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Started a new project. 1976 basket case

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:12 am
by MikeNTexas
I acquired a butt load of parts from member fitscott a few weeks ago. In the mix was a 76 frame and complete engine with unknown miles and a clean title. Also included was a new single carb manifold. I bolted the engine to my stand, pulled the plugs, squirted some penetrating oil in the cylinders and let it sit for a day. Came back and followed up with a few squirts of tranny fluid in each cylinder. Spun it with the starter and was rewarded with 120 psi compression in each cylinder so I ordered a new Chinese 34 pict 3 carb on eBay. While waiting on it I rigged the engine up with everything to crank it on the stand. Got the carb in and installed and it’s a runner! Got back online and ordered timing belts, idlers, water pump and some gaskets. This will be my fourth project to start since last December. It won’t go as fast as the first three since I’m not starting with a complete bike so I’ll take more time with this one. I’ll attempt to add a video of it running as soon as I figure out how to do that.

Re: Started a new project. 1976 basket case

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:14 am
by 5speed
pics or it didn't happen. :mrgreen:

Re: Started a new project. 1976 basket case

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:27 am
by MikeNTexas
Here’s some evidence for the non believers :orange

Re: Started a new project. 1976 basket case

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:15 am
by 5speed
anim-cheers1

Re: Started a new project. 1976 basket case

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:01 am
by Rednaxs60
:popcornx2

Re: Started a new project. 1976 basket case

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:11 am
by Jonesz
Cool that bringing a grand old lady back from the scrap heap! action1

Re: Started a new project. 1976 basket case

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:55 am
by MikeNTexas

Re: Started a new project. 1976 basket case

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:00 pm
by MikeNTexas
The parts I ordered from Saber Friday arrived today. Now that’s service. I cleaned and painted the engine today and installed the water pump. I’ll probably start getting the frame ready to paint tomorrow.
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Re: Started a new project. 1976 basket case

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:05 pm
by robjordan406
Nice job on the paint job.... looks original color.......

Re: Started a new project. 1976 basket case

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:04 pm
by Haleydr82
MikeNTexas wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:00 pm The parts I ordered from Saber Friday arrived today. Now that’s service. I cleaned and painted the engine today and installed the water pump. I’ll probably start getting the frame ready to paint tomorrow.
Can I ask what type and color of paint you used? That looks great!

Also, how did you mount the engine to the stand? I am working on a '76 basket case myself, and being able to start and test the motor before mounting it in the frame sounds like a great idea.

Re: Started a new project. 1976 basket case

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:12 pm
by MikeNTexas
I used Duplicolor silver engine paint #1615. I made some brackets out of angle iron to fasten the engine to the stand. The radiator is only supported by the hoses.

Re: Started a new project. 1976 basket case

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:25 pm
by Haleydr82
MikeNTexas wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:12 pm I used Duplicolor silver engine paint #1615. I made some brackets out of angle iron to fasten the engine to the stand. The radiator is only supported by the hoses.
Thanks!

Re: Started a new project. 1976 basket case

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:18 pm
by MikeNTexas
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I got the frame painted, new u joint installed, new fork seals in, and engine is back in the frame. I have 4 gas tanks so I’ll pick the one with the least rust and go to work on it.

Re: Started a new project. 1976 basket case

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:28 pm
by gltriker
MikeNTexas wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:18 pm 07D91BCB-869B-43A5-8604-C831E21002BD.jpegI got the frame painted, new u joint installed, new fork seals in, and engine is back in the frame. I have 4 gas tanks so I’ll pick the one with the least rust and go to work on it.
care to share? how and where

Re: Started a new project. 1976 basket case

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:52 pm
by MikeNTexas
gltriker wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:28 pm
MikeNTexas wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:18 pm 07D91BCB-869B-43A5-8604-C831E21002BD.jpegI got the frame painted, new u joint installed, new fork seals in, and engine is back in the frame. I have 4 gas tanks so I’ll pick the one with the least rust and go to work on it.
care to share? how and where
I replaced the u joint with a Moog 405. It’s the third one I’ve done. Little tricky but doable.