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Old 10-19-2015, 08:01 AM
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Default Re: 98cc Villiers on a 1945 Sears Roebuck

The Sunlite is very similar to the Felt Abraham Linkage I have on hand from my last bike. Very robust and a nice ride. I'm thinking about adding bushings to the pivots to take up some of the slop though.
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:16 AM
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Default Re: 98cc Villiers on a 1945 Sears Roebuck

THIS IS KOOL love the home made builds,old school frames. ...........Curt
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:31 PM
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Thanks Curt. This will take a while but I'm doing my best to be OK with that.
Here's a link for Villiers parts that the eBay seller sent to me. I thought I'd post it in case anyone else is messing with one of these:
http://www.villiersparts.co.uk
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:54 PM
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That's Kool,lot of nice parts for them. Silverbear has one of them engines. Doing a build .............Curt
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:04 PM
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Default Re: 98cc Villiers on a 1945 Sears Roebuck

WOW! lot of nice parts for them engines,silverbear is doing a Villers build...............Curt

http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=47993
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:23 PM
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Default Re: 98cc Villiers on a 1945 Sears Roebuck

So glad you're doing this build. I'm both a fan of the old Elgin bikes and the Villiars 98cc 2 stroke. I have a build nearly roadworthy using that engine in a 1934 Elgin 4 star step through frame using a Tomos moped suspension fork and a three speed rear hub with shift kit parts from SBP. So, you can guess that I'll be following your build with great interest. Setting up the frame as you envision it will give you a lot more room for mounting your engine with the more swooping down tube. I'm also using that engine on a hybrid trike. No doubt you'll be done with your build before I finish either one of mine.

A couple of years ago an Australian formum member built a beach cruiser using that Villiars Midget engine which turned out very cool. Harry76 I think his forum name was. Curt will remember it. Intrepid Wheelwoman is also enamored ot that engine and can probably give you some good advice regarding its care and feeding. Good luck with your build and give us lots of pictures.
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:36 PM
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Default Re: 98cc Villiers on a 1945 Sears Roebuck

Thanks for the link Curt. As always I'm amazed and just a bit intimidated by SB's projects. The willingness to share the experience from beginning to end is something special as well.

In my noodling about the web for info I came upon this thread over at RatRodBikes that you had commented on as well. Another great looking ride with a Villiers Midget: http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.p...cruiser.38978/

I have every intention of benchmarking these projects. They're well done. Not what I have in mind exactly but there are many ideas and solutions I will need. Any other links are appreciated!
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:40 PM
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Default Re: 98cc Villiers on a 1945 Sears Roebuck

Hey SB! Long time. I just read the entire trike thread start to finish and was typing the reply to Curt when you posted. The link I posted to RatRotBikes is the one you referenced I do believe.

The oil for the oil/gas mixture for vintage two strokes was a great piece of information. Thank you very much for posting that!
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Old 10-21-2015, 04:06 AM
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For Harry76, go to Craig Butler on FB.

https://www.facebook.com/craig.butle.../photos_albums
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:57 AM
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Yep!

Harry76 made a right nice ride!

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