Solex5000 Project

February 17, 2013, 5:02 pm
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When my last image host stopped working A number of the photos stopped working. I have fixed most of them.  Sorry about the delay.

December 25, 2012, 3:05 pm
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Another unfinished project! Here’s the JC penny swinger 1 (Puch X30) I’ve been slowly working on.

I’ve been busy and haven’t had much time to update this blog, or to work on mopeds or bicycles unfortunately.

Sorry for the l…
October 6, 2012, 7:42 pm
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Sorry for the lack of updates. On top of that imageshack decided to delete most of the photos I had hosted there.

April 3, 2011, 4:03 pm
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March 19, 2011, 5:58 pm
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I tore the VeloSolex 3800 motor down today and replaced the gaskets.  All the internals looked great.  Once I put it back together it started right up and runs strong.

March 16, 2011, 11:09 pm
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I’m back up to three running bikes on the road. The 78′ tomos, the 98′ tomos, and the 74′ solex.  Not sure which bike I will work on next, maybe the moby av88 or the  solex 3800.

February 18, 2011, 12:01 pm
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In the fall I had been having some issues with the 3800 solex.  It would start but didn’t have any power.  Taking advantage of this nice weather I took it out today and did a little wrenching. While testing the spark I noticed an odd sound. I was able to track it down and  it became quite obvious that the cylinder base gasket is leaking. This loss in crankcase pressure would explain why it ran poorly. Luckily it is an easy fix. I had feared it might have been the crank seal that was leaking.