Re: Dead old field Pinto

Angry Hipster /

So with my recent discovery of the lack of availability of pinto tanks I've started to consider other options.

The bike with the green tank has a free spirit tank and the other one has a magnum x tank...

I like these options because I don't have a welder, so I imagine a bit of bracket work and I could bolt one on.

I'm still kind of planning and looking for a stock tank, but it's good to know there are options.

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Re: Dead old field Pinto

Angry Hipster /

Also the solder idea seems legit. I'll have to do some research and figure out what equipment it would require.

I imagine it would be a two part process. I'd have to fix the hole(s?) And then use acid to clean the inside and then fix whatever holes pop up from that process.

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kevin Smellaflange /

all bikes have soul, except ''bridgestone''

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Angry Hipster /

> Brent Eaton Wrote:

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> all bikes have soul, except ''bridgestone''

I don't understand

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> Thomas Davis Wrote:

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> > all bikes have soul, except ''bridgestone''

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> I don't understand

It's okay. None of us understand Brent

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This should work with little modifications I bet.

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> Thomas Davis Wrote:

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> Also the solder idea seems legit. I'll have to do some research and

> figure out what equipment it would require.

>

> I imagine it would be a two part process. I'd have to fix the hole(s?)

> And then use acid to clean the inside and then fix whatever holes pop up

> from that process.

Just strip the outside to bare metal , flux and solder . If the tank is rusty inside , yes , clean that .

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

> Thomas Davis Wrote:

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> So with my recent discovery of the lack of availability of pinto tanks

> I've started to consider other options.

>

> The bike with the green tank has a free spirit tank and the other one

> has a magnum x tank...

>

> I like these options because I don't have a welder, so I imagine a bit

> of bracket work and I could bolt one on.

>

> I'm still kind of planning and looking for a stock tank, but it's good

> to know there are options.

> >

That's a "Berman Special", beware

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Go with a Kreidler MP9 tank for the euro look.

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Angry Hipster /
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I pulled the engine tonight..

I'll just keep moving forward as time allows.

I have a Maxi, so the plan is that the Pinto will absorb parts as I get the Maxi running, and upgraded.

I am considering going top tank with this if I can't find a stock tank.

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I had a old kawasaki kz550 with worse hole then that welded up. I would check around before getting new tank, you will need to line it but you'll still come out on top.

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Angry Hipster /
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I got it stripped down some more. The headset was loose and the bearings were shit.

The chain is my staff it comforts me!

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^ :D

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I have a 1978 Pinto that i think is original. If you need pictures of any parts, let me know.

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Angry Hipster /

Nice bike, I'll definitely hit you up if I need some pics.

I need to get that stupid cotter pin out of the pedal crank. I hit it with a hammer and broke the stud part... Now I'm going to work smarter and try to use a socket a smaller bolt and a large C-clamp to maybe press it out.

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Jimmy Cincinnati /

Re: Dead old field Pinto

Harry Barth

If your selling stuff then how much for the front/rear fenders to 95125

Maybe the handle bars too but Treats has them for $16. I think. (edited)

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Angry Hipster /

> Jeff Parr Wrote:

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> Harry Barth

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> If your selling stuff then how much for the front/rear fenders to 95125

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> Maybe the handle bars too but Treats has them for $16. I think.

I didn't get that he was selling anything from his post, he was merely offering to take pictures.

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>x Thomas Davis Wrote:

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> 95125

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> > Maybe the handle bars too but Treats has them for $16. I think.

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> I didn't get that he was selling anything from his post, he was merely

> offering to take pictures.

Bummer. I had to try.

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I really love it when people save a bike that most people would scrap due to the amount of work. I wish I had a Pinto tank lying around to send your way. I'll keep an eye out though. keep it up dude!

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Angry Hipster /

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> I really love it when people save a bike that most people would scrap

> due to the amount of work. I wish I had a Pinto tank lying around to

> send your way. I'll keep an eye out though. keep it up dude!

Thanks for the kind words. A tank came in the mail today that I bought from Moped Army user Steve Bailey. I didn't expect to drop some money on the Pinto right away, especially when my maxi is a lot closer to running and needs parts.... but clean pinto tanks apparently don't show up everyday so I had to buy.

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Next step is removing the stuck cotter pin from the crank. It is rust seized really bad. I tried a C-clamp and no luck. My next step will be to rent a ball joint splitter tool and use it to remove the stuck pin.

Also shout out to Steve Bailey for sending the tank immediately and for it arriving in such great shape as described. I wouldn't hesitate to deal with him again!

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Angry Hipster /

And in case anyone is wondering I installed the new fender on the olds..

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Angry Hipster /
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With this bike I didn't see the point in freeing the rust seized restricted cylinder, the crank, cylinder, stator and flywheel are all rusty junk, clutch bell looks ok. The countershaft sprocket may be salvageable..

I did find it cool that I could split the case without using a piston stop, clutch or flywheel puller.

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Jeremy Homser /

How did you undo the screws that hold the stator to the case with the flywheel still on?

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Angry Hipster /
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More pics

I just removed the screws from the stator plate by going through the flywheel... you can see in one pic where I turned it to access the last screw... which I ended up drilling out and damaged the plate and coils but they were trash from rust anyway..

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Angry Hipster /
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This is cool to see. Keep at dude.

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

Wow, those rusty pics are giving me anxiety. Looking forward to the finished product

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Angry Hipster /
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Here is the bike at the moment. I bought a parts bike to fix it up but the parts bike actually seems to be a decent roller so I have decided to fix the roller bike and keep the pinto on the back burner.

I'm sure as I upgrade the other bikes parts will trickle down to the pinto. The main thing is that it is saved from the junkyard and now has a nice new clean unobtainable tank sitting on it.

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