August 2018 Newsletter

Anton.

My humblest apologies.
My computer was broken for almost 2 months and that is why there was no newsletter last month.

Previous Event: Christo & Sandra’s Camp. 6-8 July. Veldrift – Stywelyne.
August 2018
On the 6-8 July Christo, Sandra, Jaco, Stella, Anton, Naomi, Zelmare, Zena, Jan, Nelia, JP, Karen, Justin, Jacques, Lene, Ami, Vernon, Karen, Lilly and let’s not forget Zena’s delightfull twins all pulled into Veldrift for a relaxing weekend.
August 2018Due to the fact that its winter we opted for houses. We were pleasantly surprised with the accommodation which was right on the beach front.  Wat is nou mooier as die prentjie.  As we settled in for the evening braai we obviously had plenty of wood and between Anton & JP there was no end in sight with coals.  As was the endless flock of birds coming in from “somewhere” and going “nowhere”   It was kilometers of Birds flying on the shore line – Wat n pragtige gesig om te sien Jacques, Vernon and a few other buggers decided to go down to watch the “trek birds” late afternoon and what an experience it was.  They all lay down in a wet marsh with the birds rushing overhead not even a meter from their noses.  It was like being in World War 1 being chased by drive bombers.  Ek kan dink hoe awesome dit moes wees.
Saturday morning everyone broke up into groups to go and explore the town of Veldrift. Not much has changed in the main town area since the last time we were there. A trip down to the old Bokkom Laan where we used to visit that old shop showed us how change of ownership can change a legendary establishment down to something mediocre.  Sad dat die “talk of the town” tot niks meer as n paar verlore mense opgedis het nie.   Zelmare kon darm n 1652 Jan v Riebeek tikmasjien August 2018daar optel vir R200, sy was beslis in haar noppies met die gem wat sy gekoop het – Nee Nee, nie regtig uit Jan se tyd ne – Moet hom asb nie die skuld vir alles gee nie
Evening came and we all surrounded the fire while Anton & Naomi and Jan & Nelia prepared two lovely potjies for us.  Anton & Naomi made a Biltong Pasta pot and Jan & Nelia an Oxtail pot.  Ons het twee Awesome brode gehad wat Karin &  Jan – Die brode het n spesiale geleentheid begin word op ons kampe en ek vir een sien vreeslik uit na die volgende lekker resep wat iemand gaan uitdink om ons te verras!  Ek en Christo het ons slow cooker saamgebring vir n soetetjie, was n baie lekker lekker warm poeding met roomys (sorry huisie nommer 12, volgende keer maak eke 2, of laat weet wanneer julle wil kom kuier hier in Goodwood dan maak ek spesiaal vir julle n ietsie!)  Dit was baieeee soet, maar ek is seker die soet tande het dit geniet!  My man het beslis gedink dis n wenner, want ek moes n tweede een by die huis kom maak
August 2018Morning came and we all lazily started packing up and one by one started heading homewards. Ek dink dit was een van daai kampe wat die tyd beslis te vining verby gegaan het.  Toe ek my oe uitvee toe pak ons alweer op!  Crazy – Ek glo nog steeds aan die Tyd Conspiracy , maar dis n lang storie vir n ander dag.
Highlights of the weekend was rest, rest and more rest. What was a nice change and needed by all is that one was not compiled to run around with planned events this time round. We could just chill and fall in where ever one wanted to.   Maar maak geen fout nie, ek geniet n “planned event” veral as dit van lekker lag gemaak is, so “ou man” dit kan ook regtig lekker wees – hehe.   
En laaste maar beslis nie die misnte nie, die skaapvangers!  Hoe sal ek ooit die die Skaap Vangery op die Weskus pad vergeet –  Behalwe vir die stuk grond wat ek met seer hande en kniee moes koop toe baba skaap besluit om my skrik te maak en pad toe te hol waar die karre teen 140 km per uur op en af jaag  (Die kleinding het net groen agter my gesien en gedink ek sal padgee), Christo en Anton soos wafferse 17 jariges daai skape gejaag soos net “ou manne” wat dink hulle is 17 kon.  Christo het geduik, Anton het voortgesnel en gevang en met al die duikery is shouers weer  beseer  en harte het nuwe bloed gekry.  Hulle het toe die twee genadiglik gevang gekry en ek dink ons het die twee ou mense se harte blygemaak deur te stop en te help om Mamma en Baba weer agter veiligheid te kry  – Maar sjoe daai twee is vir jou vining.  Waar Baba spring is mamma blerend agterna.  Wat n Mission (Gevoel soos Mission Imposible) om daai twee effens te kalmeer.   En om hulle te laat verstaan jy wil help, is n onbegonne task. Anton het werklik weereens gewys deur te stop by mense in nood dit gereeld in n oorwinning kan ontaard – Tannie en Oom, braai daar n tjoppie vir ons part en hoop julle dink en praat nog lank van die Wild Buggers wat in Wild Skaapvangers ontaart het vir n paar minute .
Click the link below to see all the photos of this run:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/beachbuggyclub/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1888018797903130

Next Event: Skobbejak se Run. 19 August 2018.

Meeting @ Shoprite in Bothasig @ 8:30
Leaving @ 9:00 making our way via the scenic route to Hok 11 market outside Durbanville.
From there we are going to Klippe Cabana where we have arranged parking and braai facilities. 

Bring own meat and wood. 
Cash bar available. Bar prises are very good.

Next Next Event: Jp & Karen’s Barnyard Run. 9 September.

Hi all

August 2018

You are invited to join us in the sing-a-long /clap-a-long / dance-a-long/just-have-fun @ The Barnyard,Willowbridge,Tygervalley
Date: Sunday 09 September 2018
Times: 2-4pm appr
Ticket pricing: R115pp
**This will most probably be our LAST run that we are organizing-so it will be nice to see all the old faces together for “oulaas”

***If you would like to join our Barnyard Run, Please will you arrange EFT payment to my bank account-before 25 August, in order for us to still make
A good seat booking

Bank: Nedbank
Account: 1156400341

Kindly mail proof of payment to: karendup26@gmail.com

DRINKS**CASH bar @ Barnyard

FOOD:**You are allowed to bring own platters/picnic baskets OR purchase their well-known pizza’s/platters(see their website for more details - Platters MUST be ordered in advance)

Meeting times TBA closer to the time.August 2018

Strictly No. 1’s is a roller coaster ride through 60 years of number 1 hit songs that made us dance, sing, cry and party ‘till sunrise. The show features a 10-piece cast, along with our crazy DJ who will take you back to the hit parade number one songs on radio stations around the world.

We look forward to another Barnyard experience with you!
Kind regards Karen & JP du Plessis

 

Next Next Next Event: Vernon & Karen’s camp. 12-14 October.

Details to follow in next newsletter.

 

SWOP SHOP

Members can advertise their business here or whatever you want to advertise here for free. Just mail me your add: anton@kleynbegin.co.za

Accounting Services: Personal TAX & Provisional TAX, CC's, PTY's, Books & Statements, Special letters, VAT etc. Phone Sandra 084-3589 846 or E-mail sandra@smitaccountants.co.za or see her website at www.smitaccountants.co.za

 

Biltong & Droë Wors, honey, dried Fruit & Nuts can be bought from Kleyn Begin. Contact Naomi – 08 28 48 68 55. Or E-mail them at info@kleynbegin.co.za or see their website www.kleynbegin.co.za
August 2018
ONLINE - SWOP SHOP.

Other great Club places you can use to buy or sell your Beach Buggy or Air-cooled parts that will be viewed by 1000’s of people.

http://www.facebook.com/beachbuggyclub
Brake Drum Replacement
(Does not apply to disc brakes.)
Note: While this procedure applies to later-model cars
(1966 and later), many of the points will apply to
earlier-model cars as well.

When inspection of the brake drums indicates that turning of the drums is not possible because the metal is too thin, it is time to replace the drums.
Caution: Older brake linings contain asbestos, which is a health hazard if inhaled. Wear a face mask when working on drum brakes to avoid inhaling asbestos particles. Keep dust levels down; do not blow or vigorously brush accumulated material from brake parts.
Front Brake Drums

  1. Block the rear wheels to prevent movement and apply the parking brake.
  2. Loosen the front wheel lug bolts/nuts, then raise the front of the car and place it securely on jack stands.
  3. Remove the front wheels.
  4. On the driver's side front wheel, remove the clip which secures the speedometer cable to the dust cap using a small flat-blade screwdriver.
  5. Using a large screwdriver, pry off the dust caps that protect the wheel bearings (both wheels).
  6. Loosen the spindle nut lockbolt with a 6mm Allen wrench.
  7. Remove the spindle nut and thrust washer from the end of the spindle.

Note: The left-side spindle has left-hand threads.

  1. Pull the hub assembly out slightly, then push it back into its original position. This should force the outer bearing off the spindle enough so it can be removed. The outer race remains in the hub.
  2. Remove the bearing.

Note: Group the various axle parts and stow them in plastic bags for cleaning later.

  1. Pull the brake drum and hub assembly off the spindle.

Note: If the brake drum spins freely but you are still unable to remove the drum, the shoes may have worn a groove in the drum over time. Insert a brake adjusting tool through each of the two adjustment holes in the backing plate and turn the adjusters so that the shoes move inward enough to clear the ridge on the brake surface. (See our Brake Adjustment Procedure.)
Note: Remove the brake drum without using excessive force to avoid damage to the wheel bearings, etc. Gentle tapping around the rim with a rubber or copper-faced hammer, together with pulling by hand, will usually get the job done.

  1. Pull off the brake drum and wipe dust from the inside of the drum with a cloth soaked in a water/detergent solution. Avoid inhaling the dust.
  2. Inspect the braking surface inside the drum. If it is excessively scored, that's why we're here!
  3. Cover the spindles with plastic bags and seal tightly to keep grit off of the threads. Slosh detergent/water solution over the exposed brake assemble to remove dust.
  4. If you are going to be working on other parts of the braking system in addition to replacing the brake drums, run the Brake Shoe Replacement and the Replacing Wheel Cylinders procedures at this point.
  5. Once you have completed working on the brake shoes, cylinders, etc., return your attention to the new brake drums. Install new inner and outer wheel bearing races in the new drums in accordance with the Wheel Bearings Procedure.

Note: In our experience it saves a lot of frustration to pay the man and have the inner and outer races pressed into the drums at a machine shop.

  1. Repack the inner wheel bearing with grease (see the above procedure) and install it in the inner side of the brake drum, then install a new grease seal (again, per the Wheel Bearings Procedure).
  2. Install the brake drum on the spindle and repack the new outer wheel bearing in accordance with the above procedure.
  3. Replace the thrust washer and spindle locknut, then adjust the bearings in accordance with the wheel bearing procedure.
  4. Adjust the brakes according to the Brake Adjustment Procedure.
  5. Replace the front wheels and lower the car to the ground. Fully tighten the lug bolts/nuts.

Rear Brake Drums

  1. Block the front wheels to prevent movement.
  2. Fully release the parking brake.
  3. Back off the brake adjusters slightly.
  4. WITH THE REAR WHEELS STILL ON THE GROUND, remove the cotter pin from the castle nut on the rear wheel shaft. Mark both the nut and the end of the axle where the cotter pin went thru so you can torque the nut to the same place when replacing it. Break the rear axle nut loose with a 36mm (1-7/16" socket) on a 3/4-inch drive breaker bar and "cheater" -- a length of pipe about four feet long to slip over the braker bar to give more torque. Remove the castle nut, then raise the car.

WARNING -- Loosen the two castle nuts (one on each side) while the car is on the ground. The castle nut should have at least 217 ft-lbs of torque on it -- the leverage needed to remove it is enough to topple a car off the jackstands.
Note: If you car is equipped with spinners (like ours is), the castle nuts will not be accessible with the wheels on the car. After removing the rear wheels, we had success with lowering the brake drums down onto large blocks of wood and firmly appling the parking brake. This plus the weight of the car on the wooden block held the brake drums in place while we removed and later replaced the castle nuts.

  1. Loosen the wheel lug bolts/nuts and raise the rear of the car and place it securely on jack stands.
  2. Remove the wheel lug bolts/nuts and remove the rear wheels.
  3. Back off the brake adjusting stars, then remove the brake drum from the splines in the rear wheel shaft.

Note: If the adjusting stars are "frozen" in place, it is often possible to loosen them with a good penetrating oil (we prefer Kroil). Even with the adjusting stars turned all the way in, it still may be difficult to remove the drum, and the wheel may be "stuck." This is usually caused by the drum rusting to the brake shoes after sitting too long. Someone has suggested disassembling the rear brakes by first removing 36 mm axle nut, then drilling out the pins which hold the shoes in place (from behind) and removing the wheel cylinder bolt from behind the shoe plate. Then you should be able to use a puller carefully to remove the entire assembly.
Speedy Jim writes - Before attempting to disassemble the brakes as suggested above, remove the tire/wheel and tap the drum on the side with a hammer, all the way around. You can place a piece of wood between drum and hammer to soften the blow. Often, this method will break the rust loose and allow you to remove the brake drum.

  1. Inspect the braking surface. If it is excessively scored, that's why we're here.
  2. If you're going to be working on the brakes (i.e., shoes, cylinders, etc.) do that now in accordance with the Brake Shoe Replacement Procedure.
  3. Since there are no bearing in the rear brake drums, installation is straightforward. Simply slip the new drum onto the splines in the rear wheel shaft.

Note: The only problem you may encounter is getting the new drum over the new shoes. Back off the brake adjusting stars completely to provide clearance.

  1. Lower the car to the ground and firmly apply the parking brake.
  2. Torque the axle nut to 217 ft-lb.

Note: Hopefully you marked the axle nut and the end of the axle so you can return the nut to the same place (i.e., achieve the same torque). If not, and if you don't have a torque wrench that reads up to 217 ft-lb, measure the length of your "cheater" bar and estimate the amount of weight you will have to apply to it to attain 217 ft-lb. For instance, if the total length of your "cheater" is four feet, you will have to apply 54 lb to the end of it to get 217 ft-lb on the axle nut. It's okay if it is a little over, but it must not be under 217 ft-lb.

  1. Adjust the brakes according to the Brake Adjustment Procedure.