> are you tryna get the side covers to paint too?
100%. Where can I get them?
> The reason I'd recommend doing it "piecemeal" is to identify other
> problems which need to be fixed before buying new stuff.
I rather just open my checkbook. Let's treat this like a ground-up build.
> lowest risk is a flywheel holder but that's another tool to buy plus I
> expect you intend to replace the whole ignition? maybe HPI? and it won't
> work with the HPI. moderate risk is a rope or similar shoved in the plug
> hole, or using something like a screwdriver through the flywheel holes,
> can be tricky depending on ignition, be carefu what you brace against.
> or brace the crank against the case with the jug off as in the linked
> rebuild tutorial.
Interesting. I think I can work something out or fabricate a tool. I have a mill.
> An impact driver (even just a hammer type one) cuz the case bolts are
> probably stuck
Not a problem.
> i'd recommend welding tabs to the exhaust header to spring mount it up
> to holes drilled in the bottom cylinder fins, this makes the unreliable
> sachs exhaust mounting essentially a nonissue. you'd need 1 welder and 1
> drill and 2 extra springs.
I will be doing this.
> you'll want GOOD tire levers if you're changing the tires yourself,
> which you 100% should be.
Gotcha. I have one.. should I buy a second?
> likewise good cable cutters are a very useful item.
> everything else I can think of is parts, not specialty tools. I'd
> recommend again the plugging the decomp
Does this mean to disable it? What are the side effects? Hard starting?
Thanks again for all the info guys.