Subject:Grandmother's old 62' Scat, low miles..need tech help.. Date:Sat Nov 22 01:21:55 2014
Hello all, i just found his site so im excited that there is a group of people commited to preserving these old singles. I have a 1962 scat that blonged to my wifes grandmother. The story was she used to "put around" on the farm on it here in Caliornia. It only has 745 miles on the odemeter and is pretty much completley original. When she got older she stopped using it and it sat for many years in the barn/ shop behind a bunch of stuff. Although indoors, it was near a window and the sun faded out one side of the gas tank form years of sunlight. The paint and decal is still in tact, but not nearly as nice as the other side. After her grandmother passed in 1976, my father in law kept it, but it still sat in the same spot. In 1998 i convinced hom to let me pull it out and get it cleaned up and tey to get it running again. After a couple weeks of tinkering, i was able to get it clos to its former glory. I did not replace or repaint anything, i only disassembled, cleaned, and reassembed it. I did change the seat to a NOS one that i found with the bike, since the original one was toast. It still had its original tires (continental); i actually rode the bike about a mile. It ran hot and would not idle down. After further investigation, it appeared that the gasket between the head has became brittle and was sucking air. I had spoken to a guy back eat about reapairing the engine for me or at least selling me the part, but i never persued it. So after a freshening up, some photos (including one with my father in law sitting on it), it went back to his house. It eventually ended up back in the shop where it started. And now, 16 years later, it sits, dusty and neglected again. This morning i had breakfast with. My father in law and we talked about my 1955 bmw 250 single i just found and it inspired him to again get the old hummer going. So i will be picking it up again and taking it ot my shop to get it running again. Hopefully to never again sit in the dusty barn.
With that said, i am looking for advice and help with locating the parts and gasket i need. Any help or advice much appreciated.
I will try to post some pics of the bike when i dig them up out of the photo album. (Back from when pictures were still on paper, lol)
--Shawn Farmer, Galt, CA