My build

Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by wmcewan, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. wmcewan

    wmcewan New Member


  2. wmcewan

    wmcewan New Member

    My build 2

    Step one, was to get this mess back to a functional bike.
    New wheels first:
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    Upgrading the skip-tooth drive train to a modern unit was much more complicated.
    Much of the old "welds" had to be slowly grinded out of the old bottom bracket shell before the new bottom bracket would fit:
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    Success!
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    Test fitting:
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    And new tires:
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    Since I wanted to run two V brakes with a freewheel in the back, I welded in a brake bracket:
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    And the "bike" portion was complete:
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  3. wmcewan

    wmcewan New Member

    My build 3

    And now onto the motor!
    The "custom" tank I wanted ended up being about 1/2 the project.
    I mocked the shape in poster board, and then started cutting 16 gauge steel.
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    I used snips, and then a cutting wheel on an angle grinder, and then finally a metal blade on a jigsaw.
    The jigsaw ended up being by far the best option.
    And I reused the filler port and petcock port from the stock tank.
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    The final step was sealing as my welds were not exactly air tight.
    I used Caswell.
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    Complete!
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    Well, until I decided to electro-etch in my initials - which turned out OK
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    Engine install went smoothly
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    And the first ride was a blast!
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