The Red Menace Lives! (father-son moped project)

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The Red Menace Lives! (father-son moped project)

Postby rebelrider » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:28 pm

For folks who enjoyed my last moped project (http://sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=30900&p=375784&hilit=Moped#p375784) Here is one I'm doing with my son. This will be his moped when its done.

I could have swore I started a topic about this, but I can't find it anywhere, so I'll start from the beginning.
So it began with a never used, NOS frame that is probably 35+ years old now, that I gave my boy for Christmas a couple years ago.
I don't think he new what to make of it at first. :lol:
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Next we found an old engine, carb, and wheels on eBay.
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Cylinder is so small, I had to get a brake cylinder tool to hone it!
It got 90 psi compression before, and with honing and new rings, it now has 125 psi. :D
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In addition to cleaning and repacking the axles and free wheel cartridge, my neighbor (a bicycle enthusiast) was kind enough to true and adjust the spokes for us. We also did some body assembly, and some temporary wiring to get the plug to spark.
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Well, that brings us up to date. After some troubleshooting around the electrical (I missed a ground, and discovered that its all AC) We finally got to test the engine!



Just as a side note, I wonder when I started moving around like my grandfather? :lol:
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Re: The Red Menace Lives! (father-son moped project)

Postby gobium » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:22 pm

Great project with your son.
I luv moped.
My son and I did many builts together.

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Re: The Red Menace Lives! (father-son moped project)

Postby Kilometers2 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:54 am

gobium wrote:Great project with your son.



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Re: The Red Menace Lives! (father-son moped project)

Postby VWK75S » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:32 am

:) John
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Re: The Red Menace Lives! (father-son moped project)

Postby DaveO » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:54 am

That's SO Cool! I'm happy for you both, making some wonderful memories...that's just really Great !!! :)


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Re: The Red Menace Lives! (father-son moped project)

Postby Albuquralque » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:28 am

:thumbsup:
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Re: The Red Menace Lives! (father-son moped project)

Postby Mothra35 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:29 am

Cool project, I like the Wasp when you did it and the red menace looks great too, be cool to see you two riding together on them.

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