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« on: April 13, 2013, 08:26:19 PM »

Thought I would post some pics, and start my "build topic", Not much to look at yet, but hopefully I will remember to add pics as it progresses. Frame is almost ready for powdercoat, got the wheels stripped down and ready for blasting. Just got my carb and breather back from getting polished. Got a friend that has been polishing for years, does a really good job, and very reasonable  prices.
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 05:17:30 AM »

I know yer excited and all , but if you want good clear pics , you gotta hold the camera still . Wink

Looking good . It's kind of a shame to cover up that metal once you get it nice and shiny clean .
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 05:36:44 PM »

LOOKS GREAT
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 07:55:20 PM »

Ok, got the rims and hubs powdercoated, and just painted to spokes, prob a bad idea to paint spokes but we'll see. I believe I got the spokes in the right pattern, but have no idea how to get the hubs centered so I can get them in the jig to start truing them up. Some of the spoke nipples are still sticking out about quite a bit...any tricks or suggestions???
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2013, 11:03:57 AM »

Hi all, I've been out of the loop for a while, been busy with the kettle Korn. Now that the cold weather is back, I will be able to get back to work on the simplex and hopefully get it running this winter. Still needs a lot of work and parts. Look forward to hearing from all of you again. James
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2013, 12:07:47 PM »

Welcome back James . Smiley

Hope you did well over the Summer .

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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2013, 02:52:45 PM »

Come'on James, get moving!  Only 7 1/2 months left to Portland.  Looking forward to seeing you again.  Maybe this year we can get some guys to ride to town on these opld machines!
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2013, 03:04:36 PM »

Rick...is the truck legal to just ride to town? Bikes too? A lot aren't really registered
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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2013, 03:58:02 PM »

Can't wait til Portland, I just hope I can get this thing running before then.Lots of work to do, and I'm not as mechanically inclined as a lot of the ppl on here, but it has been a blast so far.
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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2013, 04:36:00 PM »

Can't wait til Portland, I just hope I can get this thing running before then.Lots of work to do, and I'm not as mechanically inclined as a lot of the ppl on here, but it has been a blast so far.

I saw your woodworking skills, I don't buy that "not mechanical" thing one bit!
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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2013, 04:36:41 PM »

Rick...is the truck legal to just ride to town? Bikes too? A lot aren't really registered

Anything goes in Portland!  They let you ride anywhere as far as I could tell.
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2013, 08:22:48 PM »

You guys are all talking about "timing, points and gap, and .015"...I always just put a match book cover in there, tighten them up and see if the stupid thing has spark .lol I am gonna be having a lot of questions when I get going on it again, like what to do with the motor...just put it together and hope for the best or new rings and such. It ran when I got it and then it was torn apart. I guess it is pretty easy to tear it apart again if not running right.
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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2013, 06:38:05 AM »

I was gonna mention matchbook cover but not many people carry them anymore
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2013, 07:13:32 AM »

A matchbook cover is about .020" thick . Used them many times in the old days .

Another trick is to run a clean dollar bill between the points to clean them .

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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2014, 09:26:11 PM »

Just put an order in with Wayne for the ignition parts and everything behind the flywheel...he says it's easy to put it all together, only one way it goes together...not sure this is something I'm ready for, but I guess we'll see. I think with these parts, I should be able to get it running. Still not sure about wiring and kill switch and everything, I'm sure I will have a lot of questions when I start working on it.  I'll try to get some pics posted when I get back on the bench, Wish me luck.
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