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by Doom Patrol
Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: 12 Volt Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 2429

Re: 12 Volt Conversion

Here you go.

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Thanks for the tip about the book Chris.
by Doom Patrol
Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: 12 Volt Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 2429

Re: 12 Volt Conversion

Yes, that's exactly the thing. As I say my knowledge is a bit sketchy, but it is a means of dumping the excess current. They probably were used because they were easy to scavenge from bike parts at the time. You know it's just occurred to me that I have a friend who has 12v points on his TV200. I'd ...
by Doom Patrol
Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: 12 Volt Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 2429

Re: 12 Volt Conversion

It looks quite funky. A tubular centre with radial fins about the size of the palm of your hand. I've not heard of them being mounted on the mudguard, but I can't imagine it would have worked all that well if this is the sort of thing they used. Prone to vibration I would imagine.
by Doom Patrol
Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: 12 Volt Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 2429

12 Volt Conversion

Rather than go the usual 12v Electronic route I have opted for a 12v points system on a scooter I am having built at the moment. Now before you ask I don't really understand electrickery, so it's no good asking me, but among the bits and bobs I need is a heatsink as used on the old Triumph and BSA m...
by Doom Patrol
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Black series 3 trim?
Replies: 15
Views: 1847

Re: Black series 3 trim?

>>the heads of the screws you use are round and in some cases could not be tightened up. This is a flaw that you need to look at Already fixed. Stock was all melted down and redone many months back, as soon as I found out the specified bolt heads weren't used. (They were round with a nut and it wou...
by Doom Patrol
Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Black series 3 trim?
Replies: 15
Views: 1847

Re: Black series 3 trim?

Look in the 1970's Original workshop manual, (the one with the plastic spine); lo and behold there is a photo of an SX with, wait for it, BLACK TRIM! Yet, if you talk to some Lambretta Know It All's they will claim, as you suggest, that SIII's only ever had GREY trim parts. For me, I think the SX l...
by Doom Patrol
Sun May 31, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Standard Scoots & Restorations
Topic: another resto on the way
Replies: 17
Views: 2538

Re: another resto on the way

How did you overcome the problem of the S2 kick start with the later side casing?
by Doom Patrol
Tue May 26, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Prototype S2?
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: Prototype S2?

You're right. I think it's only the engine mountings that are modified basically.
by Doom Patrol
Mon May 25, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Prototype S2?
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: Prototype S2?

I thought much the same, but apparently the battery tray bolts on to it somehow. If it was an innovation I can see how it might not have been practical and quickly forgotten.
by Doom Patrol
Mon May 25, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Prototype S2?
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Prototype S2?

Here's a strange one. Some of you may have seen photos of this before. But, for those that haven't I'll explain. It's a S2 frame, but not as we know it. There is something strange going on with the battery tray and what appears to be a novel form of engine mount. Quite what the purpose of these inno...