Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Phaeton » Wed May 08, 2019 4:12 pm

You could check your across axle weight to see if there is a difference, normally they do all four, since putting the coilovers on as said at the weekend the front end push seems to be more prevalent than before, we all know they are light on the front, but after fitting shorter arms I had seemed to have dialled most of it out. But now it's returned, however thinking about it logically I have effectively lifted the front of the buggy which as the front arms top & bottom are not the same length I will have adjusted my camber.

I'll have to dig out Justin's excellent explanation of the front geometry & go get it checked/altered again problem is it'll be another £60

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Danny » Wed May 08, 2019 8:00 pm

Phaeton wrote:You could check your across axle weight to see if there is a difference, normally they do all four, since putting the coilovers on as said at the weekend the front end push seems to be more prevalent than before, we all know they are light on the front, but after fitting shorter arms I had seemed to have dialled most of it out. But now it's returned, however thinking about it logically I have effectively lifted the front of the buggy which as the front arms top & bottom are not the same length I will have adjusted my camber.

I'll have to dig out Justin's excellent explanation of the front geometry & go get it checked/altered again problem is it'll be another £60


yeah I re did all my geometry and at present it all works well...

The only issue is pass side the wheel looks like it is going up and down more :D

So with the scales would you weigh both the fronts and get them the same?

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Phaeton » Thu May 09, 2019 8:18 am

It might be worth weighing just to see what they weigh, traditionally the nearside wheel had to run on the worst part of the road, although I'm not sure that is the case these days. First thing might be to simply check that each shock is wound up the same amount & that they are the same number of clicks.

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby ChaosMS » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:38 pm

Blimey Alan youve not wasted any time getting a new donor car!!

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby wagon_1.0 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:40 pm

Exellent news :)

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby ChaosMS » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:26 pm

So whats the plan for the beetle then Alan

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Phaeton » Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:25 am

Well currently I only have to commute to work 2 days a week, so plan is to use the Beetle on one day & use the train bike the other. He runs okayish, but has a quite a big flatspot, it seems he has a fast road dizzy which has no throttle sensing on, that's due to be replaced, electronic module fitted & we'll see. All the floor pans have been done etc. just need a respray, along with some interior work.

I still have a hankering for a GTM K3, but getting one is another matter, there's £300 one completely stripped into pieces, but that's in Glasgow & will be a RPITA to get back home & store whilst I build it. There's another £850 built, correctly registered, running but no MOT & according to the DVLA it's not had one since they computerised, BUT that is in the North of Scotland a 1,000 mile round trip. Then there's another in the Scottish borders, all done apart from needed a new a radiator which is supplied to be fitted, but that is £2500, which I think is too much but he won't budge

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby wagon_1.0 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:08 pm

Sad (well happy for you that he sold) that Mr Bumble has gone.

Glad you have a new project to keep the thread alive - always enjoy your posts :)


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