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Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,313
Posted By Quickv4
FWIW I just plopped my followers in, ignorant of...

FWIW I just plopped my followers in, ignorant of the oil hole positioning, and nothing bad has happened yet...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By Quickv4
2000 Chevy Impala 3.8- Mystery electrical plug!

Just got done with another 3.8 intake/gasket fix (lower and upper) on my buddies 2000 Impala

Got the car back together, and out of the wiring harness that the alternator and oxygen sensor leads...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By Quickv4
Thanks guys, loading up my cart online with the...

Thanks guys, loading up my cart online with the K70s and some good Ultra heavy duty Michelin tubes that the reviews state that could be run without a tire for 50 miles heheh:D.


Nick, i have...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By Quickv4
4.00/18 Vintage tire selection help!

Time to replace the rotted out Cheng Shins on my Moto Guzzi Ambassador. I am racking my brain trying to figure out what tires to purchase! Dunlop K70s, Duros, Coker... The list goes on.

The specs...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,313
Posted By Quickv4
PM sent...:D

PM sent...:D
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,774
Posted By Quickv4
Sabres never had 16", only Interceptors.

Sabres never had 16", only Interceptors.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,313
Posted By Quickv4
Dave, as far as the gilardoni gaskets go, i would...

Dave, as far as the gilardoni gaskets go, i would just cemail MG cycle to get the ID of the gaskets. They may be larger than what you think. I installed them on my ambassador, otherwise id measure...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,313
Posted By Quickv4
These ones may be the ticket... ...

These ones may be the ticket...

http://www.mgcycle.com/product_info.php?products_id=1776
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By Quickv4
any clue what the VIN number was on it? Greg...

any clue what the VIN number was on it? Greg Bender has the"Loop list" on his website. if you knew the VIN you could look it up on that part of the website and see if it is in possession of somebody....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By Quickv4
I wish I could buy all yah blokes one...:beer

I wish I could buy all yah blokes one...:beer
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By Quickv4
VRRRRRROOOOOOMMMM!!!!! ...

VRRRRRROOOOOOMMMM!!!!!



http://youtu.be/Ty_hbv5G6Qc


Yep, reset the distributor, flipped the HT leads around, and look what we have!!

As I express in the vid, thanks to everyones...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By Quickv4
oh boy I think I do have two problems going on...

oh boy I think I do have two problems going on here I think my distributor is way out I did in fact set it wrong. Guzziology States at 10* from TDC for the LH cylinder...when on the RIGHT side of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By Quickv4
I wonder if I went wrong because when I set the...

I wonder if I went wrong because when I set the distributor I went off of "clock" position as if I were astride the bike vs viewing from the right side of the bike


haha kev, looks like I'm...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By Quickv4
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/jerrylovest...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/jerrylovestrains/Mobile%20Uploads/output_zpsy2mgp4ku.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/jerrylovestrains/media/Mobile%20Uploads/output_zpsy2mgp4ku.jpg.html)
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Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By Quickv4
I just checked. the keyway is in fact and aligned...

I just checked. the keyway is in fact and aligned with at TDC mark for the left cylinder
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By Quickv4
Sorry danedg, so is that at TDC Compression for...

Sorry danedg, so is that at TDC Compression for the left or right cylinder?

fYI the above pictures are of the left cylinder at top dead center
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By Quickv4
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/jerrylovest...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/jerrylovestrains/Mobile%20Uploads/20140511_153738_zps1tqt75jn.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By Quickv4
To reply to y'all I static timed the beast...

To reply to y'all

I static timed the beast off of the advice given on thisoldtractor. It was actually quoted from Guzziology. It was something about having the notch starting at 730 and then...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By Quickv4
Funny you mention it, I am in fact running a Greg...

Funny you mention it, I am in fact running a Greg Bender style homade magnetic drain plug. It consists of JB welding a 1/2 wide cow magnet inside the drain plug. Methinks it should work swell. :thumb
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By Quickv4
Thumbs down Blip...pop...fart- My Moto Guzzi won't start!

Just got my 1970 Ambassador put back together. I gave it the works, new Gilardonis, ALL seals and gaskets replaced. Had it down to the crank. Distributor and generator rebuilt, Dellortos fully torn...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,313
Posted By Quickv4
Looking good Dave! I have access to a glass bead...

Looking good Dave! I have access to a glass bead cabinet at work, so also have been bead blasting alot of items on my 71 Ambo. I do love the soft satin finish glass gives! Also works a treat with...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By Quickv4
Guzzi Loop Frame Camshaft timing

Putting the valvetraun back together on the Ambo, and silly me forgot to make paint marks on the timing gear and crank. I know for certain I have the camshaft sprocket in the original peg hole.
Now...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,992
Posted By Quickv4
Hmmn, i thought these things were called...

Hmmn, i thought these things were called "tractors" for a reason. For the guys that think taking it to machine shop and having them do everything, is that a bit of overthinking?

I thought just a...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,992
Posted By Quickv4
Question Polishing crankshafts and con rod bearing wear

Prepping the crank on my 1970 Guzzi Ambo. Original bearings were scored. Had original chrome bores. You can see the really bad bearing on the left, and its corresponding jounal on the same side. You...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By Quickv4
Thanks JC, I do have a spare Ambo engine that I...

Thanks JC, I do have a spare Ambo engine that I have yet to check to see if its lifters are good. Ill let you know if Immeed the one!

Yes, I was too thinking about the low-zinc oil doing this. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By Quickv4
Cam looks perfect! Thankfully. That's my hunch...

Cam looks perfect! Thankfully. That's my hunch too, replace em!
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By Quickv4
Question Guzzi Ambo lifters- Keep or trash?

Hey all,

Tearing down my new to me 1970 Ambo. Got to the lifters and wondering if I should keep or trash them. Slight pitting on all,Cylinder no 2s are the worst. In between orders to MG Cycle,...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By Quickv4
For the calipers, i think any early UJM caliper...

For the calipers, i think any early UJM caliper would do. I know I would rather have more braking than less. I know on my Honda V4's (Sabre, Magna) have some pretty nice compact two pots on both...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By Quickv4
Question Spring-loaded Float needles, why?

Some bikes have them, some dont. What is the purpose of the little spring loaded tangs, pins, and balls on the end of some float needle valves? Why do some carbs feature them, and some don't? What do...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By Quickv4
Wow, almost like a steampunk Tweel. Pretty...

Wow, almost like a steampunk Tweel. Pretty cool!:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By Quickv4
After getting that all done, it was time to buff...

After getting that all done, it was time to buff the aluminum on the engine.


Clutch cover after a quick 3 stage buff...

...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By Quickv4
The following weeks brought us the cold North...

The following weeks brought us the cold North Dakota winter, and one warm night I brought the bike into my workplaces heated shop for wintertime tinkering to get her all fettled up for the spring.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By Quickv4
After getting the bike in running condition, afew...

After getting the bike in running condition, afew weeks later I get a call.

It was Willy. So I go over to his house and this is what he hands me...


...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By Quickv4
After about a week of swapping each of the four...

After about a week of swapping each of the four boots into the mixture, I easily slid them into position behind the carbs and I cranked the bike right over. Boom she fires and settles into a nice...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By Quickv4
I took off the carbs during the next week and...

I took off the carbs during the next week and carefully disassembled them and thoroughly cleaned them, they were really not that bad, like I said, I think someone had been in them at one time. I took...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By Quickv4
The next day I get a call back while at work. It...

The next day I get a call back while at work. It was Willy. I told him the circumstances of my find and he was intrigued, into which I asked him if he wanted to sell it. He said the good ol line,...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By Quickv4
As I looked even closer, I seemed to gather that...

As I looked even closer, I seemed to gather that this bike had been actually ridden not to far into the past. The Cheng Shin Himaxes were molded in 2007 and 2008, and were worn down to the point of...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By Quickv4
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/jerrylovest...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/jerrylovestrains/aef6b13debe24a4ff4ac5433f488a391.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/jerrylovestrains/bfb53f08f415afdd82e2a286d59865ed.jpg
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Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By Quickv4
KZ1100- another orphaned UJM resurrected

It all started one morning this fall. I decided to take a walk to the grocery store instead of driving. As I did when I do take a good walk, I went down all the back alley ways, behind houses, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By Quickv4
If it is fuel related, why are all four plus...

If it is fuel related, why are all four plus indicating rich?

When I rebuilt the carbs, I did not replace the orings for the pilot jet plugs. Ive read that these plugs force the piolt jet to...
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