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  1. Kruzn

    Kruzn New Member

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    Hello! Newbie here!

    Just acquired a slightly used engine kit and going to pick up a Schwinn Del Mar from a guy at work tomorrow. He also has a new-in-box engine kit that I might get also.

    Is there any way to tell what cc the used engine is? There are no markings and I did not get all of the paperwork with it.

    Looking forward to building a couple bikes as soon as I collect all the parts and fit these new projects in with all the others in the works.

    Kruzn
     
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    Welcome to the forum. We're glad you've joined us. Sounds like you have a good start already.

    If you could post a photo of your engine we'll be able to tell you about the size (cc). A good rule of thumb is to measure the cylinder head stud size, not the nuts, the stud diameter. If the studs are 8mm then you have the larger, 66/70 cc engine. If the studs are 6mm you have a 49cc.
    Good luck, have fun and ride safe.
    tom
     
  3. Kruzn

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    Thanks guys!

    The studs are 6mm, so it's 49cc. I'll have to check the other kit I'm going to look at tomorrow, but if it's a good deal I'll probably buy it regardless, even though I'd rather have the larger engine.

    I'm thinking I'll do a couple "easy" conversion builds first. What I really want to build is a Predator 99 or 212 at a later date. Too many other car and bike projects to finish up first though!

    A few years ago I had a new Schwinn OCC Chopper and an old 3-wheel bike that was going to donate it's rear frame and axle to make an OCC trike. But I got tired moving it around the shop and sold everything!

    This used motor showed up at our church rummage sale this past weekend and peaked my interest again. Actually, I passed it up since I have "too many" projects as it is. But then my wife went and bought it for me! It came with a Jesse James West Coast Choppers bike in ratty condition, so I stripped off all the engine kit parts and donated the bike back to the rummage sale!

    Kruzn
     

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