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by holty
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: lambretta adjustable length rear shocker
Replies: 1
Views: 230

lambretta adjustable length rear shocker

hi, i am building a case induction engine for a friend of mine and i have a carbone rear shocker that measures 330 mm between the eyes, this moves the engine case far enough away from the frame to allow the chosen reedblock to fit, (it also has offset cones) i just wondered if anyone knows of anothe...
by holty
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Lambretta Electric start
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: Lambretta Electric start

With or without an electric start, something I'm thinking about is a decompression valve. I know that a hole can be drilled in the exhaust port area "that doesn't affect running" but I may be just too stubborn or stupid to adopt that measure. Automatic decompression valves are available that utilis...
by holty
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Lambretta Electric start
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: Lambretta Electric start

i am considering if a can fabricate one for a future big bore high displacement engine that i am going to build, i wondered if anyone knows which direction piaggio liberty type 2t engines rotate, in other words do they run with the flywheel turning in the same direction as a lambretta (clockwise) if...
by holty
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Cutdown views
Replies: 9
Views: 1061

Re: Cutdown views

i an building a cutdown myself, i bought an ex race frame so ive had to weld on a brake pedal pin, and some outriggers for the legshields, ive cut a gp front mudguard, and some old indian legshields, done some filling and prep work, and primed it, i am hoping to put wiring loom inside the frame. it ...
by holty
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Won’t cold start/choke.
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Re: Won’t cold start/choke.

a leak test is to check that the crankcase, cylinder, head and manifolds dont have any air leaks. an air leak will give running problems which if not fixed will lead to overheating and detonation, melting the piston or heat siezing. i use a blood pressure guage and hand pump and an adapter to fit in...
by holty
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Which Electronic Ignition Kit
Replies: 21
Views: 3854

Re: Which Electronic Ignition Kit

i am about to fit one of the new vape systems which looks very good, but i was a bit annoyed that the box with all the parts in has everything, except a flywheel holding tool, surely it should come with the kit. pick height and alignment is normally a problem with lambretta electronic ignitions of t...
by holty
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Carb
Replies: 9
Views: 1824

Re: Carb

hi and welcome, is this on a lambretta ? a common fault is the choke cable not fitted correctly, what carb is it ?
by holty
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Won’t cold start/choke.
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Re: Won’t cold start/choke.

the original backfire could have blown a gasket on the inlet manifold or the base of the cylinder, ive just had this happen to me, a leak down test would be a good plan before you start messing about with jets as trying to re jet around an air leak.
by holty
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Registering a Serveta... Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Registering a Serveta... Help!

give him a ring 07836544059 rob will sort you out
by holty
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: LI125 With Scootopia 185cc kit
Replies: 14
Views: 1644

Re: LI125 With Scootopia 185cc kit

did you re torque the head after 100 miles or so, could easy be a leaky head gasket, of blown gasket, a leak test is the best way to check.
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