1974 Ciao

So I bought this box of goodies had it shipped just to have a hole in the tank in a odd ass spot! So odd of a spot I know the person I got it from had no idea. (edited)

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Moped Lar (OFMC) /

That sucks! That's why I never buy peds sight unseen. Hopefully you can get the hole brazed up.

Re: 1974 Ciao

The hole in the tank.

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> Moped Lar (OFMC) Wrote:

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> That sucks! That's why I never buy peds sight unseen. Hopefully you can

> get the hole brazed up.

True. All my peds had some type of crazy problem. I think they find me because they know some how or some way I'll fix them.

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The fix. I haven't done this in over 20yrs but I haven't lost my touch yet!

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She's coming along nicely. Don't hate on the bars either!

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Thanks to Angelo she'll always be wet!

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Now waiting on a shipment.....

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Dirty30 Dillon /

COOL. I'm working on two separate "vespa" wet-bois.

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I wont hate on the bars, but I am certain that on a long ride, the bars will hate on you! Nice work on the tank!

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> Tri-ped Dave Wrote:

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> I wont hate on the bars, but I am certain that on a long ride, the bars

> will hate on you! Nice work on the tank!

We'll see about the bars. I'm 6'3 with long arms so maybe not? Thank about the tank. I had a tear in my eye when I poured vinegar in the tank and is started running on the floor in my shop and I didn't waist any. I really wanted the bike so what else was there to do?

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

> Stephen Simmons Wrote:

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> > I wont hate on the bars, but I am certain that on a long ride, the

> bars

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> > will hate on you! Nice work on the tank!

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> We'll see about the bars. I'm 6'3 with long arms so maybe not? Thank

> about the tank. I had a tear in my eye when I poured vinegar in the tank

> and is started running on the floor in my shop and I didn't waist any. I

> really wanted the bike so what else was there to do?

Same thing happened to me on a moby awhile back....except it was precious evaporust leaking onto the floor. I soldered the hole with radiator solder i had, worked like a charm.

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> Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) Wrote:

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> > We'll see about the bars. I'm 6'3 with long arms so maybe not? Thank

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> > about the tank. I had a tear in my eye when I poured vinegar in the

> tank

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> > and is started running on the floor in my shop and I didn't waist any.

> I

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> > really wanted the bike so what else was there to do?

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> Same thing happened to me on a moby awhile back....except it was

> precious evaporust leaking onto the floor. I soldered the hole with

> radiator solder i had, worked like a charm.

I know exactly how you felt.

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Man, I've had all these bikes and never a gas tank leak. WHAT am I doing right? Marathon gas? Maybe.

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

> Don Ohio Wrote:

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> Man, I've had all these bikes and never a gas tank leak. WHAT am I doing

> right? Marathon gas? Maybe.

"No matter when, no matter where, Marathon will take you there!"

I saw that commercial of a bunch of youngsters in a no-door jeep wrangler flyin down the highway arms up like 8 years ago, still stuck in my head

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> Don Ohio Wrote:

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> Man, I've had all these bikes and never a gas tank leak. WHAT am I doing

> right? Marathon gas? Maybe.

If you look at the pics you will see it had nothing to do with the gas. Something got behind the bracket and rusted from the outside in.

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very nice fix, im gonna have to learn howta braze.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

> Stephen Simmons Wrote:

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> > Man, I've had all these bikes and never a gas tank leak. WHAT am I

> doing

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> > right? Marathon gas? Maybe.

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> If you look at the pics you will see it had nothing to do with the gas.

> Something got behind the bracket and rusted from the outside in.

Definitely laid on it's side and rain/condensation trapped. Bad Crime

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> Stephen Simmons Wrote:

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> > Man, I've had all these bikes and never a gas tank leak. WHAT am I

> doing

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> > right? Marathon gas? Maybe.

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> If you look at the pics you will see it had nothing to do with the gas.

> Something got behind the bracket and rusted from the outside in.

At Brandon...…….LOL! They still play that on radio.

Stephen, that tank was externally rotted, but you've seen these terrible rusty tanks,right? None of mine look bad like that.

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I'm tired, goodnight.....

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Motor is in the frame and looking good! More to come.

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Drivetrain is in woohoo!!!!!! The Side clutch bell from Dos just needed a couple of snap rings, shims, spacer and starter shoes swapped over. Oh and the pins the starter shoes sits on needed to be shaved down like 1mm? Other than that it goes right on.

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oh single speed! fun!

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> Graham Motzing Wrote:

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> oh single speed! fun!

Yes sir, I wouldn't have it any other way!

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She's alive!!!!!! Now to write up a list and order some more parts.

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Got a little more done.

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Loving it!

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She's almost done. Controls and lights are next on the list!

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kevin Smellaflange /

be careful not to lean your head back & hit exzZillerator @ the same time...or you'll be on a unicycle

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Awesome. Iam specially feeling that seat and handle bar. The whole bike is sweet though.

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