I have a problem having rebuilt the steering box. I get unequal turns on the steering wheel and the wheel turning left is not enough lock. The steering box is built correctly and the only new part is the drop arm off the box I sourced from e-bay when my original one got lost.
Can some one post a big picture of the Bong Bug drop arm so I can check my is the right one and I don't have a Regal one or something else please.
Might sound a daft question But when you put the drop arm on the splines Was the steering centred. You might have assembled it so its on the wrong spline thus not getting full travel in one direction ?
Great info mate. I will check the dimensions. What is troubling is the reliant steering box I bought for bits has the identical drop arm that the 'so called' Bond Bug box I also bought. I thought the Reliant and Bond drop arms were different ?? but both were identical. Am I right ??
Yep I have two wrong steering arms, both are 9 and half inch Robin ones. Need to find a Bond one from somewhere ??
OK, now I've never dealt with these things before so this might be a stupid idea, but...
The "wrong" arm has two holes, and these are too far away from wherever the measurement is taken from. What you need is some way to get those same two holes at the correct distance from wherever the measurement is taken from. Now given you've already had loads of special parts made for the car, would it be possible to get someone to machine a small block that has two holes that you need in the right place, and a sort of square channel that slips over the end of the "wrong" arm. This piece has another two holes drilled through it that line up with the two holes in the "wrong" arm, so you can bolt the channel piece onto the "wrong" arm using the original holes. Then if this adaptor has been measured up correctly you will have two 'new' holes in the place you need them.
Interesting the part number for a Bond Bug and Regal steering arm are the same - 12019. Both have 8 3/4 inch hole centres. Just ordered and paid for a Regal one to be delivered so it will interesting to see if it fits OK.
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
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
barracuda: Anybody out there got an original bug steering wheel for sale, any condition, even one needing restoration, thanks people
Jun 30, 2020 18:48:24 GMT