What you've got is Regal Saloon - but what's fitted to the Bug is Regal Van. It'll work ...that is to say that it will send a signal that will be acceptable to the Bug speedo ...however the real question is can it fit into the tank correctly? i.e. can the pick-up pipe be positioned somewhere close to the bottom of the tank while at the same time the float / rheostat move up and down vertically with the level of the fuel
Reference the fluctuating fuel gauge . If it only does it when driving along it is probably caused by the fuel sloshing around in the tank, made worse by the state of the roads. My gauge is alright on smooth roads but fluctuates on rough roads . I suspect there are not enough baffles in the tank to prevent this. If so a new sender unit will not cure the problem . A bad connection on the gauge or sender could also cause the same problem . To check the gauge is working remove the wire on the sender that goes to the gauge and with ignition on , earth the wire , the gauge should now go straight to full and stay there . If the needle is not steady and fluctuates you have a problem in the wiring or gauge.
Confirm that there are no baffles in an OE tank ...as regard the accuracy of the gauge its, well rubbish really isn't it :-0 ...and so the story goes that there was once a Bug and it had a golf ball in the tank and when you could hear the golf ball rolling around you knew it was time to re-fuel -the owner swore by it :-)
As regards fluctuating gauge: If the fluctuation is round about half full its a good bet that the wiper isn't making a good contact with the rheostat because that area of the track has become worn out - but if you remove the sender you can fiddle the float arm over just a bit and its wiper will then contact an unworn area of the rheostat
triggergas was selling remanufactured bug fuel tank senders amongst other stuff, as already stated, original senders are very difficult to get hold of and will invariably be in a similar condition to your own sender
I have welded in a seperate pick up pipe for the fuel, and use a mini van fuel sender . Plenty about and less than twenty quid new. A lot of hassle to do on a running bug but easy enough on a full restoration .
tmallen: Just registered as I am looking to purchase a BB, I have one in particular that I am awaiting more information on. In the meantime, anyone got one for sale or know anyone who has, please send me details. Thanks
Apr 22, 2020 10:39:07 GMT
Kev: How easy is it to remove body from chassic?
Apr 23, 2020 18:37:51 GMT
ayrbugger: Kev, Open up forum and go to bond bug problems...there is a section re removal of body. You'll need three strong blokes or as I did a hoist and a support frame, and a strong beam in your garage to hang it all off.
Apr 26, 2020 9:57:10 GMT
bugged: Hi does anyone know what the original top seat belt hooks looked like or have a photo want to make or source one as close to original as I can. thanks guys
Apr 28, 2020 14:53:00 GMT
mothball: Where can I get a N/S rear brake back plate (3 holes)
May 1, 2020 8:32:54 GMT
V8 Bug: I owned bought a bug in 1972 and had 3 years of fun with it. Around that time I saw an article about a number of bugs that had been fitted with V8 engines for an Arab prince. I think this was done in Wales. Anyone know anything about these?
May 4, 2020 8:59:22 GMT
Rg: Brakes the same has mini
May 9, 2020 20:52:21 GMT
Old boy: Hi, can anyone explain the 2 earthing systems please. I,m ok with bolt to engine method but the C earthing Is a puzzle !
May 10, 2020 15:34:26 GMT
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