1962 Puch/Sears Allstate compact engine

I found a moped listed for sale with no engine, anyone know what engine it originally had and how hard it would be to find something that could be mounted in there? What I see online is "The engine was an aluminum 60cc 2-stroke single with flywheel magneto ignition, mated to a foot-operated 3-speed manual transmission, and capable of achieving a speed of 42 MPH and touting 100 mpg."

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What about that big red in the pic? I love me a three wheeler. Been looking for a 84 and up big red 250 for a decade at a decent price.

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> Satan 666 Wrote:

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> What about that big red in the pic? I love me a three wheeler. Been

> looking for a 84 and up big red 250 for a decade at a decent price.

Back when I had the bike shop , I had a 3 wheeler . Once my foot slipped off the peg and the rear wheel wanted to lay a patch up the back of my leg .

Guess what ... No more 3 wheelers , ever .

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Not sure it's not mine -- This is from a Facebook Marketplace ad. I'd link it but it looks like it's gone now!

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> P D Wrote:

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> > Satan 666 Wrote:

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> > What about that big red in the pic? I love me a three wheeler. Been

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> > looking for a 84 and up big red 250 for a decade at a decent price.

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> Back when I had the bike shop , I had a 3 wheeler . Once my foot slipped

> off the peg and the rear wheel wanted to lay a patch up the back of my

> leg .

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> Guess what ... No more 3 wheelers , ever .

I have a 86 125m with reverse. I use it as a tractor around my yard for towing a trailer.

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> Satan 666 Wrote:

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> I have a 86 125m with reverse. I use it as a tractor around my yard for

> towing a trailer.

Good you're putting it to work .

I currently have no use for a tractor of any kind . Being a full time RVer , all of our yard work is done by the parks we stay in .

And , back when we had a house , our yard was such that I could get it push mowed , trimmed , edged and blown within a half hour . Just right . ;)

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Oh yeah she gets a good workout. Sorry for the threadjack

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Dirty30 Dillon /

The AllState Puch motors don't really have a ton of availability.

Now, if I stumbled on one of those in great shape for a decent price, I would probably do one of two things:

If I wanted to keep the motor contemporary with the bike, I would go with a fan-cooled Minarelli engine from the era.

If I wanted something with more parts and better performance, I would look for an AM6 motor or Derbi EBE motor to adapt. Get liquid cooling and 6 speeds.

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Pushrod Fifty /

You can find a complete one for the same price I'm sure.

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Pushrod,

It was $200, but sold soon after I made this post

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Pushrod Fifty /

I've seen barn find DS60s for similar prices, and one in a scrapyard, but it would cost alot to restore, kind of ugly, and because its a 60cc it would need to be registered, a moped would be just as fast and easier to get parts for.

Hard to get a bike out of state now in the northeast without border crossing.

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The DS60 is popular with the vintage scooter folks, perhaps finding a good group of those folks will give you better ideas than guess work or deviations to 3 wheelers...

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