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hell yeh
even for that sought of money put in the corner and display it
if u want to restore it plenty of amazing help here
 

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'worth it' depends- it would be worth much more than that to me, but if you had to pay someone to get it running you could easily end up 'underwater' on it- more invested than it's worth.
It's a nice motorcycle with a frustrating lack of information and almost no spare parts- if you have time to do some research and can do the work yourself, the asking price is cheap.
If you buy it, I hope you think twice before 'restoring it'- looks good to me as it is.
If you don't have time to spend on it, I'd offer you a very nice profit to sell it to me- will send a PM.
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Hey guy's, I just bought it!
I'm friends with the guy that owns the place. It' still in the window, but it's coming home with me next week.
It will be living with it's big brother.......

My BIIIIIG question here is, does anyone know wear I can get rocker arms? One is broken, the other is a question mark, as I haven't looked under the valve cover yet. That, and the right side tool box is among the missing, as is tail light. I'm imagining the T/light will be easy, as the esteemed Albert Bold told me he's got one.
I guess my other question is, what the hell year is this thing? Ed, at the shop told me it's a 64. Did they still have the OHC 175 in '64, or is thing earlier?
Albert re-built my Dad's 750 (now mine) waaaay back in something like 1985, after he bisected a deer in CT. I'm really hoping I can get some help from you guy's in locating rockers, so I can have some hope of getting this running, and then tear it down to nothing to start to make it look as nice as it's big bro.
*fingers crossed*

Thanks,
Chris Wyckoff
 

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BTW...........
I hope this doesn't squash the hope of any answers , but,



I ain't selling it!
That will be up to my Lovely wife, as will the sale of the 750, when I check out. Please don't go hoping for my early demise. :mouthwate
I'm hoping to run it in a Moto Giro someday! :yo:

Thanks Again!
Chris
 

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If open the engine you can see the date of manufactoring stamped in the cast. Parts are sometimes on Ebay in Europe. Just a few weeks ago some rockers and camshafts were sold from a Belgian guy.

Part list and Owners manual you can download for free from the MV AGUSTA Club of Switzerland. Search with Googgle, it ist easy to find.

Greetings Alexander
 

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Thanks Alex!
I'll be bringing it home this week, so I'll quickly get inside the little thing so that I know exactly what I am looking for.
God, I sure hope I can find this stuff, because I'm so pumped to have another MV to ride!
 

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Have a look on my project. It was a 1956 175 CS and I have the original Italian Documents. And I will it bring back on the road again. But it's hard to find the missing parts, so I have to wait and look for.

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Alexander
 

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Most of that stuff will buff right out :)

Congratulations, have fun with the project! :yo:
 

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Just went down and picked up my little diamond in the rough.
Some good news................the motor isn't locked up! :mouthwate:yo::highclap::highclap:
Hopefully, with searching by me, and maybe with a little help from you guy's, I can get my dirty hands on some rocker arms and get this thing fired up before Labor Day!
Then the restoration into a thing of beauty will start.
Oh, looks like the chain guard is among the missing, along with the right side tool box.
No key either, but isn't it sort of a generic "key", like the old BMW's where you could use a nail if need be?

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So, the CT title says that it's a 1960. I know that doesn't mean much, but that's what it say's. It was bought from Camrod in NYC.
Now, I can't find any pics of anything later than '58 with a mostly white tank with red sides by where the MV logo goes. I can find mostly red w/white where the logo goes, with the correct muffler also, but NOTHING that is exactly like mine. I wonder if mine is another bastardized cob-job of differing year parts???
Hmmmmmm?
Also, does anyone of you know if the intake and exhaust rockers happen to be the same part number? If so, I could just have somebody "copy" the existing still intact rocker.

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High Chris,

yes the rockers have the same part number. Do not ask too much which part is the the original one. Sometimes I think that the MV AGUSTA workers had fixed that pieces on the bikes the just were in stock that day.

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High Chris,

yes the rockers have the same part number. Do not ask too much which part is the the original one. Sometimes I think that the MV AGUSTA workers had fixed that pieces on the bikes the just were in stock that day.

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OK, any of you guy's ever hear of a Desmo MV 175? Because it seems I've got one!
Look...............





Since I bought this thing home, I've been looking at the broken rocker thinking.................how the hell does this thing work with the hair-pin springs? I couldn't sleep last night thinking about it, so I just popped the valve cover of and I was like.......................WTF???????? When I first looked at the broken rocker last week, the first thing I thought was that this looks like some sort of a desmo set-up, but, but, it's an MV and I never heard of a desmo MV. The cam has four lobes and all!!!!!!
Maybe this was something a machinist over on this side of the pond dreamed up himself?
Should I try and fix this set-up, or throw it in the garbage and keep my fingers crossed I can find a cam, rockers, and valves to put it back to stock?
SO? Any answers???????
Postulation???
Guessing???
I'm at a loss.

Chris
 

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OCF sent you a PM
 

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High Chris,

yes the rockers have the same part number. Do not ask too much which part is the the original one. Sometimes I think that the MV AGUSTA workers had fixed that pieces on the bikes the just were in stock that day.

Alexander
My observation over many years studying the 175 models is that MV Agusta assembled the bikes fairly consistently in quality and parts. Indications exist that some high performance models such as CSS and Squalo were built in separate, small batches, using special parts. Unusual parts on the regular models are far more likely to have been changed by dealers at delivery or by owners after purchase, or as repairs over the years. Also, there is a lot of creative license taken, especially in Italy, with unwary collectors who can't see beyond shiny red paint... Just my $0.02 worth.
 

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Here is a photo from another thread on this forum. It shows what the Sport 175 rocker setup should look like.

http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=145154&page=2

I cannot view your photos, unfortunately. But if you are lucky, yours may have an updated oil feed that pumps oil directly thru drillings in the cam.
 
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