Thanks man. It is taking forever.
Sounds like you need a job. It is always something. Planted 15 or so tomatoes. Squash. Cukes, on top of yard, porches, fireplace, work, baby, would you come here for a minutes. I can relate.
I've had a couple of basket case mini's in storage since '79. Bought them 'cuz I'd ridden one as transportation back in '62 & '63. Now that I'm bitten by the mini bug again, I'm trying to identify my baskets. By looking thru' a lot a lot of photos, I've determined one is a Fox Mini Sprite #1138 (identical to the Rupp Enduro, Mini Bike).
Now comes the question mark. The other is a Rupp Thunder Bolt 198 MC, powered by a 5 hp, 197 cc Tecumseh with a clutch belted to a torque amp. on a jack shaft. Has fore & aft drum brakes. Stands 35" tall, 44" wheel base, a 14.5" rear wheel and a 16.5" front, both with knobby tires. I'm told it was sold by (extinct) Grants Department Stores (in Mi.). Looks like a sport dirt bike. I want to restore it after I finish the two mini's I'm working on.
Can't find anything on them, or pics What have I got? What year is it? Has anybody else got one, alive? Are there parts available? What's it worth running?