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by dirtyhandslopez
Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Fuel in the states - 1980 Vespa P200e
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

Re: Fuel in the states - 1980 Vespa P200e

If there is a new gas station in the area, go to it. The fuel holding tanks will not have been in the ground long and won't have too much crap in them. Run he highest octane you can find, hopefully 93. Avoid 87 unless there is nothing else, you still get home, just go easy. Nowadays I retard the ign...
by dirtyhandslopez
Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Thoughts on Mugello 186 port timings
Replies: 14
Views: 4178

Re: Thoughts on Mugello 186 port timings

I believe I would set her up with a tv rodded suzi 190. Plenty of pull, won't rev to high, easy to get rings/oversize piston in the middle of no where if necessary.
Blow the muggy up and you're done.
Keep it simple, she's a lot of miles to go.
by dirtyhandslopez
Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:35 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: cylinder head reprofiling
Replies: 13
Views: 2186

Re: cylinder head reprofiling

Wow.
by dirtyhandslopez
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Split die thread chaser
Replies: 13
Views: 2609

Re: Split die thread chaser

Not going to be easy spinning the die for the 5mm with a 1" socket, that is a small thread to be wobbling a big socket around on. Best make sure the sockets fit tight or the threads won't chase properly either. Good idea though. Now, if you had two halves you could screw together, that would be the ...
by dirtyhandslopez
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Which clutch top plate
Replies: 10
Views: 1676

Re: Which clutch top plate

Having enough clutch separation is obviously necessary, but so is clutch engagement. Cleaning out the oil grooves makes it all bite better. Sounds stupid and easy, but it works.
by dirtyhandslopez
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:43 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Scootering mag Apologies
Replies: 69
Views: 10962

Re: Scootering mag Apologies

If a copy happens to turn up here, it's a 1/2 day off work, get the beers in and make sure there are plenty of rizla's about. That way they can be read five times and still not remember what was in 'em ;) , they never get boring...
by dirtyhandslopez
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Possible causes of rapid ring wear?
Replies: 6
Views: 1735

Re: Possible causes of rapid ring wear?

Had this happen once: installed a new kwaka jet ski piston set up. Rode to a rally(Summit point-about 185 miles from me) and wore out a set of rings. What happened was I was running with some small displacement engines, so was barely getting out of third most of the time. Was running a tad heavy on ...
by dirtyhandslopez
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Piston Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 2123

Re: Piston Identification

Wonder what the tonnage was when it finally moved. 'Kin well done.
by dirtyhandslopez
Sun May 31, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Piston Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 2123

Re: Piston Identification

What magic potion did you use to get that unstuck and out?
by dirtyhandslopez
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: biggest bore on a lambretta
Replies: 23
Views: 5191

Re: biggest bore on a lambretta

What about a mico-lite barrel the German man did a few years ago?