021 10:52:19 GMT
mysticmick: hi all . i recently purchased a bug . my dream car for restoration . i have the vin plate . with chassis number and engine number . but sadly no reg number . is there any way of finding out the original reg so i could apply for the v5 .. thanks in advance
May 8, 2021 16:20:42 GMT
cdb15: To Mystic Mick: contact HPI and ask if they will do a VIN-only check. Usually if you have the registration it's £19 or so, but may be different from the VIN. Or there is a DVLA procedure using form V62 - check out the government web site for the procedure.
May 17, 2021 20:15:30 GMT
allan: Does anyone know what thread and diameter of the water temp &oil pressure senders on my 700e ,bug no 50
Jul 5, 2021 21:20:32 GMT
Stiffy: Allan just seen your question. Your better of asking a question on the main site as no one seems to respond to the shout box. cheers stiffy.
Jul 11, 2021 19:57:31 GMT
joegab59: cant seem to get my reg number into the bug gallery, simple steps anyone ?
Jul 15, 2021 14:25:51 GMT