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 .
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
jonnymonno: Thanks Vannin. The second one was just what i was looking for. Watch this space. I can build uo my Bug which I’ve owned since 78’ now
Jun 2, 2020 5:52:00 GMT
burlmeister: Hi, first time oaths forum, so I may be posting this in the wrong place. I have owned my bu for 32 years and it's been garaged for the last 20. Now trying to resurrect it. Two queries, does anyone produce a rtepl
Jun 27, 2020 15:07:37 GMT
burlmeister: Sorry, tocontine, I',
Jun 27, 2020 15:08:07 GMT
burlmeister: m looking for a replacement petrol tank. Does anyone produce them? Secondly, I need to replace the tyres. There is a sign in the car and in the handbook, only cross ply tyres to be fitted. No idea why this should be. Are cross ply tyres still available?
Jun 27, 2020 15:10:30 GMT
ady: For the petrol tank try looking up triggergas on ebay, he might be able to make you one. You can fit radial tyres, most people do. There is plenty of choice of tyre for it as they are the same size as a Mini. You can still get crossplys if you want
Jun 29, 2020 15:39:00 GMT
Nick Plymouth : 35 years ago my dad had a bug , RDR612K , just wondering if it still exists anywhere? Thanks in advance
Jul 23, 2020 18:20:38 GMT
driftwood: Hello from Driftwood recently purchased RWA83L Bond bug for some fun and a project running car any one have any info on this bug bought from a old chap in Macclesfield who had it for more than 20 odd years cheers mark
Jul 23, 2020 22:00:10 GMT
driftwood: drove it back to leek rudyard and it was fun I took it for a spin today to brighten up leek folk it sure makes people smile
Jul 23, 2020 22:05:12 GMT
former bug, : hi i have an original 1970 owners handbook, please can i get a price on its worth
Jul 24, 2020 16:47:09 GMT
Burlmeister : : Replacing the sender in my new fuel tank and need to replace the gasket. On e bay I see a few cork gaskets for different car makes. Anyone know which vehicle our sender was originally made for?
Aug 5, 2020 15:45:37 GMT
stan: Bug now starting. New battery was problem
Aug 6, 2020 16:36:31 GMT