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Shovel rebirth

Discussion in 'Projects' started by eieio4tn, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. eieio4tn

    eieio4tn Active Member

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    got bored this weekend...so i started my build a little early...
    dad and i tore my baby all the way down...have a look...
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    frame is really rough, but in good shape...powdercoat black in the works...
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    talk about jacked-up wiring. every connection on her was spliced .
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    going to take a little while to clean, sort and refinish all of this stuff.
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    powerplant is awaiting new james gasket set, still curious about any modes...
    i will give details and pics as i open her up.
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    my shovel did turn some heads at bosewell's, as i was downshifting and
    taching it up between gears...love my shovel !
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Think I would look for a complete new wire harness or kit


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    That looks like a great project you started... Good Luck with and have fun.:)
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    Looks like you have a job ahead of you , like HRK said start looking for a harmless / kit or build one with all the Right colors
  6. eieio4tn

    eieio4tn Active Member

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    new factory wiring front to back. i just cut as i stripped.
    kinda explains the intermittant turn signals.
    alot of my attention is on the engine right now though...
    real curious to see what's been done before...upgrades ??
    wondering about crank, cam and piston options.
    was disappointed at how much stuff that was really loose.
    compensator nut....barely finger tight.
    ever seen anyone use copper for safety wire ?
    i also wanna see about maybe belt drive...
    speak freely...i will try to limit posts to progress...with pics too.
    thanks everyone for the support.
    :worthless:
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    I put a 1 1/2" belt drive on my shovel but haven't ridden it yet. Will let you know how I like it - or don't. I have to take it off because I discovered my crankcase seal leaking. Keep up the good work! Here's a pic of mine so far.

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    chucktx Moderator Staff Member

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    copper is no good for locking wire. it will break easily.....use stainless or quality carbon steel.........cool project, gonna look nice when finished!!!!!!!
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    eieio4tn Active Member

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    sweet joshbob...keep me posted.

    yes, i will use "real" safety wire...ha ha. also all new nylock nuts.

    powdercoater wanted $350 for frame and front lower shocks,
    after i pay $100 for sandblasting. it is 90% stripped now, guess
    4 or 5 coats of engine enamel will have to do. i will put that money
    to better use.
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    joshbob Well-Known Member

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    Good idea on the paint. You don't have to spend gobs of money on painting a frame. Motor paint will work well and so will rattle can automotive primer & acrylic enamel. If you ever get a ding or scratch, it's easily and affordably sanded and repainted.
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    good luck on the build ! will be nice to see it when its done:cool:
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    Check out Eastwood products. They have a DIY powder coat kit


    Jmo but if you are going this far don't skimp on powder coat. Put the money there and just extend project time to recover budget

    Frame will last longer and wear better with pc cover.





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  13. eieio4tn

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    looking for exhaust now. i found a set of oe dual last month...
    now i cannot find even one set. the drags are rough, but sound good.
    dont think i want 2 into 1.
    someone chime in with a source...please.
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    Look at Chrome Werks, paughco, places like that.....
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    Theres two places the one JB said & the other chrome works , this chrome works has a good selection of shovel pipes
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    :wtf: I said Chrome Works???:wtf: And try Kustom Chrome as well....
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    LMAO you said chrome werks, any way there tow different chrome works & krome werks , The chrome works I'am talking about has good prices (cheep) :D
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    :gah::gah::rant::rant:
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    eieio4tn Active Member

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    Been real busy, camera problems too. Sorry for the delay.
    Sandblasted the frame and primed...layed on 5 coats of engine enamel.
    Check it out...
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    Got some tin work done also...
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    Changed my mind on the color...woman wasn't too excited over Birch White,
    so now it's Candy Apple Red metalflake. I think i like it...(no, i did not use
    true value paint on this).

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    I hope to get the fuel tanks and bags this week.
    Harness, Paucho pipes and fender trims will be here this week.
    I can hardly wait to start on the engine and tranny, but i am trying to beat the
    cold weather with all this bodywork that i hate to do.
    I will post more next week. Thanks for the interest.

    Bob
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    When you gonna tear in the engine, or you having somebody to do it for you ?

    I remember the shovels wel. They vibrate... a little.

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