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Old 10-20-2011, 05:35 AM   #1
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74 MG Eldorado

I brought this home. Blown motor, other then that very nice shape.
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:06 AM   #2
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Blown motor, other then that very nice shape.

ain't that always the case with these?
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:05 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:57 AM   #4
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is it still available pm me

Hi is this all available
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:04 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:49 AM   #6
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Positive it's a 74?
Pretty sure that was the 1 year Eldorado had a disc brake, and also last year of the Eldo.
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:30 PM   #7
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This is a '74 Eldorado 850



I can't find any "Police" stuff on it... I'm thinking it's the "California" version.
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:46 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:23 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info, Knowledge is a good thing.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:43 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:45 PM   #11
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:24 PM   #12
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Did you really say "refinish those lifters"????
WoW.
Step away from the valvetrain, nothing to see here folks.
I thought you were joking about the cylinder too. Wow, you weren't.
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:23 AM   #13
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Resurface? I had three mechanics tell me just to reuse them as is but I couldn't bring my self to do it.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:14 AM   #14
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You need to find some new mechanics. (and some new lifters)
Holy shit.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:18 AM   #15
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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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