1936 Roadmaster Flat Tank

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by dave429, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. #21 Posted Nov 25, 2017

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    lets see pics of your front fender clamp.
     
  2. #22 Posted Nov 25, 2017

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    lets see a picture of clamp on your front fender.

    The front fender should have a ferrule for the wires from the tank. The bottom side of the front fender should have a little clamp to hold the wire from the silver ray securely in place.
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  3. #23 Posted Nov 25, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    never had tank off looks like u have to take badge off to take tank off.
     
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    Pic 1 Fork on belt polisher. Pic 2 fender clamp downstream of armor wrap entry area.

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  5. #25 Posted Nov 25, 2017

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    Yep, that looks like my set up as well.
     
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  6. #26 Posted Dec 8, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Couple of early bikes battery guts 20150706_142756_resized.jpg 20150706_142756_resized.jpg 20150706_145820_resized.jpg bct1.jpg bct2.jpg bct3.jpg bct4.jpg Nebobs 36 007.jpg Nebobs 36 008.jpg Nebobs 36 009.jpg
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Bike in the grass is also an "A" serial number bike.
     
  8. #28 Posted Dec 8, 2017

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    Same as my set up.
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  9. #29 Posted Dec 8, 2017

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    Yes, same principle using a tube. The two tubes I pictured are actually spot or tack welded to the "door" or closure plate from the factory. I have seen, but do not have pictures of, another one which was the more conventional 4-battery "rack" also tack welded the the closure plate. Perhaps, a later model. (my guess)
     
  10. #30 Posted Dec 9, 2017

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    What about extra hole on rear fender above rivets about 4 3/4. from stays? Is that for a mouse light. I thought I had finished this puzzle last night ....

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  11. #31 Posted Dec 9, 2017

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    It would most likely be a Delta Defender light and not a mouse light.
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    No, its an early set up. I believe the previous owner just modified it a bit with those clamps so that the battery tube could be removed if needed. They were originally spot welded as you mentioned.

    Lets see the rest of your bikes. I would actually like to get a registry going of these flat side/shroud tank CWC bikes.
     
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    my bike had a can inside tank rattling around I mounted it outside thinkng someone put it in there long ago because it never had one since it was in a barn leaning against a stack of hay and 3” deep in cow &#!^..... its aluminum unmarked but looks delta to me ...... every bike i ever had a mouse lite on fender had an indenture for it ..... i dont think they came with tailite or horn they were added accessories
     
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    Rear fender- super thick ( F+R)) Had it been Schwinn I coulda pushed dents out by thumb pressure. If hole had been aftermatket they did a good job. I should have. Defender on way but need the tray. Iwant to say outline of. Something on fender but I could be wrong. One would think the battery tray would leave rust footprint
     
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    The 36 catalog does show this model bike equipped with a tail light, horn, horn button, fender light and speedo

    It also lists another "less equipped" model minus the tail light, speedo and chain guard. I believe it also had a push style handlebar mounted horn.
     
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  17. #37 Posted Dec 11, 2017

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    In this pic we see bars bought off bay (girls short bars) modified with pegs to a more desirable length. Will it last? Dunno. Next might fab up bottom tray of tank.

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  18. #38 Posted Dec 11, 2017

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    I have a Delta Gangway horn and truss rod mount on Ebay right now item Number
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  19. #39 Posted Dec 12, 2017

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    Well I got these two old tiimers side by side now. Brought the 38 out of cold garage for now at least. The battery cage from 38 looks like it would work in the 36's belly. But that's the only thing on the 38 that ain't rusted to hell
    0ne motorbike in kitchen another in frontroom. A fatbar in the closet. The colson I left outside on porch. Tryin to figure what I'm gonna get for christmas
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