I just picked up a Solex bike at the swap meet here in San Diego CA. It has most of its parts so I thought I'd try my hand at fixing it up a little. After some research I found out it's a 1953 or 1954. The motor spins freely without the spark plug and shows good compression with the plug installed also has a good solid spark from the plug. My next step for such an old bike would be to find out if restoring it would hurt the value. I'm just staring at it for the moment but will probably get the motor running before I attempt buying parts. Any thoughts as to where I can find parts? I build Harleys not Solex and it's surprising how intimidating something so small can seem so complex especially after I find out it's 61 years old.