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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.
Next we found an old engine, carb, and wheels on eBay.
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.
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.
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?