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Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Phaeton » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:11 pm

This is here just in case somebody wants to comment.

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Mini Mad Max » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:42 pm

Wow the wiring and the front end of your buggy looks a hell of a lot tidier and organised just looking at before and after! You may find what you're doing is slow, but i'm re-building my gearbox :D ::)
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Postby Phaeton » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:48 pm

Cheers Max starting to look like it wasn't thrown together to get through a test before a cut-off date,  :)

Just remember with gearboxes, if you have bits left over at the end, that's bad, and if you get to the end & can't find that last bold or nut that's also bad.  ;D

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby jason_l » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:05 am

Its looking good Alan!  8)

I still have the wiring to do on mine! Why o why did i sell that ABS loom! Should have at least taken down notes, which i didn't do >:(

I keep looking at the wiring but its where do you start??? i have the engine loom for the starlet so im not too worried about that but need to create something from scratch for the inside and lights of the buggy. Think i may just have to start at the battery and work out. I have loads of wiring and connectors etc!

May look like you haven't done much but its one of those things that needs to be done properly and will be all the easier/better for you taing your time over.

Keep up the good work and the updates coming :D

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Danny » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:20 am

I hate wiring.... goes right over my head!!

Danny

PS looking good alan!
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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby jason_l » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:46 am

Danny wrote:I hate wiring.... goes right over my head!!

Danny

PS looking good alan!


To be honest Danny in my personal opinion it would be better running the wiring down the side of the buggy rather than up and over your head  ;D
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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby collie » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:54 pm

Sorry I missed you Alan, thanks for the fuel tank, it's added to the massive list of things I need to do this summer!
You know they say Chicken is brain food!  :P
I would like to take this opportunity to answer Alex's question & Max I don't give a s**t about not being PC, Alex you're a SLACKER
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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby drew355 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:46 am

Phaeton wrote:
Just remember with gearboxes, if you have bits left over at the end, that's bad, and if you get to the end & can't find that last bold or nut that's also bad.  ;D

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Nahh!

If you have bits left over at the end, you have improved the efficiency of the design, throw the bits in the bin and enjoy feeling smug!

If you cant find the last nut and bolt, it obviously wasnt needed or there in the first place.

In both cases you can now officially re badge your car as the RS lightweight version... Anyone need a hand with their rebuilds???  ;D  ;)

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby collie » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:01 pm

drew355 wrote:Anyone need a hand with their rebuilds???  ;D  ;)

Depends if you're offering your services for free?  :o  ;D
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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby wagon » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:48 pm

Just had a read though your thread - Really nice build man, Good Work  ;D

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby BRUC3 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:12 pm

Seats look real smart!!!

You just need a 'snap off' steering wheel now so it goesnt get all grubby and green!!!

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Mini Mad Max » Mon May 23, 2011 8:51 pm

I like the set up... will your water pump cope? Particularly your pulley, I'd have thought the standard smallest diameter one would be best for this set up due to the rate the pump should need to work to shift enough water. Out of curiosity do you know the capacity of your coolant system now :P ? Also I agree with traditional ruber hoses, hell of a lot cheaper, and it's not like they won't last as long as oil will on the planet :D The pipe routing looks good too! Look forward to seeing the results :)
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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby BRUC3 » Mon May 23, 2011 9:17 pm

Its updates like this that make this forum such a great place. The diversity is brilliant! I looked at Chaos' update where everything is neat, proper and mostly expensive, then I go to your thread where its made up on the spot, done on a budget and yet still works!!!

Its good to see both ends of the spectrum, and yet again, hats off to ya :)

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Phaeton » Mon May 23, 2011 10:48 pm

Mini Mad Max wrote:I like the set up... will your water pump cope?
Max


Thanks Max, All I can say is I hope so, tbh it's a suck & see job I think it will, it seems to work for the GTM's they have their radiators up front. I have got a 2nd option that is an electric water pump, remove the mechanical one, plate it off & go electric, again more work, but an option.

BRUC3 wrote:Its updates like this that make this forum such a great place. The diversity is brilliant! I looked at Chaos' update where everything is neat, proper and mostly expensive, then I go to your thread where its made up on the spot, done on a budget and yet still works!!!

Its good to see both ends of the spectrum, and yet again, hats off to ya :)


Cheers, Bruce, currently spending the amount of money other people spend is not an option for me at the moment, not that there is anything wrong, it's their choice, just one I don't have. I'm more into making it work & driving, looks come 2nd, I leave that to the wife with her Jap cars.

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby wagon » Wed May 25, 2011 12:19 pm

will be interested to see what a difference it makes to the running temps :)


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