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1947 Mustang 08 Nov 2018 08:37 #1

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This was down the street, before breakfast it was in my garage :)
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1970 DT1-C Grand Prix race bike
1970 DT1-C Dirt bike
1968 Honda CL90
1971 Honda Sl 125
1973 Honda CR250
1974 Honda MR-50
1966 Triumph Tiger Cub
1967 Moto Guzzi V700

1947 Mustang 08 Nov 2018 08:39 #2

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It has spark, compression and the gears shift.

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1970 DT1-C Grand Prix race bike
1970 DT1-C Dirt bike
1968 Honda CL90
1971 Honda Sl 125
1973 Honda CR250
1974 Honda MR-50
1966 Triumph Tiger Cub
1967 Moto Guzzi V700

1947 Mustang 08 Nov 2018 09:18 #3

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Wow. Nice find. I had to google it because I've never seen or heard of them. More appealing than a Cushman in my eyes.

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1947 Mustang 08 Nov 2018 09:21 #4

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Looks like the current Triumph Bobber....

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1947 Mustang 08 Nov 2018 09:30 #5

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A friend near me has restored Mustangs and Cushmans, recently clubs meet at sturgis SD, big rally. They drag raced them, my buddies was nitrous charged,

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1947 Mustang 08 Nov 2018 15:36 #6

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Very cool little bike! I used to live near the Dennis Carpenter restoration part facility in the Charlotte NC area. They had a museum at the facility with a lot Cushmans and Mustangs.

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1947 Mustang 09 Nov 2018 11:35 #7

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I will mark that day as the luckiest day I have ever had. :) I now have my Pit bike. :Excited
There was a lot of grease & oil to clean up. It looks like the Amal carb was never opened. I am soaking it now before I attempt to take
it apart. I don't know many years it sat, but the gas in the gas bowel filter under the tank had turned to coal (?) or some sort of black hard muck........it did clean up.
I'm doing the vinegar job on the tank and am planning on firing her up this weekend.

A friend tells me the bike is a little rare and worth a bit of money, either the way it is or restored. My plans are to fix everything and make it road worthy using as much of the original parts as possible. No new paint, no chrome, no polish, just run her like she was.
I filled the tires yesterday and they have not gone down........I may run them with new tubes
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1970 DT1-C Grand Prix race bike
1970 DT1-C Dirt bike
1968 Honda CL90
1971 Honda Sl 125
1973 Honda CR250
1974 Honda MR-50
1966 Triumph Tiger Cub
1967 Moto Guzzi V700
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1947 Mustang 09 Nov 2018 16:16 #8

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Pillsbury wrote: I will mark that day as the luckiest day I have ever had. :) I now have my Pit bike. :Excited
There was a lot of grease & oil to clean up. It looks like the Amal carb was never opened. I am soaking it now before I attempt to take
it apart. I don't know many years it sat, but the gas in the gas bowel filter under the tank had turned to coal (?) or some sort of black hard muck........it did clean up.
I'm doing the vinegar job on the tank and am planning on firing her up this weekend.

A friend tells me the bike is a little rare and worth a bit of money, either the way it is or restored. My plans are to fix everything and make it road worthy using as much of the original parts as possible. No new paint, no chrome, no polish, just run her like she was.
I filled the tires yesterday and they have not gone down........I may run them with new tubes


It's original only once! :likey

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1947 Mustang 09 Nov 2018 19:51 #9

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What a great find and I love your plans for it! At first glance it looks like a cool "mini bike" but after I read up on them it's actually a "real" motorcycle.
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1947 Mustang 10 Nov 2018 17:49 #10

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She fired up & I road her down the street today. Gearbox & clutch work, everything works!! The tank cleaned up really nice from the vinegar. It took a while to clean out the gunk in the carb but she started on the 3rd kick. It uses a gas bowel under the gas tank & it was cracked so I by-passed it and am now looking for a glass bowel that might fit. No bad noises & she did not smoke
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1970 DT1-C Grand Prix race bike
1970 DT1-C Dirt bike
1968 Honda CL90
1971 Honda Sl 125
1973 Honda CR250
1974 Honda MR-50
1966 Triumph Tiger Cub
1967 Moto Guzzi V700
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