Hey all! Long time no post, as they say, life uh... gets in the way - Jurassic park or smth I don't watch movies.
First thanks for all the kind words and helpful comments! I took a look at the checklist for the condition of your find,
that GLJ recommended and the bike seems like the perfect fixer-upper.
Since last time I got some petcock and carburetor rebuild kits for obvious reasons, opened up the petcocks, and I got to see the best 1/4 inch layer of old gas gunk I've seen in a while. It came with some "fresh" gas too as you can see.
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On another interesting note, the tank has the '71-'74 two-hole petcocks though I know it's never been modified. I thought it would be the newer three-hole style, am I wrong or is there something else I'm missing?
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I went on a fun trip all around town looking for kerosene out of season to try and clean these. after a couple of hours and a couple of too many stores I ended up just deciding on carb cleaner and good old elbow grease.
With just a little bit of work, I was able to pull out most of the gunk to get this:
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With a little bit of carb cleaner and some work got some nice new-looking petcocks!
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Also as you might remember I was taking the rust out of the gas tank. I have finished that but there's this layer of gunk that coats everything now. I can kind of wash it off with a hose but I want a little more power than that to get the rest of it. I was thinking of taking the tank to a self-serve car wash and spraying it out before reattaching the petcocks. I'm just a little torn on how reckless of an idea that may be, let me know what you guys think or if you have a better idea, I'm all ears!
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After that are the carburetors. Hopefully, it's as easy as these to clean and then we keep on moving through the oil system and try to run it for the first time!