Girls' Finest De Lux Equipped Elgin "Miss America"

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by Bikes62557, Mar 2, 2017.

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  1. #21 Posted Mar 16, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Wiring Headlight Module. Working on Horn Tank wiring, photos to come later.

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  2. #22 Posted Mar 17, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    This is absolutely beautiful! Very great attention to detail. Can't wait to see the finished product! Joe
     
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  3. #23 Posted Mar 17, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Craftsmanship beyond words
     
  4. #24 Posted Mar 17, 2017

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    Incredible!

    Ride on,
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    Incredible!

    Ride on,
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  6. #26 Posted Mar 17, 2017

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    Spent most of today building the 6 volt battery. I made this one to hold C type Flashlight Batteries. Not completely done as I have to fill in flats on sides and print a "Wrap" for it. May make it a Winchester Battery! I do not know if they ever made this type battery but I know that they made a 1 1/2 volt Telephone Battery so why not?
    Also made 4 small rivets from #4 Brass Wood Screws that hold the Lens in Bezel.

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  7. #27 Posted Mar 18, 2017

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    Worked on wiring Horn Tank and Brake Light. Also some more time on Replica Vintage Battery. Assembled the Headlight Module and Rear Rack. The hole in brace for Brake Light wire is not original but keeps wire out of harms way.

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  8. #28 Posted Mar 18, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    This build is awesome!!:rolleyes: More more!!
     
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  9. #29 Posted Mar 19, 2017

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    Finished Replica Battery, better now described as a Dry Cell container that will hold 4 "C" type Flashlight Batteries. I have changed my mind about outer cover and will put a "General" sleeve on it. I found a photo of an original General "Bicycle Battery" in my archived photos of Elgin Miss America details.

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  10. #30 Posted Mar 20, 2017 at 3:28 AM

    I live for the CABE

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    this is such a great idea on building a battery,awesome!!
     
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  11. #31 Posted Mar 20, 2017 at 8:04 AM

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    I can draw up simple plan and list of material if wanted.

    Also if anyone out there has any battery of this size/type or even photos of any I would appreciate pictures of such so I could make more accurate renderings of covers that could be printed.
     
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  12. #32 Posted Mar 20, 2017 at 9:15 AM

    I live for the CABE

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    sure that would be great ! I am sure it would be a big hit here!
     
  13. #33 Posted Mar 20, 2017 at 8:46 PM

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Simply awestruck.....
     
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  14. #34 Posted Mar 24, 2017 at 5:23 PM

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    Now for the info on making a 1939-41 Bicycle Battery.
    List of material:
    2 ft of: 1 inch PVC Shedule 40 Pipe

    2 3/4” PVC Spigot Plug

    PCV Adhesive

    4 Spiral Cone Springs, Hillman # 540033 found at Hardware Store

    4 Small Finish Washers

    Misc Screws, nuts, washers

    2 inches Small Copper Wire

    2 Wood Screws

    1 Small Scrap of Dense Wood or Fiber, 3/8” thick

    Short piece of 1” Dowell Rod

    I hope photos are self explanatory. If not ask questions. Photos may not be in proper order.

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  15. #35 Posted Mar 24, 2017 at 5:29 PM

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    Any one that makes a Battery like this for their Bike, let me know with pictures and actual dimensions and I will make a self adhesive cover for it! Only charge is mailing.

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  16. #36 Posted Mar 24, 2017 at 5:38 PM

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    Finished up Horn Tank with New Battery Installed and every thing works!
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  17. #37 Posted Mar 24, 2017 at 5:48 PM

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    This is what is inside the Tail Light/Stop Light Unit. Had to improvise as no good original was available. Used LED Bulbs, 9v Battery.

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  18. #38 Posted Mar 26, 2017 at 8:45 AM

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    Not exactly what you were asking for but I took these from a bike I bought last week out of a Delta Torpedo and the pair in the back we're out of another Schwinn I got for the wife. Anytime I find old batteries I spray them with polyurethane and put them in a display case. Nice work on those batteries I save your pictures and instructions if you don't mind for future reference!

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  19. #39 Posted Mar 26, 2017 at 8:54 AM

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    Thanks so much, All can use any of my photos or instructions for their own use if it will help with their bike.
     
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  20. #40 Posted Mar 26, 2017 at 9:03 AM

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    When I see something like this that someone went thru so much effort to explain and make pictures trying to make life easier I save it and print them off I have a binder full of laminated instructions and how tos and tips from you guys I keep in my garage it makes life a lot easier!
     
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