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So It Begins. Taking It Apart And Tinkering With It. Ss12


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#1 hrhoward OFFLINE  

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Posted July 17, 2014 - 03:04 PM

I have been tinkering with my SS12.  Taking it apart.  Squirting nuts and bolts with wonder penetrant.

New bearings on the front wheels.  Took the light switch apart and freed it up.  Same with the choke cable.

Think I might keep it ratty looking but get the mechanical bits back up to par.

Anyone know the proper routing of the throttle cable?

Going to tackle the wiring here pretty soon.

 

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Posted July 17, 2014 - 05:02 PM

Looks like you are off to a good start. The wiring always seems to be a mess on these older GTs. I usually start over and renew everything when it's been "modified" by previous owners. 


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 05:11 PM

Aye. Have a mess of wire at the shop. I hate crimp connections. Solder is the way to go.

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Posted July 17, 2014 - 08:17 PM

I don't have an answer about the throttle cable routing, but I will check tomorrow.  Perhaps someone will reply before I check.



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Posted July 18, 2014 - 07:07 AM

I believe it goes under the battery tray and around the "passenger side" of the head. I don't remember if it attaches to a head bolt or not.

Will be tomorrow before I'm near mine, Robert, grab a couple of pics?

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Posted July 18, 2014 - 08:51 AM

Choke runs under battery tray to top of carb

 

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Fuel runs down under flywheel tin and connects to governor linkage

 

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Had to edit this one in paint and upload. Follow above the red line for cable. 

 

 

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Posted July 18, 2014 - 07:51 PM

Thanks Tahoe.

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Posted July 19, 2014 - 09:02 PM

Mine goes to the left side of the engine, and under the flywheel cover/shroud.  it fits real tight, almost like it is to short.  Sorry I didn't get back in here sooner.


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Posted July 21, 2014 - 03:47 PM

Today got a pesky oil leak fixed.

Was leaking around this screw on the valve cover / breather. (arrow)

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Took an air hose and blew out this tube.  Old dirt-dobber nest was clogging it.
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No more leaking. :thumbs:


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Posted July 21, 2014 - 07:27 PM

Crankcase breather. Huh, you'd think with the oil and whatnot in there, they would've stayed out.
Glad it was an easy fix :thumbs:

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Posted July 23, 2014 - 01:46 PM

Made a little video of me driving around the outside of the shop.

http://youtu.be/YIn0NRSdwR0


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 05:56 PM

Looks like a little joy riding too. Great to see you getting some seat time.
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Posted July 24, 2014 - 03:02 PM

Some more photos from underneath.
Transmission, steering, idler, brakes.....
 
Transmission Hi Lo (2)
Transmission Hi Lo (1)
Steering (3)
Steering (2)
Steering (1)
Idler Bracket Set Up (2)
Idler Bracket Set Up (1)
Brakes (2)
Brakes (1)
 
Finding all kinds of things to do!! :D

 


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Posted July 24, 2014 - 04:36 PM

Don't believe the brake linkage is original.
Also going to have to do something with the end on the drag- link.

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Posted July 24, 2014 - 04:44 PM

Wow, that was really "re-engineered"
Neat, thanks for the pictures.




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