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 Post subject: My ToyBug
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:21 pm 
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Hello
I live in France and I've baught a Manx Buggy which come from Grand Saline Texas USA.
This Buggy was the Jimmy Clyde Davis 's Buggy.
He was a member of this forum.
I'm looking for informations (pics , family ...) of the Buggy and Jimmy.

Pics and a video of the car below.

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 Post subject: Re: My ToyBug
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:24 pm 
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Some news of the ToyBug

The engine had leaks and need a restoration

Disassembling of the engine: what a pleasure on a buggy!! :D

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I benefit from it to put a small coat of paint at the back frame

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Cleaning and repair of the carburettors:

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Cleaning of the other parts

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Disassembling of the engine:

One deals initially with the cylinder heads with disassembling of the valves and a good cleaning of black painting

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Reassembly of the valves

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the pistons are in good shape

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The crankshaft is a top-of-the-range model

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Now it is reassembly.
a new camshaft Engle 110

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It's shining !!!

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Cleaning of the gearbox

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 Post subject: Re: My ToyBug
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:15 pm 
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Really nice buggy, and it looks like a thorough reconditioning. Please continue to post progress, I'm enjoying all the detailed photos.


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 Post subject: Re: My ToyBug
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:38 pm 
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Continuation of the works

Be thought of 2 sons of the engine towards the dashboard as the connection of the witness oil pressing of the meter and the spare thread for an account tours.
On a buggy you go to see it is simple much much more!!!

Passage in the sheath driving compartment

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Then it is necessary to pass wiring underbody. With the tubular frame Berrien it is a game of child

It is necessary to remove all the same 57 live of the sheet steel of protection.

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I am going to take advantage of it to put a small coat of paint on the frame

Passage of cables 5mn: it is better all the same that the beam of the karmann:lol!:
AND yes the floor is wooden!!

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It does not more remain than to stand out from the frame in the girdle to go back up towards the dashboard.

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A little works renovation of the sheet aluminium steel under frame.

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After many hours of "elbow grease"

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A new part for my buggy manx

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 Post subject: Re: My ToyBug
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:34 pm 
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Continuation of small work on the Buggy

Assembly of the scout of plate provided by TFabs with the Buggy

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After a few hours of polishing the result is not bad

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I thank Alain Delaunay who could provide me the dimensions and pitch circle diameters

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Before drilling

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Boring template

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After Before drilling

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Finished assembly

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 Post subject: Re: My ToyBug
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:46 pm 
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Here the continuation about which I spoke to you yesterday.

The idea is to have a support of plate sufficiently rigid to maintain the plate and rather flexible so that in the event of small shock that does not cause a damage
A little the spirit the plates of motorcycle
There remained to me a piece of joint of bottom of door of garage

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Side view

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To bore it to fix the plate at it

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then to bore it to take again fixings of the scout of plate.

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And here is the result

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Sight from under

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 Post subject: Re: My ToyBug
PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:37 pm 
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Looking good! Won't the rubber allow the plate to move around a bit much? Might cause damage to the paint if it does.


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 Post subject: Re: My ToyBug
PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:45 pm 
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Not the number plate does not move much. It is very rigid


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 Post subject: Re: My ToyBug
PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:50 am 
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you are right rubber is not a good idea. the number plate touches the alternator.

The engine found its place with a new exhaust.
There remain some completions wiring and connection of the pressure gauges.

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 Post subject: Re: My ToyBug
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:41 pm 
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Very nice. Looks like you have the oil filter directly to the oil pump. That will cycle very little oil through the filter as it just re-circulates the same oil over and over (the pick-up is directly next to the discharge). Not a true full flow. If you get the opportunity, you could get the case drilled and tapped for true full flow for better filtration.


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 Post subject: Re: My ToyBug
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:46 pm 
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When I saw the Buggy on Internet it interested me.
The look all I liked the color.

I thus learned that it came from Texas of the town of Grand Saline and that it belonged to Jimmy Clyde Davis carpenter with the retirement.

Jimmy and is his wife Donna had 2 Manx Buggies

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Their Buggies won prices at the time of gatherings in Texas
Unfortunately Jimmy fell seriously sick and he died on September 8th, 2015.

I thus decided to tribute Jimmy by creating goodies which would be installed on the hardtop.

I called on Rascalscats and after many exchanges by e-mails, of sketch, prototypes one arrived from there so that you will discover.

After a few months here the result.

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 Post subject: Re: My ToyBug
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:04 pm 
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OMG I love it - the colour is just stunning and with a glitter looks even better! The great one - thanks for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: My ToyBug
PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 6:55 pm 
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News of the ToyBug
After a big update of the wiring (indicators, warning lights, senders) new improvements were brought.
First of all organized by manometers VDO instead of motometer

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Mounting of the new Cragar wheels:

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The continuation very soon!!!


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 Post subject: Re: My ToyBug
PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 4:30 pm 
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Looking good! Do you have it on the road yet?


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 Post subject: Re: My ToyBug
PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 7:43 pm 
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Thank you.
Not yet.
Thé next is the hardtop.


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