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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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Can you not stretch the top to go over the fork outer tube? leave a small bit of inner tube exposed at the bottom?.
I tried to do that, but they are just too small to fit over it.
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You might try soaking them in wintergreen oil (methyl salicylate). It will soften the rubber and may also make it swell (grow) a bit.

I use a mixture of wintergreen oil and rubbing alcohol to soften old hardened rubber items on vintage bikes I am rebuilding (like air filter or intake boots). It really works, but if I leave the part in to soak too long it can make it swell too large.

3 parts alcohol to 1 part wintergreen oil....in a sealed container unless you want the house to smell like wintergreen.

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In the meantime, the electricity is on its place and tested with a 1.5 volt battery.
I also added an extra "ground" cable from front to end of the bike.
Lights and horn are working as it should be.



Still todo:

mount rear wheel
mount brake rear wheel
mount chain
mount ignition coil
mount gas tank and seat
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Hell Yeah, started the engine for the first time after assembling.
Great noise, great feeling to hear it popping in my garage.

Now finishing the electricity and waiting for a painted gastank.
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Electricity done and working.


Todo:
Mount rearwheel
Mount seat
Mount Gastank
Mount chain
Check rearbrakes

Testdrive
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She is looking really really nice !!! Congrats on doing such an outstanding job. Look forward to seeing the end results.

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Thanks, nice to read such comment.
But in all honesty, there are some people behind me that are supporting me like creating parts, painting, engine assembly,...
Via the dutch community, i got in contact with them and they are helping me really good. Everyone seems to love this bike and is willing to help.

Very happy for that.


I am currently restoring a Motobecane moped for 9 years now which was my first real project and is a totally different story. It has been a real struggle to find parts if you don't have some contacts to help you. Sometimes i wanted to give up due to bad paint, leaking tank,...but now it is also ready for a second assembly after a paintjob that a friend of mine did so i am looking forward to that as well.

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This weekend i have seen during a test run that the engine was losing oil via the cilinderhead.
So i dismantled everything to see that the gaskets were not of the correct material.
I ordered new ones and by wednesday evening i want to install them.

But i have an issue, during dissamble i didn't look on which pushrod was connected with which valve.
What is the easiest way to see which rod needs to be connected with which valve?

I thought of turning the engine and see when the ignition points/contact points are opening to detect in which stage the engine is.

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I thought of turning the engine and see when the ignition points/contact points are opening to detect in which stage the engine is.
Gas tank looks very very nice !!

And your idea for determining which push rod is intake and which is exhaust is probably the easiest way to do it.

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