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    Re: Off to bed for the winter

    Yup. I put the hood up on the bug for the first time in years and got some nice driving in for the late fall. I saw that snow was coming on the 15th so I got the last of the leaves off the property,...
  2. Re: Front brakes won't release after disc brake conversion

    ditto. make sure the piston is fully retracting in the master. there should be 'some' free-play there or the piston will not travel in far enough to uncover the return port and the line will...
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    Re: Seats with headrests for frogeye

    Do you feel you have compromised the roll bar by removing the diagonal ?
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    Re: What is this part?

    Thanks, but I already have one.
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    Re: What is this part?

    Datsun clutch slave adapter. What do I win ?
  6. Wanted WTB Set of Later Spridget Rear Brake Backing Plates

    I need a set of fixed-cylinder back plates to used the 3/4" cylinders on my Bugeye. Anything short of rust-pitted will do. Thanks.
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    Re: Hand Brake Adjustment

    Yes, the adjuster's cone is actually a square shape with the corners rounded off so you will feel a 'notchiness' . You don't really want to end up with the blocks on the high spots.
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    Re: Brake Drum Help - 60 Sprite

    They should be turned down just enough to skim the surface and/or true them up. The problem with over-cutting the drums is that the shoes will no longer be concentric ( imagine a small circle...
  9. Re: bugeye front tilt hood fastener -- choices

    I found these 8 years ago. They are small and unobtrusive but I'll be darned if I can find them again.
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    Re: Brake Drum Help - 60 Sprite

    I love this way of thinking ! I never thought of this but it would be a nice way to de-glaze the drums as well. No ?
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    Re: Bugeye restoration up-date

    Thanks.
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    Re: Bugeye restoration up-date

    Raining here in SE NY.
    re: your picture #4... I also ran the brake line over the shock and have considered whether I'd have to break that line to get the shock out...?
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    Re: Oh Brother !

    My company is Hagerty and they have been great. Also my Allstate agent ( who brokers(?) the policy) was also very willing to help. It turned out that it all went well and, aggravation and effort...
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    Re: Oh Brother !

    Well... the ins. co. is sending me a check for $8K and I am fine with that. I'll fix it in the spring and I actually wanted to repaint the car anyway. I guess I'll need a DS door which would be a...
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    Re: Oh Brother !

    Interesting idea.
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    Re: Oh Brother !

    I just hope the garbage company's insurance company is as accommodating.
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    Re: Oh Brother !

    Yes, Hagerty is a great company. A turkey flew into my windshield a few years ago and Hagerty sent me a check for a new Moss glass right away. No questions asked.
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    Re: Oh Brother !

    $10,800 ? I 'd hope to get the rest of the car with it.
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    Re: Oh Brother !

    Thanks, I get your point and I might go that way. But....

    1. There are a number of companies out there who are producing poor quality panel parts. - you can get proper ones but they will cost....
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    Re: Oh Brother !

    Update : I don't have to put a claim in with Hagerty because I was in no way at fault. The police report will show this. My local Allstate guy ( Hagerty is through him somehow) is going to help me...
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    Re: Oh Brother !

    The Bugeye Guy sent me a quote for $12K to fix the driver's side. I can't wait to see what Hagerty does with that.
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    Oh Brother !

    I was parked on the side of the road in front of my daughter's house Sunday Morning in Great Barrington, Ma., when my son-in-law yelled " You car just got hit!". Young new driver of a huge garbage...
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    Re: Anyone heard of an Innocenti Sprite?

    the two auctions are the same car as far as i can tell
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    Re: Ring and Pinion

    I just think it is odd that Moss sells the ring gear for the 1275 and two pinions ( depends on the starter#) that both have 10 teeth and I had a starter with a 9-tooth pinion, which was quite chewed...
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    Re: Ring and Pinion

    You betcha. Going back in tomorrow.
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