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Old 02-27-2013, 08:21 PM
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i was going to put my new muffler on and go for a ride, but it doesn't fit right i need to heat it up and bend it a little. also discovered that the inside of my plug wire fell out.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:45 PM
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The inside of the factory spark plug cap fell out?
They are notorious for that.
Get yourself an NGK cap or replace the whole wire and cap as an assembly with an automotive one.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:06 AM
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so i think i managed to track down the vacuum leak, it seems to be coming from the hose coupling i have on the intake.

got some black RTV and coated the outside of the pipe and the inside of the coupler with it, then clamped it down tight, we'll see in about an hour if it helped.
That's GOTTA do it. Maybe even electrical tape?
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:55 AM
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uugghhhhh....

so much for using the 24" frame... the rear dropouts bent and now i can't get the wheel to fit straight, as well as don't know if they have been compromised structurally. I get the feeling that even if i fix the dropouts they may crack and completely break apart.

time to find a light weight 26" steel frame. at least i have spare parts now.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:13 PM
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That sucks Skarrdman. A peice of 2x4 cut to fit between, then hammer the dropouts back in line may work. Then some oversize washers inside and outside will help them stay inline too. May need an extra washer on the left side to keep the chain alignment in check though.

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Old 03-02-2013, 05:47 PM
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That sucks Skarrdman. A peice of 2x4 cut to fit between, then hammer the dropouts back in line may work. Then some oversize washers inside and outside will help them stay inline too. May need an extra washer on the left side to keep the chain alignment in check though.

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it doesn't look that bad and i could probably get it bent back in place, but it just worries me that the metal might have cracked in a place i can't see and could break even worse next time.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:07 PM
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Starting to peck together the next build and shaking off the winter doldrums- only 50 degrees here in Jacksonville so no riding-

Put a little tiny 25 tooth front pedaling sprocket onto a steel one piece carnk so I can use the 17 single freewheel thats been in the drawyer,

to keep a really light peddling gear-
and the chain links will be MINIMUM-
surprised at how light it is then- the build is almost ready to take out and ride a bit without the motor

Huffy cruiser with 26 wheels this time 1.95 smooth tires- staying small and this much rubber because it's gonna have a a HUGE wald basket on the front and saddlebag baskets on the back

66 chrome motor with speed carb and 36 sprocket-

anno red with anno blue trim- proabably paint the baskets some color-
Wal-Mart out of anno paint now- temporary or closed out for good?
I think you can still get it online- they have a green they NEVER sell at the store too.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:25 PM
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[QUOTE=Nashville Kat;464532]Starting to peck together the next build and shaking off the winter doldrums- only 50 degrees here in Jacksonville so no riding-

Please see my picture below. Man I just can't feel sorry for you because it's cold in FLORIDA?
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:33 AM
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Starting to peck together the next build and shaking off the winter doldrums- only 50 degrees here in Jacksonville so no riding-

Please see my picture below. Man I just can't feel sorry for you because it's cold in FLORIDA?
Even with the propane heater running in the garage it wasn't as warm as 50 . . .
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:32 PM
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I installed a 3 speed freewheel ($10 on ebay), and cleaned my drivetrain really well.
I am trying to decide whether to use a staton throttle lever or old friction shifter like I have been doing, or to use an old gripshift as a twist throttle.
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