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Author Topic: 1973 - The Commando  (Read 6437 times)

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #10 on: Dec 17, 2018, 18:58:57 »
This is going to be a nice story.
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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #11 on: Dec 18, 2018, 11:38:18 »
Hell yes.  Seems justifiable to me for you to buy or build a small space or addition just for Dad's stash.

You are so right.  My space is pretty limited now because of this habit.  I've been looking at getting a shipping container for my side yard. Either that or I'm going to have to tear down the old chicken shack and put up a small pole barn.   I need to offload some projects.  Zephyr 750 needs to go, so does the KX60.

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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #12 on: Dec 18, 2018, 11:40:59 »
This is going to be a nice story.

Thanks for joining in guys. 

I ordered the Pazon ignition this morning, it should be here before Christmas and I've got some time off between that and New Years, I hope to get a bunch done.

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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #13 on: Dec 18, 2018, 12:18:18 »
You are so right.  My space is pretty limited now because of this habit.  I've been looking at getting a shipping container for my side yard. Either that or I'm going to have to tear down the old chicken shack and put up a small pole barn.   I need to offload some projects.  Zephyr 750 needs to go, so does the KX60.

I've been looking into this for when I have the money to put up a proper shop, prices are reasonable and delivery and installation is included in the price: https://www.carport.com/


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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #14 on: Dec 18, 2018, 12:51:50 »
I've been looking into this for when I have the money to put up a proper shop, prices are reasonable and delivery and installation is included in the price: https://www.carport.com/

There are a few metal building places close here too.  I've priced out several but I'm not ready to pull the trigger. 

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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #15 on: Dec 24, 2018, 02:05:14 »
I found this in the parts stash.  New Mexico gets hot in the summer.  I put one on my Shovel too so it makes sense to put one on the Commando. 


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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #16 on: Dec 24, 2018, 10:01:34 »
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I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #17 on: Dec 28, 2018, 20:49:18 »
A snowy hike to the mailboxes and I got the new coils.   I'm considering a complete re-wire at this point, 46 year old wiring being what it is.

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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #18 on: Dec 28, 2018, 21:16:42 »
A snowy hike to the mailboxes and I got the new coils.   I'm considering a complete re-wire at this point, 46 year old wiring being what it is.
Considering the original manufacture, it needed a rewire 46 years ago.
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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #19 on: Dec 29, 2018, 18:43:03 »
Considering the original manufacture, it needed a rewire 46 years ago.

Ha.  Yeah, the original harness isn't in bad shape, it's never been hacked either, it's just old and configured wrong for modern ignition components.    It's also wired for positive ground.  My brain doesn't work well like that so I'm going to rewire it for 12v negative ground. 
« Last Edit: Dec 29, 2018, 19:21:37 by canyoncarver »