Wheels AGAIN!

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So I thought they were finished. They looked amazing, not a scratch during assembly and everything was fettled a fitted to perfection. Now check out the first picture…! As you’ll see, the 90 degree brass inner tube valve hits the pivot bolt nut. I’ve since found this to be a common problem with the Lambrettas as well, the answer being … Read More

Grey rubber trim

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My nemesis; perished pressed/moulded rubber trim. This stuff is a swine, I’ve taken some measurements and I’m thinking that I’ll either try to make them or have them laser etched out of rubber sheet; a process I’ve only just learnt about. Fingers crossed I can get that sorted soon!! It all seems to be made out of the same stuff; … Read More

Sandblasting, spraying etc.

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Had a few minutes spare today so fire up the sand blaster and got a few more bits done. Gave them an HT alu coat of paint and clear coat (they are brake parts so better safe than sorry) and they have come out great.

Swingarm

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I had the new nylon bushings delivered today. Even with my best endeavours, I couldn’t find ones which were 30mm long and had to opt for 35mm ones instead. This meant I had to cut the inner tube but 10mm to accommodate them. No hardship, they went in perfectly with a bit of persuasion and temporarily hung the swing arm … Read More

Horn and Nose

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One of the more gratifying tasks on this project are when a small amount of effort makes a huge cosmetic difference. I’m sure I should be doing more important things but thought I’d get the horn back on with the nose cone ready to be attached (after I find a way of re-making the perished rubber seals!). Looks cute though.

Wheels Completed!

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I’ve been itching to get these done and they don’t disappoint. I decided to use dome head bolts used on Lambrettas to join the two wheel plates together as they look so much better than a normal nyloc. I have used nylocs to attach the hubs though (I was advised to use these instead of domes for this purpose). They … Read More

Side Panels

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I had to start somewhere so I thought I’d take look at the side panels. A significant moment of putting the first part back on the bike, the four small black rubber panel pin holders! I’m very impressed with myself lol.  Next I needed to attach the retaining twist locks, without scratching the paint. Not the easiest of tasks but … Read More