Putting Power to the Autocycle

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by Freqman1, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Dec 30, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Here's a project I started last year and didn't finish. Tonight I made progress. Took apart both EA buttons to get continuity and got the speedo light working. I'll put the bars back on tomorrow,hook up the horn, and hopefully get the lights wired and working. V/r Shawn

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Sweet! I think we are getting the power bug
     
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    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Hopefully the last one of these I do. Running those wires through the bars was a major PITA! V/r Shawn
     
  4. #4 Posted Dec 31, 2017

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    A little more progress today. Had to take apart both the horn and the light switch to get them working again. The horn is good and loud now! Both lights powered up with minimal work. I should finish this up tomorrow. Then maybe I'll start on the Bluebirds! V/r Shawn

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  5. #5 Posted Dec 31, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    You went deep on that horn. Post up a video of everything working so everyone can see how it all works. The button for the speedo light is my favorite feature
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Nice going guys!
    Every time I've thought about tackling that project, I've figured why do today, what I can do tomorrow?
    It just seems like a total pain, so my rationale, is that I'm never going to keep a battery in the tank anyway, so why bother.
    When @TWBikesnstripes got all of his bike electrified, I told him, that one of these days, I was just going to drop off all of my bikes to have him wire them all up.
    Now that we've got @39zep doing Elgins, shoot were in business.
    Send em all out West boys, and we'll get your electrics working.
    For just a small fee of course. Lol!
     
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    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Well since I'm running out of room I decided I might as well try and get the electrics fully functional on all of my bikes. That should keep me busy the rest of the year! V/r Shawn
     
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    Well until I figure out how to post a video you will have to trust me that the horn works. The photos taken in the dark to show the lights better aren't real good due to the long exposure and no tripod. Everything to include speedo are working fine. V/r Shawn

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  9. #9 Posted Jan 1, 2018

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Nice job Shawn
     
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    I live for the CABE

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    Awesome job Shawn , like the bike!
     
  12. #12 Posted Jan 2, 2018

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    Killer Shawn!
     
  13. #13 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Very nice bike and great job Shawn. That lighted Speedo is really cool.
    Ride on
    Sean