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  1. 2020 Annual Doodle Bug reunion coming up September 16th ---19th, in Webster, iowa Keep posted for any changes at wcdoodlebug.com jonnyd
  2. Annual Doodle Bug reunion this week and week end in Webster, iowa jonnyd
  3. I have found that the bottom of the main body of this style carb to be badly warped and will not seal and also the power valve may also touch the floor of the cast base. I remachine the bottom of the main body and spot face of the power valve sealing area. I then check the depth of the power valve recess in the cast base. To do this I screw in the power valve (hand tight) with the gasket then mount the carb base with out the gasket and check the fit. Machine the depth in the cast base as required this area needs to fit well as it seals the two idle well holes and the power valve vac. hol
  4. Tom, The trip to the AACA meet sounds like a good plan to keep the Doddle Bug alive and well. I fired my Bug up and went around the block, getting it ready for the meet in Webster, Iowa. Here is pic of my first Doodle Bug, I think 1955. It was in pieces when I bought it and I just hot rodded it.
  5. Doodle Buggers Annual reunion Sept. 10 - 15 in Webster, Iowa. Jonnyd
  6. Doodle Buggers Is anyone working on or restoring there little scooters ? I had finished mine in March, but the weather has been snowy and rainy so haven't had a ride yet. I haven't even put gas in it yet. Since March I have resumed work on my long time project, a 1956 Ford station wagon. It is about 2/3s done. I really need to put gas in the Bug and get it running, The engine is fresh and I have run it on the bench and runs good except it hesitates when given gas. The carb has been gone through completely and I have another original carb that I have tried with the same results. I have tim
  7. Shelly How is the hot rod Doodle bug coming, any pictures. Jonnyd
  8. Shelly I meet a fellow at a scooter and motorcycle meet in Humboldt Iowa a few weeks ago that sells parts for and rebuilds Doodle Bugs. He may have some new or used parts you may need or some good information to share. His name is Jim Juon cell #515-460-3854. It looks like you are missing the kick stand that could be handy while parking and some controls for brakes and throttle. Just a few basics and you could be up and hot rodding. Jonnyd
  9. Shelly, Have you found any more parts for your Bug? It looks to have been striped down and made into a little hot rod. What is your plan, build a rider or restore it? I restored mine and now I don't want to scratch it. You do have some important parts, frame, wheels and jackshaft. Scooter Man may chim in and have some good info and questions for you. Have Jonny d
  10. Very nice scooter Matt, It is probably a very small market and is a nostalgia trip for most. There are a few in museums that are well restored. It maybe the peak has past on these little gems and we may have to lower are expectations. I may have to just ride mine and enjoy it. I have a line on another Bug in a friends rafters, its been there for a long time, but may have to rethink getting it. Jonny d
  11. Back from Humboldt Iowa swap meet, I had brought some things that were related to scooters and cars to sell or swap. I had my Doodle Bug along and put a price tag on it to see if there was any interest. Lots of lookers but no offers or great interest. I did sell or trade every thing else. Had a table next to another Doodle Buger and horse traded a few things with him, he makes and sells parts for our Bugs, very nice fellow. Looking forward to the fall Doodle Bug Reunion. Jonny d
  12. All done, well very close. Just the fuel line, Hiawatha badge and a few other details. I hope to take it to Humboldt Iowa if the weather cooperates. It has a few details that are not correct like the top strip on the front fender. I have the strips pointing in the same direction, doesn't it look like it's going faster this way ? Ha Jonnyd
  13. I purchased this scooter at an estate sale in Minnesota. A friend of mine was helping with the sale and knew I had a Doodle Bug as kid and asked if I might be interested. Guess what, I bought it. I paid a fair price not cheap and not crazy ether. It had the frame, wheels with bad tires, handle bars, both fenders and the original 710ALSB Clinton engine with kick start. No controls, kick stand, jackshaft, gas tank or mountings. The frame had been badly black powder coated. Have since done every thing to get it into as close to original running condition as possible. According to Jim Juon , Vern
  14. Frame is now sand blasted, primed and painted red. Hope to have together for the Bike-Scooter meet March 22 ? in Humboldt, Iowa
  15. Thanks for the tip, I have contacted Fox grip and waiting for a reply. In the mean time I have painted my side panels and a friend has a striping tool he will let me borrow. I will wait a while for the paint to cure and do some practice striping. I have also taken the handle bars and front tire assembly apart. I have straightened the handle bars and tweaked the fender and are ready for paint. Wheel bearings are new as is the felt. This has been a fun indoor project with our cold winter climate here in MN.
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