Engine on order, Hooray!

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  1. Rambler

    Rambler New Member

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    Now it's just a matter of time, I hope it is fully intact when it arrives, as this is my first attempt at a build, or anything to do with small engines for that matter. Does anyone have any preparatory tips, like what kinds of tools/whatnot I'll need to acquire.
     
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    small adjustable wrench
    gas resistant(yellow) teflon tape to put around threads on fuel tank petcock
    o-ring for carb to intake : 5/8"id 3/4"od x 1/16" wall
    tube of high temp silicone sealant to be used around intake
    philips screw driver and flat head screwdriver
    plastic ties and black tape
    small pliers and/or needle nose pliers
    small wire cutters to cut off extra clutch cable and other stuff
     
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  3. Rambler

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    Ok, thanks. I think I have most of those items laying around.

    I am going to mount the motor on a Windwood, and am curious as to what type of brakes to use, will bmx side-pulls fit over the fenders or will I have to take the fenders off? I am looking for the penny solutions as opposed to the ten dollar solutions. What are some must haves, front brake obviously. Anything else safety wise that you can think of?
     
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    A helmet.
    Check your bike before each ride, like a pilot would pre-flight an airplane.
     
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    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Thanks for the link. I am glad I found this forum, very informative, and nice people to boot.
     
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    make sure your front fender has a strong steel mount.
     
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    How do I go about doing that? Will I need to weld on a bracket, or is there another way to mount it?
     
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    what kind of bike do you have?

    on my swchinn del mar i drilled out the ribbets on the stock fender mount and bolted a small steel L mount and put a thin piece of rubber between the fender and fork.
    the stock fender mount vibrated and broke,i took off fender to drill.
     
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    It's a cheapie, a Schwinn Windwood. So basically a red Del Mar.
     
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    after my fender broke it didnt come all the way off but it was real loose.
    i took it off and saw that the thin fender mount tab broke off.
    the tab is held on to the fender by 2 ribbetts, the tab bolts to the bike threw a hole.
    i took off fender and drilled out the ribbets and the tab is off,
    next i found a small steel "L" shaped braket and bolted it in place of the tab on the fender.
    washers may be need if drilled holes are bigger than bolt.
    and i bolted that to the bike the same as the stock tab. i also added a thin piece of rubber between fender and bike to stop vibration.
     
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    Alright sounds good, thank you for the tip, I will definitely look into doing that as soon as I can. How about the rear fender, do I need to do anything about it?
     

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