Hello, been awhile since i've been on this forum, and been awhile (5 yrs.?) since my '69 Fastback has been out of the garage. My main scoot is a '74 HD shovel, owned 26 years, the '69 has been with me since 1977 however. sure would appreciate some suggestions- course, have to do the obvious, carbs., batt., TIRES. Should i take them (wheels) to a shop, (acutally an authentic orig. Norton Triumph dealer !!!) to have bearings, races, seals etc. done ?, or refer to the 'BOOK'. i am an upper average wrench, but to my old eyes, sure appears to be a classic case of English Over- Engineering for the back wheel... ! spacers aplenty.... BUT i do have a good bro with a motorcycle tire machine, that we are proficient with... has anyone used/had experience with a battery eliminator, i have dual point mag.... or is a gel cel the way to go ? sorry for the ramble, just one more... i am going to repaint, what is presently on there is IMRON..., i'm sure it'll be fun... what are my options for the fibreglass i.e., tank, rear fender, on stripping the paint without damage.... why i ever decided back in '78 or '79 to paint the dang thing WHITE ???? !!! i appreciate your 'eye time'. don't be surprised to find another question or 3 in the future. sure appears to be some very "get along" people here.. 69fb IOWA, USA !