I have been cleaning up 563 but still have many things I need to do. All of the grease and 90% of the surface rust is gone.
The magneto has been cleaned and polished, new points, condenser, distributor cap, and new grease. Still waiting on the rotor, but the one I have is good. Set dwell at .013. Is this the best gap? New hoses have been installed...saved all the original Wittek tower clamps
Spent a little extra to get the one ply rubber hoses from OEM. The old clamps fit that hose perfect. Have loosened up almost all the screws and will lift off the tank and sheet metal tomorrow and install new belts, upper radiator hose, fresh anifreeze and check generator. Broke off one screw on front bolster...lower dog leg
Gas tank has been rinsed out good and clean, carb. is fine, made a new gas line though.
Also flushed the engine and put in fresh Lo Ash 30wt.
Have been brushing up the old original muffler and its looking nice now.
Replaced all the light gaskets with new rubber. Hey..Simichrome polish (known primarily by old beezer geezers) will clean all the tarnish off your headlight reflectors and will not damage the silver. The lights are twice as bright now. Don't rub too hard and be sure to remove all the polish when your are finished. Soft clean rag.
Have replaced the two front wheel bearings with brand new ones from John at JP.
Got the seat adjusted back.
Removed all the weights.
So far I have done everything myself..that's the therapy and the fun.
Had a great Thanksgiving here. Hope everyone else on the forum did too.
My daughter (twenty eight) and my son-in law were here from San Francisco (computer/internet geeks). Susan loves the '57 hi clear. She rode it for hours. She also beat her old man at horse shoes 21-3, 21-0, 21-0, 21-0 and 21-0. I taught her how to play when she was 9. She throws close to 70% ringers now
. Brought her own "Eagle Ringer" shoes.
I took some pictures to show but my photo site (http://cgi.datazap.net/
) is not working
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