Recent content by Dick DeBuse

  1. Dick DeBuse

    Deepco Maxmatic Clutch

    They are a torque converter style drive system. They are unique in that they can be adjusted for belt wear by removing clutch shims. Be sure to save the shims you take out so they can be re-used when you install a new belt. I used Cushman clutch shims with a new belt since they are readily...
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    Can anyone tell how old this Briggs might be.

    It looks like a WM or WMB. These are 1/2 hp washing machine engines. Made as early as the 1930s. Note that it doesn't have a float type carburetor. Very common and not much demand for them.
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    Tire Question

    I have found that some Chinese tires leak air at the Brand location. (Where the manufacturers' name is indented into the tire). Don't just look for bead leaks, check the sidewall too. Apparently the sidewall is just too thin. You can either install a tube, or look for a higher quality tire.
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    Skat kitty exhaust “elbow”

    FYI, original Skat Kitty elbows are zinc plated. Glenn's are also.
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    simplex mini bikes

    Everything is different on the mini bikes, and the Compact series mini bikes are different from them. No interchange of parts. The Simplex site does have scans of the ads and some parts lists for the mini bikes. Check this site for some Simplex info. Which do you have, Compact or mini? Most...
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    need help dont no what modle or what motor goes o. it i need sum help or i wanna selll its a 1965 alll i no plz help or buy 541 281 4744

    This was listed on ebay as a Packer. A different model, no idea if the drive train was the same..
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    My uncles old minibike

    Trail Horse E Z Rider. The exhaust goes to the rear. It rests on the bar and clamps to it. The exhaust then turns up at the same angle as the sissy bar. There is a pic of mine in the media section. Can't remember the model numbers, but they made 3 versions: rigid fork, internal spring...
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    Any idea what this is?

    Cushman wheels, axles, front brake, and fork. Cushman forks were brazed in the 40s. Pencil springs were used 1942-47 (approx).
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    What Make Torque Converter?

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    Skat Kitty help

    You need a 3" centrifugal clutch. Not common, but not rare. Glenn usually has a couple on hand.
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    What Is It?

    Wheels, tires and front suspension are Cushman, frame is not. There were a couple of manufacturers who bought Cushman parts and used them on their bikes. Since Cushman parts were plentiful and readily available they were popular for modifications by individual owners.
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    One speed early production Blazer?

    Your bike should have a Maximatic torque converter drive. That makes it a variable speed drive. If you do have the OEM Maximatic be aware you need to shim the drive unit to get maximum performance.
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    WTB-Glenco Mini Bike/Scooter-

    Jim's Scooter parts in St Paul had a really nice original for sale. I saw it about a year ago. 612-868-6685 Dick
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    Chief Mini Bike.

    Actually, I think it's a Sensation. I have a Manufacturers Statement of Origin for one. Don't know for certain, but Fimco bikes may have been re-badged Sensations. Fimco is still in business. They make sprayers.