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    My new (old) project

    Crusty Old Shellback
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    Posts : 684
    Join date : 2011-07-27
    Location : Oxnard

    My new (old) project

    Post by Crusty Old Shellback on Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:36 pm

    I inherted an old, early '50's era Cushman scooter from my Dad some time back. It ran but was a pain to get running and wasn't reliable. Since it was no where near stock, I decided to rebuild it and reto mod it. Here's what I started with.

    I've gotten it tore down and have stripped off the old paint. I just ordered a bunch of bearings for teh wheels and front end. I found a wide tire for the rear and a new skinney front tire. This weekend I scored at Harbor freight's parking lot sale.

    I picked up one of their 420cc 14 HP/18.5 TQ OHV electric start motors. I've got to do some mods to it to make it fit and work, but it will fit in. The goal is to gear it for about 45 MPH, add in a headlight, brake light and front disc brake, get it taged and ride it to work. Should be fun.

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    Re: My new (old) project

    Post by dwolson2 on Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:25 am

    keep us posted on its progress!

    2012 MASVC Treasurer, 2013 MASVC webmaster/secretary
    Wasting money on my tank one paycheck at a time!!
    50 Gal Cadlights(No thread, as its still a bit away from finishing it)

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