Restoring a barn-fresh 1966 Sears Allstate

Puch parts – and progress

I bit the bullet and ordered a new (low) Magura handle bar, and a complete headlight assembly as my chrome rim is shot and the reflector is completely fried (see photos). Ed (from the forum) and I grouped up on an RBO order to save on shipping.The headlight is euro spec, with a different build and a separate pilot bulb. Luckily I found I have a euro spec bulb, I think it was thrown-in at a swap meet purchase. I love the Puch logo on the lens.

I took the opportunity to dig into cleaning up the handle bar clamp as it is not available from RBO (I didn’t bother to check other vendors). The clamp was so corroded it was like a flaky bar, I took off a lot of material to get it down to where it was reasonable to try and polish, it came up rather ok, the before photo doesn’t show the actual corrosion eating into the alloy. The levers polished up nicely too, the lever and the clamp seem to be different alloys as they patina differently. I’m not going too crazy polishing, just getting them back to shiny so it looks good with those sparkly new bars.
Its nice to actually do some work on the Puch 250, it has been a long time sitting in the garage, waiting patiently.

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250sgs Alloy cylinders

RBO of Austria has manufactured Aluminum cylinders for PUCH 250 SGS. These are new castings with matching pistons. The pistons use thin modern rings for increased 1.5mm for reduced friction.

Pretty slick if you are building a café racer.

Price for cylinders including pistons: € 1,550 .- incl VAT.
Part #: 253.3.1005.0

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