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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #60 on: January 15, 2024, 04:32:23 PM »
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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #61 on: January 16, 2024, 06:56:47 AM »
Awesome!
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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #62 on: January 16, 2024, 07:38:15 AM »
Thanks Jim.  Try as I might, I still can't quite make it to your level!   :bow:  But I keep trying.   :grin:
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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #63 on: January 16, 2024, 04:41:54 PM »
I have 2 red, 1 blue, and these 2 amber spot lamps.  I prefer the look of amber, but easy to change out and experiment.

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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #63 on: January 16, 2024, 04:41:54 PM »

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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #64 on: January 17, 2024, 07:09:04 AM »
HEY !

How about a video "walk around" ???

Please.

It's too nice to just tease us with a picture now and then.

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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #65 on: January 17, 2024, 08:17:28 AM »
HEY !

How about a video "walk around" ???

Please.

It's too nice to just tease us with a picture now and then.

 :bike-037:

Good idea.  I will work on that.  Until then, this will have to do.

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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #66 on: January 20, 2024, 07:09:12 PM »
The talented painter and sheet metal repair specialist down the street from me finished the police boxes today.   Now for the nerve wracking job of drilling new mounting holes. 

There are many police Eldo/Ambos out there, but very few with actual police sheet-metal boxes.  Stoked!

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1973 V7 Sport
1974 Eldo
1974 Police Eldo
1976 Convert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
2004 V11S - Eraldo-ized
2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized
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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #67 on: January 21, 2024, 10:16:10 AM »
The talented painter and sheet metal repair specialist down the street from me finished the police boxes today.   Now for the nerve wracking job of drilling new mounting holes. 

There are many police Eldo/Ambos out there, but very few with actual police sheet-metal boxes.  Stoked!

That beauty needs to be in a glass bubble.


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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #68 on: January 21, 2024, 08:53:05 PM »
Went after it pretty hard this weekend.  It is finished, except for bleeding the front brake and first fire.   Greg Bender's wiring harnesses were perfect.  And his amazing instructions enable success every time if you follow them to a T. 



« Last Edit: January 21, 2024, 08:54:59 PM by Dave Swanson »
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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #69 on: January 22, 2024, 06:09:25 AM »
Stunning!

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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #70 on: January 22, 2024, 01:45:04 PM »
You should park that one in the house.  Add track lighting.  I'll donate a can of Pledge and a stack of micro fiber towels.
Invite us all over for a look-see.  Oh, and a BBQ.



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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #71 on: January 22, 2024, 02:35:24 PM »
You should park that one in the house.  Add track lighting.  I'll donate a can of Pledge and a stack of micro fiber towels.
Invite us all over for a look-see.  Oh, and a BBQ.





Now that sounds like a night to remember!  HA! 
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1935 GTS
1968 V700
1973 V7 Sport
1974 Eldo
1974 Police Eldo
1976 Convert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
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2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized
2021 V7-850 Stone Centenario
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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #72 on: January 23, 2024, 01:04:56 PM »
A long time ago Guzzi eagle tank water slide decals were applied with the eagles flying backward to this bike.  Luck was with me as there was no clear coat applied to them.  Yesterday I carefully removed the decals and this morning I applied the best available tank decal/sticker that mimics the factory silkscreen perfectly.  These "shadow" decal/stickers haven't been made for quite a long time.  I was lucky to have found 1 set.  I figured this bike deserved correct (as I can make it) forward facing eagles. 



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1935 GTS
1968 V700
1973 V7 Sport
1974 Eldo
1974 Police Eldo
1976 Convert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
2004 V11S - Eraldo-ized
2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized
2021 V7-850 Stone Centenario
2022 V85TT Guardia d'Onore
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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #73 on: January 23, 2024, 01:24:54 PM »
I can't take my eyes off it...

BTW, given the choices, how did you decide on what seat to put on it?

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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #74 on: January 23, 2024, 01:40:32 PM »
I can't take my eyes off it...

BTW, given the choices, how did you decide on what seat to put on it?

This is a true original police solo seat with steel pan.  It was with the bike since day one, therefore an easy decision.   :laugh:

Originals are very hard to find nowadays.  But there are some nice repops of course.
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1968 V700
1973 V7 Sport
1974 Eldo
1974 Police Eldo
1976 Convert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
2004 V11S - Eraldo-ized
2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized
2021 V7-850 Stone Centenario
2022 V85TT Guardia d'Onore
2023 V100S

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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #75 on: January 23, 2024, 01:43:44 PM »
This is a true original police solo seat with steel pan.  It was with the bike since day one, therefore an easy decision.   :laugh:

Originals are very hard to find nowadays.  But there are some nice repops of course.

Ah, that makes sense...thanks.

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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #76 on: January 23, 2024, 05:06:20 PM »
A friend stopped by with his little pup to check out the bike. 

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1968 V700
1973 V7 Sport
1974 Eldo
1974 Police Eldo
1976 Convert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
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2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized
2021 V7-850 Stone Centenario
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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #77 on: January 23, 2024, 10:18:03 PM »
Guzzi does symmetry like no one else.

Dave Swanson - Northern IL
1935 GTS
1968 V700
1973 V7 Sport
1974 Eldo
1974 Police Eldo
1976 Convert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
2004 V11S - Eraldo-ized
2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized
2021 V7-850 Stone Centenario
2022 V85TT Guardia d'Onore
2023 V100S

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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #78 on: May 04, 2024, 11:10:39 AM »
We are finally getting some decent weather for break in up here.  150 miles on it now and it is flawless.  Dropped the oil upon return from this morning's 100 mile ride.

« Last Edit: May 04, 2024, 11:11:22 AM by Dave Swanson »
Dave Swanson - Northern IL
1935 GTS
1968 V700
1973 V7 Sport
1974 Eldo
1974 Police Eldo
1976 Convert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
2004 V11S - Eraldo-ized
2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized
2021 V7-850 Stone Centenario
2022 V85TT Guardia d'Onore
2023 V100S

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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #79 on: May 04, 2024, 07:13:56 PM »
Stunning bike.
Did you polish the engine? It's so shiny.
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Re: 1974 Police Eldo Rejuvination
« Reply #80 on: May 06, 2024, 05:39:09 AM »
We are finally getting some decent weather for break in up here.  150 miles on it now and it is flawless.  Dropped the oil upon return from this morning's 100 mile ride.



Dave -

That's a GREAT picture !

How about some more pictures ?

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