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redratbike
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:26 pm

Afternoon all,

Mark from Kent

just picked up a series 1 project , needs everything and then some . :shock:

frame loop is off the main frame and is missing hubs, wheels, headset , horn-casting , side panels , engine is in bits so needs a full rebuild

but it is registered numbers match and the v5c is present so all good.

should keep me busy for a while

Martin20
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Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:24 pm

Welcome to the forum Mark. Sounds like quite a project you have got yourself!

redratbike
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Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:02 pm

It def. is Martin

Only my 2nd scooter last one was 20 years ago then got into motorbikes .. still am

I’ll post some pics once I work out how ... I won’t use photobucket anymore though

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Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:19 pm

Looking forward to seeing them!👍


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Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:59 pm

Yep, quite a project!😁

Good luck with it. Is the plan to start it this winter, or will you wait for better weather?

redratbike
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:13 pm

The rough stuff is at the blasters , then primed .

Engine being picked up at the end of the month by a mate who will strip it down to see if the cases are worth saving .. if so he will proceed with a rebuild in the new year

He is also bringing some wheels and bits down

So once I get the bits back i’ll See how much work the frame loop need ,lots and lots by the look of it , the frame look is very rough .. if I could locate another I would

is a series 2 the same ??

I’ll rebuild the forks in the meantime and sort some new headset bearings and a front hub

The shopping list is going to be immense!! ££££££££

Martin20
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:46 pm

http://www.ilambretta.co.uk/forum/viewt ... =10&t=8956
Sorry, no experience of S1 and 2s, but above link suggests that they have only slight differences!

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rosscla
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Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:33 pm

Welcome aboard
"Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better."

redratbike
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:54 pm

No real work has actually been carried out, but have collected some more parts so rebuilt small block with a tuned SIL 200 alloy top end , sterling exhaust, another frame loop and side panels (£50!!),saddle covers ,hubs , wheels and tyres ,front dampers and a few other bits. The frame loop was needed as after soda blasting mine was perforated like a teabag in places and would have needed a lot of plating to make safe but would have suited the rat look I’ll be going for

I ordered a series 1 headset and horncast (Indian copies )along with fork rebuild kit and steering bearing kit from beedspeed little did I know what’s happened with the new owners ,as last time I used them 20 years ago all was good

So spent £330 online on Black Friday 27th Nov to get the discount on parts supposedly in stock and finally got them on 24th Jan , luckily I had paid on PayPal so opened a case for a refund just in case they did my show up.

So a pile of bits ready to bolt together one I have some one look at the main frame as where it’s corroded it looks dimpled and not sure if it’s weakened it , I know some welders so may need to sleeve the main frame for piece of mind .

Hopefully I’ll be in the position in a few weeks of having the frame repaired and frame loop welded on. Then I can start bolting it together in the meantime I’ll rebuild the forks with damper brackets , hub and wheel ready fro bolting together


For anyone thinking of buying the Indian headsets and horncasts , the casting is rough in places and no where near the Italian quality but prices for S1 Italian parts are crazy so it’s a compromise I have had to make , I’ll be getting the dremel out to tidy them up so a couple of hours work will see them looking a lot better

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