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Offline Wageslave

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Re: Questions on my new project bike.
« Reply #50 on: January 10, 2020, 10:07:55 pm »
Yes, throttle was fully open and choke was off.

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Re: Questions on my new project bike.
« Reply #51 on: January 10, 2020, 11:09:16 pm »
what are your valve clearances on the low cyl?

When they tell you they have 'seen it all and done it all', you can guarantee that they haven't.

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Re: Questions on my new project bike.
« Reply #52 on: January 11, 2020, 05:36:36 am »
Not sure without rechecking, but everything had at least a little lash.

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Re: Questions on my new project bike.
« Reply #53 on: January 11, 2020, 12:23:16 pm »
Assuming that I just buy a whole new engine on eBay, what years would be compatible?

All year C10 engines are compatible unless someone knows different. Watch out for hydrolock damaged engines. Get a guarantee!

Parts bikes found close to you are cheaper than engines usually. Mine has paid for it's purchase price too many times to count now. The tires on it were new which was a big plus. It had some good Farkles and the gas tank was pristine. Food for thought if you can score one. I drove 4 hrs to get mine. Was more than worth it.

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Re: Questions on my new project bike.
« Reply #54 on: January 11, 2020, 03:07:46 pm »
I agree. Probably better to buy a parts bike with running engine that you can use for parts.
I recently helped friends buy a pair of them for $1000.
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Re: Questions on my new project bike.
« Reply #55 on: January 11, 2020, 05:19:56 pm »
Wageslave, where in the North Central region are you? 

I am near Flint, MI and have 4 engines which might have what you need.

Shipping engines isn't cheap but if you're relatively close . . . . a drive might be worth your while.
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Re: Questions on my new project bike.
« Reply #56 on: January 12, 2020, 05:20:24 am »
I am about 7 hours away from Flint, but I appreciate the offer.  This may end up being the parts bike for a nicer one this spring.  If it suddenly had a good engine installed, I would still have a few other things to deal with. 

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Re: Questions on my new project bike.
« Reply #57 on: January 13, 2020, 04:56:06 am »
If it was described as running good when put up and if the remaining cylinder compression is decent clean the carbs, get it running and do another compression check. If you are going to own one of these bikes the more you know about DYI the better off you are. Chances are good any next bike will need carb work and doctoring.
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