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post #231 of 234 (permalink) Old 07-18-2011, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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it was the chain that put me over... need to find some stuff to sell

It's funny how big numbers look so reasonable - even like I got decent deals - when you piece them apart. And this doesn't even count the money spent on 'supplies' and such.

$120: Body parts (fender clamps, fender rubbers, narrow seat, passenger foot pegs, side cover grommets, straighten centerstand, tank & fenders, less sale for chrome rear fender and wide seat)
$160: Cables (brake, clutch & tach)
$100: Chain
$39: Electrical (wire, terminals, fuse block)
$46: Engine (gasket material, oil filter, oil filter bracket, tappet caps)
$123: Exhaust (mufflers)
$88: Forks (fork cap nut washers, fork cap crush washers, damper o-rings, oil seals, hardware, handlebars, headlight bushings)
$57: Ignition (advancer springs, plug wires, points eccentrics, spark plugs, stator cover screws)
$34: Intake (carb boot, carb mount washers, carb o-rings, fuel line, petcock washers)
$44: Shipping
$154: Tires (and tubes, strips, etc.)
$80: Wheels (distance piece, grease cap inner, front and rear bearings)
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~$1,054

My plan all along has been to give myself the challenge of staying afloat on the project. Complete and nicely-running post-70 triumphs continually go for well under $4,000. I know, of course, that building and maintaining one for oneself at that price is a completely unreasonable expectation. And I won't feel guilty spending money (well, when it 'appears') up to 5 or 6K. For now, though, I'm sticking with my challenge. I'm at about $3,200 right now, all total, and hoping I can keep the creativity in the garage and not so much in the accounting...

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post #232 of 234 (permalink) Old 09-27-2012, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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i got a job

So. Ran low on cash, moved and had other projects to do, employment got uncertain, and left the bike alone for a while.

That's not entirely true: I've been riding it off and on all the while. The summer's been too hot to go out much but it's running enough to use, pretty much whenever I wanted it.

And now, importantly, I've got more regular employment. Good for lots of reasons, but not least because I can get back to this...

I'm gonna start with a few little questions in the main forum but will, hopefully, be ready to get back in enough to call it a 'resumption'... And hopefully sell enough of the extra accumulations to help the money in the short term.
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When you say the US owners manual lists a 3 1/2 gal and a 4 3/4 gal are you talking Imp. gals?
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Hi Terry,

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When you say the US owners manual lists a 3 1/2 gal and a 4 3/4 gal are you talking Imp. gals?
You wish! 'Fraid US gallons.

At this time (and for many other years), Meriden produced two parts books - US market and 'UK & General Export'. It's the former that's usually online and, if you look in the first few pages, Meriden parts books usually included a page of specifications for each model covered by the book; in the '71 parts book, each of three models' pages has "Capacities ... Gas Tank ... 3.6 U.S. galls.".

However, '78-on, Meriden produced just one parts book; if you find those online (e.g. http://vintagebikemagazine.com/links/parts-books/), you'll find they list both the "3.6 US galls" tank and the "4.0 Imp gall" tank.

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