After some investigation I found Adrin Flux was the cheapest Bug insurer. £77 for 5000 mile limited mileage. I will up this if I go further.
One point that did come up was my log book. It states on there it was first registered in 1980 and Adrian Flux mentioned this. I said it definatly wasn't. The log book states on the front page Manufactured in 1971 date of first registration 1st april 1980. Anyway i did the usual tax thing on line and it went through ok.
Still a few jobs to do like the stickers but im getting there.
One point that did come up was my log book. It states on there it was first registered in 1980 and Adrian Flux mentioned this. I said it definatly wasn't. The log book states on the front page Manufactured in 1971 date of first registration 1st april 1980.
This sort of thing happens from time to time with brokers these days. They tap in to the DVLA database and assume it's 100% reliable. I had this with MB61 once, the broker insisted it was an automatic. So I asked them what that lever might be that I'd been wiggling about for the past few years to make it go anywhere... Turns out that the car was specced as automatic by the first buyer, but during the build they changed their mind and it came out of the factory as a manual. A curious result of this is that my car has TWO VIN plates - one rivetted to the bodyshell and the other tucked away safely in my files. Obviously as soon as the car is ordered and building begins the details are logged with Swansea, where they are cast into immutable concrete, and any subsequent changes are simply too difficult to record.
Then 40 years later along comes this troublemaker, wanting to insist the database is wrong... there's always one, isn't there
If you have a question your better of starting a topic in the main forum.
andrea: Need your help: i am looking for hinges... anybody can help?
Jan 7, 2019 21:44:41 GMT
mybug: Anyone know the whereabouts of PTO 365M? It was mine back in the early 80s and some pix have surfaced here (apparently from ebay around 5 years ago) so is it still around?
Jan 14, 2019 13:58:31 GMT
karl: Andrea, just seen your post. if you're still looking try putting it in the for sale wants thread.
Jan 14, 2019 19:58:09 GMT
mybug: Searched and spooled through every image/video/old ad I can find on the internet, I'm thinking that PTO 365M is not around any more. May be resting in a shed, but given the small and tight-knit Bug community, I'd have thought that someone would know it.
Jan 16, 2019 14:19:51 GMT
Biggles: I think David and Jim Williams are doing the Hinges ....
Jan 27, 2019 9:41:59 GMT
Dave Powell: David did me some great hinges.
Feb 11, 2019 21:52:09 GMT
mikebentley: how does this shout box work?
Feb 16, 2019 13:40:51 GMT
nigel1962: Hi mark ,did you get my reply
Feb 18, 2019 20:44:05 GMT
crabo: Does anyone have the registration plate numbers or the chassis numbers for the Rothmans Bugs (six of). I friend of mine has just purchased a white Bug (700E) in need of restoration, reg URC 42L, chassis no BR62313, eng no 9816.
Mar 27, 2019 19:41:42 GMT
jefferdp: All, does anyone know the size of the headlights on the bug, Some say there 7/6" but that seems a little large to me. Also where can you get replacments now?
Apr 4, 2019 16:54:48 GMT
fmb4: My Bug has nothing but a hole where the canopy latch should be. Any help in finding one would be greatly appreciated!
Apr 9, 2019 14:55:30 GMT
Biggles: fmb4 One on ebay now
Apr 13, 2019 9:16:03 GMT
heartnut: Quick question: If I fit a Lucas 15/16/18 alternator, is it true that it will heed fibreglass work to fit it as the body is bigger than the original generator?
Apr 26, 2019 19:14:47 GMT
rolydog2001: I have fitted a Dynamator to get around this, looks original and gives the same output.
Apr 27, 2019 19:25:09 GMT
heartnut: Thanks for that - good tip!
May 2, 2019 20:21:08 GMT
tpg: can you please help? my son is nearing the end of a 4 year restoration of his mini cooper car and we are trying to locate 2 of the above wheels to make up a set. Would you know any of your colleagues who may know anybody who would sell us 2 alloys. Any inf
May 12, 2019 13:59:52 GMT
tpg: Sorry the wheels are Dunlop D1 LP922 X 10inch. thanks
May 12, 2019 14:01:25 GMT
tpg: Hi dose anybody have 2 DUNLOP D1 LP922 ALLOYS for sale? URGENTLY required
May 25, 2019 9:53:39 GMT
Stiffy: Hi folks. if your new to the forum questions are best answered on the forum. The shout box is not seen by many.
Sept 9, 2021 23:10:52 GMT