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Old 02-19-2013, 05:34 PM
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got so much done today x_x

got the chains hooked up
got chain tensioner installed
repacked bottom bracket with new grease
mounted gas tank
fabbed up an intake manifold to mount the carb (still need to fab a mount for it)
mounted the throttle and clutch controls.


left to do:
finish exhaust
make carb bracket
finish fuel lines
finish ignition
put pedals on
mount rear brake
??????
profit.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:42 PM
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Took my sidecar rig for its first test run today. Stopped at a country store to get some gas. The lady asked how much gas I wanted, when I told her 2 dollars, She looked out the window to see what I was driving. Then she asked if I was driving the old bicycle with the sidecar and everone in there had to go look at it. What a rush.
lets see that sidecar!
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:36 PM
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vacuum leaks... vacuum leaks everywhere...

finally got the motor on the 24" bike put together and started, ran into some problems...

won't idle.
4 strokes alot.
lagging throttle response.

had the engine completely stripped down at one time, guess i should strip it back down and replace it with some better quality seals and work from the ground up to rule out internals and work all the way to the carb.

but it was nice to finally have it running, even if it wasn't in a drive-able condition.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:57 PM
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Still having some kind of float/carb problem on the 50- with billet and NT 66 speed carb-

keeps flooding and spilling gas- I've been riding on a float bowl at a time- using the cut off valve on the carb to periodically fill it- not good- motor dies flooded otherwise

again took the bowl and float off- and bent the arms slightly so that the float willl more quickly close the bowl valve- tested the float in the sink- it doesn't appear to leak-

I was hoping that maybe some graphite based oil i'd come across and mixed for several tanks may have been clogging it- and put the old blue oil mix in today- but several miles later it's still doing it

I'm wondering if i'd be better off with the old smaller NT carb back on- not a lot of performance differrence-

I'm ALWAYS shutting it off- almost every transition or intersection, and rolling down to "bicycle speed' to stop- the 700c x 32 tires roll forever!

too much float bowl for my meager usage? Stlill should cut the gas off tho...

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Old 02-20-2013, 07:09 PM
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Rode her to the pharmacy to get a prescription...1.1 miles and I got pushed into a snow bank by the wind...no damage...rode the yellow line home with no traffic...and no snow bank...oh, and I finally got cold cold on a winter trip...finally...
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:22 PM
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started reassembly after my engine installation.....gotta fab up a few parts
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:46 AM
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lets see that sidecar!
I had a computer crash and lost all my pictures. I will take some of it and post them in a few days. I have it and my vintage look bike apart painting them. Thanks for the interest.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:12 AM
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Oh man Skyline. not a good feeling, eh?
I keep expecting to see it in the garage. And I keep hearing it revving in my head :'(

It was a great profit though :P
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:29 AM
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Found I have some sort of gasket leak...again. :mad:

Can't figure out if it's leaking from the head gasket or the exhaust but I have black crap on the front of my engine again.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:11 AM
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That sounds like an exhaust gasket leak. The exhaust can spew out black oily gunk if the gasket is leaking. If the head gasket is leaking it will spit out a fine oily mess on the outside of the engine that can turn black after road crap sticks to it. The only black you'll see is the first 1/2" or so directly around the leak itself after you remove the cylinder head. Also a head gasket leak will cause a lean condition and the engine will run wrong.
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