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Old 03-23-2011, 07:49 PM   #31
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Pulled the seat, tank, airbox, carb, foot pegs, exhaust. The engine is ready to come out but there is a wire feeding through the frame and up into the left case. I need to either run a string and pull that cable out or pop the magneto off to pull the cables on the engine side. Don't have a puller for it just yet, though =\

Ps: I think carbs are works of art.



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Old 03-23-2011, 07:58 PM   #32
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looks like a rattlecan paintjob on the frame. I see some nuts that are covered.

I agree, that's a cool looking carb
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:59 PM   #33
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looks like a rattlecan paintjob on the frame. I see some nuts that are covered.

I agree, that's a cool looking carb
Tons of rattle can. The guy that "tried" to clean it up didn't mask anything. There's paint all over the wires, engine cast, bolts, chain. I'm going to have fun cleaning it all off.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:23 PM   #34
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Dumb question, do you pronounce it "Bull-Taco", or something fancy like "Bolt-a-co"?

Like with Cagiva, Acerbis, and a few others, I've never actually heard it said out-loud.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:26 PM   #35
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Dumb question, do you pronounce it "Bull-Taco", or something fancy like "Bolt-a-co"?

Like with Cagiva, Acerbis, and a few others, I've never actually heard it said out-loud.
Bull-taco. The creator being Sr. Bultó.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:52 PM   #36
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Just goes to show how the Metralla was more of a cheap (yes, they were cheap) pedestrian transportation for the Spanish public. The trick with Metrallas was to put on Pursang and eventually Astro cylinders and such. Then they had some serious horsepower.
I beg your pardon, they may have been inexpensive but never cheap! Thank you very much. Actually most Bultaco’s were exported. Very few remained in Spain. Now the Spaniards want them all back! Montesa was the home market bike.

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Old 03-24-2011, 07:35 AM   #37
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Beautiful bike. Great story. If the bike was just parked all those years ago....is there really a need to split the cases to get it running??

Good Karma for sure. The PO will be pleased when he sees the finished product..and he'll know that you cared about the bike. Looks like he made the right choice in giving it to you.

Good Luck with the project.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:03 AM   #38
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is there really a need to split the cases to get it running??
Peace of mind, more knowledge, and I like tearing things apart and rebuilding them :)
It's a bit dirty on the inside, actually, very dirty. I pulled the left case to find thick sludge/sticks/leaves/a lumberjack and other various things.

Quick question. Were both sides of the bottom end (motor) polished? All the pictures I've seen, show them polished.
If anyone has a source for the following parts, please hit me up!
-Tail light assembly and bracket
-Wiring loom (thought I may make my own)
-Headlight assembly
-Headlight mounting ears
-Stock Clip on bars
-Controls for light/kill switch
-Chrome fenders
-Speedo
-Maaaybe the chain enclosure

Some of that can be bought through Hugh at a high price...so I'm looking around first.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:09 AM   #39
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thanks for sharing this great story.

what's the deal with the hardware store chain hanging from the brake and shifter? i've seen guys run cables to keep limbs from getting caught between the brake and shifter, but never chains of that length or type.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:13 AM   #40
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thanks for sharing this great story.

what's the deal with the hardware store chain hanging from the brake and shifter? i've seen guys run cables to keep limbs from getting caught between the brake and shifter, but never chains of that length or type.
That's actually the reason. There's a brush guard that those hook to, it's in the parts box currently.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:26 AM   #41
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Great story... we all know, now, what a bang-up job you will certainly do with this one, too... Just be sure to take it back to the donor... the karma is good and it should go back 'round...




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Old 03-24-2011, 10:28 AM   #42
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Peace of mind, more knowledge, and I like tearing things apart and rebuilding them :)
BRAVO!!!
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:01 AM   #43
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With all these encouraging words, how could I not make this a great build :)

I found a magneto puller in the box of stuff it came with, so game on!

Also, has anyone seen a baja design light such as this, but in a smaller (maybe 6") size?
https://www.bajadesigns.com/NET/C-16...NCH+RACELIGHTS
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:04 AM   #44
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to stay period correct you'll want to find a preston petty light. something like this.


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With all these encouraging words, how could I not make this a great build :)

I found a magneto puller in the box of stuff it came with, so game on!

Also, has anyone seen a baja design light such as this, but in a smaller (maybe 6") size?
https://www.bajadesigns.com/NET/C-16...NCH+RACELIGHTS
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:51 AM   #45
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to stay period correct you'll want to find a preston petty light. something like this.

Thats not the light my Matador came with.....



The cover of the owners manual shows a black bucket conventional light and frame. That's what mine had.
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