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 .
BugEater: I don't want to compete with 69xke but I'm after a tatty runner or off the road, that I can can rescue. I want to put the work into it, wouldn't want something already done.
Nov 18, 2020 11:34:59 GMT
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