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Positive vibes going your way. I believe you will get It apart. Science experiments work wonders.

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Hi Peter,

 

Glad the parts arrived safely.  I'm enjoying watching your progress.  Please keep the updates coming.

 

Regards,

Mark

 

 

Mark Swift Motorscooter Homepage

http://www.markswift.org/ 

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With enough heat and chemical mixtures and time it will come apart.  It didn't get that way overnight, so don't expect it to come apart overnight.

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Peter, just checked on to see the updates, early splashplate will be on the way 8/01ish!

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Well I was able to get the jug off along with the mag flange and crank.

 

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Unfortunately I found a crack in the case.  It's old so probably related to the crankcase being packed full of muck and rust and getting exposed to freezing temperatures during all the years it sat outside.

 

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Sad but hopefully I can get it fixed.

 

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I tried pushing the piston in by squeezing down spacers between the piston and head. It popped a hole in the piston so I stuck the air chisel in the hole and against the gudgeon pin. Once the pin snapped off the piston, the jug slid right off.

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Peter, I actually just sent you a message on bookface regarding this, but I have a shelf full of parts. Would it be easier for you if I just sent you a list of the spare shit I have lying around? I would love to contribute to this. Did the gas tank clean up ok or is it full of pin holes?

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I have the tank and it may survive but we won't be needing it for this one.

I don't have a master list but I can say I am only looking for a good and straight set of side panel badges. Outside of that, I think I've been able to source all the bodywork we'll need.

I'm holding off on little stuff until I have a better idea of what we'll need. I should know more once everything is here and I start the dry build.

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Did i read that Tino is sending you a topend and a bunch of pretty new stuff?

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Did i read that Tino is sending you a topend and a bunch of pretty new stuff?

That's the word around the campfire. Once I have discussed all the details with him I'll know more. I have emailed him about it.

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He's awesome. He helped me load my trailer on sunday at the Saga. He was asking about the riverside history, but i think he's a bigger fan of my volvo wagon. :)

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Rob from Madison donated a complete Series 2 headset, Electronic Stator and Toolbox Door:

 

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Corey Fraser from Scooter Fix! donated this extremely nice original rear frame grill, fuel tap lever and Throttle Cam:

 

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Thank you for your generosity!

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I'm trying something I have never tried before.  I have 2 stuck headsets and the first one I tried soaking it in evaporust to get it apart.  Unfortunately, it totally ate the aluminum front brake perch (which sucks because it was a really nice perch!) so back to the drawing board.  DO NOT SOAK YOUR STUCK HEADSET IN EVAPORUST!

 

Moving on, I found out Wal-Mart still sells hot plates.  Seeing as I had always wanted a hot plate for the shop to heat parts up and what not, I happily dropped the $10 to buy one.  While I was at it, I picked up a cheap stainless steel pot and another gallon of Marvel's Mystery Oil. Now I'm taking my time and heating these up in the oil to the 3rd power level on the hot plate for a few hours at a time when I am around.  Makes my whole shop small like wintergreen, which is better than PB Blaster.  That smell makes me want to gag.

 

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No idea if it will work, but we'll find out.

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I also had to bust out my tried and true method of bolt extraction that was featured in the Specialist a few issues back.

 

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Weld the nuts in place:

 

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Carefully remove them AFTER the cool down. I've found the weld too brittle when hot. The forced expansion from fast heating of the weld is enough to break things loose.

I still use penetrating oil and work them in and out slowly to get the threads lubricated and hopefully prevent tearing the threads out of the case.

 

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And done:

 

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And it worked! Soaked about 24 hours with 2 heat cycles on the hot plate.

 

Heated the tube up with map gas and gave it light taps on the perch closest to the shift indicator as that is the most reinforced area:

 

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Did that on both sides until it eventually started to move and just kept working it until it spun freely. Then I worked it off the headset and done:

 

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Both the steel tubes are totally rusted out but I think I can repair them.  I've got an idea at least...

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Next on the menu is extracting 3 broken bolts on the horncast.  Since the horncast is so delicate, I figure I'll keep using my hot plate of Marvel's Mystery Oil to soak and heat cycle the broken bolts and horncast.  Hopefully that makes them come out easier when the time comes to get out the welder and pull them out.

 

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Since I had the welder out I figured I'd weld on those damper mounts I got from Mr. Swift (plus any chance to use my damper mount jig).

 

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After 4 hours soaking on the hot plate, I thought I'd have a go at getting the 4 broken horncast bolts out. Same method as I posted before so no need to do a step by step.

 

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All broken bolts extracted and threads still intact.  Success!

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Just go with a 5 gear transmission and you'll get a whole new shifter!

 

LOL, Looking good sir. You're the master of patience. You're on so many lists for buying a hot plate from Wal-Mart. Please say it was at 2 in the morning after you stopped at Walgreens for Sudafed.

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LOL, Looking good sir. You're the master of patience. You're on so many lists for buying a hot plate from Wal-Mart. Please say it was at 2 in the morning after you stopped at Walgreens for Sudafed.

Yeah the trick is to buy the maximum at multiple locations.

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