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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Fast Idle, Sep 17, 2018.
Yep, pretty happy with what I see so far.
Thanks villageidiot. Sounds like you had a blast with the mopeds. My first bike ever was a Sears (Puch) moped with a two speed. The whole clutch lever rotated on the handle bar, down for first and up for second. Sure was a lot of fun back then. I think it topped out at 35. I remember I use to get up some speed and then stand up on the seat with my arms stuck out straight to the sides. No shit, seriously stupid but that thing was stable and I never wrecked it.
The drive gears and rotary valves get pulled next.
And the stripped out shift shaft gets removed.
Ready to split the cases.
ahh, yes the sears allstate, or puch ms50, i think they came here in about 56, I used to have 150 of em, mopeds, when asked what mopeds i have, id say "one of each"
Wow, this thing looks amazing inside!
A six speed transmission and labyrinth center seal
I'll set these assemblies aside and get the cases cleaned up.
That all looks pretty healthy, I fancied these as a toddler.
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Waiting to hear back from the Bridgestone parts guy. Sent him a list of all the gaskets, seals, and o-rings needed to put the engine back together. Hopefully he's got everything.
Now that the engine checks out I can get started on the frame. There are a few small repairs needed before powder coating.
I can vouch for the fact that the Villageidiot can build some fast mopeds. I had trouble hanging with him on my 4 speed Honda powered moped. I think he was sandbagging. The only thing I could beat him at was stopping. I smoked my tires and he smoked his shoe soles. LOL
Worked on the frame repairs yesterday. Straightened the right exhaust hanger and welded a few small cracks.
Rear engine mount crack
Right exhaust mount tab
Removed the lower engine mounts so the frame can be powder coated.
A re-purposed air chisel bit ground to fit 3/8" drive sockets works great for this kind of stuff. Used an old socket with the air hammer and they came right out.
Knocked the steering races out too.
1967 grease!!! How were the rotary valves? Any nicks or chips?
The left valve had one nick in it. Other than that everything looks good. And the left valve from the second motor looks great so I'll use it.
The plan is to finish all the repairs and prep so I can take the parts in for powder coating this week. The center stand repair is next.
I was thinking it looks dirty!
It is so much nicer putting it back together all shiny and new.
I've been over on the Bridgestone forum and made some inquires.
According to the gurus over there, this bike IS the lowest serial number survivor known.
Can you believe it?
Way to go. That just doubled the price of the bike
So now it has to be a 100 point restoration.
It's a double-edged sword!
Didn't want to put a lot into this bike but this does change the game.
But it's in really good hands, looking forward to dessert again...