MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > Technical > How To's and Q & A's
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 04-19-2007, 03:01 PM   #1
cogs69
Mayor of Coggerville
 
cogs69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Way out there...
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 11,125

Experience: 3 years

Bike(s):
79cc mini cruiser









'56 Panhead Rebirth

My dad's '56 panhead has been sitting for right at 15 years now (he got it when he was 17). He has talked about working on it and getting it running forever and I have gotten tired of waiting on him. I know I am taking my life in my own hands, but my mom is in on this one also. I am actually stealing it and replacing it with a 79CC replica as a joke in case he notices (its in a shed that doesn't get used) he knows the little bike is mine, and will know it isn't stolen this way. Anyways, I know the reliability on the old harleys are really good. I plan on pulling the carb and tank off and soaking and cleaning them, while that is going on, i'm going to use Marvels mystery oil in the cylinder to make sure the rings free up if possible. Then the basic tune up stuff, new oil, plugs, wires and filter. Is there anything else critical i should look out for? I have a good knowledge of engines and have worked on many, do all work myself, but i have never messed with a panhead. Just curious from you wiser maintnance guys. I just want to make sure there is nothing critical i am missing before i turn this thing over. I figure since it has been sitting, i know there is going to be a lot of other stuff to go through, like fork seals etc. and I figure the only other thing to worry about might be the coil. Like I said, just looking for some insight on any thing else I might need to check before I kick it over and cause something really wrong. Thanks in advance.
cogs69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Man arrested 56 times in Florida. Rorschach Off Topic 16 12-03-2013 03:13 PM
Tchouf - Rebirth Houston'sK5 Stunters Lounge 9 11-25-2008 05:44 PM
Advertisement
Old 04-19-2007, 03:10 PM   #2
hotnanas
i rock knobbies
 
hotnanas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 8,881

Experience: 10+ years











sounds awesome, i'd love to get my hands on an old harley project, the gf just won't allow it. good luck.
hotnanas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2007, 03:18 PM   #3
cogs69
Mayor of Coggerville
 
cogs69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Way out there...
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 11,125

Experience: 3 years

Bike(s):
79cc mini cruiser









Quote:
Originally Posted by hotnanas
sounds awesome, i'd love to get my hands on an old harley project, the gf just won't allow it. good luck.
Yea I will try and take pics as we go, maybe even do a sound clip when i fire it up. I was 10 the last time I heard this thing run.
cogs69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2007, 12:38 PM   #4
ScooterTrash
ConroePowderCoating.com
 
ScooterTrash's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Cut n Shoot
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 17,239


Bike(s):
lots of em






just open the carb and clean the jets and needle and seat, marvel the cylinders, new plugs and oil and fresh fuel with filter and fire that up. make a video of the repairs and be sure and video the first fire up, would be neat to have to sit with him and have him watch a movie made of his boy fixing his old scoot and firing it up, then have the scoot waiting outside for him to ride.
__________________
[COLOR="Lime"][B]Highway HorrorS c.c.[/B][/COLOR]



[QUOTE=Mr.D;2764337]
I respect scootertrash because well... He's like the Jesus of building and fixing .
[/QUOTE]
ScooterTrash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2007, 01:21 PM   #5
cogs69
Mayor of Coggerville
 
cogs69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Way out there...
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 11,125

Experience: 3 years

Bike(s):
79cc mini cruiser









excellent idea, thank you.
cogs69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:03 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy