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Old 03-09-2012, 04:32 AM   #46
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Come on Cat Daddy, don't leave us hanging.
It's almost done. I just need some time to do the color on the gas tank and put a chain on it. I'll post pictures when I do.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:55 AM   #47
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:35 PM   #48
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Nice rebuild. I really like the colors.

Here is one I did

http://2wheelconnection.com/photo_player_flash.html
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:51 PM   #49
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Very nice restoration work!

The only thing that I would add is that you might as well get the autolube system working. It would only be a few extra lines/cables/banjo bolt and you'd have a much better fuel delivery system than just mixing. I have the factory service manual for your bike in a .pdf file so if you'd like it I can send it to you but it looks like you know what your doing haha.

Would you be able to give me some pointers as far as the ignition system goes? I actually picked up a 1973 CT3 the other day and am in the process of getting it running The previous owner ripped out all the electrical and basically turned it into a dirtbike just like you are doing. I saw that you redid the magneto/ignition yourself so basically I'd like to do whatever you did.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:10 PM   #50
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OK, who do we have to beg for more pictures of this great project. It has gone stale and needs to be finished, I volunteer to take it off your hands and finish it.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:15 PM   #51
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Droz, no way on the Autolube. I went to a lot of trouble to make block off plates for the pump opening and shave the tabs off the frame. I knew before I ever unlocked my tool box that I was going straight premix on this bike.

Cruizer, soon. I just need to paint the tank. Other than that, it's complete. I have the tank straight and thrice block sanded slick. It's in primer and I'm letting the bodywork shrink for one more final blocking then paint.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:45 AM   #52
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Wow. Simply amazing. I think I better start paying closer attention to detail on my 1980 YZ465 Marty Moates replica rebuild. Man this thread is wonderful. Great work.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:16 PM   #53
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Cat Daddy,

I was going to start working on the 1973 ct3 I picked up and I wanted to re-wire the ignition just like you did since mine is also going to be a pure dirtbike. Can you show/explain how you did it because I don't understand the routing or what parts need to be involved. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:12 AM   #54
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Droz, no way on the Autolube. I went to a lot of trouble to make block off plates for the pump opening and shave the tabs off the frame. I knew before I ever unlocked my tool box that I was going straight premix on this bike.
Im with you Cat Daddy. And I hope you dont mind, but I literally stole your block off plate idea for my `76 DT250 Flat Tracker, complete with hand cut gasket and gasket cement.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:42 AM   #55
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cycle tech is right, remove the emulsion tube out of the carb and clean.
Looking forward to seeing it done
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:08 PM   #56
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Did you ever finish this thing??? Looked like you got to 90% in no time flat.


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Old 05-30-2012, 03:35 AM   #57
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Did you ever finish this thing??? Looked like you got to 90% in no time flat.


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It's all finished except the gas tank. I did some powdercoating work for one of my buddies who is a pro painter. I'm dropping the tank off shortly to have him spray it. Otherwise, yes, it's finished.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:39 PM   #58
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After nearly two months lying dormant, the project is back on the burner. I finally got the tank dropped off at my painter buddy's place last week, and today he texted me a picture. It still needs color sanding and buffing. I should get it back this week.




Now all I need is to order new tank emblems (ouch, very expensive) and a new gas cap. It's 100 percent complete otherwise.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:12 PM   #59
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I gotta ask.... why didn't you powder coat the tank? Looka real nize.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:19 PM   #60
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I gotta ask.... why didn't you powder coat the tank? Looka real nize.
It's a real nice tank but still needed some general all over body work. I can do some filler work under my powder but it's hard to beat what a pro can do with normal paint and body procedures.
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