74 Guzzi Eldorado

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by edfetz, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. danedg

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    these may be the cleanest 34 year old carbs that sat in a barn for 11 years that I ever saw...:freaky

    What does the "s" mean?

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  3. Bloodweiser

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    "starter" side
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    Something in linguini
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  4. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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    "sinestra" or left (side). "Sinister" is a derivative - it was once believed that left-handed people were evil...
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  5. maquette

    maquette Been here awhile

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    I tried going on the new moto guzzi thread but got trashed by the hotdogs cause my bikes not shiny enough...


    What site was that Dan?
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  6. danedg

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    To remove the carbs required dissembling them...

    Here is my first view of the slide...

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    How'm I lookin'?:lurk:lurk
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  7. danedg

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    No site... just a misbegotten thread...:1drink

    I'm having a blast with this project, thanks to Ed and Rich...

    we've a long row to hoe....!
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  8. maquette

    maquette Been here awhile

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    Good to see you having fun!

    I'm sure you are aware of this resource, but I'll post it anyway:

    http://thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/

    If you ever have a question about Loops, Charlie (MZRider) is your answer man.

    Good luck!!
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  9. danedg

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    Howzabout a pitcher of yer bike?:freaky

    I need all the help I can get!
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  11. maquette

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  12. Lornce

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  13. danedg

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    Sweet...:clap
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    No shit.

    Ain't that pretty?

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  15. danedg

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    So remember the part that this bike sat for 11 years?
    I'm not sure if the tank was full but there was some fluids left in there...but the condensation destroyed the tank...
    But this is what is left in the carbs. A russet colored dry powder....

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    it was on the fuel inlet filter as well, gotta be from the tank and from before the bike got parked...

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    this shot details nicely the congealed varnish that coats and plugs everything...it's still sticky to the touch.:puke1

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  18. Brunow - 007

    Brunow - 007 Bantam Fever

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    Sweet bike!

    You can alway's put them in a ultrasone bath. Works wonders!
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    Brunow,

    Love the Bantam. Bikes like that don't just complement the history, they're part of it.

    I ended up with the carb cleaner/ compressed air method. I let the varnished brassy bits soak in lacquer thinner for a while,
    and blew them dry. Everything seemed to clean up nicely, and I've the gasket/seals kits coming....
    I think they would most likely fire right up if I had all the planets in alignment:freaky
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  20. danedg

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    a destra...
    a lot greasier and mungbound than a sinestra...



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