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Could you use a couple extra large Alan and leaf bags and slide one over each end?
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Still lots of work to do, but I had some time to fool with the engine tonight.
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whodatschrome wrote:
Very cool! That cylinder will be exact what the scooter needs to keep up with the times. I have a second VB1 project that i'm thinking about doing something with. The stock crank and cylinder are rusted together, so it's either spend a LOT of $$$$ on transforming the wideframe engine to something faster, or swap in a PX150 EFL autolube engine. I'd prefer keeping the wideframe engine, but good golly, if i went with Pinasco cases, 4 speed conversion, and all the others accoutrements that i want, it would be around $4k! I'll definitely be keeping a sharp eye on this thread!
From what I understand a lot of the widebody cylinders are designed to work well with a 3 speed and stock cases, so those are both places you could skimp a tiny bit.
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Another picture of the motor.
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Baby steps.
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What is the aluminum cylinder kit?
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C.C. Corsa. I have been told that it is licensed from Falc and very similar to their small frame cylinders.
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Does anyone have a paint code for single stage paint that would closely match the silver on a 58' VB1? I want to paint the new floor board.
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I used plastic wrap over the stripper, that combined with the hot humid weather took most of the paint including original off of the scooter. I don't have the budget to do a nice paint job at this point.
Options that I am considering.
1. Let surface rust set in on bare metal and keep it oiled.
2. Clear por15
3. Single stage paint over rough body and all.

I would like to find a nicer bike to drop the motor in or budget professional paint and body some day, but I also want to get it on the road and have some fun.
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Here's what option one could look like…
Bear. My 1959 Allstate.
Bear. My 1959 Allstate.
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What do you use to protect the metal?
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Sharkhide bare metal protectant. Works really well.
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I would really advise against the POR15. It needs a really rough surface to adhere and is a bitch to get off. There is a good chance you will want to repaint it at some point. Protected bare metal is a good option or a really cheap rattle can (color or clear) that can be wiped off with solvent. Another option is cold galv. It's a dull silver gray, protects well against rust and is really easy to wipe off with solvent. I use it on my VW bus to protect newly welded repairs until I can paint them. Some of it has been on there for many years.
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Rebuilt the front end. New floor welded in, painted the frame. Leaving the fender, cowls, headset, gas tank, and some other bits with remnants of original paint.
I hope to have the patience and skills or money to do a better job someday, but my goal is to have a solid rider by this coming spring and have some fun on this bike rather than loose interest and patience.
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Installed the front end, headset, wiring harness, and cables. Started installing floor rails.
Waiting on some parts before I install the motor.
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Working on floor rails.
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Cool stuff. Will be a killer scoot!
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A tiny bit more progress. Waiting on some bits and pieces and I need to grab some bolts for the left side cowl.
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Found some bolts.
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Looks nice.
Patina/paint has a cool effect.
Gonna be fun to ride/ get a lot of looks I'm sure.
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It looks fantastic.
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Love the look!
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Little baby steps, got the floor trim finished and the engine in. Now I can tackle cables and wiring.
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