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by paul d
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: T5 crank
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: T5 crank

Sorry Norrie, I was convinced there was a diagram of the crank and how much to remove. Also I thought there was a detailed drawing of how to modify the standard head because I used what I saw in the manual to modify my own before I bought a proper one. Current kit is 6 years old, blew up 2 before th...
by paul d
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: T5 crank
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: T5 crank

It can. I can't find any of the booklets that came with the malossi 172 kits but if you can get hold of one it'll give you a suggestion on how much to cut. I've never done it myself. I hate too much vibes from an engine and my fear is it would create too much due to the weight/balance of the crank b...
by paul d
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: GT big block experiance : New GT crank info added
Replies: 516
Views: 110383

Re: GT big block experiance : New GT crank info added

Hi ove, I'm worried posting up the settings...I'm sure there are better set ups but the following are what work on my scooter. phbh 30 carb, casa filter, 50 slide, av268, x13 needle 2nd notch, 55 pilot, 148 main, pm exhaust. I don't know the mpg but myself and my brother did the euro with 2 others o...
by paul d
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: GT big block experiance : New GT crank info added
Replies: 516
Views: 110383

Re: GT big block experiance : New GT crank info added

Just posting to say a big thank you to Eden and Rich. Myself and my brother built two 240's for the euro and ran them in on the journey there. Economical, torquey and very satisfying to ride. For me 17 46 on an li box with an af road clutch, casa ignition and an old pm exhaust. I bought an exhaust f...
by paul d
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Club Lambretta Eibar
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Club Lambretta Eibar

Just a note to say thank you to the club for the welcome packs available in petrol stations in the town. It was a high point for us to see the factory and without the help of a local police man who's family worked at the factory and a member of the club we'd never have found it. I think there's alwa...
by paul d
Thu May 24, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Sticky Book No3
Replies: 21
Views: 2786

Re: Sticky Book No3

The copy in my house is so covered in oily fingerprints that it's getting hard to read! I'd love a section of get you home type solutions. Edition 1 or 2 are essential reading for any lambretta fan.
by paul d
Mon May 14, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Top bloke passed away today...
Replies: 6
Views: 1041

Re: Top bloke passed away today...

A name immortalized in scooter lore. Sad news.
by paul d
Mon May 14, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Rear wheel changing on 1980 P200e...
Replies: 13
Views: 703

Re: Rear wheel changing on 1980 P200e...

In my experience if using a jack or any type of support under the engine to change a wheel, under the gear selector is the best place to support. It gives more wiggle room to work the wheel off if a standard exhaust is used. I think a tinny of your favorite tipple might be the right size too but I'v...
by paul d
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: Finally done
Replies: 10
Views: 1600

Re: Finally done

Great result! I like the carrier, it'll take a spare wheel and luggage...need to find one of those for my own serveta. Well done.
by paul d
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Clutch actuator wire clip
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Clutch actuator wire clip

Its all about using a flathead screwdriver to push the clip towards the centre of the actuator plate while pushing the plate into the clutch basket. The plate has a flat side which corresponds to a flat in the clutch and only fits when the flats line up. I always set the two ends of the clip first b...