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    Getting the engine all cleaned up and hopefully ready for paint thus weekend.
    Guess I am going to use VHT primer, paint and clear.

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    Yes I can turn it over with my hand using the front bolt under the cover, also when I was taking the fan off it was turning over easy.

    Ok going to try and figure out how to look at cam chain and know what I am even looking for after I see it

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    Ok here is what it looked like when I got it off the trailer on the first day.
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    And the wires were hangingName:  image.jpeg
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    It was a mess for sure.

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    I see a striking family resemblance.............



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    Right!

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    Hopefully with the help of some very sharp bike builders on this forum the Internet, several books and some patience I will figure out what I need and what goes where.

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    Bought all the paint for the frame, engine and wheels tonight. Been cleaning on the engine and man is it dirty! Simple green and a lot of scrubbing. I am going to paint the frame black the engine cast iron and the wheels might be black as well.

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    I changed my mind it's too cold in my barn to paint the engine.
    I am going to keep cleaning parts.
    Going to start grinding on the frame in a few minutes. Love Saturday in the barn working on projects!

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    Almost done cn you see it?

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