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Post by Tight yorkie mick » 23rd May 2017 - 5:19am

I looked at going that route, but the combustion exhaust would have been pointing towards the inside of the vehicle, a bn1 bug type would have worked better but they are even harder to find and have a fairly crude control system compared with the bus bn4. This side project has taken ages to sort, something I was wishing I'd never started :) same as you Dave I've never actually found any other bn4's in type 3's so had to research stuff the best I could and head scratch/trial fit till it worked.

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Post by broady_6 » 23rd May 2017 - 7:36am

More excellent work as ever, glad to see you arent leaving updates as long as I am!
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Post by Chino » 23rd May 2017 - 11:17am

In answer to your question re: bug brakes, I'm running ATE bug calipers up front after one of my originals seized, they work fine and stop the car well :)

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Post by Editor » 24th May 2017 - 12:35pm

I'm not sure of the piston diameter on the ones I bought, which have a 311 number for '72 Ghias. They certainly work better than sticky old calipers, even if the braking force has to be a bit bigger for the 40mm Bug pistons than 42mm Type 3! Also, having a front lock-up tendency, slightly less forward brake balance must help! Some day when I'm really short of things to do I'll have a look at the piston size!
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Post by Tight yorkie mick » 24th May 2017 - 10:42pm

Thanks guys feel better about it now, being slightly over braked must be scary in the wet

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Post by broady_6 » 25th May 2017 - 8:02am

I appreciate this might be a bit lost on this audience, But as warren G once said. Regulate :D

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I hate posting photos... or trying to :)

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Ok I'm having problems with photobucket on my phone and I'm looking for an alternative. What do you guys use?

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Post by broady_6 » 22nd June 2017 - 10:02pm

send me your photos and ill sort it out ;)
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you need to put [img ] before and [ / img ] after sir but without the spaces
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