All in one

We have quite a big update today. A while back we got our hands on the engine and frame (along with registration papers) for a 1968 blue AS1C. The engine was basically unused and the frame was in good condition as well. We figured that we had better finish the job and rebuild it.

This is the entire project from start to finish. Most steps, except for the very first ones, are documented.

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Spring

It is time for the fourth update on the black AS1 project, this time we’re mostly looking at the carburetors, handle and wires and the fuel tank. At this point we had a few small things left to do, but the next update will be the finished gallery!

Winter has finally let go, now we can start up some of the bikes we’ve finished during autumn and winter. At the moment we have an AS1C, AS2C, AS1 and AS3 lined up…

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Rebuilding a Carburetor

This will be quite a long post, to see it all, click “Continue reading” below. A while back I promised that we would upload a walkthrough on rebuilding the carburetors, here it is! This is a rebuild of the AS1/AS2 version of the carburetors, but the AS3 and most other versions are similar. To view a larger version of any picture, click on it.

Carburetor Rebuild 01
This assumes that you’ve already disassembled your carburetor and that you have all the required parts, either new or used. The tiny openings in the nozzles tend to get clogged over time, I would really recommend that you get a restoration kit that contains new nozzles and gaskets in order to get your bike running smoothly.
In order to make things easier to see, we’ve laid out all the parts here. Begin by assembling the nozzles in the upper part of the carburetor housing in the steps shown below.

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Front wheel and engine

That turned into an unexpectedly long delay…

Well, it’s time for the next part of the black AS1 project. This time we’re covering the front wheel and engine.

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More of the black stuff

It is time for the next update on the black AS1. This time we’re covering the rear wheel and handle.

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