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Old 10-26-2017, 06:43 PM
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OMG! Hope you like porridge
 
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Old 10-29-2017, 06:09 AM
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Tank and carbs are off, sloshed some Berryman's around in the tank and left it in there, looks like it will clean up. Ordered some new carb boots from China, 28 bucks. The carb kit is expensive so I'll evaluate after the game this afternoon, going riding in a few minutes. Can't believe the weather is still favorable!
 
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:48 AM
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I ordered hex bolts for the carbs - An exciting thing, only to be seriously depressed when I compared the package to the stripped and rusty oldies. Will have to reorder. Does anybody know what these would go to, a '57 Chevy? I won't return them if there is a use, only 12 bucks.
 
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I just went on the 4 into 1 website and they sent me engine cover bolts - Guess I'm keeping them
 
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by GronkFries View Post
I just went on the 4 into 1 website and they sent me engine cover bolts - Guess I'm keeping them
The restoration Gods are smiling upon you.

You must be the chosen one ........
 
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:42 PM
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Ha Hawkwind, I have that kind of luck once a in a while, but not often! Got the right bolts and I've already wiped the old buzzard down and polished a couple panels. Carbs are cleaned and I bought a new battery. All I have to do is deal with the tank, it's not overly dirty inside but has some kind of rubberized coating that looks nasty but appears to be clean. We'll see...
 
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:07 PM
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Major improvement with the engine cases there. Time to start on the cooling fins...
 
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:36 AM
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Yes I need to figure out how to do those, my buffing skills are limited!
 
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Ok, my float bowl gaskets are in so I can stop messing around and get it fired up. Last thing other than change the oil is dealing with the tank. It is clean inside, or clean enough I think. The beige color is some kind of rubber coating. The outside is dent free, but has paint that is peeling off in thick flakes. Should I spray paint stripper and scrape, or is there a better way - I'm not going to bolt that natty 'ol thing back on without doing something! And what would be recommended to just keep the rust off it - Maybe a primer paint?

Pretty cool, other than buying a brand new sealed battery all I have in this thing is a couple hundred bucks and time. Hope it starts lol!
 
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:08 PM
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I've used aircraft paint remover in the past. It works very well
The only thing is you need to wear thick rubber gloves and you can't let it touch your skin as it burns.
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