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By the looks of it, no gum or drab...

 

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Well, the Gilera dit not start "off the bat", so I will need to dig deeper.

 

 

 

Carb was cleaned ultra-sonically,

I have spark

I have compression (I think...)

I hove no kickstarter so pushing it is....

 

To no avail.

 

 

 

so I gave up for the day, took the exhaust off and drove home

 

 

 

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Strarted cleaning which include putting a powerdrill+wire wheel on her...

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Then, when I helt it vertically, a shitload of primarily sand streamed out

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With rust flakes in for good measure. Ir was quite a volumen/weight

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So I'm (hoping) that this somehow blocked the exhaust flow so much that it hampered attempts to start her.  Back on it maybe Thursday or Friday.....

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Take the spark plug out and put your finger down the hole  (not that hole).

Now push it down the road and test for compression. with your finger.

And try not to get arrested at the same time. 

 

I take it you have plenty of petrol?

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The density of iron corrosion products is a lot less than the iron itself so hopefully you still have some steel left.

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9 hours ago, jeremyr62 said:

Take the spark plug out and put your finger down the hole  (not that hole).

Now push it down the road and test for compression. with your finger.

And try not to get arrested at the same time. 

 

I take it you have plenty of petrol?

 

There is plenty compresseion methink. With the sparkplug revmoved and gearbox in 1st, rotatin the rear wheel is fairly easy. I can hear the piston puffing.  with the spark plug is, it reauires siginificant effect.  Och well, will try again in a couple of days.

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And the timing is OK? If you have spark, petrol and compression it will fire eventually. 

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Rocker cover gasket is iffy I reckon.

Lifted the cover and found fresh oil on tge face and gasket.

 

So I cut a new one.. will try tomorrow if this proves to be "it"...

 

 

Never done one before, never too old to learn.

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And so the farkling begins... :woohoo:

 

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(Mind you, this is the OEM part the bike came with in 1955. So does this classify as "farkling"?)

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Sounds like a two stroke.

Your neighbours will so happy to hear that first thing in the morning.

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"I love the smell sound of 1950's 4-stroke in the morning;

it sound like........ 

 

VICTORY!!!"  :goofy:

 

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The Gilera had (according to the Italian bike tech guru that made her run) a wrong sparkplug and a 2-stroke carb with incorrect jetting, connecting tube to a head a Walmart bit of cobbled together tubing. so he turned a new one.

 

We tried salvaging as much parts from the incorrect carb to rebuild a proper one with a MA 18 B shell. But after fiddling with jets, needle height and shape, trying to ensure proper fuel level inside the bowl,  he just said "who cares" and removed a perfect one from (one of) his MV Agusta's for me....  :beer:

 

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He owns a few yes,

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And knows how to turn from solid aluminium bar ...

 

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Han the THE MAN!!!:beer:

 

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The jury is still deliberating....

 

 

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I did the left one with some headlight film as a nod to an endurance racer.  Right now it is just the right that operates on low beam,

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I might go the yellow film route at some point.....

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The engine with the matching #'s to the frame has some "experience"...  

 

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Perhaps this rendering will look better....

 

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On 10/31/2019 at 8:51 PM, Captain 80s said:

 

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I think that RC24 (26?) looks so stunning! :wub:

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Lovely day for it

 

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"Don't pay the ferryman"

(cos it is free...)

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Some of them are out of season....

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Had a look at an AGV Legend, but the L too tight and XL too loose.... (I have an ARAI head... 😪)

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Mind you, Ago raced on Aermacchi, not Gilera...

Maybe I should look for a Simoncelli lid.... 😎

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Donor engine, really clarty... Time for some therapy (or penance? Fricking cold outside)

 

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Ah! There IS a # underneath 65 years of grime...

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That makes this a 150cc Sport 1st gen 😎

 

Easy with the right tool

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Store for later

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I give up for today, too bloody cold

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