So I have determined the axle
is probably shot. The left side is about 1.5 inches lower than the right side. I have looked over the frame pretty well but do not see any signs of damage or cracks, so I am going to blame it on the axle
. I was pleasantly surprised the bearings had fresh grease in them! Routine maintenance = long life.
I think Jess and I have decided to remove the body from the frame and clean up the frame when we swap the axle. I believe I could just swap the axle pretty easily, but I figure it would just be easier to do both at the same time. I am hoping we can get this done in the next month or two, before it gets too cold.
Anybody have the exact measurements for a 1977 Boler 1300? I am not doing any thing goofy, just want a direct replacement. Anybody know where to get one? I have reviewed the axle suppliers on the Helpful-Links tab, but it appears most of those links are wholesalers.
Further, we have electric brakes
on now, but one of the many previous owners chopped the brake wires right at the hub. Does anyone have a schematic for those wires? I am about a
(four banana) mechanic, but when it comes to electricity, I am a real mouth breathing moron.
I will do some searching of the forums in the meantime.
I have purchased a set of Ansen (5 slot "Mag wheels") wheels from a guy on Craigslist, but he has somewhat disappeared since he received my paypal payment. I will give him a couple of more days before I get ugly.
Jess is out there slaving right now, but I am sure she will have more later.