I’m just learning about Arco myself so the info I’m providing is collaborated from this forum’s OG. For instance, the photo I linked was hosted by forum member CFH.
Yes, it would have come with a tec engine. Arco made bikes for Sears, Montgomery Ward, as well as their direct line. It appears to...
I’m trying to get a handle on when/why changes like that were made. Your fender bracket also has 3 holes(orange bike), but they also made it with 4. Maybe as the minibike craze slowed down, the manufacturers looked to cut building cost? I don’t know.
Thank you redviper. I’m just repeating what I’ve gathered up from searching through this great forum. Most of which were posts from Markus. Thank you again Markus.
I was talking with a fellow from a local small engine repair shop. He believes the clutch I questioned is the original clutch...
Thanks, I’m onboard... currently searching and ordering the parts I want to replace.
Being new its tough to decipher between what is common knowledge, or useful information. Hopefully by the end of this project I will have given back to the community.
Looks like we were both correct. This is a vintage Noram, which is probably the grandfather to the premier magnum.
The clutch cover is imprinted, this is no longer done, so...
I took a video today of the S-ARCO. It’s a little long at 15 minutes, however I covered a lot of material, which I hope is informative. Non-monetized channel so no commercials. I’m sure I made a few mistakes so don’t feel bad pointing them out to me... it’s the best way to learn.
Sadly, I’m not sure where you are referring to when you mentioned “turned up lip”. I’ll take a few pics tomorrow.
In any event, it looks like a performance clutch, which makes little sense to me as the motor appears completely stock including the governor which is still functional.
Hello ladies and gents. I had some time today to take a more in depth look at my recently acquired Sears/Arco. Upon removing the clutch cover I found an odd looking clutch. I googled and looked for matching photos. The closest I found was listed as a Columbia, but that could have been the...
Being that you can weld, you might consider cutting the sprocket off and welding a new one on, if the rim itself is in good shape. As for the tire, you can still find them in that pattern (trail with rounded edges) but I doubt you will find a vintage Carlisle in that shape without paying a...