Thursday, September 8

fuel bath..

when i walked into the garage a distinct smell of gasoline struck my nose. although it always smells a little like fuel in The Garage this was an alarming smell.
when i was near Daddy Cool i could see it was standing in the remains of a fuel bath. there has been something leaking, and leaking bad! a short examination pointed the Weber as the culprit, the float doesn't shut off the fuel flow and let the fuel go straight into the cylinders. and when they were full it got out through any other way it could find. after pumping the cylinders empty (they had a shitload of fuel in them) and flushing out the gas infected oil. i removed the weber for maintenance, but i want to go to the chopper style show this weekend, so i thought it was best to get a S&S on the digger for the time being.
right.. i build the digger and tank for the weber setup, so the petcock is in the way of the throttle cables.
dangit! ah well it's a snug fit, but it works until i got the weber all sorted out again.

also the coil took a crap on me, first the mount broke and later on the coil busted it's coils.. no more reliable sparks for Daddy anymore..backfiring, coughing, you know the deal with a fucked up coil..
it will be replaced (perfect warranty service by American Bike Shop thanks for the service once again Michel)
but i guess it will not be in house before the chopper style expo, so i took an old "normal" coil and fabbed a quick mount for it so i could ride Daddy to the chopperstyle expo.
a piece of angled steel and some white paint solved the problem just fine!

a big ass black coil looks like shit on a white bike, but hey! i can ride!

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