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Saving Tempest

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
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#21
Slow going on the posting because I don't always take good shots and there is chrome finish on this that has to be carefully masked. I have most of the left side going QUITE well!

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Saving Tempest

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
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#22
This is how I'm going to finish the fender light cover...spray some paint into a plastic container and daub it on to get it as precisely as I can.

This also allows me to work inside out of the cold and will help me with my other projects as well.

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Saving Tempest

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#23
I tried re-masking the bezel and the spine and covered the tail for later then sprayed it quickly and brought it in to sit up out of the way to dry. I might have some petroleum jelly left in the bathroom cupboard, have to look.
 

Saving Tempest

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#25
Okay, here is the tough part. I've got it up on my stand and, well, I at least have the SEAT on. I should have all the parts together in here and in the bicycle box but I haven't found all of it yet. I don't know where the headlamp assembly is yet. And I don't thing I actually have a CHAIN.

And I have a headache, a real one, not figuratively.

Now where is the CRANK?

Too much stuff in here and I had back pains and a bad cold over the last month.

So here goes. I have to go back and find the instructions I got for putting the fork in.

?:)?
 

Saving Tempest

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
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#28
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I sprayed the other side of the fender light cover and I'll get the small details with the help of a foam brush later on. I second coat there may be necessary.

The Aldi bike stand, while not all the way together, is just peachy!

I may have them done for Christmas after all (although I'm not sure if I had a chain for the Huffy)...

Yes, Danny, that is the Schwinn seat from the 50s Tiger you parted.
 

Saving Tempest

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#30
Seriously. It doesn't go in there all the way, I can't put a 50s crank in a 1995 frame, or I'm missing something.
 

Saving Tempest

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#31
The 'cups' (races?) are too big and not going to sit in the bracket.

Mom says she will take it home and see what to do tomorrow when she picks me up.

I guess the thing really IS metric.
 

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#34
There are no Marantz products there, Mr. Fagan :)

Pioneer, Sony, Kenwood, Onkyo, Sansui, but no Marantz.

I had a 2238B? and tried to nurse a 6300 turntable to health once but other than a digital tuner I also no longer have no Marantz.
 

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#37
Back to the bike...

I've spent nearly three weeks with this bike on the stand and IF i could manage to get the 50s Tiger crank to go together I'd move along, but I'd just like THE INSTRUCTIONS.

I realized that the frame already has cups but my big deal isgetting the left side to finish going together and NO, I'm really not figuring it out right now. Where do I find a thread that shows me how it goes together???

It really has been a crappy month.
 

Saving Tempest

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#38
I took the bike to the shop and he put it together and I think I can get the other two put together now with the instructions he gave me. Now hopefully the chain will fit right and I can move on to installing the chainguard, fork, stem and bars.

I have two more bikes to install, the Huffy and my Shelby. Now before anyone wonders, my mom couldn't remember how to do it either and she has helped me replace starters in my cars etc. Sometimes if things sit for a while I have to start over or get help because I lose track.
 

Saving Tempest

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#40
Okay, does ANYONE have an actual assembly manual that I can print pages and look at/read while trying to put this springer fork on?

I'm three months overdue on a Christmas present and I stop when I get lost.
 

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