Any Road legal freestyle buggies for sale ?

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Postby Leigh1299 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:47 pm

Hi Lilspeed
Just up the road then , are you running an A series engine ?
If so do you have an overheating issues ?
I don’t have my new buggy yet but had this issue on my old buggy !!
Do you fancy meeting up at some point ? No worries if your busy . It would be good to see what others have done modifications wise !
Regards Leigh

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Postby Danny » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:34 pm

I am here :D

Congratulations on your purchase :D

This year has been an odd one for sure but I am syre 2021 will be a good year :D I am hoping to have my mojo and buggy at stoneleigh :D but then again that may not happen :D The buggy will be there :D

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Postby Phaeton » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:00 am

Leigh1299 wrote:Hi Lilspeed If so do you have an overheating issues ?


When I was running the A Series I had overheating issues, not particularly when running but if I got stuck in traffic or after a blast up a dual carriageway or Motorway & then got held at the junction/roundabout. I think it's due to the lack of water being pushed around the system, I was looking into electric water pumps, but in the end did the FMR (Front Mounts Radiator) mod. However @Steve has the a standard buggy which will scream along nicely & he doesn't have any overheating problems, he has an extra fan but that's it.

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Re: Any Road legal freestyle buggies for sale ?

Postby Lilspeed » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:23 pm

Leigh1299 wrote:Hi Lilspeed
Just up the road then , are you running an A series engine ?
If so do you have an overheating issues ?
I don’t have my new buggy yet but had this issue on my old buggy !!
Do you fancy meeting up at some point ? No worries if your busy . It would be good to see what others have done modifications wise !
Regards Leigh


Yes, still running A series despite what Danny tells me to do!! :D
And yes, it overheats - but only when the weather is really hot now I've made some changes.
I have a 2 blade Morris Minor fan, which draws air through the rad instead of blowing (needed cutting down to fit). And a big aluminium rad.
I find holding a high idle helps to get the coolant/air flowing if it gets hot in traffic.
Yes I'd be up for meeting up.
Would have to be fairly soon, as I said I'm a fair weather buggy driver so it'll probably get sorned the end of the month!!

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Postby Leigh1299 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:53 am

:D Hi all

Took delivery off the buggy yesterday and bought back some memories!!! Good and bad !!! Lol

The front brakes are 4 pot metro with vented disc , whilst playing yesterday the front hose burst but that’s ok as it’s been sat for a while but the issue I need expert help with is .......
The brake circuit has a larger reservoir and bigger body than the clutch . The clutch is a 3/4 one but with the 2 placed together I can’t remove the caps for refilling !!
Is there a reason why the brake one is larger or can I replace it with a new 3/4 unit ? This would solve my issue but I’m guessing it’s changed for a reason ?
The other issue is had anyone raised the steering wheel up , as in cut the steering plate and moved it up so it’s welded to the cross bar and then lengthened the steering bar that connects to the rack ? I’m 6 ft 2 and my knees take up the room around the steering wheel lol
Look forward to any suggestions!!

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Postby Phaeton » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:47 am

Pictures would help with the reservoirs, steering wheel, can the seat go down rather than wheel go up?

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Re: Any Road legal freestyle buggies for sale ?

Postby Leigh1299 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:35 pm

Hi

Taken a photo and trying to upload !!

Seats are flat on the floor , so cant lower them .
Has anyone raised the steering column before ?

Cheers

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Postby Leigh1299 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:58 pm

Don’t seem to be able to add attachments?

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Postby Leigh1299 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:45 pm

The brake unit is a Girling 70 and had only a single outlet so both rear and fronts are fed from a tee .
I think it should be a dual unit and if so what is the unit to use ?
I’m guessing the dual one failed and it’s been replaced with the 70 !!!

Thanks Leigh

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Postby Phaeton » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:04 pm

Open an account with https://imgbb.com/ upload the images there then copy the links here

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Postby Leigh1299 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:03 pm

https://ibb.co/ysMpjRs

Hopefully this should be uploaded and the link .

Thanks Alan

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Re: Any Road legal freestyle buggies for sale ?

Postby Danny » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:52 pm

you need the yellow tag mini master cylinder then I used anther reservoir off a fiat that fits lovely :D

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Re: Any Road legal freestyle buggies for sale ?

Postby 250buggys » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:55 am

I have the same issue, the clutch and brake M/C are very close together and difficult to get the cap off the clutch M/C. Not impossible as the brake reservoir can flex over on its seals. Pic below of my setup.

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The Brake M/C as Danny says is the yellow tag mini M/C link for ref.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-MINI ... XQ4YtSMZP~

Scrap the reservoir and fit one from a Fiat Chichento or Cinquecento, there were a couple on ebay recently but can't see them now. I was told the port pitch is the same as a Sierra reservoir too but because of the Lotus 7 replicas these are very rare. Another option is a remote reservoir but you would need to fit a bracket etc. Kit spares sell these.

https://www.kitspares.co.uk/index.php?r ... ct_id=1091

https://www.kitspares.co.uk/index.php?r ... duct_id=82

For interest the clutch M/C and res is a Land Rover variant

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bearmach-Lan ... SwRXRZXf5r

To give more leg room and get the wheel off your knees an option is fit a smaller steering wheel, one here with boss.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143772642630

Chris :-)

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Re: Any Road legal freestyle buggies for sale ?

Postby 250buggys » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:56 am

Lilspeed wrote:
Leigh1299 wrote:Hi Lilspeed
Just up the road then , are you running an A series engine ?
If so do you have an overheating issues ?
I don’t have my new buggy yet but had this issue on my old buggy !!
Do you fancy meeting up at some point ? No worries if your busy . It would be good to see what others have done modifications wise !
Regards Leigh


Yes, still running A series despite what Danny tells me to do!! :D
And yes, it overheats - but only when the weather is really hot now I've made some changes.
I have a 2 blade Morris Minor fan, which draws air through the rad instead of blowing (needed cutting down to fit). And a big aluminium rad.
I find holding a high idle helps to get the coolant/air flowing if it gets hot in traffic.
Yes I'd be up for meeting up.
Would have to be fairly soon, as I said I'm a fair weather buggy driver so it'll probably get sorned the end of the month!!



Hi Justin, good to see you are still about and have your buggy :-)

Chris

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Re: Any Road legal freestyle buggies for sale ?

Postby 250buggys » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:13 pm

Regarding cooling, I have no issues with overheating.

I fitted one of these,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-Mini ... SwtsBdyX75

I fitted a temp sensor in the threaded hole at the bottom to switch the electric fan with a manual override switch. Driving around in the summer with an ambient heat of over 30 degrees I could see the temp get up to about 96 - 98 degrees C but never got to 100 which is when I would have turned the fan on manually. That was a really good test, usually it doesn't get much above 88 degrees.

MG Midgit Sucky fan opposed to the standard mini blow fan.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-Midget-AH ... SwAcpfjhQW

Here you can see the alloy rad with elec fan and the tip from Justin passed down from Mr Smart was to fit an expansion bottle so the system doesn't loose any water.

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Expansion bottle link

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dinli-Quadzi ... SwwhhbSN3b


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