Got motivated to get cracking on another ‘78, first the breakdown then we take a look at what’s needed. Doubt it will be as original as my last few bikes - missing a few parts here and there - oh well engine first !
You gonna' have that engine ready when I bring you that frame?Got motivated to get cracking on another ‘78, first the breakdown then we take a look at what’s needed. Doubt it will be as original as my last few bikes - missing a few parts here and there - oh well engine first !
Is that the one I have the frame for?Well time flies and I’ve been off track for a while, however, getting ready to start the assembly now. One of my boys have shown interest so he has been out getting the parts ready for assembly. Tonight we will finish the transmission. Anyone happens to have a starter stay? Had to drill one out when I dismantled the engine see pic
Yes sir - don’t worry I’m in no particular hurryIs that the one I have the frame for?
Thought about that option too, but would check first if anyone had them laying around. It happened to the previous rebuild too ( both screws), somehow had a couple with a bunch of odd ends I got on the net.Looking good so far. With regard to the starter screws, I had to drill both out, to replace I used cap screws and turned tapered collars to fit the starter end cap. Does not look stock but anyone looking under the bike that far is too nosey for their own good.
I have not studied the liner possibility - but I have heard of a lot of issues of liner failure causing the carb to get f'ed up. Would this be the type you pour into the tank and slur it around ? and does it actually cover small holes? if not what prep do you suggest for the holes ?Speaking for myself, I would trust that to a Caswell epoxy liner.
Jim, I tend to agree - pinhole caused by rust, metal is thin already. I would normally think a cut out and replacement steel sheet would be the right way to go - that's unfortunately beyond my skills. My back-up is to use, either a nice special tank I have or an old, decent '75 tank. Both of the latter are with no damages, the special is already painted bright yellow including side covers, maybe I'll bump into a '78 tank some day it' s an easy swap!As well as feeding the engine, the tank's a containment vessel that needs to maintain it's integrity in the event of a crash... even minor spills... no pun intended.
Jus' speakin' for myself, I'd be leery of a tank with pinholes. Where they are, the metal's eaten away and weakened. I know people JB Weld and/or slosh the tank so it doesn't leak, but that doesn't restore it's "deformation without failure" integrity.