My son was 9 years old then when he first repaired a retro Honda CR8O carburetor. The bike has been sleeping for years and the carburetor was filled with stinking fuel slime. He has to use picks, brass brush, small scraper and a screw driver to pry out the chunks of hard sludge sticking on the carburetor. He was a bit clumsy to spill some rotten fuel on his shirt and you know smelly rotten fuel is :)
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Even though he didn't finish the repairs on this bike, I still believe that he learned something like how to overhaul a carburetor and how to bring the engine back to life. He also learned how to remove parts and to reinstall them back again. It was a half done puzzle project but I think that my son enjoyed hearing it's engine roaring when it started. It was a very old bike and needed lots of repairs and parts and restoring it back to life is a bit of a time waster so we decided to let it go. After he installed all the parts, I placed it for sale and sold it. Got himself a bit of pocket money from his little project and was happy.
About the vulcan, he did help me fix it but it will be on another blog... :)