My first restoration: ST/300/D
Okay, here it goes:
I am going to be starting the restoration on my ST/300/D that has been in may family since the early '70's. I think it should be a pretty straight forward restoration, with only a few problem areas that I know of right off the bat. I have an idea of how I am going to do this, but figured I would ask the experts since this is my first build! I am going to start with removing the engine/transmisison and keep on working my way down until its just a grimey yellow tub so I can clean it and put 'er back together.
Here are my question/problems:
1. The engine cover hinge is junk, along with the area where the hinge meets the engine cover. What methods have you found that work well to replace this hinge while having a bad edge along the engine cover?
2. The only crack on the tub is in the right front corner under the axle, and it is a pretty significant one. Tips for fixing this?
3. There is a lot of fresh looking residue on the head of the engine- Possible blown head gasket or something? I don't know a lot about these 2 strokes so im just guessing
Anytips you guys could give me would be greatly appreciated!
here's some pics:
#1 Attex ST/300/D - "The Duck." Restoration of my family owned aatv from the early 1970's.
#2 Attex ST/300/D - Resto/Mod project for the trails
#3 Hustler Bigfoot 989 Tall - Trail machine