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Post  Adam Sleight on Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:50 pm

Just picked this little project up for when I turn 16, running, everything there except from the backlight. A straight forward restoration
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Post  Adam Sleight on Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:52 pm

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Post  itsjoeyfontane on Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:38 pm

...welcome and good luck!...vegas are never a staight forward resto...
we are here to help..looks like you've got experianced hands to help you...
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Post  daz.h on Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:43 pm

that will be fun for you, is it a lui (50cc) as something's tell me different.
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Post  Adam Sleight on Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:49 pm

Thanks from the both of you ill be getting help from my Dad, he's had Lambrettas from the age of 16 so he has plenty of experience Smile, yeah it's definitely a 50, the engine number is J50 * 58(and so on). Just out of interest what makes you think different? Smile
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Post  Adam Sleight on Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:50 pm

The front wheel is actually out of a Vega 75 hence the reason why it has a speedo drive
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Post  Snails on Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:44 am

itsjoeyfontane wrote:....vegas are never a staight forward resto...
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Lol aint that the truth!
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Post  Adam Sleight on Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:23 am

So yesterday I finally got round to stripping the engine. I took the barrel head and piston off to find this. Someone in Italy has already had an attempt at boring it out and tuning it!  lol! 
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Post  Thackers on Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:05 am

Woah, that's certainly thin looking at the barrel spigot/skirt, is there a bit missing to the right of the top inlet?. What does it measure across the bore? Perhaps someone in Italy thought it should have been 75cc and not 50cc  scratch 
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Post  Adam Sleight on Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:37 pm

Yeah one of the spigot lugs have snapped at some point in time, I haven't been out in the garage today so I haven't took any measurements. All I know is that the piston is an Asso with the number 44 on it. Presumably a 44mm piston?
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Post  Snails on Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:52 am

Nice. I cut the lugs off my cento barrel because they would be too thin after the rebore up to 125
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Post  daz.h on Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:53 am

looks like a vega cylinder cowl, along with vega headlight and rim.
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Post  Adam Sleight on Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:12 pm

All the paintwork is complete apart from the Wheel Rims.
It's getting there slowly but surely.





Snails notice this from anywhere? We've freed it off and up to press it works!  Laughing 
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Post  Admin on Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:20 am

Looking great there Adam - its a credit to you and your dad
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Post  Snails on Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:30 pm

Nice one Adam. Looks good. How did fix it again. Wonder if could use same to fix mine which is less than perfect.
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Post  Adam Sleight on Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:59 pm

We soaked it in WD40 for a week or so... then we used a small flat end screwdriver to turn the drive inside, left it in soak until it fully worked.  Very Happy 
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Post  Snails on Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:30 pm

Ah I see. Did you fix the cracked screen cover. Didn't even realise the mechanism was seized when I gave it you.
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Post  Adam Sleight on Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:10 am

Yeah, we used a top from an old compressor tool. Perfect fit believe it or not, now complete sealed and with its original rim.
Booking the bike in for it's test next week.
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Post  Adam Sleight on Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:58 am

Managed to get my bike booked in for the MOT tomorrow!

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Post  timthemod on Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:02 am

Hi Adam

Just wondering where you got that speedo from? Doesn't look like the usual Veglia one, it's a German made VDO unit, weird?

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Post  Snails on Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:12 am

Sounds good Adam. Did you pass
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Post  Adam Sleight on Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:22 am

Yep! No problems! On to registering now, had an insurance quote for £264 for the year. For a 17 year old I don't think that's bad at all.
The speedo is from Jem Booth and definitely a Veglia one.
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Post  Adam Sleight on Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:26 am

I've just clicked on, you're on about the Black one? That's out of a Montessa, kindly given to me by Snails (Ed). I've since taken that out and replaced it with an original Veglia one courtesy of Jem Booth.
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Post  Snails on Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:34 am

Nice one Adam!
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Post  timthemod on Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:48 am

Do you want to sell me the Montessa one?

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