|Subject:||Frankenstein?||Date:||Wed Sep 5 10:54:16 2012|
So I came across a guy selling a '1951 Harley Hummer 125cc'. According to his sign anyways. I ended up purchasing it. This will be my first restore. Well, first bike period.|
I get it home and look up the serial number. 62BTH44**. According to the chart, 1962 Scat 175cc. Judging by the size of the engine and comparing it to images of 125's and 175's it is definitely the 175.
I take the carburetor off and clean it up a bit. It was pretty gunky. It's a Tillotson with MT-71A stamped on it. According to http://www.discount-marine-parts.com/tillotson_mt.html , it was originally for a Cushman Scooter 765 Eagle (1958-59). I don't think the 71A was ever meant for a Harley.
The frame most resembles #8 ( http://harleyhummerclub.org/restore/chapter04/frame-8.html ). Only numbers I see stamped on are 47454-53 and 45692-53 (it might be 45682-53). It looks to be in pretty good condition.
Probably not the correct handlebars. Gas tank does look like it might be original. Things I know it's missing: wiring, throttle and linkage, footrests, exhaust, coil, headlight, horn. Maybe I should have started with what IS there.
What I would like to know is:
1. What year and model is this?
2. How should I restore it for it to have the most value?