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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:55 pm

Bit more done today Very Happy



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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:08 pm

dude ,have you got the pushrod tubes the correct way round?.......i thought the wider end alway's went to the head ,not the engine ...as there is more movement of the pushrod at the head end ...therefore the wider end allows for the movement .......



....I could be wrong ....just remember this from building my engine
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:45 pm

dont say that they are a right A hole to get in
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:57 pm

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dont say that they are a right A hole to get in


sorry Dude ....like I said ....check as i could be wrong .....but one part (the springy bit) fits inside the tube part ......this means that the springy bit is narrower than the tube part ......so should go a certain way round to alllow for the travel of the pushrod at the cylinder head end .........it may not make any differance on a stock motor .....but I had an engine sat on my front room floor ....and the first thing an engine builder that i know said when he saw it was ......'you've got the push rod tube the wrong way round'....then he explained why ........that's how i know ......but check before you change it as the pushrod may rub on the tube if you don't

sorry dude.....but I'm only trying to help
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:13 am

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itsabuglife wrote:
dont say that they are a right A hole to get in


sorry Dude ....like I said ....check as i could be wrong .....but one part (the springy bit) fits inside the tube part ......this means that the springy bit is narrower than the tube part ......so should go a certain way round to alllow for the travel of the pushrod at the cylinder head end .........it may not make any differance on a stock motor .....but I had an engine sat on my front room floor ....and the first thing an engine builder that i know said when he saw it was ......'you've got the push rod tube the wrong way round'....then he explained why ........that's how i know ......but check before you change it as the pushrod may rub on the tube if you don't

sorry dude.....but I'm only trying to help

cheers for the pointer nomates i may try and get them out again on monday lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:21 pm

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itsabuglife wrote:
dont say that they are a right A hole to get in


sorry Dude ....like I said ....check as i could be wrong .....but one part (the springy bit) fits inside the tube part ......this means that the springy bit is narrower than the tube part ......so should go a certain way round to alllow for the travel of the pushrod at the cylinder head end .........it may not make any differance on a stock motor .....but I had an engine sat on my front room floor ....and the first thing an engine builder that i know said when he saw it was ......'you've got the push rod tube the wrong way round'....then he explained why ........that's how i know ......but check before you change it as the pushrod may rub on the tube if you don't

sorry dude.....but I'm only trying to help


On all the engines I have fitted spring loaded pushrods to(standard) I have fitted the spring end at the cylinder head, and NEVER had a leak.
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:45 pm

cheers for that dude ill give it a try Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:46 pm

well managed to do a tiny bit more 2day so this may solve a little bit of the problem lol! lol!


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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:43 pm

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nomates wrote:
itsabuglife wrote:
dont say that they are a right A hole to get in


sorry Dude ....like I said ....check as i could be wrong .....but one part (the springy bit) fits inside the tube part ......this means that the springy bit is narrower than the tube part ......so should go a certain way round to alllow for the travel of the pushrod at the cylinder head end .........it may not make any differance on a stock motor .....but I had an engine sat on my front room floor ....and the first thing an engine builder that i know said when he saw it was ......'you've got the push rod tube the wrong way round'....then he explained why ........that's how i know ......but check before you change it as the pushrod may rub on the tube if you don't

sorry dude.....but I'm only trying to help


On all the engines I have fitted spring loaded pushrods to(standard) I have fitted the spring end at the cylinder head, and NEVER had a leak.


you won't get a leak ....its a clearance issue ....the push rod could rub on the inside of the tubes .......as there is a wider end and a narrow end
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:28 pm

well gem enjoyed starting her bug for the first time in 2 months
oil breather done and dusted just got to sort out the carb settings now before friday Very Happy





lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:31 am

Love the "kid on xmas morning" look on Gem's face.........classic Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:33 am

Aint that the truth Impster....


So are you gonna be in the bug for friday sam/gem???????
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:55 pm

I could shoot him i told him not to put those pics up!!! Rolling Eyes

Just got back in from work and found that the bug has been turned around, spoke to sams mum (cus he is working till 10 tonight) and apparantly he was working on it this morning, filled it up with petrol and took it for a drive!! SO Im presuming we are coming in it? I have to wait and see what he sayd later! Very Happy

One job to do is to sort the seat out as at the mo i cant reach the peddals and the seat is kinda stuck!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:06 pm

lol! glue some blocks of wood to your feet job done lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:29 pm

NO, what you need is a brumajum screwdriver, and some wd40, works wonders on things when they are stuck

















brumajum screwdriver=brummy slang for BIG HAMMER lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:45 pm

i think the seat might be welded so it doesnt move so could prob do with another seat so if i brake this one gem can still drive it
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:56 pm

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NO, what you need is a brumajum screwdriver, and some wd40, works wonders on things when they are stuck

brumajum screwdriver=brummy slang for BIG HAMMER lol! lol! lol!

You a brummy what part ya from i'm an original west mids reject loads of family in west brom up the baggies lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:48 am

Argh what is all this foreign speak, nah but seriously, cool looking bug, im really looking forward to getting my project and starting on it
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:29 pm

Mate if you need a seat Ive got one, but it'll need a seat cover/tart up as the cover is bolloxed. Let me know...

*edit* or cut the base off mine and weld it to your good seat Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:35 pm

yes please are you going to the sea front 2moz for the meet is ther a chance you could bring it please Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:59 pm

stinking pigging bug every thing was going kool with the bug for tomorrow untill one indicator dicided to give up so damo came round and helped me sort that out cus me and wiring is dangerous lol! but turned out to be sumit simple.

and then i thought id try all the lights and i cant get the fooking thing of high beam Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:23 am

It's getting there guys Wink

Cheers for the diversion advice last nite Sam Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:29 pm

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It's getting there guys Wink

Cheers for the diversion advice last nite Sam Very Happy

bloody diversion costing me a fortune in petrol to get to work!!! They should have opend the train station bridge back up!!
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:53 pm

yeah cheers for the dicersion info I was with Rick on the way to the Workshop. Did it a bit quicker coming back though lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Dipsy gems new beetle   Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:34 pm

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Love the "kid on xmas morning" look on Gem's face.........classic Wink

I drove it home the back roads through Brean last night for the first time and loved every minute!!!

Best birthday pressie ever!!!! Yes face was beaming again!! lol!
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