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Thread: 101 Scout... going to take a while

  1. #11
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    Works for me, Harry!
    Dale

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    I've learned a lot from from your other build thread so I look forward to following you on this build.
    Last edited by TH47Indy; 03-27-2017 at 11:59 AM.

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    Nothing special here, but this is how I split the tanks. Using a soldering iron I worked my way around the tank on the seam and inserted popsicle sticks to keep the halves apart (the job would've been much more pleasant had each stick originally held a treat). The corners were tight and I changed to utility knife blades.

    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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    very cool, watching with interest

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    Not much to report (things got very busy with work... the paying kind) but I did acquire a new wrench. I like tools, I've got three sets of them (warehouse, home, shed) but I didn't have a suitable wrench for removing the head adjusting cone in order to remove the forks. I used a strap wrench until the strap started to shred, so then I bought this beauty, an adjustable hook spanner :



    Worked great and now I have another tool! Got it from ZORO.com. Their item# GO494155, $27.84 (it's marked PROTO, mfg #JC472) Should work on my bicycle, too!
    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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    Well, not much to to report as it’s now the summer ride season and I concentrated on getting my Chief ready, and then riding it! But I have run into a question about the holes in the casting for the kicker return stop. The forward hole had a broken off bolt in it.



    I tried a couple of methods for removal but then resorted to drilling and re-tapping. When I drilled the front hole I could go deep into the casting, but with the rear hole it appears that there is either another broken bolt in there, or that rear hole requires a short bolt as the frame tube is brazed far enough into the casting to keep the hole shallow.

    So I wonder if anyone can tell me if the rear hole for the kicker stop is normally shallow like this? Thanks!

    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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    Good job splitting the tank. I did the tank on my 101, and it is a job, but worth the effort. Getting it clean is the key, and a lot harder than it seems. I also made the mounting bungs much bigger diameter than the originals, which gave more bearing surface inside the tank.

    Keep up the good work. 101's are special!

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    Quote Originally Posted by djones View Post
    Keep up the good work. 101's are special!
    Thanks Doug, and now I feel like I shouldn't have started this thread because it's very difficult to keep one of these threads current! When I have the spare time I will work on the 101...OR I'll ride my Chief and completely neglect updating the build report on the internet! BTW, I continue to use your build story and pictures as reference, extremely helpful, thank-you! So I will put some time into updates....after Labor Day! I've made progress!
    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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    I second that, keep up the good work Harry, that 101 is going to be great!
    Damon

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    It's very difficult to stay on top of a build thread. Taking pictures at critical junctures often interferes with the enthusiasm of the project. . . But, it's worth it, and I think most everyone will agree that a build thread is their most favorite feature on this forum.
    Eric Smith
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