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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby esdebe » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:05 pm

He won't sell it... He only does that when it is finished.... hence why Mr Bumble looks the way it does... If he ever gets to the point where he is starting to make it look nice then you know the time is coming.... But he did put a nice shiny tank in it......

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Phaeton » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:22 am

Well as he passed the MOT yesterday he's been given a reprieve from the for sale section, looks like he needs a new heart though. Bought this engine sight unseen which in hindsight may not have been the best idea, I was promised the head had been done, which it may have, but on the cheap. The the stem seals weren't done, cambelt not done, tensioner not done, etc. etc. The water pump has now decided to straight leaking, so been offered another engine which looks like the option to go for.

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Steves2580 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:50 am

Excellent news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another Freestyle with a great big heart ;)

I thought about a new engine when Mary's headgasket went, but a mate said to me "keep this one, spend on it, then you know it's right and what's been done, cheaper in the long run", which I tend to agree with.
I know that I spent some serious money, but I know she's right and will be for a long time (fingers crossed)!

Steve ;D

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby wagon » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:26 am

Untill I woop you all with my 998 ;-D

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Phaeton » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:49 am

wagon wrote:Untill I woop you all with my 998 ;-D


There is a very good chance of that, IF we only use first 2 gears :D


Steves2580 wrote:Excellent news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another Freestyle with a great big heart ;)

I thought about a new engine when Mary's headgasket went, but a mate said to me "keep this one, spend on it, then you know it's right and what's been done, cheaper in the long run", which I tend to agree with.
I know that I spent some serious money, but I know she's right and will be for a long time (fingers crossed)!

Steve ;D


Been offered an engine with 22K genuine mileage so just said I'll have that, but still may change head gasket & cambelt before I fit it.

Alan...

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Steves2580 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:13 am

Two gears Alan??
Better say just the one!! ;D

22k miles, would have changed my mind too!
Don't forget water pump, thermostat and tensioner while doing the head and cambelt ;)

Steve ;D

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Phaeton » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:41 am

Steves2580 wrote:22k miles, would have changed my mind too!
Don't forget water pump, thermostat and tensioner while doing the head and cambelt ;)

Steve ;D


Do you think it necessary to do the water pump & tensioner? I know what you mean but!

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Steves2580 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:30 am

Phaeton wrote:
Steves2580 wrote:22k miles, would have changed my mind too!
Don't forget water pump, thermostat and tensioner while doing the head and cambelt ;)

Steve ;D


Do you think it necessary to do the water pump & tensioner? I know what you mean but!

Alan...


I know the extra cost, but the ease of doing it while the engine is out, makes it worth doing!
Saying that, the engine I was working on had 66k on the clock!!! And oil/sludge had been pumped with my water pump too!!

Steve ;D

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby jason_l » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:20 pm

No, don't sell it Alan! Your so close, well closer than me anyway.

Been building mine for 5 years now, what the feck have i been doing (SLACKING!!!!!!) and your alot closer than me. At least you don't have all the IVA crap to sort out and when its done its done. I have thought about selling mine lots every time i have a bad session i think whats the point, but then there are the good build sessions and i think its going to be awesome when done.

Keep at it Alan its so close :D

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby wagon » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:32 am

whole new motor? Tidy.

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Steves2580 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:19 pm

Dito Wagon!
Tidy new engine, should have it in and running by 6pm ha ha!

Is it in yet Alan??






Is it in yet Alan??






Is it in yet Alan??






Is it in yet Alan??

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Phaeton » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:25 pm

Don't know what it like over yon side of ot 'ill be we've had rain, rain rain & yes you've guessed it rain. Seems like it stays dry when I'm stuck in the office only to pour down in the evening. But as long as I can get a bit of time tomorrow night the existing engine should be out. Then tidy the subframe a little, cambelt change Saturday morning & hopefully back in frame & reattach to buggy. Would have like to have changed all the bushes whilst it was out, but too eager to get back up & running.

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby wagon » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:18 pm

Looks flipping brilliant! ;D

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby wagon » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:52 am

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j81/gsx550es/Mr_Bumble/2011-05-14165055.jpg


Do you have any idea roughly how long this bit of pipe needs to be from front of the battery box bit to behind the rear firewall?

Trying to order some tube up but I forgot to measure last time I was at the buggy ???

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Phaeton » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:02 pm

Looks like they were 6 ft. x 1.25 in. (1828 x 32 mm) they are in fact TV aerial poles. http://www.blake-uk.com/mastsstraight.aspx

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