Green Hornet

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  1. #1 Posted Dec 4, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    I ended up with this unusual colored Hornet from my BFF CABER @ZE52414. Took it all the way apart, soaked hubs, bearings-pretty much everything metal. Still have to clean spokes and nipples. Started piecing it back together. Looks yellowish in the pics, it was getting dark.

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    I live for the CABE

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    Dude looking killer!! Can't wait to see it all together.
     
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    Well??? Can we see more yet
     
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    After today I’m off til the weekend so I’ll get more done.:)
     
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  5. #5 Posted Dec 5, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Looking pretty sweet!
     
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  6. #6 Posted Dec 5, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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  7. #7 Posted Dec 5, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Sorta like THIS but not very good in the quarter mile...

     
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    Nice!
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I've never forgiven a kid who tore a black color Demon with white trim to shreds in a head on collision with a Chrysler minivan...he was fleeing the police and if not for the airbags the elderly couple in the van would have died. He was stupid in more ways than two. He spent a long while in jail and was drunk or on something at the time.
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Kato never had one of these...have to feel for him there.
     
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  11. #11 Posted Dec 6, 2017

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    Got a little more progress done, finished the fenders and the tedious, not so glamorous job of nipple and spoke cleaning. It’s 38 degrees over here today, yesterday I didn’t even need a jacket. I don’t know how y’all up North do the long Winters. Anyway, straightened and hammered a few tiny dents out as best as I could, but didn’t get any close up after shots. Here’s before though,

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    Braces were a bit crudded up.
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    Before and after of my nips. Usually soak the nipples, then use an old spoke and polish one by one on a wire wheel. Takes the plating off and turns em goldish, but I can live with it. 83751042-1EED-4A7E-976D-DB8E0CBB3A2E.jpeg

    Not sure if anyone has a better way of cleaning spokes, but I’ve been soaking them, then cleaning em one by one with steel wool and WD40. DA42FAC0-9692-482B-994C-DDBD6983DA7F.jpeg

    Spokes before and after. A2A50EC8-1B02-4A92-BEE8-6F35EDD93EBD.jpeg EAAEEE25-B512-4F5D-97C4-C6CBB2D3267B.jpeg

    One wheel done. C2845531-B337-4C34-BE52-6F5DFAB102F7.jpeg

    I love painted wheels. Gonna lace up the front tonight. D252D9ED-2685-4618-A27B-52CF51AF36B0.jpeg

    Done for today. 04EDEC4B-6F46-4502-80B3-94336AF1C948.jpeg 1FF2FC79-9E5C-4AAF-A593-AF2C684414D5.jpeg 0FE0F64E-A812-4686-87A8-3F4EADCDAEAE.jpeg CDAC9991-158C-4959-8FBF-62F6ECB30D0C.jpeg 17578F2C-C977-4EA9-A1F1-40A45F0A0154.jpeg 6CB4FDD7-3099-44AC-A80D-23D9E76D552E.jpeg 808DF0F7-701B-40FB-9E78-82EF8A7B0EAE.jpeg

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  12. #12 Posted Dec 6, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Get `em "Kato" Kirkpatrick !!!-------------Cowboy
    `Looking Sharp !!!
     
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    Somebody gotta fill me in, who’s Kato?
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Kato was the Green Hornet`s sidekick from first the Comic Book, then Movies, and the Green Hornet TV Series of the 1960s.
    Bruce Lee starred as "Kato". I never realized how much You remind me of him... Get` em Rusty !!!------Cowboy
     
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    Haha, I see now. Thanks for clearing that up. :D
     
  16. #16 Posted Dec 6, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Nice bike love the color, how to you get the old spokes and nipples to come apart? When ever I try and true or disassemble old wheels the spokes are alway rusted/stuck in place.
     
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  17. #17 Posted Dec 7, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Now I know who ended up with the bike.I was next in line if the deal didn't go through.the 3 day wait was torture,but glad it's in such capable hands.
     
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    These weren’t too tough, they weren’t rusted just crusty. If I’m having trouble, I WD40 each nipple from both sides. If they’re really stuck, a mix of acetone and transmission fluid. Found that tip on here and it worked like a charm. If that don’t work then chop em off. Also, it’s easier when you use an actual spoke wrench instead of just a screwdriver and pliers like I used to do.
     
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    Had another productive day off. Got both wheels laced and trued up and tires mounted. Was debating on getting new tires, but the old Typhoons cleaned up pretty good.

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    Also installed chain and rack but no pictures yet.
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