So I took the leap and purchased a stripped, basketcase Heald Hauler 416. I'd wanted one since I was a kid visiting Carl Heald Inc. in the 80's. My dad was the VP of Engineering at Heald in the late 70's to early 80's when they got bought out. He left Heald before they closed, but not before...
Heathkit Hilltopper VINTAGE Minibike Rupp Lil Indian Ruttman Go Kart Mini Bike On Ebay
This is just the way I found it, I have way too many projects ahead of this so I am selling it. I believe it to be a Heath GT 101 (Hilltopper)? It has a Tecumseh h50 engine that turns freely, however the guy before me put the air gun on the flywheel nut and broke the threaded end of the...
I picked this up with anticipation on picking up a survivor that needed it, but that deal fell through. Has a dent in one end. It's been painted, but I don't see any structural damage. $75 plus shipping or I can bring it to Windber
I'm sold on these bikes. I have one that I'm going to restore, but I wanted to see if anyone has a decent survivor they'd part with first.
I might be able to offer up a beautiful Super Bronc VT-8 as trade for a complete Hilltopper plus cash.
NOTE *I made my own jackshaft a while back to replace the worn one so this isn't 100% accurate to a stock jackshaft install. *
The driven and Driver are 30 Series Chinese, the belt is genuine Comet #203590A
While I had the shaft out I put 1/4-20 tapped holes on the ends of the shaft ... I...
I picked up a Hilltopper a few months back and it had a few things wrong with it, but everything was easily fixed. It's not pretty, but it ran well and the fuel tank didn't leak --
That is, until my brother-in-law laid it down at Windber. The fuel tank started leaking later that night. I...
we are finally getting around to the boonies,and ran into an unexpected snag.
with the tecumsehs,the tav is straight no problem,but with a predator motor,the tav plate is angled into the engine tray..?
has anyone mounted a tav on their boonie bike and if so,how did they do it?
and i saw a...
I need some parts for my Hilltopper
Grips and throttle
Clutch guard bracket
Chain guard for other side of bike
Foot peg and hinge (for right side if it matters)
Taillight lens (same as used on 1970-up Rupp)
Wiring Harness, or at least a diagram to rebuild the one I have
Lock down knob...
So, I plan on going to Windber this year. I never had anyone that would go with me, but I finally talked my brother-in-law into attending with me. Then it dawned on me -- I need another big bike for him to ride.
I was browsing Ebay the other day and saw a Hilltopper that looked like it was...