Honda Elite engine/running gear into 1952 Sears Allstate scooter.

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Well it is a Honda single. I am installing a 1984 Honda Elite scooter engine and drive, along with the front wheel into a 1952 Sears Allstate Scooter. And then I am going to mount a matching sidecar.
Before






And the donor scooter


TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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Some pictures of the disassembly.


Notice that this engine runs backwards.



TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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First thing I needed to do was to mount the front wheel off the Elite scooter to establish ride height. The Elite wheel was a larger diameter, so I had to make new trailing links that lowered the wheel for clearance, and work with the Elite axle and brake.









TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
Maz
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Looking forward to  watching your progress on this,  Tools.  Those scooters are as ugly as sin,  but so gorgeous at the same time.  Your mods should transform it into a highly useable head turner. Keep the pictures coming.
Maz
'76 CB500T
'75 GL1000 'Wing
'79 CB750L
'90 FJ1200

In a little place called Bexley, Kent, UK (Just south of London!)
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A little more done. I cut the old engine mounts/cross members out and replaced them with a piece of 2"X3" rectangular tubing. This will be the new engine mount and where the side car mount will be.


The engine/drive unit were too wide to fit in between the frame rails, so I cut them off. Now to build new ones.



TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
Maz
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Tools,  I assume you have to have the finished bike inspected by someone before it can be registered or used on the road? Over here it would need a Special Vehicle Approval inspection first and then we'd be at the mercy of the DVLA (kind of like your DMV,  I guess) and they would probably issue a non age-related plate,  beginning with the letter Q,  to show that it was made from more than one vehicle of different ages.
Maz
'76 CB500T
'75 GL1000 'Wing
'79 CB750L
'90 FJ1200

In a little place called Bexley, Kent, UK (Just south of London!)
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Nope, none of that here. It will just keep it's antique plate. Revolution can be a good thing. 
TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
Maz
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Maz
I'm not jealous at all!
I so enjoy jumping through the government's hoops!
Maz
'76 CB500T
'75 GL1000 'Wing
'79 CB750L
'90 FJ1200

In a little place called Bexley, Kent, UK (Just south of London!)
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On another forum, I read a post from a member in some country overseas somewhere that said they cannot make any changes to a vehicle, even tires, unless an engineer approved the changes before they were made. And the back of a motorcycle had to be white with a freakishly large taillight. After reading that, I was just soooo glad I live in the USA.
TOOLS  
P.S. However you guys do have Billie Piper, and Eve Myles.
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
Maz
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Ahhh,  yes. Billie Piper.  And I thought it was just me who went weak at the knees in her presence! And Eve Myles... Strictly speaking she's  not English..... Comes from a town in Wales that can only be pronounced if you are suffering from heavy phlegm due to a bad cold!  However,  I would welcome her with open arms!
Maz
'76 CB500T
'75 GL1000 'Wing
'79 CB750L
'90 FJ1200

In a little place called Bexley, Kent, UK (Just south of London!)
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So, is that something like the relationship between the US and Porto Rico? I am looking forward to Jodi Whittaker as the new Doctor.
TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
Maz
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Maz
Thankfully there are no 'hard' borders in the UK, so we are able to move throughout the tiny island as we wish.. Although if you use the Severn Bridge to cross the River Severn from England into Wales, you have to pay, but you don't have to pay to come the other way!
As for Dr Who,  I stopped watching it after Tom Baker! I never thought I would see a female Dr though - I may have to start watching again.
Maz
'76 CB500T
'75 GL1000 'Wing
'79 CB750L
'90 FJ1200

In a little place called Bexley, Kent, UK (Just south of London!)
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Now this is cool!

Pretty curious to see what you do with the sidecar. Will the sidecar wheel have it's own engine, too?  Just curious how much weight this thing could move around reasonably.