I made a stamped metal motor dataplate anyone interested ?

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by psuggmog, Jan 9, 2007.

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  1. psuggmog

    psuggmog Guest

    While I had the cover off my 48cc grubee roundhead clutch linkage, I looked closely at the little Yuan Dong metal plate that said the motor is a 48cc/2hp engine. I figured the plate might hopefully save me from excessive harrasment someday. Unfortuately the important info is only painted on. I decided to make a more durable, official looking tag as replacement. I have an embossing press which makes tags used on foundry patterns. The raised letter are pressed into an aluminium strip. The one I made for my motor is 1/2 inch wide by three inches long. The ends are curved and punched with a hole where the plate can be riveted on. Double stick andhesive such as car emblems are mounted with or epoxy could also be used. If it is okay with Tom, Augidog and forum policy, I will make these available to forum members for a small fee to cover materials cost and mailing. Since I wouldn't know what size engine you actually have, I'll have to make them all say 48cc hehehehehehe!

  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    well, i'm all for it, it's a nice "feature" for those who own 48's...i'm jealous, hehehe.

    i'd like to move this to the buy/sell/trade forum & i need ya to post the price, you cool with that?
  3. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    Aug 4, 2006
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    If you have a plate that says that and you get pulled over and the cop asks how big the engine is (as bamabike said) "Just point to the label and say i dunno, waddaya think?"
  4. Wheels

    Wheels Guest

    Voluntary compliance may help keep us on the road, thanks psuggimog. I for one am interested.

  5. Heath

    Heath Guest

    i'd be interested as well!
  6. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Wonder is something like that would work to appease the "Officers of the Law" mounted on a 70cc engine? :cool:
  7. apratt

    apratt Guest

    I want one!
  8. nogoodnic42

    nogoodnic42 Guest

    I would say yes, because unless you know what you are looking at the 70 and 48 are very similar in appearence. To the trained eye you can tell that the jug on a 70 is slightly bigger but most cops don;t have one and would never know the diffrence...Kelly
  9. tirebiter

    tirebiter Guest

    I'd probably be interested in 4 of them. Do you know how much you'd want for them? Maybe we could send you a SASE to return to us.
  10. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest


    all ya gotta do now is post a price, looks like everyone's chomping at the bit 8)
  11. psuggmog

    psuggmog Guest

    dataplate price

    How does $3.00 sound + .50 for postage or $3.00 and mail me a SASE. Multiples no extra postage as long as they fit in one envelope.
    I have to buy the metal in a long coil from a foundry suppy, so I should have enough to make as many as needed.
  12. I am very interested. I am confused as to how to mount them however.

    I mean, where do you put it? How would I utilize those 2 holes? I want to have it so if I get pulled over...it claims it's legal. I don't care if it is or not.

    If you can make replicas really well...send a pic...and tell me how to mount it...and I will gladly send you $3.50 for one.

  13. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    seems to me his pics and text answer all your questions nicely already, chris :)

    you guys realize these are only for "display" purposes, right? i'm sure he wouldn't encourage anyone to break any laws 8)
  14. etheric

    etheric Guest

    Awesome idea, I'll send ya some money too. I think they would make a nice paperweight, seeing as how I don't actually have a 48cc engine.
    "This thread will self-destruct in 10...9...8....."
  15. psuggmog

    psuggmog Guest

    mounting holes

    The holes punched in ends of the dataplate are for mounting the plate with screws or rivets. The holes can be enlarged if desired. Any of the removable covers( drive sprocket cover, magneto cover or gearcase cover) can be drilled out to match the holes in the plate. Don't drill holes in the crankcase because the case must be vacuum tight to scavange the fuel into the engine. If crankcase mounting is desired, the use of a high temperature tolerant adhesive is recommended. JB Weld is a possiblity.
  16. psuggmog

    psuggmog Guest

    contact info.

    My email address is listed under psuggmog in the profile area.
  17. apratt

    apratt Guest

    Psuggmog, I sent you a PM.
  18. Very nice and you are right it might save you some trouble. The only problem I can see is the way the law reads in many places not only is the engine supposed to be less then 50cc but it is also supposed to generate 1hp or less. You might want to go with just the 48cc tag and just not mention the HP rating.
  19. psuggmog

    psuggmog Guest

    48cc only

    Mile High Chop-Ped wrote:"The only problem I can see is the way the law reads in many places not only is the engine supposed to be less then 50cc but it is also supposed to generate 1hp or less. You might want to go with just the 48cc tag and just not mention the HP rating." I could make a dataplate that way as well. Anyone wanting this style just mention 48cc no hp in their request.
  20. davidsis

    davidsis Guest


    That is a good idea. Cops around here do not even seem to care about my bike though. I just hit the kill switch and start pedaling just in case though. Good idea though