1956 R50 first start

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Frenia
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1956 R50 first start

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_mv7cQ ... p=drivesdk

Here is a link to the first start of my newly restored R50. It is not road ready yet, but has come a long way in 3 years!

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Looking good!

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schrader7032
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So no oil?
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It has oil. Oiled the rods and rockers and ran for a few minutes with oil leaking out through the head. The right side has a stripped cover screw that needs extracting.

Probably shouldn’t run too long that way though.

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OK...in the short video I didn't see any oil coming out to the valves.
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Congrats. Hope to join these ranks soon myself. Gotta be a good feeling.

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