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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up a dirt cheap 1983 Ascot vt500

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Does it run Eric ?


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Not currently. But it was owned by my buddy's dad's wife... she road it to learn till she got a bigger bike... while it doesn't run currently... it did run very well when parked 4 years ago

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That carb is neat. What brand name on it? Someone had to make special intake manifold runners to get it to work. Probably not as efficient as factory carbs but may be a good enough alternative.

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My buddy's dad is a fabricator by trade... the carb came off a sportster
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My buddy's dad is a fabricator by trade... the carb came off a sportster
Should be easy to get parts for a Sporty carb if you need to rebuild it. Good luck with the project.



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I think I would keep my eye on the sealing of the intake runners since they are not a factory set up and may heat warp or otherwise cause a leak at the head area. Easy to check with carb spray.
Hope you get it running soon.

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There was a guy on here a couple of years ago that was trying to get a 2 barrel car carburetor sitting on top of the engine between the cylinders. I can't remember if it was running or not. Wild idea.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-21-2017, 11:24 PM
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Wow, pretty cool bike. I grew up in So Cal not far from Ascot Raceway. I used to open my bedroom window when I was kid and listen to the midgets and motorcycle races at night.

I wonder if that place is still there?

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