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« on: October 28, 2015, 03:01:01 PM »
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THIS ONE IS FOR ALL THE BUBBLE NOSE GUYS. I WAS JUST GETTING A 69 OLY READY FOR THE WINTER AND THE HEAD LIGHT WOULD NOT POP UP SO USED SOME BLASTER AND LET IT SET FOR 3 DAYS . APPLIED BLASTER 3 DIFFERENT TIMES AND NOW IT WORKS ONCE IT WORKED I PUT SOME WD 40 ON THE HINGE. TO BAD ALL THE PARTS ON THE HING ARE STEEL. SO CHECK THOSE POP UP LIGHTS BEFORE THE WINTER HITS
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2015, 07:31:44 PM »
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Can't wait for tomorrow
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2015, 09:10:51 AM »
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THIS ONE IS FOR ALL THE BUBBLE NOSE GUYS. I WAS JUST GETTING A 69 OLY READY FOR THE WINTER AND THE HEAD LIGHT WOULD NOT POP UP SO USED SOME BLASTER AND LET IT SET FOR 3 DAYS . APPLIED BLASTER 3 DIFFERENT TIMES AND NOW IT WORKS ONCE IT WORKED I PUT SOME WD 40 ON THE HINGE. TO BAD ALL THE PARTS ON THE HING ARE STEEL. SO CHECK THOSE POP UP LIGHTS BEFORE THE WINTER HITS

I found Justice Brothers JB80 works even better than Blaster (when applying heat to a stuck 640 jug)
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2015, 09:21:37 AM »
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Yes, I know what you mean. I added dry grease alter freeing the pop-up mechanism on my 71 Oly and it is still working after 2 years. Dry grease is used for car door hinges.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2015, 08:44:48 PM »
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MAKE SURE YA CHECK THE FAN SHIELD ON 2 CYLINDERS AND THE HEAD ON A SINGLE FOR GRASS/FOAM/NESTING MATERIAL/DROPPINGS THAT MY BEST BUDDIES THE MOUSE USES FOR NESTS. ON THE 2 CYLINDER MOTORS I HAVE USED A LEAF BLOWER AND HAD THE AIR GO IN ON THE HEAD AND THEREFORE PUSHED OUT THE FAN SHIELD TO CHECK FOR ANY MATERIAL IN THE FAN SHROUD.  IF YOU SEE ANYTHING COMMING OUT OF THE HEAD WHEN YOU START THE MOTOR UP ON A SINGLE CYLINDER. THEN YOU ARE BEAT YA HAVE TO REMOVE THE MOTOR AND THEN THE RECOIL AND FAN HOUSING YETI
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2015, 04:36:56 PM »
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BEFORE YA FIRE UP THAT RIP ROARING ROTAX MAKE SURE YA CHECK THE RUBBER CARB ADAPTER ON THOSE MIK'S TO MAKE SURE IT DIDN'T FORM CRACKS OVER THE SUMMER. I HATE TO HEAR ABOUT MOTOR SEIZEING BECAUSE OF A BAD CARB BOOT
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2015, 08:14:40 PM »
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"Tip of the Day"...might be a good new forum. We all learn little tricks as we work through our projects. For instance...I'm tearing down a 399 twin for the 71 Valmont. I'm using 5F5 paint stripper to remove the original black paint from the engine. It slopped over onto the contact surfaces between the case halves where the gasket sealer  is. And guess what, the paint stripper removes that old gasket sealer WAY quicker and cleaner than off the shelf "gasket remover" ever has. So I won't be buying that stuff again, I'll just brush some paint stripper on there and wipe it off. Tip of the day.
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2015, 09:23:47 PM »
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MAKE SURE TO CHECK THE THROTTLE CABLE AND BRAKE CABLE FOR FRAYS NEAR THE BRAKE AND THROTTLE LEVERS. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 1, 2015, 05:27:03 PM »
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HOW TO FIX A RECOIL SPRING.THESE ARE THE TOOLS YA NEED.

BEFORE DOOING ALITTLE BENDING

WHAT A BRAND NEW ONE LOOKS LIKE

AFTER YA CUT ABOUT 3/8 OF THE OLD SPRING OFF. WHERE THE BEND IN THE SPRING WAS IN THE FIRST PLACE
SLOWLY AND DOO NOT TRY TO DOO IT ALL AT ONE TIME. IF YA NEED TO ADD ALITTLE HEAT FROM A HEAT GUN  TO HELP YA. FINAL RESULT


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« Reply #9 on: November 2, 2015, 08:39:07 PM »
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The head light panel for a 69 OLY and 70 OLY is different, found that out today 69 is bigger
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« Reply #10 on: November 4, 2015, 12:32:39 PM »
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MAKE SURE THE THROTTLE CABLE DOES NOT STICK. I REMEMBER A GUY HAD A SLED FOR SALE ON EBAY AND I WAS WATCHING IT. WENT BACK A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER TO CHECK ON IT AND I WAS RELISTED WITH A PIC OF IT AFTER IT HIT A SHED. YA THE THROTTLE STUCK ON IT
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« Reply #11 on: November 5, 2015, 01:31:05 PM »
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GOT A PRIMER THAT DOES NOT WORK? BEFORE YA THROW IT OUT TAKE A PIECE OF BAILING WIRE AND PUT IT IN THE STRAIGHT OUTLET ON THE PRIMER . ANGLED ONE IS FOR SUCKTION. MOVE THE WIRE AROUND A BIT AND TRY AGAIN. SO FAR I AM THREE FOR THREE ON GETTING TH PRIMER TO WORK
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« Reply #12 on: November 7, 2015, 02:34:08 PM »
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EASY WAY TO CHECK THE INTERNAL COIL ON THE OLD SINGLES. JUST USE AN OHM METER AND PUT THE POSTIVE IN THE SPARK PLUG CAP/IN THE SPARK PLUG WIRE AND THE PUT THE BLACK ON THE MOTOR. OHM'S SHOULD BE 10-12 OHMS
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« Reply #13 on: November 8, 2015, 07:50:41 PM »
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INTERNAL COILS BY THEMSELVES NEED TO HAVE AN OHMS READING OF 5200-5700 OHMS TO PERFORM CORRECTLY. YA DOO THIS BY PUTTING ONE LEAD ON THE SPARK PLUG WIRE SCREW AND THE OTHER LEAD ON THE  WIRE COMMING OUT OF THE COIL OR THE PICK SHOES OF THE COIL
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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2015, 12:38:45 PM »
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EXTERNAL COILS NEED TO HAVE 6200-6800 OHMS OF RESISTANCE
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« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2015, 07:19:44 AM »
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NEED TO TAKE OFF OLD DECALS OR NUMBERS ON A HOOD USE A HAIR DRYER OR HEAT GUN. HEAT THE DECAL/NUMBER UP ALITTLE THEN USE A PLASTIC RAZER BLADE TO REMOVE THE DECAL. THE PLASTIC BLADE WILL NOT DIG INTO THE HOOD/PAINT LIKE A STEEL BLADE WILL
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« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2015, 09:51:32 AM »
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Here's a tip-

Always collect or acquire things that look similar...if all your machines are yellow with a black stripe, well, it's harder for others to notice one is different from another..

Scatter them!  Put a few over at a buddy's house, a couple behind that garden shed..cammo netting, and stacking firewood in front of them is a good idea!

Sell a couple occasionally...that way, you can always tell someone (and I think, gentleman, we know whom I refer to..) that you don't hoard them and in fact just buy and sell!

Never, never line them all up in the yard!

Pay CASH for everything, burn all receipts!

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« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2015, 04:28:51 PM »
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BEEN BUSY SO THE TIPS HAVE NOT BEEN LISTED.

74-76 TNT BRAKE CABLES HOUSINGS ARE LIKE HEN'S TEETH. THEY ARE 62-64 INCHES LONG . WHAT TO DOO
SO I TOOK A LOOK AT A 77-78 TNT SET UP. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME BUT YA CAN USE A 77-78 BRAKE ASSEMBLEY ON A 74-76 SLED. THE CHAIN CASE HOLES ARE THE SAME YOU CAN RUN THE CABLE THE SAME WAY THEY DID IN 77-78.IN THE BACK OF THE CLUTCH NOT ON THE BELLY PAN. NOW I CAN STOP!!!
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« Reply #18 on: December 2, 2015, 10:48:22 AM »
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MAKE SURE YA CHECK THE FIT OF YOUR SPROCKETS IN THE AXLE FLANGES. I JUST RAN INTO SOME THAT DID NOT FIT THE FLANGES OF THE AXLE CORRECTLY. THEY ARE TOO NARROW/SMALL. IF THE SPROCKET DOESN'T FIT FLUSH TO THE FLANGE IT WILL NOT BE IN THE CORRECT ALGINMENT FOR THE AXLE AND TRACK
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« Reply #19 on: December 5, 2015, 07:26:26 PM »
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To line up your hood hinges put a metal rod or wooden dowel through both of them to see if they are in line with each other
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