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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby Nobby » Mon May 18, 2020 6:33 am

So the tank was about as rusty internally as you can get!... normally I would have binned it and got another without hesitation but I wanted to keep this as original as poss and where would I get an orig paint beige tank??




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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby Nobby » Mon May 18, 2020 6:42 am

I hate that petseal stuff so thought I’d give this German stuff a try- it’s basically mild acid to get rid of rust rather than trying to seal over the top of it!.....

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Bit weird filling your tank Up with boiling water from the kettle I must say!! :o :o
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It says to leave it for 24 hours on badly rusted tanks but I left it over the weekend- wrapped in a blanket to keep the heat in as it says it works better with hot water and the longer you can keep it hot the better...

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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby Nobby » Mon May 18, 2020 6:48 am

So this morning I flushed it out loads (the more a flushed it the better it looked), it’s worked pretty damn well!!!- not 100% perfect I would say it probably needs another go to be perfect but at £15 a time for the tank clean stuff I think I’ll just risk it with an in line filter for a while :D , iv used worse condition tanks in the past put it that way!

So well happy...





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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby Knowledge » Mon May 18, 2020 7:25 am

That looks good stuff. It seems to have done the job.

I assume you would have spotted any new rust holes during the flushing. I have a couple of rusty tanks I keep just for “sizing things up” and they are well and truly ventilated.

Is there any future for the original tap?
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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby Nobby » Mon May 18, 2020 7:45 am

Knowledge wrote:That looks good stuff. It seems to have done the job.

I assume you would have spotted any new rust holes during the flushing. I have a couple of rusty tanks I keep just for “sizing things up” and they are well and truly ventilated.

Is there any future for the original tap?


I can see some pitting inside but nothing as deep as to worry about holes, I have tried to clean the orig tap gauzes before without much success! And this one is really bad .. so with the new ethanol e10 fuel coming in , needing a good gauze/filler and Also thinking a may put a bigger motor in at some stage?? Or not but just incase I thought a new fast flow would be a better option...
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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby gaz_powell » Mon May 18, 2020 7:32 pm

looks good stuff and nice one salvaging the tank - where was Rostio from ?
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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby Nobby » Mon May 18, 2020 7:33 pm

eBay :? :? :?
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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby datpat64 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:33 pm

Brilliant find and a nice conservative sorting out !!!! Wish I'd found it with that number plate !
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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby Nobby » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:20 pm

So....
full engine rebuild-
Rt195, mec crank, 26mm phbl with bgm filter/elbow and drilled out box. Rs clubman, bgm stator with cheapy Indian eBay lightened flywheel , 16/47 on an li150 gbox nuffin fancy...
17 deg btdc, 1.2 squish..

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Mb inlet for the bhbl is abit rubbish I must say... compered to his usual good stuff?

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Sorry Ralph! I had to bodge your exhaust!

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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby Nobby » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:54 pm

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I tried to cut corners and be cheap so a bought a s/h bhpl ‘for a lambretta’.... turns out it was for a 4 stroke ffs!... still after speaking to euro carb I had a go at changing the what-ya-ma-call-it brass tube that is the only difference between a 4 and 2 stroke carb.... turns out it was really easy and straight forward to do!


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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby Nobby » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:57 pm

Together.....


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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby Nobby » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:00 pm

Maiden voyage! About half hour ago.... first time it’s been on the raid and run for 34 years....






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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby Nobby » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:08 pm

You know when people say it started first kick after the rebuild.... and you think ‘whatever!’ .....well it started first bloody kick I couldnt believe it!!... revved nice from the off.... all the lights and horn worked!.... and i have to say what a bloody lovely set up that is- rt195 with rs clubman and 16/47 li150 box ... really rides lovely....
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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby Cgt75b » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:38 pm

That’s ace luv it, crikey ya turn em round pretty quick.
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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby Nobby » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:58 pm

Cgt75b wrote:That’s ace luv it, crikey ya turn em round pretty quick.


Dude... at our age there’s no time to mess around!!. :D :D
Tbh tho I only rebuilt the engine, fitted inner cables, cleaned the tank, fitted new tyres and tubes....etc... A lot of people would have stripped it totally and cleaned it up before rebuilding with plenty of new bits but it’s been dry stored all this time and I wanted to keep the patina and originality.... I think I should have replaced the wheel bearing grease and fork grease tho!!... a job for another day.. maybe
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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby bike grim » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:32 pm

Nice job
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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby L111amo » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:21 pm

Proper old scooter, love it
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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby Scooterslag » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:09 pm

Lovely 8-)
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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby pacemaker » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:59 am

Great job done there. Just to make it perfect take the front number plate off and put two on the mudguard. I will look so authentic fo its actual age.
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Re: Fresh barn/garage find! New project

Postby Nobby » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:40 am

pacemaker wrote:Great job done there. Just to make it perfect take the front number plate off and put two on the mudguard. I will look so authentic fo its actual age.


I did consider it but my 2 other scooters- pacemaker and sx200 have black/white number plates on the mudguards so wanted it to be slightly different... also I wanted to break up the large area of beige on the on the front!... and where the orig tax disc is is in the way of number plates?... but yeah I’m not 100% happy with the front no plate something about it doesn’t quite work...
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