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    Posted: 10 November 2017 at 11:05am
Great vid.   👍
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Its been a while since the last update and Fester had been tucked away for the winter but back at the start of May he came out for his last ever MOT;



As it should it passed with flying colours.

Since the MOt we have been down to the Stirling and district classic car show at Bridge of Allen;

Sun Bug by Dave Campbell, on Flickr


(Full set of Bridge of Allen show pics here https://flic.kr/s/aHsmhWjVei)

This brought up a small issue. After around one hour on the motorway there was a small missfire developing. Pulled over and nothing was hot but wouldnt re-start (I think it was flooding). Waited 5 minutes and it started fine and pulled back on the motorway and up to 60mph with no problem. Whats weirder is it did exactly the same on the way home. I will get to the bottom of this and have started with fitting an electronic ignition module so we will see how that goes.

I also ran through the front brakes (shoes, cylinders, springs) and there will be a video of this to follow.

Taking the car to the Volksfling show in Biggar this Sunday so if you are in the area drop by.

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Dave did you manage to track down your engine issue?
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Nope. It started playing up at almost exactly the same run time as before. Absolutely feels like a breakdown of the coil or a fuel starvation/flooding issue but cant work out why it takes an hour on the motorway to develop.

The engine is not overheating as I could touch any part of it when we got home but I did notice the coil was roasting so that may be a possible but still cant fathom why it runs fine 99% of the time.

Was good to get both our bugs together at Biggar;


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As mentioned earlier in the thread, here finally (its been too sunny to sit at a computer editing) is my video guide to replacing front wheel cylinders and brake shoes as performed on Fester the Beetle.



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