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Old 12-27-2012, 11:37 PM
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you see where we are going with this
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:04 AM
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Yes...yes we do!! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/headbang.gif[/img]
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:36 AM
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unlike the Nova, this gold and white ride is getting the max engine upgrade




like a big block in a Vega



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Old 12-30-2012, 01:36 AM
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Here's Mike showing my grandson and son-in-law how things work, we are trying to convert them from stick and ball sports to motorsports.




needed to tack on this rod to hold the drum brake assembly, it was formerly a friction brake set up
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I'm really enjoying this thread, being older than most of you, as a kid in the mid fifties I had a little scooter that was called a Doodle Bug, this was before the name &quot;minie bike&quot; was coined. These little Doodle Bugs are very pricey now, if you can find one. They are being reproduced at around 3K which is much cheaper than a restored original. The original scooter that I had was like the one in the photo that I attached except mine was black. They had Clinton engines and would run about 25 MPH. They were sold at Western Auto Stores. After the Doodle Bug I moved up to a Cushman scooter which I still have a couple of those today.
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----Hey Tommy,,,I also had a Doodle Bug. I think that by the time I got mine someone had stripped it down a bit as mine didnt have all the sheetmetal on it. Probably trying to lighten it up. Little bugger was fun......Bill S
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The OHV and 2 stroke engines sure beat the heck out of the flathead B&amp;S or the twin Mccullochs we had to work with... twin McCullochs on a Go Kart and we thought we were BIG TIME!
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Bill,
Check out Ebay Item number: 221171205189

Pretty neat and really looks very much like the original
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a bit more drilling and stretching to make some of these newer parts fit on the old frame, plus the extra large motor required some mount massaging

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ape hangers, tighten all the bolts, add an extra throttle return spring (ALWAYS). and we are ready for a test run.

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