My Rumi!

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soccs
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My Rumi!

Post by soccs » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:18 pm

hey guys!
I hate old cars and bikes! Sorry to say! But last year I start restoring my father's Rumi from 56! It was painful! Since it was left at the rain for 15 years!
After restoring it , I gave to my fathers 80s birthday! I thought he would be very happy! But all he said was .... it doesn't break well! You can take it
I felt miserably but thats what we have in life :) still love my father! But on the way home (30kms) I started to enjoy it ALOT! and now its all I think about ! I love it !!!!
Hope to learn alot from you guys !
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Montesa
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Re: My Rumi!

Post by Montesa » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:27 pm

Your dad's loss is your gain. I'm glad that someone is appreciating it, bad brakes and all!!

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Re: My Rumi!

Post by hugomez » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:19 pm

Hi soccs,

Welcome to Moto Rumi Forum!!!! ;)

Thanks for sharing your bittersweet story and photos. It is very nice that during the restoration process and afterward riding it you developed this feeling for your beautiful Rumi Formichino.

Where are you from?

Greets,
Hugo
My little Formichino here: http://www.formichino.com/pictures1.html

soccs
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Re: My Rumi!

Post by soccs » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:35 am

Thank you guys! It's still growing! I am from Lisboa Portugal! Anyone from Portugal here ?
I believe I have a leak... crack oil is getting mixed with petrol! Going to open it again!

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Re: My Rumi!

Post by hugomez » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:22 pm

soccs wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:35 am
Thank you guys! It's still growing! I am from Lisboa Portugal! Anyone from Portugal here ?
I believe I have a leak... crack oil is getting mixed with petrol! Going to open it again!
Sorry to hear that.

Is it smoking a lot of burned crankcase oil by the exhaust?
My little Formichino here: http://www.formichino.com/pictures1.html

soccs
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Re: My Rumi!

Post by soccs » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:33 am

Hello,
Yes every time i go down hill crank oil goes into the engine . And its hard to adjust iddle. Theres a air leak as well :( anyone know where we can buy engine parts ?

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Re: My Rumi!

Post by Ian Skinner » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:01 pm

Hi soccs

When you assembled the engine, did you use a jointing compound on the entire periphery of all the crankshaft seal carriers and the crankcase joints??
Just checking the Rumi engine assembly. Most of us have been where you are!

Ian

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Re: My Rumi!

Post by UHJ200 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:04 pm

Cleniless and flatness are the guardian angles of a tight seal. Check EVERYTHING --- TWICE.
Does your engine have the "O" ring groove across the lower crankcase half? If so you should source a new strip of material. Look for something that is reasonably compliant, there are different grades of hardness for different applications. In this instance, as there is no moving parts involved and thus no wear, compliance is the most desireable.

Finally be warned, there are small locating pins lurking in the bottom of the grooves in the lower crankcase to prevent rotation of the seal carriers. That is why the carriers have the notches cut in the outermost diameter. It is all too easy to misplace one of the four carriers while fitting the crankshaft. The seal carrier material is soft enough for the pins to punch their way into the carrier but it will raise burrs and prevent a proper fit. If this has happened it will not ruin the carrier but careful dressing would be needed to remove any burrs.

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