Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby wagon » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:05 pm

Promising start to the 'season' :-)

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Phaeton » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:44 pm

I feel violated, went to get tracking & camber done, £30 tracking, £25 camber, feels a lot better in a not so much fun type of way. Hit the loud pedal going onto a roundabout after a spirited entry & didn't even get much under-steer, it stuck like the proverbial to a blanket

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Danny » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:27 pm

What settings you got on the front

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Phaeton » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:44 am

Just about 0 camber 0 toe

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Danny » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:03 pm

I just binned mine on a roundabout

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Phaeton wrote:So Danny has sent me my new coilover shock absorbers, not going to get onto them until January but have a thought, he's sent a template for the mounting which mounts them like

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But the question I have should they be that way, would it not be better to mount them so they oppose each other such as

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Well not exactly I would put some space between to allow some movement.
The top arms on front are offset.... so you would need to change them ad well

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby wagon_1.0 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:10 pm

"But the question I have should they be that way, would it not be better to mount them so they oppose each other such as"



Surely if they are crooked then that's inviting forces that you don't want in there? I spent the start of the week thinking about similar things :D

WHat have you gone for in the coil over department?

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby ChaosMS » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:46 pm

i would say aligned or opposed like the second picture then as Wagon says you avoid forces working at odd angles on the suspension mounts!

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby wagon_1.0 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:41 pm

when you going to fix your pics :D

Loving the new LED lamp. What do all the lights on the back do? :D

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Phaeton » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:25 pm

Fixing all the images would be a mammoth task thanks to Photofuckupbucket

As to the lights, the 4 reds across the bottom are all side lights & brake lights, but the centre 2 double up as fog. Now I've got the big whoop ass LED's I may remove them all, but that means a new piece of plate & as church mice have more money than me it'll have to wait.

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby 250buggys » Tue May 07, 2019 7:28 pm

Hi Alan, what make/model of coil overs did you use?

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Phaeton » Tue May 07, 2019 9:09 pm

These are the ones, they come without springs but reused standard ones from the buggy, Danny has the template or I can send you mine down.


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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Danny » Tue May 07, 2019 10:56 pm

the template worked fine.... you adjusted the opposite side to me... but to be honest it was only really made to mark up getting the center hole perfect :D

It is a massive inmprovement :D

I do need to adjust my nearside shock as it goes up and down a lot more than it should... not sure which way I am meant to twist the knob thing though

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Phaeton » Wed May 08, 2019 9:09 am

Danny wrote:I do need to adjust my nearside shock as it goes up and down a lot more than it should... not sure which way I am meant to twist the knob thing though

Assuming your springs are the same & you have them compressed initially the same amount then I would think you need to twist towards the +. Although it could be just down to unsprung weight, you're sat on one side so it will be compressed where the other side could bounce around a bit more. Once way to do it would be to get 4 sets of bathroom scales, put the buggy onto it, out 100Kgs in the drivers seat & then read each of the scales, adjusting the suspension till you get equal across the axles.

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby 250buggys » Wed May 08, 2019 9:19 am

Thanks for posting the info on the shocks Alan, just sent you a PM.

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Re: Mr Bumble's Phaeton's Discussion Thread

Postby Danny » Wed May 08, 2019 9:38 am

Phaeton wrote:
Danny wrote:I do need to adjust my nearside shock as it goes up and down a lot more than it should... not sure which way I am meant to twist the knob thing though

Assuming your springs are the same & you have them compressed initially the same amount then I would think you need to twist towards the +. Although it could be just down to unsprung weight, you're sat on one side so it will be compressed where the other side could bounce around a bit more. Once way to do it would be to get 4 sets of bathroom scales, put the buggy onto it, out 100Kgs in the drivers seat & then read each of the scales, adjusting the suspension till you get equal across the axles.


You know I might just do that....

Do I need 4 scales though as I only have adjustment on the fronts


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