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Old 05-08-2011, 10:38 PM   #16
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I just happen to know a guy in Oregon who may be interested
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:05 PM   #17
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5/8/11 Pull engine and start cleaning frame with wire brush and sand paper.


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Old 05-09-2011, 09:07 PM   #18
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Front wheel rust. Attack with wire brush and sandpaper.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:10 PM   #19
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Photo taken this afternoon, 5/9/11, five minutes past Miller Time.

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Old 05-09-2011, 09:30 PM   #20
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Bike looks pristine

Nice project skillet. There's no way I would take that bike down to the frame and spray bomb it. Powder coat it, or spray some polyurethane on it. You'll be glad you did.
Is that your Vette?
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:36 PM   #21
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Nice project skillet. There's no way I would take that bike down to the frame and spray bomb it. Powder coat it, or spray some polyurethane on it. You'll be glad you did.
Is that your Vette?
I hear you, but my checking account is bone deaf.
That's my '65 /327/4 speed that needs painting, too.....
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:11 PM   #22
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:23 PM   #23
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:32 PM   #24
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Spray cans on the frame are ok, I've done it before when money was an issue.

I do think that sandpaper on the rims is a bad idea.

Extra fine steel wool and wd40 will do a good job of cleaning up the rust.
Better to go ahead and take the wheels apart first. That gives you a good shot at cleaning up the rims.
Spokes can be cleaned up with wd40 and a rag. Don't use an abrasive on those zinc plated spokes.
Clean the rims afterwards with de-greasing solvent, and paint the areas that were rusted with phosphoric acid to neutralise any remaining traces of rust.

Re-assemble the wheels, and take them to a shop to have the spokes tightend and the rims trued. It's worth the expense and time.

(see you in a couple of weeks, Sttg?)
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:23 PM   #25
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Yup, wanna look over the parts "collection"...
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My first bike, a 1969 Mach III, back in 1970.
I am surprised you are still with us!
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:24 PM   #27
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Hopefully, I can just clean/paint the frame, rebuild carbs, and put fresh tires on it. I'm no mechanic, this is my first rodeo. Any hints/guidance will be welcomed with open arms and ears.
Yes, whatever ya do don't take the heads off.
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:42 PM   #28
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Yes, whatever ya do don't take the heads off.
I was wondering about that.

Might as well pull the cylinders, new rings, port it, mill the heads, new seals, expansion chambers....

Pandora's box.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:23 PM   #29
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I would take a serious look at the crank seals.
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:42 PM   #30
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I would take a serious look at the crank seals.
+1 Now's the time! It's easy to pop the cases apart and send the crank off for rebuild. Well worth the time/money. The last thing you want to have happen is to get the engine reinstalled in a nicely painted frame and find it doesn't run well and have to yank it out again.

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