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sjc56 10-20-2011 05:35 AM

74 MG Eldorado
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I brought this home. Blown motor, other then that very nice shape.

Bloodweiser 10-21-2011 04:06 AM


Originally Posted by sjc56 (Post 17115757)
Blown motor, other then that very nice shape.

ain't that always the case with these? :evil

sjc56 10-21-2011 06:05 AM

It's getting a convert motor transplant. The original motor had a big bore kit in it and it looks like the sleeve slid down a little and hit the connecting rod, not a good thing.

rpt 12-01-2011 07:57 AM

is it still available pm me
Hi is this all available

sjc56 12-15-2011 11:04 AM

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Here is the cylinder from my convert motor that is going to the Eldorado. Just a little honing should do it.

wirewrkr 12-15-2011 11:49 AM

Positive it's a 74?
Pretty sure that was the 1 year Eldorado had a disc brake, and also last year of the Eldo.

danedg 12-15-2011 12:30 PM

This is a '74 Eldorado 850

I can't find any "Police" stuff on it... I'm thinking it's the "California" version.

sjc56 12-15-2011 12:46 PM

Yup the first batch had the four leading show front brake and Amal carbs. So it is kind of a rare bike in Guzzi land. Check Greg Fields history of Moto Guzzi.

wirewrkr 12-15-2011 01:23 PM

Thanks for the info, Knowledge is a good thing.

sjc56 01-19-2012 04:43 PM

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Turns out the cylinder didn't clean up very well but by good luck my local ex Guzzi dealer had a NOS cylinder with piston and rings siting on the shelf and gave me a very good price. Also three of the four lifters where pretty pitted so I send them out to be refinished.
I have a new timing chain and tensioner to install, gearbox is out being gone through, once the motor is together I'll attack the frame.

sjc56 01-19-2012 04:45 PM

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wirewrkr 01-19-2012 07:24 PM

Did you really say "refinish those lifters"????
Step away from the valvetrain, nothing to see here folks.
I thought you were joking about the cylinder too. Wow, you weren't.

sjc56 01-20-2012 05:23 AM

Resurface? I had three mechanics tell me just to reuse them as is but I couldn't bring my self to do it.

wirewrkr 01-20-2012 10:14 AM

:eek1:eek1 You need to find some new mechanics. (and some new lifters)
Holy shit.

danedg 01-20-2012 10:18 AM

Who are these ex Guzzi mechanics?
I live right around the corner from you, and am just about to rip into an old Guus...
I want to avoid your "advisors"...

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