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by paul d
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Padlocking Back Brake Pedal
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Padlocking Back Brake Pedal

I use an alarmed padlock on the brake pedal when I'm camping. It doesn't operate the back break completely but it makes a racket if disturbed.......
by paul d
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Mugello 240 ??
Replies: 27
Views: 2585

Re: Mugello 240 ??

Reading Coaster’s reply earlier in this thread reminded me of the nightmare of fitting the temp ring! I had mine fitted under the head nut furthest from the fan. Easyish when the engine was on the bench. Nightmare when I took the head off for a decoke! Couldn’t refit and had to file it bigger to fit...
by paul d
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Mugello 240 ??
Replies: 27
Views: 2585

Re: Mugello 240 ??

Another quick question, which I may already have missed comment on... I don't suppose that you're running an advance/retard ignition are you? I ask as this could also explain why the bike is running hot at running in revs in 4th but cools when you down-change and/or 'give it some (an advance/retard...
by paul d
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Mugello 240 ??
Replies: 27
Views: 2585

Re: Mugello 240 ??

I have no knowledge of mugellos but I do run a gt240 on a gt casing. Did you have your seizure problems while running in? I’ve 10000 ish miles on mine and it’s been great but without a temp guage I’d have blown it sky high during the break in miles! For the first 500 odd miles it ran very hot when t...
by paul d
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Engine Cutting Out
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: Engine Cutting Out

That could be anything! I'd raise the tickover a bit by twisting the screw that points upwards on the top of the carb box. See if it helps. I bet thats your problem. If not, check that the ht lead hasn't loosened from the sparkplug cap or the cdi box. Change the sparkplug but check the colour of the...
by paul d
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Standard Scoots & Restorations
Topic: Lloydie's S2 (slow) restoration
Replies: 44
Views: 2556

Re: Lloydie's S2 (slow) restoration

Under 5 secs to 60! Class! I've always had a soft spot for MG's and Triumph cars. Those marques should be up there today with Jaguar and Aston Martin.....yours is a good one!
by paul d
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: What Speed From What Kit? (ballpark)
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

Re: What Speed From What Kit? (ballpark)

Casa 185 with scootopia 22 carb, af clubman and a gp150 box with a 17 sprocket, 59mph up a mountain or down dale. Very economical and more economy than standard. GT240 with 30mm carb, pm25 exhaust, 17x46 li box, gps at 76mph while coming back from a rally fully loaded. Too windy so I slowed down but...
by paul d
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Standard Scoots & Restorations
Topic: Lloydie's S2 (slow) restoration
Replies: 44
Views: 2556

Re: Lloydie's S2 (slow) restoration

Great thread! I wish I was as attentive when building my own. The little flaws and uneven gaps on mine annoy me now. Love the MG! I’ve never seen one in a dark colour before. Suits it!
by paul d
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Clutch Enhancement?
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Clutch Enhancement?

Good thread. The tool shown in the link is a great solution to a potentially head wrecking problem.
by paul d
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Teesside 6 endurance event
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: Teesside 6 endurance event

That’s the accident we saw. Put the fear in us. Best get well wishes to Shaun. Hopefully the track will be kinder to us next year.