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by dirtyhandslopez
Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: rattle in neutral and clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 4889

Re: rattle in neutral and clutch

Quick tip.
When I'm putting a trans. together, I usally check shim clearance withouth the dowels or christmas tree fitted. Make taking it apart and puting it back together again a whloe lot quicker and easier.
by dirtyhandslopez
Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Strange noise coming from the kickstart shaft
Replies: 12
Views: 1737

Re: Strange noise coming from the kickstart shaft

Machineists bluing ink works well for that also. It's a little thinner. I usually just put the sidecase on with three or four nuts and turn it over with the kickstart when the motor is on the bench and check for rubbing. Saves a lot of time.
by dirtyhandslopez
Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Fork Link Bolt Removal
Replies: 11
Views: 1640

Re: Fork Link Bolt Removal

Do you lot have PB Blaster over there? It's an excellent de-siezer, loads better than WD40. Do not let it sit on white paint for more than a few seconds, it will get sucked into the paint and cannot be removed.
Drastic measures on that fork cutting and welding. Got a picture of the finished result?
by dirtyhandslopez
Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: JET 200
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: JET 200

Caterpillar yellow fades in nicely if doing some touch ups ;)
by dirtyhandslopez
Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Head keeps coming loose on SR200 smallblock
Replies: 14
Views: 1484

Re: Head keeps coming loose on SR200 smallblock

tony wrote:Are you using stainless nuts or studs? If you are then bin em. They have a different frictional quality to ordinary steel. I hate stainless fasteners grrrrr :evil:
Agreed. Can't pick the little buggers up with a magnet.
Back to the original question: Your studs aren't loose are they?
by dirtyhandslopez
Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Mag flange damage - second opinion please
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Mag flange damage - second opinion please

Weigh it in, there's got to be 25p's worth of ally there :)
by dirtyhandslopez
Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: lambretta electronic timing errors/inconsistency
Replies: 19
Views: 3281

Re: lambretta electronic timing errors/inconsistency

The pick up/flywheel marks should only be used as a basic setting to enable the engine to run... which is what I was trying to say, but in far too many words Zactly. If you make you're own marks on the flange , using a dial guage, then check them with the strobe, the marks on the flywheel don't mat...
by dirtyhandslopez
Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: crankshaft rebuilding
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Re: crankshaft rebuilding

A little bumbty here.
No one 'members that article? I must be going mad, 'cause I'm sure I remember reading it.
Any other help or leads would be appreciated. Thanks.
by dirtyhandslopez
Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Standard Scoots & Restorations
Topic: Bling! But chrome won't get you home
Replies: 10
Views: 2730

Re: Bling! But chrome won't get you home

Only problem is cant have any filled panel work they got to be mint. According to our high end powder coater here, you can use a filler for smoothing out. He uses JB Weld(the original, not the quick set stuff)(two part steel epoxy) 'cause it takes up to 700*(fahrenheit), but I doubt you could use i...
by dirtyhandslopez
Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: crankshaft rebuilding
Replies: 2
Views: 763

crankshaft rebuilding

Well I've done the searches here there and everywhere, checked all back issues at Scootering, checked all ma' repair shop manuals and I still can't find what I'm looking for. I seem to remember Scootering doing a tech tip article on building cranks within the last 15 years :P , but damned if I can f...