AMF Roadmaster Jet Pilot

Discussion in 'Project Rides' started by twinflight, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Dec 23, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    The seller, a younger man in his twenties, asked if I planned on using this as a garden feature. He was shocked when I said I'd get her running again. Maybe even by the end of Summer. I just hope it doesn't nickel and dime me to death.

    She isn't the prettiest I've seen but if you clean her up, put some whitewalls and chrome rims she'll look real good. It needs grease bad! Everything creaks. Heavy as hell. I can't wait to see the headlights glow.

    One question: how do you preserve the decals if I decide to repaint it? From what I've seen so far they have to be replaced. fullsizeoutput_1e14.jpeg IMG_4042.JPG fullsizeoutput_1e15.jpeg IMG_4048.JPG IMG_4050.JPG IMG_4052.JPG IMG_4053.JPG IMG_4054.JPG fullsizeoutput_1e16.jpeg IMG_4057.JPG IMG_4058.JPG IMG_4060.JPG IMG_4061.JPG IMG_4062.JPG IMG_4065.JPG IMG_4066.JPG IMG_4067.JPG IMG_4068.JPG IMG_4069.JPG IMG_4070.JPG
     
  2. #2 Posted Dec 24, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Clean, service, ride. There is no upside to repainting this bike.The original paint is way too nice and you would kill the value of this bike which is about $75-100. It would cost about ten times that to truly restore this bike. My 2c. V/r Shawn
     
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  3. #3 Posted Dec 29, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I don't believe anyone's reproduced decals for these '60s amf's anyway.
     
  4. #4 Posted Jan 1, 2018

    On Training Wheels

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    My Jet Pilot . Have a two speed kick back

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  5. #5 Posted Jan 3, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Nice. I hope mine gets that clean. What kind of tires are those? Mine need replacing.
     
  6. #6 Posted Jan 3, 2018

    On Training Wheels

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    Very nice! I have a two speed kick back as well - mine is actually a "Minuteman" ('63 I believe) - In the process of adding accessories (rear rack - and tank like yours) - Is the seat post adjustable?
     
  7. #7 Posted Jan 3, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    It’ll clean up nice. You need a matching set of rims though. The rear rim is period correct (Komet Super). I have a set taking up space in my shop. HMU if you want them, just pay shipping. People usually airbrush or spray paint the front light cover as a cheap fix. To have it rechromed can be expensive.
     
  8. #8 Posted Jan 3, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I picked up tubes and an old Schwinn chrome rim from the LBS. White walls are ordered.
    How easy is it going to be to find replacement lights? Anything special or can pickup from a local hardware store?
     
  9. #9 Posted Jan 3, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    They’re probably flash light bulbs, not hard to find, it probably will work with two D batteries BUT check out LED lamps first. LED lights are much brighter and safer. I don’t use the lamps on any of my bikes, I use quick release cheap LED front and rear lights on my rides; spend like $25 and put them on at night. Mike Burden might have the lenses (eBay seller: cindivette. I’m not sure if he’s on this site).
     
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  10. #10 Posted Jan 9, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Where would you get these LEDs?
     
  11. #11 Posted Jan 9, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    She’s finally naked. I’m liking it.
    The tear-down was pretty straightforward. Taking pictures of every nut and bolt easily tripled the time. The hard part will be washing and restoring each part. Bearings are dry. The rear coaster hub scares me. The headlight will be equally challenging. That’s what a hobby is for, right? Can’t wait to put on the new whitewalls! IMG_3413.JPG IMG_3414.JPG IMG_3415.JPG
     
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  12. #12 Posted Jan 12, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I dig this green machine, also agree this is way to nice to repaint.
     
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  13. #13 Posted Jan 12, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Paint will remain. When the temps come back up the whole thing is getting a nice warm oxi bath. Until then I’m trying to get the light working and find new bearings.


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