the moped that i just posted about yesterday,
just got a totally awesome buddy, a 1956 sears allstate from the coolest dude in his 60s, garage kept, etc.
its not perfectly complete - missing petcock, tank has inside rust, that little adornment in the center of the tank is gone, and i don't think those mirrors are stock. also, the wiring appears to have all been removed hastily, for some unknown reason. also, i think there was a spacer between the head and the carb - a really cursory "intake manifold," and either i'm wrong, or it's missing too.
but after wrenching the plug out, i found out it has spark... so i cleaned off the carb (not because i was gonna put fuel through it, but because i was excited), sprayed cleaner into the cylinder, and cranked... and it came to life!
probably the coolest thing about these for me, besides the totally awesome vintage style, is the manual shift... or maybe the coaster brake. i can't wait to clean the tank out and take it for a spin.
deazy, i know you have 2 of these. tell me how awesome they are?
also, do any of you compare these to the honda cub? obviously this doesn't have a fairing or a 4-stroke, but the cub's been described as invincible - and after 52 years, this thing's a clean gas tank away from cruising down the road.
oh yeah, forgot to mention the spark plug:
it has a little moped man on it! so tight! does that mean its original?