I have an annoying problem.. the restoration wont charge.
The charge light stays on despite checking the dynamo, the wiring Etc. Tonight I wired up the field core wire to the dynamo wire and attatched a test light. There was no light. This points out the dynamo is not charging although I tested it last year and all was working. Anyone have any ideas I'm beginning to get fed up with the bloody thing.
Had plenty of dramas with mine soon after I got it back on the road . Same problem so I put a new dynamo on it , and it failed after about a month . I got a replacement fitted it then the control box stuck one day when I switched the car off and nearly burnt out the wiring luckily I pulled the wires off the dynamo just as the control box tried to turn it into an electric motor . Since I fitted the new control box it has been alright . Even after not being used for a while I have not had to charge the battery. My advice is fit a new dynamo and control box , then it is job done. I wasted a lot of time stripping the original dynamo which fixed it for a short while , I also adjusted control box which also improved things , but not for long . I then realised that it was a false economy trying to keep electrical parts going which could be 40 years or so old. The control box I got looked just like the original and claimed to be British made .
I have a new regulator box and also tried 2 others. The dynamo is original but rebuilt with new brushes. It was ok when tested but that was last year. I really could do with an electrical guru so may call on a mate. it cant be much as there is bugger all to them
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
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