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    73 ATC70-Lots of Questions

    I just picked up a '73 ATC 70 for $200 bucks, seems to be mostly all there. The seat cover isn't original, and a previous owner took it upon himself to paint the tank and frame red instead of the original orange (very crudely, I might add). It's missing the tank mount cushions and footpeg rubbers, and the foam air filter element. The front fender is also red instead of orange. After tinkering for a bit, and looking around online, I have a few questions that hopefully someone can help answer.



    1) Is there anyone or any place that would have just a front fender? I know DRATV.com sells a complete plastic set, but I only need the front fender. I don't mind if it's used.



    2) I checked the points, filed them, and set them at .012". Using a test light, I get light at the connection between stator and coil when pulling the motor over. The guy I bought it from said he replaced the coil, which is obviously used. Is the coil on the 73-74 atc's different than ones from the later years? The part number on the coil is FL601-AC39, I think. It says "76 Honda" in yellow marker on it, which made me wonder if the guy bought the incorrect coil. Anyone know if this coil would work?



    I see on E-bay there's one that's claimed to be from a '73. Looks smaller than the one I have right now.



    1973 HONDA ATC70 ATC 70 COIL: eBay Motors (item 350245974214 end time Jul-24-10 18:40:40 PDT)



    3) If this coil will work, is there a way to test it to make sure it's good?



    I'm probably going to order a set of points/condensor, the filter foam, and tank rubbers from DRATV. I'll use the points eventually, either on this one or my '83. I also know that the footpeg rubbers were different on the early models, but I'm hoping that if I order some from the later years, they'll work.



    Thanks in advance for any help. Much appreciated!
    '04 SDG Speed Mini: YX125 with cam/ported head, TB rev box, Uni Filter, Fox Float, Pro Taper SE bars, FMF 4.1, SGR chain guide, and 12" front.
    1973 ATC70 (restored)
    1983 ATC70 (original)
    1981 C70 Passport (original)
    1972 CT70 K1 ("restored" rider)
    1981 CT70 (Resto-mod project. Slow-going at the moment...)


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    Re: 73 ATC70-Lots of Questions

    Anyone? Nobody's got anything? I take it the early ATC's aren't as popular, huh?
    '04 SDG Speed Mini: YX125 with cam/ported head, TB rev box, Uni Filter, Fox Float, Pro Taper SE bars, FMF 4.1, SGR chain guide, and 12" front.
    1973 ATC70 (restored)
    1983 ATC70 (original)
    1981 C70 Passport (original)
    1972 CT70 K1 ("restored" rider)
    1981 CT70 (Resto-mod project. Slow-going at the moment...)

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    The 1973 and 1974 ATC 70's are rare and some parts go for good cash. These model years are much more costly to restore. Get hold of the guy in the link below. He has a ton of parts and is in the process of restoring both model years.

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    ATC70 Parts





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    Re: 73 ATC70-Lots of Questions

    Thanks for the help. I actually contacted him about a front fender already. Any thoughts on whether the coils are different between the early and later years? Some sites are selling coils claiming them to be for "all atc70's".
    '04 SDG Speed Mini: YX125 with cam/ported head, TB rev box, Uni Filter, Fox Float, Pro Taper SE bars, FMF 4.1, SGR chain guide, and 12" front.
    1973 ATC70 (restored)
    1983 ATC70 (original)
    1981 C70 Passport (original)
    1972 CT70 K1 ("restored" rider)
    1981 CT70 (Resto-mod project. Slow-going at the moment...)

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    If you go to atc70.com.. sterdy.. you can download a free manual if you sign up. Available for all years of ATC70's.

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    Re: 73 ATC70-Lots of Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by motoman287
    Any thoughts on whether the coils are different between the early and later years? Some sites are selling coils claiming them to be for "all atc70's".
    IMO....Get a Honda coil new or used like the one you posted.

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    Re: 73 ATC70-Lots of Questions

    ct70 coil is the same as you are looking for and bolts right into the atc frame. I bought one for my 74 and it works perfectly!!



    Honda Z50 CT70 CT 70 C50 S65 IGNITION COIL SET: eBay Motors (item 180485663662 end time Jul-22-10 1524 PDT)

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