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leahcar52
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyWed Aug 15, 2007 7:09 pm

Well we've finally got back on with my car, its been a while but had stuff on our minds. Any who, Daves now fitted the fuel pipe, fitted one running board, and we have just got it fired up. Yay!!

Had to use 2 batterys and it will on fire with the carb off the 1200 on it, and doesn't tick over very well, but its there!!

All thats left now is to bleed the brakes and change the shoes, wire up the front lights and fit my pretty indictors which go on the top of the wings, tiny bit of MOT welding, and just some general tinkering!

Then its MOT on Monday, tax on tuesday, jamboree on friday!! sunny
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dubberatlast
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyWed Aug 15, 2007 7:25 pm

Cool well done dave will soon be driving his dream bug lol!
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Dirty Dave
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyWed Aug 15, 2007 7:38 pm

dubberatlast wrote:
Cool well done dave will soon be driving his dream bug lol!
lol! lol! LMAO

Hhhmmmmmmmmmm..... Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyWed Aug 15, 2007 7:46 pm

Sorry dude didnt mean it honest lol!
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyWed Aug 15, 2007 8:22 pm

Dave's in the pink one
La la la la la

Fair do's Rach........well done.

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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyWed Aug 15, 2007 8:28 pm

Does this mean we can modify Twisted Evil ............the pony Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyWed Aug 15, 2007 8:36 pm

you cant turn a pony into a horse lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyWed Aug 15, 2007 8:54 pm

Staying true to my word I have to jump to the defense of the mighty Pony!
You may mock, but it came to the rescue of me last Wednesday and towed the cab home!!
Some may think it's an Ass but to me it is a thoroughbred!!

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nomates
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyWed Aug 15, 2007 8:57 pm

not mocking dude..................just want to modify it......dirty dave style............the ONLY man who could possibly make it look cool Wink .............












.........and if he fails,we could away's take it to charterhouse Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyWed Aug 15, 2007 8:58 pm

Metalflake nuff said Cool
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Dirty Dave
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyWed Aug 15, 2007 9:00 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
Staying true to my word I have to jump to the defense of the mighty Pony!
You may mock, but it came to the rescue of me last Wednesday and towed the cab home!!
Some may think it's an Ass but to me it is a thoroughbred!!
lol! lol! LMFAO lol! lol!
Nice one dude!
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Dirty Dave
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyWed Aug 15, 2007 9:03 pm

I think the pony should go straight to charter house! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptySat Aug 18, 2007 10:35 pm

leahcar52 wrote:
Well we've finally got back on with my car, its been a while but had stuff on our minds. Any who, Daves now fitted the fuel pipe, fitted one running board, and we have just got it fired up. Yay!!

Had to use 2 batterys and it will on fire with the carb off the 1200 on it, and doesn't tick over very well, but its there!!

All thats left now is to bleed the brakes and change the shoes, wire up the front lights and fit my pretty indictors which go on the top of the wings, tiny bit of MOT welding, and just some general tinkering!

Then its MOT on Monday, tax on tuesday, jamboree on friday!! sunny


Cool nice one guys... Look forward to seeing it at Jambo next weekend.. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptySun Aug 19, 2007 8:00 pm

Had a good weekend on it. Finished bolting on some of the last few bits: running boards, door handle, mirrors, seatbelts, indicators etc. Overhauled the front breaks, bled em up. Set the rockers, timing and got the engine running better!


Took it for a quick spin and all was good, so I picked Rach up from work in it today..... She was soooooo chuffed! Very Happy




Driving any dub will get you a few looks. But a pink un really gets the ladies attention!(..... I did feel a bit of a sissy! Embarassed )
The worst part was a ladie driving a pink micra, flashing and waving at me! pale pale pale
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptySun Aug 19, 2007 8:17 pm

Youve started your own pink club dude lol!

Nice one mate glad to hear its ready to roll Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyMon Aug 20, 2007 7:05 am

I can't wait to see you in your Pink Passion Wagon (wagen?) Dave!!!

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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyMon Aug 20, 2007 5:47 pm

Well bit of an adventrous drive home. Leaving work heard a scrapping sound from the engine, which Dave assured me was because 2 of the clutch bolts were loose. Got as far as the big round about by Asda and couldn't get a gear, so pulled to the edge of the roundabout where it stalled, and the engine would turn over. Just a funny noise he hadn't heard before.

Got out and looked in the engine bay to find the flywheel had completely detached from the engine!! So looks like we will need a new flywheel, new crankshaft. Big damage to the flywheel and possibly the bell housing.

Now not meaning to say i told you so but :
leahcar52 wrote:
And how many of the engines you have "put together" have seized?? lol!

Okay so not quite seized but still broke! Looks like it will be Jambo in the Pony!
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyMon Aug 20, 2007 9:38 pm

you're welcome to the 1300 engine in my garage Rach Smile

Not sure what's wrong with it, but i was told he thought it had done a piston.

Still it's yours if ya want it hun afro
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyMon Aug 20, 2007 9:41 pm

Nightmare!!!!
Yet again the mighty Hooon-Die Stallion rears up and gallops to the rescue.
Our very own DBS 'Champion the Wonder-Horse', who remember Champion the Wonder Horse?? Used to be on in the school holidays!!
How random!!

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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyMon Aug 20, 2007 9:42 pm

I have a twinport in the garage minus barrels and heads if you need it Rach, not sure what condition it is in as I havent taken it apart/broken it yet...(delete as appropriate) afro
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyMon Aug 20, 2007 9:57 pm

The pony is proving to be a real asset!!! Rolling Eyes lol!


Thanks for the offers guys, we may take you up on it!


I'm really gutted, as that engine was running really strong. Standing burnouts, side ways action etc. Was loads of fun! No
If I get time tomorrow, I'll whip it out and see how much damage was done.
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyTue Aug 21, 2007 8:22 am

Dirty Dave wrote:
I'm really gutted, as that engine was running really strong . . .

Yeah till u got behind the wheel Davey! affraid lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyTue Aug 21, 2007 5:14 pm

Babylon Split Rick wrote:
Dirty Dave wrote:
I'm really gutted, as that engine was running really strong . . .

Yeah till u got behind the wheel Davey! affraid lol!
lol! lol!
I was just running it in! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyTue Aug 21, 2007 9:10 pm

Been busy removing the engine, and found that the flywheel wasn't loose! The clutch was all good too. So the gearbox and bell housing are all tip top! cheers
Problem seems to be, the crank is broken!!!! affraid affraid affraid
With the engine on the floor, the fly wheel is easy to turn and the pully doesn't move! No





Not wanting to dissapoint Rach, I've pulled the engine out of the 66, stuck it back in the pink un and she's rollin again..... It will be going to jambo! bounce sunny bounce
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PostSubject: Re: The '77 Pink Bug   The '77 Pink Bug - Page 3 EmptyTue Aug 21, 2007 9:13 pm

Sorry to hear about the pink machine, bet it made some lovely noises though!

Must be really annoying especially after all the hard work you both put into it!

Sad
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