1978 Mod build. Probably slow going

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  1. stangconv21

    stangconv21 New Member

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    Here’s the 1978 CT70 I got for $250 Canadian (approx $190 usd)

    Original carb was rebuilt with silicone. Waiting on the Parts to rebuild it. Used a spare Chinese carb and have it running good. It’s got aftermarket shocks (heavier) on it already and is missing the rear tail piece and has aftermarket front signals.

    Really have no interest in trying to restore to original. Want to be able to drive it back and forth to work eventually. (6 miles and speed limit of 40mph)

    Going to do paint/powder coat and custom bars

    Thinking about a 140 engine and 12v conversion on it.
     
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  3. stangconv21

    stangconv21 New Member

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    When I got the unit if you turned on the gas it would leak gas all over. Pulled the carb and this is what someone did.

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    Ordered a carb kit and in the meantime used a spare Chinese carb on it. Got it running and took it for a little burn.

    Trans seemed pretty rough so knowing what the carb looked like I dumped the oil and put some Maxima mc oil in it. Made a big difference. Still seemed like neutral was wherever it wanted to be, but could drive it actually. First gear shakes like a bugger, but had a great time with the kids chasing me on the golf cart. Used the gps app on my phone and got it going over 50km/hr

    No lights or signals work on it. Looks like an aftermarket key switch that only has off/on (original was 3 position I believe)

    How hard to get to 12v? I’d like to go LED on it.

    The rear tailpiece is missing. Is there something aftermarket or universal that works good for the rear tail/license plate?
     
  4. Kansas Corey

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    stangconv21 - first off congratulations on the purchase - that's a hellva price!

    Mines a 1979 and the key switch has only 2 positions (on/off). It came up before and was mentioned that 1977 started the 2-position key switch (https://lilhonda.com/index.php?threads/rear-tail-light.21781/#post-173037)

    My only exploration into converting to 12V lead me to assume it was more money and headache than I wanted to deal with, but I'll let the experts chime in with a more specific and detailed answer.
     

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