Hi all, new here with a bit of a project

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Bazzworx
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Hi all, new here with a bit of a project

Post by Bazzworx » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:12 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm Ben from north Wiltshire, I've wanted to own a Cub for a while now and I guess today was my lucky(ish) day as I was given an old C70 by a farmer who has had it sitting in his barn for many years. His children use to ride it around the fields years ago. Here's how she looks after I dragged it out from under a pile of wood:

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It would appear that the engine is seized, wheels are seized and it has a spot or two of rust. I've tried to find out what year it is from the chassis number as there is only a small chunk of the number plate left. I think it's a 1978 vintage. The chassis number is C70-7064166. I'm not 100% sure what I'm going to do with it yet but the plan thus far is to get it stripped and get a list together to see what it needs to get it back up and running. As I have to replace the engine I think I'll see if I can get a 6V 90 engine for it.

That's all from me for now but thanks for having me in your community, I welcome any of your hints, tips and comments.

All the best
Ben

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wightegi
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Re: Hi all, new here with a bit of a project

Post by wightegi » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:56 pm

Hi C70-70 started in 1978 it would make it a C70ZZ. The 6 volt 90 will not fit as it is too big but the good news is that any 12 volt pit bike engine will fit with a few mods to the wiring .The engine may free up with some oil down the plug hole and you can get a new cylinder and piston for not much money. Where are you ?

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Re: Hi all, new here with a bit of a project

Post by loadedtoad » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:58 pm

6 Volt C90 engine won't fit engine is physically bigger.
12 Volt C90 engine or pit bike/chinese copy 90/110/125 engine is quickest route if you don't fancy an engine rebuild.

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Re: Hi all, new here with a bit of a project

Post by joefish » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:10 pm

looks a good project get yourself a good impact screw driver and a tin of plus gas
and they will save you a few headaches :lol:

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Re: Hi all, new here with a bit of a project

Post by Bazzworx » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:18 pm

Thanks for your comments. Sorry yes I've noticed that now, just spent the last hour or so looking through previous posts on the subject. The handy thing is is that I have a new 110 lifan engine in the shed fitted to a drift trike I built, I'm temped to fit that as it there. Obviously that's a long way off at the moment.

I'm near Castle Combe

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Re: Hi all, new here with a bit of a project

Post by cozi70 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:26 pm

Bazzworx wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:18 pm
new 110 lifan engine in the shed
That's a handy additional part if needed for your project,and a great option.

Hello and welcome aboard.

Colin

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Re: Hi all, new here with a bit of a project

Post by Newtsalad » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:55 pm

Great post. Just keep it alive, get it ridden!

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