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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:16 pm

Terratrip wired up this evening and tested, working with the Acewell, another thing ticked off. Will test it with a tomtom to see if it is reading somewhere where it needs to be.

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby Phaeton » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:03 pm

On one of my builds it was slightly out when I took it for the test they allowed me to modify it on the rollers, just make sure it over reads, 32 at 30, can't be 29.5 at 30

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby Danny » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:06 am

250buggys wrote:Terratrip wired up this evening and tested, working with the Acewell, another thing ticked off. Will test it with a tomtom to see if it is reading somewhere where it needs to be.

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not long now :D

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:32 pm

Been busy tidying up the wiring, got a new camera so the images should seem sharper.

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Need to get some spiral wrap to hide it all then clip it up. Still a couple of connections to make but all the switch gear is done, tested and working.

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:23 pm

Remembered to add my DOT4 sticky thing, just need to put one on the indicator stalk for the indicators and one on the dash for the noisy button.

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I couldn't use the horn button on the end of the stalk as it shorted all my dials out, probably what killed off the last rev counter.

I added in this to sound the horn.

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I can't get my reverse light to work which is a bit of a pig, I ordered a new switch but still no worky. Will have a fumble around tomorrow and see if I can sort this out.

Soon be ready to add some miles to the clock now it is connected.

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby Phaeton » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:07 pm

Have you turned your selector around?

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:15 pm

Phaeton wrote:Have you turned your selector around?


Yes that is done, when I say I can't get the reverse light to work, it does work just not when in reverse.

I bought a new switch as the wires had come off, tried to repair it by soldering new wires on but that wasn't very successful. when I lift the stick and push over to the right the reverse light comes on but when it goes into gear it then goes out. No amount of adjustment in or out allows the reverse light to come on.

When I compared the new switch to the old, the plunger nipple is significantly smaller on the new switch. I measured the new plunger nipple and it is 3mm diameter and the old is 4mm.

Could this be what is causing my problem?
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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby Phaeton » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:08 am

Is the switch on the drivers or passenger side?

Also with your horn you can get it to work you just need to use another relay, the Mini is push to earth for horn the CBS unit is push to live

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:01 am

Phaeton wrote:Is the switch on the drivers or passenger side?

Also with your horn you can get it to work you just need to use another relay, the Mini is push to earth for horn the CBS unit is push to live


The switch is on the Driver side

Thanks, horn all working now.

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:15 pm

Drilled some holes and make a bracket, now the engine cover is fitted. This should keep Mr IVAs balls of any sharp bits.

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I mounted the fuel filter on the side of the sub -frame, not really sure there was a better place. I will swap the plastic cable ties out for stainless to make it a little more pro.

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The accelerator cable is proving an issue, at the moment it has a nice path to the carb but every time I introduce a clip it adds more resistance. IVA indicates that clipping should be done at least every 30cms. I am going to have to have a play about with this.

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby Danny » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:57 pm

Photos are now perfect :-)

Good work :-)

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby Phaeton » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:21 pm

I can see from page 1 you've swapped the gear selector round so it should work. Couple of questions, if you manually push the switch on do your reversing lights come on? Is the engine running & can you select reverse?

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:55 pm

Danny wrote:Photos are now perfect :-)

Good work :-)

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Thanks, just got the last few jobs to tick off and I'll start to get my paperwork in order. :)

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:11 pm

Phaeton wrote:I can see from page 1 you've swapped the gear selector round so it should work. Couple of questions, if you manually push the switch on do your reversing lights come on? Is the engine running & can you select reverse?


Hi Alan, the reverse light works, has 12v but switch not connected in yet as you have to twist it, so need to get it in right position before I wire it in.

To test the reverse switch I have got it connected to my meter on continuity bell.

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Just can't get it to work right, if I wind it in it only beeps with the stick up for reverse and hard over right. As soon as it clonks into gear where lever goes back the buzzer goes off.

Even when it is screwed right in it won't make the switch in reverse. It fouls the mechanism and locks it in reverse gear if you wind it in too far.

I heard back from the supplier and apparently the size of the nipple being smaller than the original should not make any difference. I am dubious and might try and find a 2nd hand switch if I can to test.

I had a spin about last week and all the gears select really well, the linkage works well.

I am just waiting on another fuel line but to answer your question I haven't tested it with the engine running, do you think it would make a difference?

Centre console comming off tomorrow to investigate further. Thanks for your help with this.

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:58 pm

Phaeton wrote:On one of my builds it was slightly out when I took it for the test they allowed me to modify it on the rollers, just make sure it over reads, 32 at 30, can't be 29.5 at 30


Good tip thanks Alan, it's nice to see they let you have some tinker time at the test centre, especially as they have the right kit. I think someone said that the IVA guy let them set up their head light beam on the day. It's definitely worth not having an MOT before hand and having 3 years grace for a new build.

I was flicking through the manual after your post and came across this.

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Just need to get this right, so.

Acewell needs circumference of tyre, a 175/50/13 = 1588mm

The acewell notes say if using a cable drive speed sensor (terratrip) then divide the c value by the number of turns of the cable drive for each revolution of the wheel.

1 turn of the terratrip = 1.5 wheel turns

1/1.5 = 0.6666

1588 / 0.6666 = 2382

C value for acewell = 2382

does this look about right? to get my percentage error do I need to increase or decrease this figure?

Thanks for your help with this Alan, when it comes to buggy building you are very handy as you have done all the hard work before.


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