getting her running again
I'm trying to get an '86 running again after inheriting it from a friend that let it sit for 2 years +. I've been told that as rusty as the tank was, that rebuilding the carbs is going to be definately needed. I acid washed and coated the tank...looks good. Started to remove the thermostat housing so I can get the carbs out, and noticed when I pulled the hoses that they are VERY rusty inside. Is this a sign of other major problems? Also, I can't seem to figure out how to remove the filler neck, I removed the screw that holds it to the frame, the hose, and it seems to be very tightly attatched.
I have 2 service manuals, and neither one mentions the "rust" problem in the hoses. They feel fine, flexible, but not soft or cracked anywhere.
The problem he had with it was that it kept stalling, but would restart easily after a few minutes, but would stall again.
Here's what I found so far, 1 bad spark plug wire, rt side front cyl, the wire is loose from the boot. Tank rusted beyond belief.(fixed) fuel shutoff leaked. (rebuilt) Rust in coolant hoses ( ? ) Got a new battery. plugs are fouled, but I'm not sure that's not from sitting ( bought new plugs) Are there any other suggestions about removing the thermostat housing and filler tube? Any other thoughts about what else I should look at/fix? Any other thoughts on what his original problems were?
I love a project, but I might not even get to ride this year if I keep finding more problems.