Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
- Mar 26, 2011
- Norfolk Va / Va. Beach va.
Good question. Don't know.
The rubber end is simply a grip to make it easier to open and close the lever that holds the batteries in place. It doesn't interfere with electrical contact.Why the rubber sleeve on the part that holds the rear of the left battery? Wouldn't that keep it from grounding? Just showing my ignorance here.
This is the best option to get yours functioning. Give it a good soak in Evap-o-rust, first, and it will look like this one.Since the battery holder part of this is basically beyond repair, the best possibility might be to bring it somewhere like Radio Shack and see if they have a new plastic 2-cell battery holder that will fit within your unit. Then you can wire the new battery holder to your switch and light, and it will operate.
Thanks JD, great picture. I just bought an Astro Flite but unfortunately it's in New York and I live in Michigan. Probably won't see it until summer when I visit my daughter or she visits me.This is a picture of one of my Murray built Astro Flite's battery tray that should be the same as the Spaceliner. The rear tray retainer spring loaded clip holds the battery in place and acts as the ground on the ground end of the tandem mounted batteries.
Using someone elses text or images without their permission is plagiarism and is against eBay policy: http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/image-text.htmlpeople are quoting my Spaceliner reference, verbatim, in their eBay ads
Read the Spaceliner Reference and use it as described to figure out what model number you have and how it should be outfitted.I am in process of restoring a chrome mens 1966 spaceliner. I wanted to know if a komet hub ever came on a 66 mens spaceliner? I don't know off hand what model it is. Meaning base or deluxe. Someone Know?
Find your model number as described in the 'how-to' reference, then go down to the model list to find out which hub your model came with originally (either a 1-speed or 2-speed Bendix). You don't need to look at the pictures, the specs are in the list.I did consault the space liner reference before I had ask. It did not say what hubs can on the bikes. It was just pics of space liners?
Model Number does not seem to be in your list.
Also my Boys Base chrome forward thrust model number does not appear in your list:
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439431 is my model --the middle numbers -my bike is 26" I searched the first page for this with the browser search feature and could not find it.
It might be easier if you message me, because I have a feeling we'll end up with a long thread, here.439431 is my model --the middle numbers -my bike is 26" I searched the first page for this with the browser search feature and could not find it.
46943 corresponds to the style, but seems my number is usless in i.d.'ing the bike...no?