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  1. Re: Carnauba wax Vs. new ceramic paint sealants

    We had the fibreglas body on our Manx clone cleaned up/smoothed out/painted about three years ago and it turned out beautifully. I would like to drive it on gravel occasionally, so this fall we had...
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    Re: Every ride is a test ride

    "Murphy was an optimist"

    Doug
  3. Re: This Would Make a Great Christmas Gift

    When I put a word in with Santa for me, he didn't just smile - he laughed! Loudly. Doug
  4. Thread: Syn oil

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    Re: Syn oil

    Me and Steve G channel the same thoughts: I put a rare earth magnet on the oil filter lowest point as well as one on the drain plug on all of our vehicles. Now, a question and a thought:
    Q: I'm...
  5. Thread: Vin/SN

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    Re: Vin/SN

    My error: the plate is screwed in place. The Yellow BE is tucked away for the winter and t'other is still in the shop, sans such a plate. Doug
  6. Thread: Vin/SN

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    Re: Vin/SN

    Our BEs have a brass plate with serial number pop-riveted to the left front 'angled' frame rail (if memory serves). Doug
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    Re: Storing a newly rebuilt engine

    Don't wrap the engine. I expect that condensation/moisture isn't a biggy in Wyoming so that risk is decreased. Different folks have different suggestions, but mine would be to leave the spark plugs...
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    Re: Tire pressure again

    I'll be picking up a used Snap-On Act-7000 Digital Thermometer/Pyrometer this evening, hoping it'll be better (based just on the brand name rather than true research) than the laser sensor, but...
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    Re: Off to bed for the winter

    I've been using a variety of intelligent chargers for the last few years but have adopted the Pulsetech brand for two reasons: one of the neighbours retails it, and they claim that their technology...
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    Re: Tire pressure again

    We have a Meyers Manx clone dune buggy, with ours based on a shortened 1962 VW Beetle chassis (our weight is similar to the original Beetle). The original VW used bias ply tires and 4 inch wide...
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    Re: vented gas caps?

    Tom: had a look at the non-vented cap this evening - appears to have the outer 'decorative' cap, with an inner flat steel surface next, then the rubber seal, then the locking steel cup/flat surface...
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    Re: Tire pressure again

    My A-H reprint manual advises "5.90-15 tubeless or 5.90-15 road speed (optional alternative)" crossply tyres; with BN4 recommended pressures as 20 front; 23 rear; 26 rear full full load; and increase...
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    Re: The Odyssey

    Owning the 'impact screwdriver' per Bob Spidell is a Good Idea. I only use mine every ice age or so, but the combination of getting the best possible fitting screw driver bit and the action of the...
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    vented gas caps?

    I believe vehicles pre-emissions vehicles had vented gas caps. We've hardly driven our BE at all this year and I just took it to fill up with non-ethanol premium and add fuel restorer. When I undid...
  15. Re: Pertronix Ignitor: reliability & suitability

    I read the instructions back in the day, but after ten years or so on the first install.... Good comment on pulling the coil wire - thanks Steve. Pertronix was good about replacing the one I fried...
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    Re: 15 percent ethanol

    We store a number of vehicles over winter. I checked the Internet for general information (e.g. pure-gas.org) and then what the distributor has on the Internet. For example, Co-op premium is...
  17. Pertronix Ignitor: reliability & suitability

    There was some discussion regards the Pertronix Ignitor on the Spridget side and I contacted Pertronix, asking if their Ignitor was still subject to failure if it was left switched on without the...
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    Re: Tasteful Upgrades for a Bugeye

    See a new thread " Pertronix Ignitor: reliability & suitability" for Pertronix's response to my query regards risk of failure when switched on & not running; how long is the safe period; and if...
  19. Pertronix Ignitor: reliability & suitability

    There was some discussion regards the Pertronix Ignitor on another thread and I contacted Pertronix, asking if their Ignitor was still subject to failure if it was left switched on without the engine...
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    Re: seat question

    http://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/showthread.php?114327-Seats-with-headrests-for-frogeye
    This is a current discussion threat on seats over on the Spridget side - might be of interest. Doug
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    Re: seat question

    Some of the Spridget folks tend to fit early Miata seats, so I presume they'd fit just fine in your BN. Availability may be a problem, particularly if you end up coveting the ones with the speakers...
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    Re: Tasteful Upgrades for a Bugeye

    Shocks:
    - Peter at World Wide Autoparts http://www.nosimport.com/ for rebuilding Armstrong Lever Arm shocks
    - Udo Putzke's Bilstein tube shock conversion...
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    Re: Tasteful upgrades for a BJ7

    Healey Rick started a thread entitled "Slipping Shoulder Belts" 08-15-2018, and then found his own solution "I found a cure: "Strap Gummy" a silicone strip that sticks to the back of the belt. ...
  24. Re: 1960 Bugeye "Patents" inherited reconstitution

    Shocks: consider Udo Putzke's Fahrpass Bilstein conversion http://www.putzkes-fahrspass.com/Eng/kits.html . We've installed his kit on our AH 3000 and it's beautiful - I have no specific knowledge...
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    Re: Building a rollbar for a BE

    I picked up 2 ten foot long pieces of 1 1/4" galvanized steel electrical conduit today as it has an O.D. of 1.510 " and will be easier to build a mockup with. I checked the SCCA regs and a 1.25 inch...
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