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by soullad
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: General Scooter Chat
Topic: Ricspeed - Rich Smith - Rest In Peace
Replies: 131
Views: 22110

Re: Ricspeed - Rich Smith - Rest In Peace

Another good 'un gone.
Rest in peace mate.
by soullad
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Can I ditch the fuel drinker
Replies: 17
Views: 2431

Re: Can I ditch the fuel drinker

check ring gap
by soullad
Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: imola kit, re plate or steel liner ??
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Re: imola kit, re plate or steel liner ??

just had this exactly done mate, Imola steel lined, rd piston. One thing to watch, I Needed the barrel shortening due to differing crown height of the piston / existing rod length. This had a knock - on effect on the inlet manifold clearance issues, so do a dry build with engine in the frame too, pl...
by soullad
Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: cyclone 5 speed
Replies: 12
Views: 2036

Re: cyclone 5 speed

I'd be checking that Dave .. sounds like theres excessive friction somewhere creating the heat ?
by soullad
Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: IMOLA PISTON needed!
Replies: 8
Views: 1075

Re: IMOLA PISTON needed!

I've just fitted an RD 350 YPVS (same as used in Rich T's Gt 186 KITS) to a mates Imola. The crown height is slightly different to the Meteor version supplied with the Imola kit but for £40 a piston kit, the extra work involved wasn't an issue. Genuine Yam versions, along with Wiseco / Wossner etc a...
by soullad
Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Rally with er...points
Replies: 14
Views: 2079

Re: Rally with er...points

Cheers for pic, its just that I have seen some early crossover casings that had been machined for points and femsa type ignitions, but yours hasn't, shame as it would have been handy for you!
As for the rest of the engine, and seeing how you don't know its history, why not treat it to a rebuild?
by soullad
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Vespa Tech
Topic: Rally with er...points
Replies: 14
Views: 2079

Re: Rally with er...points

can you take a pic of that engine side, with the flywheel off showing the stator and casing side.
What is the engine number ?
by soullad
Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Show us yer Scoots!!
Topic: My ratpack
Replies: 15
Views: 2485

Re: My ratpack

Great scoot
Interesting, you got anymore info on this mate?
did you add the mudguard and horncast side extensions yourself?
by soullad
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: Serveta 200 with a snapped crank, ooops :-(
Replies: 39
Views: 6893

Re: Serveta 200 with a Mec crank, ooops :-(

this happened to me on a jet ski about 20yrs ago in my haste to get out on it I forgot to put 2stroke in :oops: but f%%k it flew for a few min's well impressed :Den looking at the pics that was my initial thought. I'm not saying that there wasn't any 2T present but maybe theres a fuel / oil issue h...
by soullad
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Lambretta Tech
Topic: BGM Clubman bad fitting downpipe
Replies: 38
Views: 9115

Re: BGM Clubman bad fitting downpipe

Had to enlongate the main bracket slots plus grind off a section of the exhaust stub as it was catching on a cylinder fin ... but that aside it looks a sturdy piece of kit and it should perform well. So all in all, worth the fettling in my eyes but agree it could be a better fit. My guess is the ve...