I little while ago I explained that I had lost a wheel in some strange circumstances.
Well my problem now is that when I got it home I thought a would look for damage, which there was none fortunately.
However I did notice that the inside of the drum was wet and the shoes where contaminated with oil. So I came to the conclusion that the 1/2 shaft oil seal must need replaceing.
After removing the 1/2 shaft I noticed that the pressed on coller which the oil seal runs around is marked which is most likely why the seal failed in the first place and would do again.
So now I am after someone who could replace the bearing and the collar or get hold of a replacement 1/2 shaft, passengers side. Not sure if they are handed or not.
Can anyone help please.
I thought there was someone down country who had loads of bugs which were being used for parts, would anyone know who this person is and his number. Or is the rear axel the same as any other car which I could look for a replacement from?
It's not a difficult job for any engineering shop to press the old collar and bearing off and press a new one on and for maybe £20ish or that's what my local guy usually charges me. There were two types of Bug axle reliant used and off the top of my head I can't remember if the shafts are interchangeable or not but what I will say is if you do replace the half shaft try and get the same side shaft, using a secondhand shaft from the opposite side, the twisting forces will be in the opposite direction on the shaft to what has been applied to it and it's not uncommon for the shaft to fail in these circumstances and you'll have another rear wheel overtaking you.
Hi I have just put a post on wants for halfshaft and then I noticed this post. I cant stop mine from leaking i thought the collar was the problem as pitted, bought a new one the old one and the new one came off and went on to easy I think my shaft has been sanded or something theres too much play so I need a driver's side shaft we need someone with a axle so we can have 1 shaft each. Does anyone know if any other reliant shaft fits thanks
The bearing is a standard item and will be available at about £17 each, no idea on the collar although it’s a very simple item so if none are available a small machine shop will be able to knock one up for you
adl2: cdb15, that's just such a shame that someone let it get into that state. I know that's more than I could cope with but I admit I am slightly tempted. For the VIN, it would end up as a Trigger's broom of a restoration.
Nov 25, 2020 22:26:43 GMT
burlmeister: Trouble fitting new 6052 fan belt. Alternator adjusted to the max. Belt is on the engine and alt pulleys but I just cannot get it to stretch over the lip of the fan pulley. Is there a trick to this? Driving me nuts!
Nov 26, 2020 11:09:57 GMT
adl2: That barn find Bug as linked by cdb15 is now bid to over a grand. Or should I say, that V5 doc for a Bug is up to over a grand.
Nov 29, 2020 10:14:12 GMT
Stiffy: Hi Folks.. a lot of questions go unanswered if you put them in the shout box. Its more visible to all if you create a thread. Most questions get answered within hours. :-)
Nov 30, 2020 16:52:59 GMT
adl2: Gone for £1220 in the end.
Dec 1, 2020 13:36:48 GMT
Looking for bug to buy: Hi all, had to sell my bug 3 yrs ago, went to the states and had nowhere to store it unfortunately but I'm back and would like one would consider any condition, a project is fine. Any help or suggestions would be great thanks warren
Dec 14, 2020 18:40:23 GMT
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