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Old 12-20-2008, 09:21 PM
trackfodder trackfodder is offline
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Default Re: A better gas tank

I seem to be missing a post somewhere. It may be in DIY home made motorbikes. Anyhow, I found a Dellorto airslide carb off an unknown motorscooter given me by a friend, long dead. Today I got lucky and found a 5 hp Briggs & Stratton air cleaner for 8 bucks at Lowe's that was just the right size but a trifle too thick. I found the metric threads on the end of the carb mounting studs protruding from the air intake were the same as # 8 X 32 US thread. They came up about 1/8" short of making it through the air cleaner so I cut off two 5/16" bolts at the shank about 1/2" long and drilled and tapped them 8 x 32 so they screw onto the studs through the aircleaner cover. I also found the old twistgrip from my Matchless restoration and a new small Fram fuel filter. I'M IN BUSINESS

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