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I had been gathering some momentum to get on with my Super Hawk Project and some slight progress towards an SL350 Project, but all has changed as of late yesterday afternoon. You see, I've got a mid 60's Jawa 250 (2-stroke) that I picked up on some time back and want to build in close resemblance of one that my Dad built in the early 60's. He took some misc Jawa parts of different year models, "Factory HOP-UP specs (with photos and measurements) and built a Screaming 250 that would blow Honda Scramblers away and give 500cc Triumphs headaches. :D Now, the one I got hold of, had the piston stuck in the cylinder and the primary chain is broken and who knows what else. Yesterday, I found an exact same model Jawa 250 engine that is complete and is in running condition and managed to pick up on it by yesterday evening. :cool: Kinda rough looking now, but here is the bike I have and then there is the engine I won. I don't have any other photos as of now and I don't presently have a way to put any more online, but will when I can.



 

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Bill.... I understand completely!....GO FOR IT!....The "new" engine doesn't look too bad externally, you should be able to get one out of the two...... :D :D :D :D ...Steve
 

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Nice addition to the stable Bill!! I always loved the streamlined look of those rounded cases. The pipes flow so well with that engine too. Now, GET HER TOGETHER!!! ;)

GB :mrgreen:
 

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Bird76Mojo said:
Nice addition to the stable Bill!! I always loved the streamlined look of those rounded cases. The pipes flow so well with that engine too. Now, GET HER TOGETHER!!! ;)

GB :mrgreen:

Thanks there GB! Soon as I can make arrangements to get the engine home, I will get it together. ;) I have to get some space and get that old engine out of there Soon as I can get the rest of the bike ready, get this engine here and in the bike, I shouldn't be too far from getting it going. This engine I got from ebay, is supposed to be a strong runner and starts on the 1st or 2nd kick and it is complete. Dude, I am Sitting on ready to get this one going! :D
 

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Bill, Didn't you have a nice pic of the one your dad built?...Please post it in this topic so we can compare.... Steve
 

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Bill, Didn't you have a nice pic of the one your dad built?...Please post it in this topic so we can compare.... Steve

Steve, for a reason unknown to me, I don't remember ever taking any pictures of that bike. I don't know whether my Dad has any or not, I'll just have to check, when I get the chance. If I DO locate some, I'll post them soon as I can. Meant to reply to this sooner, but I've been kinda tied up with trying to get my Dad an "Assisted Living" place to go to for a bit.
 

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Bill, Could have been a pic of a similar bike...It was red I believe.... Might have been on the old .com site...... Good luck with your dad, that's a hard call sometimes...... Steve
 

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Bill, Could have been a pic of a similar bike...It was red I believe.... Might have been on the old .com site...... Good luck with your dad, that's a hard call sometimes...... Steve
Steve (and any one else who might be interested), here is a photo of a prime Jawa 250 and is what mine looked like at one time.



And here is a factory Jawa 250 Motocross bike and something like what my Dad built, except that his had an early 50's BSA Bantam gas tank, no metal shrouding to the rear of the engine and below the seat, he also had a British style solo seat and the fender was mounted low (close to the wheel) AND the bike was painted a medium shade (I guess that's the best way to describe it) of Purple (with metallic added). Oh, and also, he had trials type tires on it because the knobby tires would dig a hole in a heartbeat. (Pictures, IF my Dad has some and IF I can find them.)






BTW, kirkn told me that he lives about 25 miles from the guy who I bought the 250 engine off of and things are set so that he will be picking it up and then we will work out the best way to get it here. There's a fellow SOHC4 member who says that if the engine could be gotten to Birmingham, Alabama, he would bring it to Memphis and if I could meet him there, we would have delivery! We'll just have to see how it works out. Might not be that bad to get it shipped, I don't know how much that puppy weighs.
 

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Well, Kirk (kirkn) has picked up the engine for me (he only lives 25 miles from the seller) and now we're looking to see what the easiest way to get it to Arkansas will be. I've got a buddy over on the SOHC4 who said that if someone could get it to him in Birmingham Alabama, he's bring it to Memphis and meet me there. I might add that that engine is pretty heavy even though it's a 250cc 2-stroke single cylinder! Might be the start of another way to help each other out, if our members (and the SOHC4's members) are spread out decently enough. What do ya think? Kirk is ready to do whatever and, in the end, I may just have to bite the bullet and ship it. I just thought that if something could be worked out to sort of "shuttle" it to Arkansas, I could meet someone to get it and we might just have a sort of service that could benefit others at any given time. I wouls be willing to help others myself. Comments?
 

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Well, using my super-exact methodology, I get:

315 lbs - Me with motor, on scale
- 230 lbs - me alone on scale

85 lbs - motor


So, there you have it. 85 lbs from my zip code (32766) to yours. That'll give you the 'worst case' scenario, anyway.

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kirkn said:
Well, using my super-exact methodology, I get:

315 lbs - Me with motor, on scale
- 230 lbs - me alone on scale

85 lbs - motor


So, there you have it. 85 lbs from my zip code (32766) to yours. That'll give you the 'worst case' scenario, anyway.

Kirk
Definitely appreciate that Kirk. Can't wait to get that engine and get the bike to where
I can fire it up and ride! It'll almost seem like I'm back in high school and riding my Dad's 250,
only it'll be MINE! ;)
 

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bill440cars said:
It'll almost seem like I'm back in high school ...........
Except that you're bald, have no teeth, and just peed your pants......

:eek: :shock: :? :( :( :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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bill440cars said:
It'll almost seem like I'm back in high school ...........
Except that you're bald, have no teeth, and just peed your pants......

:eek: :shock: :? :( :( :lol: :lol: :lol:


Naw, you are wrong, I didn't pee my pants. :lol: :D

Ever hear of "Pull ups"? :?: Well, I don't wear them. ;)

Later on my man, Bill ;)
 

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bill440cars said:
Ever hear of "Pull ups"? :?: Well, I don't wear them. ;)

Later on my man, Bill ;)
yuk, yuk......

I still have all the hair, but the teeth are gone.
Though I'd gladly trade the hair for real teeth.......
Bald guys may not understand that, but trust me on this one, teeth are good.
 

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bill440cars said:
Ever hear of "Pull ups"? :?: Well, I don't wear them. ;)

Later on my man, Bill ;)
yuk, yuk......

I still have all the hair, but the teeth are gone.
Though I'd gladly trade the hair for real teeth.......
Bald guys may not understand that, but trust me on this one, teeth are good.
Yeah, they DO make a difference! :D
 

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Well, Kirk (kirkn) has picked up the engine for me (he only lives 25 miles from the seller) and now we're looking to see what the easiest way to get it to Arkansas will be. I've got a buddy over on the SOHC4 who said that if someone could get it to him in Birmingham Alabama, he's bring it to Memphis and meet me there. I might add that that engine is pretty heavy even though it's a 250cc 2-stroke single cylinder! Might be the start of another way to help each other out, if our members (and the SOHC4's members) are spread out decently enough. What do ya think? Kirk is ready to do whatever and, in the end, I may just have to bite the bullet and ship it. I just thought that if something could be worked out to sort of "shuttle" it to Arkansas, I could meet someone to get it and we might just have a sort of service that could benefit others at any given time. I wouls be willing to help others myself. Comments?
Just an Update:

There are 3 SOHC4 members who are trying to work out the details to get
that engine to Memphis, where my Dad and I will pick it up and bring it back to my
place. :cool: Sure am glad that THEY are working out the details because I'm working
on getting ready to take my Dad to Little Rock this evening so we can meet with his
Lawyer tomorrow before going into Court to go through the "Guardianship Lawsuit"
that was filed by my (I hesitate to call him) my brother's (5th) wife. :x So, I'll be out of pocket for a bit. :roll: When we (my Dad and I) het back, things should finally be on a
"Downhill Run"! Ha! Even their Lawyer is ticked off at them!

Later on, Bill
 

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Well, that Jawa 250 engine was not only picked up from the seller, bt a fellow SOHC4 member, but it has made it's way to Birmingham Alabama and ( as soon as another fellow SOHC4 member) John and I can make the arrangements, that sucker will be transported to Memphis, where I will pick it up and bring it home! ;)


Later on, Bill ;)
 

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bill440cars said:
Well, that Jawa 250 engine was not only picked up from the seller, bt a fellow SOHC4 member, but it has made it's way to Birmingham Alabama and ( as soon as another fellow SOHC4 member) John and I can make the arrangements, that sucker will be transported to Memphis, where I will pick it up and bring it home! ;)


Later on, Bill ;)

sweet!

team work is great, bunch of great guys on SOHC4.
 

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bill440cars said:
Well, that Jawa 250 engine was not only picked up from the seller, bt a fellow SOHC4 member, but it has made it's way to Birmingham Alabama and ( as soon as another fellow SOHC4 member) John and I can make the arrangements, that sucker will be transported to Memphis, where I will pick it up and bring it home! ;)


Later on, Bill ;)

sweet!

team work is great, bunch of great guys on SOHC4.
I agree Jason. :cool: The SOHC4 is the 1st place I connected with, on line and I joined up with them 3yrs and 3months ago and feel pretty close to a good number of them. Now, I've gone to other sites as well (over time) and have really gotten acquainted with more folks elsewhere as well (to include here, the .com twins AND the original). In fact, kirk (kirkn) was the one to pick up that engine and James (droopy) offered his services as well. I have thought that it would be awesome if we (on ANY forum) could have members spread out enough that they (me included) could sort of "shuttle' parts, components and even bikes from one place to another. It most likely be cheaper over all to just ship whatever, at times. But, some of the members would get the chance to meet others and THAT would be cool, would it not?
 

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Well, a couple of weeks ago, that Jawa 250 engine made it's way to West Memphis with a SOHC4 buddy named John and we meet hi at the Cracker Barrel, had lunch, some great conversation and left to bring that engine on it's final leg of the journey and to my Home. Now, I just have to find the time (and space) to set things up so we (Dad and I) can get started on that Lil' Project. Nice to know that we have a "Running" engine to put in this one. :cool: ;) Next phase after getting this Jawa ready for the engine and getting it together, will be to disassemble the other engine (that we will pull out of there, and go tghrough it to rebuild it, porting and polishing it while we are in there. Then, when that engine is finished, we will put THAT ONE oin the bike and see if all of the work put into it, will be as good as the one my Dad did years ago. ;)
 
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