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the rust bucket, and other barn finds

Post by 2manyrides » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:09 am

I got 3 junkers to show here.
There was a thread going when I was trying to free the piston...
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2078&p=14991#p14938

Just finished a new video/slide show down below.

So I moved into this house in 93. Soon I noticed in the big backyard next door, bikes sticking out through the weeds!
Later I looked and it was 2 B50's and an AJS. Really sad results of weathered machines. It wasn't until 13 years later I talked the guy into giving them up. Geez! I took em home and stored them outside.
No harm done as the wheels, chains and motors were already rusted up good.
(I mean none of that stuff turns!)
Then a friend told me about another friend who had a "Triumph" to get rid of. He had salvaged it from a barn, Some one had taken the motor apart and taken the front wheel and carb.
Well, that turned out to be a 72 bsa gold star street scrambler. (B50)
He, he that's what I have already 2 SS's and a TR5MX
this means more spare parts! Then it was time to save what I could on these bikes.

Those of you with weak stomachs sheild your eyes!
How could they do this to any bike? Let alone the rare last of the big singles.
(untill Y*maha came out with the TT500)
72 B50SS bought in 74, I'm the second owner
74 TR5MX bought in 77-new, I'm the original owner

Which one to ride today?

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Re: the rust bucket, and other barn finds

Post by minetymenace » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:27 pm

The rust looks fine and not very thick...Oh to live in a place that has a climate instead of weather!!

What happend to the AJ? (I don't have sound so if there was a commentary, I missed it).
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Re: the rust bucket, and other barn finds

Post by 2manyrides » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:08 pm

Your going to have to get the audio up Minety. :lol:
You missed out on the background music...
"the knuckleheads in the brownroom"


But inregards to the AJS...I left it outstanding in a the field. <206
It's raining now. And we've hit enough of a cold snap, in december, that I haven't riden in 3 days!
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Re: the rust bucket, and other barn finds

Post by beat » Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:33 pm

hi tomany !
great video ! I love it !
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Post by 2manyrides » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:55 pm

beat wrote:hi tomany !
great video ! I love it !
beat :laugh
Thank you Beat, That means alot to me!
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Post by scotmod » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:02 pm

brilliant! <999

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plenty of hammer hits here...

Post by 2manyrides » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:19 pm

Ladies and Gentlelmen, fellow B50 riders...

I have created a new video utilizing video 8 footage that I did not have available to me when the above video
"rust bucket" was created. This newly created video focuses in on B50T GE13745 and it's disassembly...
Specificaly trying to free the piston from the bore for the purpose of saving the jug.
Although the final thirty wacks with the splitting maul that finaly busted it loose were not filmed,
(I burned my hand with hot oil and was busy), there is multipal wacks available for your viewing pleasure using a 3lb sledge and the maul. I had to take this rig outside to get a full swing at it. The rafters in the garage limited my swing.

Please enjoy my newest video expose' ...."motor salvage GE13745".



PS this is the motor I used to create an avatar for B50.org with.
This engine laid out in a field with no carb on it for an extensive period. The bore was completely full of rust! :uhu <218
If you look closely you see that there were bad signs in the intake before I even took it apart.
DSC09683 640 .jpg

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Post by minetymenace » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:53 pm

Having just done a job at the Health and Safety Executive HQ in the UK, I wonder what they would say about that!!

Apart from filling the pipe with explosives, another thought I had was this:
If you are trying to break the seal of something seized like this, is it better to heat in one point on the circumference (to start the crack as it were) rather that heating all around?

Had to watch with the sound off, (everyone is in bed) will replay tomorrow at 11

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Re: the rust bucket, and other barn finds

Post by 2manyrides » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:24 pm

Late night posting eh Minety?

Yes, I'm dumb when it comes to the theory of heating on this one! I'd think a hotter torch mught be in order as well...
Thanks for the tip.
It was very hot olive oil poured in that finaly heated it. Plus the extra added headroom of swinging outside.

I was going to give up at one point then decided to give it the hardest try so far. (all my might)
Imagine the neigbors!

I have just about won prizes for this photo... :thumb
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Re: the rust bucket, and other barn finds

Post by skippy » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:41 pm

I had to free a cast iron piston in an old motor. I filled the cyclinder with water molacas and vineger and left it for a month and then did the bashing thing
with hard wood resting on the outer edges of the piston as cast iron cracks easy.

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Re: the rust bucket, and other barn finds

Post by ringding » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:27 pm

Local engineering place that I've used for rebores etc. swears by filling the cylinder up with Coca-Cola and leaving it for a few days! Hate to think what it does to your innards if it'll free off a rusted in piston.

Probably not as satisfying as hitting it with a BFH though.

I once had trouble separating two interference fit parts at work, so I popped over the road to one of the other labs and borrowed a flask of liquid nitrogen. That showed it. Don't worry Minty, I did a risk assessment....honest.

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