Put Bug on ramps and chock front wheel. If possible steam clean or jet wash the crud from the car the day before.
Remove Carb, Rocker box cover, Gearbox lever and top of distributor.
Disconnect- Exhaust, Front Prop shaft bolts, Top hose and lower end of speedometer.
Support engine on a hydraulic jack then remove the 4 mounting bolts from the rear engine mount.
Check everything is free and gently lower engine gearbox about 10 inches (Keeping front 2 mounts in place)
With the engine supported with lumps of wood you can then remove jack and undo bolts around bell housing including the ones for the starter motor.
You can then pull the gearbox from the engine, Remove the clutch bolts and refit the clutch - Not forgetting to replace the thrust bearing.
On refitting I use the shaft from an old gearbox to line the clutch up. (You can also line the clutch up by eye) Alternatively use the correct tool - Failing that a Dowell of wood with tape wrapped around in the Clutch plate area). When you replace the bolts that hold the clutch onto the flywheel its advisable to do these up a few turns each - This way the clutch goes on more evenly and doesn’t damage the springs.
As they say in all good Workshop Manuals- Refitting is the reverse of dismantling.
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