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1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Malossi 166 MKIII
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:39 pm quote
nice job on the trim!

Kid and his shirt were made for that scooter.
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74 50s x2 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:43 pm quote
Thanks, best to start them out young and yes, the trim is coming along very nicely. I forgot the pic of the official welcome to the herd offered by Big Sprint.

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'77 150 Super (PT Danmotor), '64 VBBs (Shriners + project), 1970s BMW R75/6, Bultaco Alpina trials, Lammy J50 Special
Joined: 01 Apr 2017
Posts: 158
Location: Western Mass., USA
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:08 pm quote
Just picked this up today...
... from a neighbor across town. It's my first Vespa smallie. It's a project though: a non-runner and missing parts galore.
Nice original paint, though.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x2 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 7169
Location: seattle/athens
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:20 pm quote
That red is gonna clean up so nice! Looks like you have very little rust to deal with and no real damage on the body.

Put a fork in the blue 50 special, it's done except for new tires. I missed my cargo capacity so first added a bag hook under the seat then mounted a rack for more serious hauling. Changed the seat to match the rack & allow bigger loads. Still getting used to it, good springs & padding so it's comfy but I sit a bit different than the old original that fit like favorite old shoes.

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first there is welding to do, adding adapter brackets to attach w/ front tank bolts

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now a 'normal' picture of how bike is now

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then I started playing w/ the camera

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not blue enough for you?
got you covered

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dramatic Vespa is dramatic
almost forgot, got a new Malossi muff too

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Joined: 14 Jun 2016
Posts: 87
Location: Macedonia
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:30 am quote
This blue smallie turned out great, a true gem!

Great work
Hooked
‘64 V90 survivor, ‘75 V90 graffiti
Joined: 30 May 2018
Posts: 178
Location: Madison WI
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:30 am quote
V oodoo

An amazing job in bringing it back. You should name it Lazarus.
Ossessionato
1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4865
Location: So Cal
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:38 am quote
The 50 Special seat may not the most comfortable but it’s hands down one of the best looking.
Hooked
58 VB1T, 81 100 Sport
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 104
Location: Long Beach, CA
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:56 am quote
Voodoo your vespa voodoo is magical. Nice work! Diggin the rack, and have to agree with Socal, that seat is beautiful. Ol' Blue is a beaut!!
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'66 Super 150
Joined: 11 Jul 2017
Posts: 468
Location: MN
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:07 pm quote
G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S is the word, V oodoo. That fresh blue paint is stunning! I like the pic of Big Sprint checking her out. "How you doin'?" he seems to say (while staring waaaay too long at her legshield) Men
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GS150, LI200, TX200, PX125, T5200, SX200, PX125 CUTDOWN
Joined: 31 Jul 2019
Posts: 72
Location: South West England
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:41 pm quote
V oodoo wrote:
That red is gonna clean up so nice! Looks like you have very little rust to deal with and no real damage on the body.

Put a fork in the blue 50 special, it's done except for new tires. I missed my cargo capacity so first added a bag hook under the seat then mounted a rack for more serious hauling. Changed the seat to match the rack & allow bigger loads. Still getting used to it, good springs & padding so it's comfy but I sit a bit different than the old original that fit like favorite old shoes.
f*cking gorgeous mate....boootiful......
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1274
Location: Florence, OR
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:19 pm quote
Kimono32 wrote:
I like the pic of Big Sprint checking her out. "How you doin'?" he seems to say (while staring waaaay too long at her legshield) Men
What a crack up - I was thinking the exact same thing!

And Voodoo, you once again live up to your name... Hocus Pocus, alacazam. And mix a little chicken feather, goat saliva, and beeswax, and voila! Ha. Truly, a work of art my friend. You are the "Voodoo Master". You must've been hanging out with ebeth....
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x2 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 7169
Location: seattle/athens
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:20 pm quote
<--- CAUTION: Do not buy a scooter based solely on fancy internet pictures from this guy!
Kimono32 wrote:
G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S is the word, V oodoo. That fresh blue paint is stunning! I like the pic of Big Sprint checking her out. "How you doin'?" he seems to say (while staring waaaay too long at her legshield) Men


You're killing me over here! Maybe that's why I find your avatar so distracting and maybe why I spent so much time polishing the leggy trim to properly package the goods.

Thanks for your take but the paint is shite, although it is happy shite.
Lemme get you a pic in good lite w/ no camera tricks. The whole package came out much better than I expected so I'm happy with the interesting interplay between all the different blues on there.

I guess 'stunning' works. I used all the best stuff: High Performance Enamel in Royal Blue by Rustoleum on the doors, wheels & plastic tail lite. Then Ultra Cover 2X in Wildflower Blue satin also by Rustoleum on the frame with a small touch of Premium Automotive in GM Light Blue Metallic by Dupli-Color on the mudguard for variety. All except Royal Blue waxed & shined.

Still on the lookout for a better match but no urgency.



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a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 5470
Location: Indo
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:25 pm quote
Brother T is our wizzard in touch up the bike in its OG condition, top blues Brother T
Hooked
‘64 V90 survivor, ‘75 V90 graffiti
Joined: 30 May 2018
Posts: 178
Location: Madison WI
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:42 pm quote
Had the 2-3 shift cable on my V90 break at the butterfly in the headset.
I had seen V oodo’s trick using a bungee to stretch the cables. Changed both cables, put clamps on the ends and connected the bungee that I looped thru a ladder to keep the tension.
After checking the shifter was set on neutral, adjusted and tightened the pinch bolts then soldered the cables and trimmed. All done in 5 minutes not including time to remove and refit new cables.
Making the job even easier, on the pinch bolts I used an 8 mm ignition wrench to hold the pinch bolt body and a ¼” drive handle with a 7mm socket on the set screw. Moves your tightening hand back out of the tight space.

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Too Many
Joined: 15 Jul 2010
Posts: 545
Location: Soap Lake , WA
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:02 pm quote
not sure if I ever posted this bike on here before but here is the most current trouble maker in our herd. we've been chasing a truly mysterious air leak. and we are no stranger to air leaks here. there is something inside the motor that is destroying the seal on the fly side (replaced it 2x with the same issue) so we have to pop open the case again and see if there's a metal burr in there that we have to shave off.

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Molto Verboso
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 1721

Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:37 pm quote
exmayor wrote:
Had the 2-3 shift cable on my V90 break at the butterfly in the headset.
I had seen V oodo’s trick using a bungee to stretch the cables. Changed both cables, put clamps on the ends and connected the bungee that I looped thru a ladder to keep the tension.
After checking the shifter wan set on neutral adjusted and tightened the pinch bolts then soldered the cables and trimmed. All done in 5 minutes not including time to remove and refit new cables.
I love clean scooter engines!
Molto Verboso
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 1721

Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:41 pm quote
Nuttmeg44 wrote:
not sure if I ever posted this bike on here before but here is the most current trouble maker in our herd. we've been chasing a truly mysterious air leak. and we are no stranger to air leaks here. there is something inside the motor that is destroying the seal on the fly side (replaced it 2x with the same issue) so we have to pop open the case again and see if there's a metal burr in there that we have to shave off.
That PGO is wild Nutmeg! It looks half smallframe, half largeframe, half 4T Bajaj Chetak, and a smidge of a 80's style Honda Aero. Where in the heck did you find the new gem?
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Too Many
Joined: 15 Jul 2010
Posts: 545
Location: Soap Lake , WA
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:16 pm quote
whodatschrome wrote:
That PGO is wild Nutmeg! It looks half smallframe, half largeframe, half 4T Bajaj Chetak, and a smidge of a 80's style Honda Aero. Where in the heck did you find the new gem?
isn't it fun?!!! and to think we have another complete frame in boxes in the attic of our shed. The two we have came from Vancouver BC. We got this complete one from a friend of ours. it was actually the first small frame that I ever sat on back in 2011 (i think)... the cowls come off like a large frame. The headset is totally crazy. it looks like a PK from the exterior at first glance except that crazy horncast blinker setup. however its totally like a primavera underneath and on the fork....
the facebook group for the PGO owners of america only has 9 members so I don't think there's that many out there. our second one is going to need a whole lot of work and it will not have a stock motor since I don't think I want to ship one from Taiwan over here.

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2 Vespa 90 V9A1T US Model's
Joined: 05 Sep 2019
Posts: 30
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:31 am quote
$200 Barn Find 1974 vespa 90
Hello everyone, my first ever post here, New to M.V. My first small frame. It's a little rough as it was sitting under the overhang of a barn for several years, owner said he had it running 3 years ago. Engine is seized, assuming its a little rust on the ring. Have the head off w/penetrating oil on it for 2 weeks, still seized. Never rebuilt a vespa before, only a puch moped. But I've oned a p125x and a p200 in the past. Planning on a full rebuild. Maybe a polini 130 kit. SIP or Polini banana. The blue paint was rattle canned on over the orig. teal paint. Fairing is dented up a bit. Good amt of rust. Going to try and do everything myself, I can weld. Goin to try and learn to paint..

Missing the battery door

909 orig miles

Any advice or tips appreciated
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‘64 V90 survivor, ‘75 V90 graffiti
Joined: 30 May 2018
Posts: 178
Location: Madison WI
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:42 am quote
Welcome smallframenyc you will find an amazing amount of information and assistance here. Please start a build thread so we can follow along.
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:07 am quote
Thanks exmayor is there a specific area/page I should use to start a build thread. Relatively new to forum website intricacies also
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1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Malossi 166 MKIII
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 969
Location: Staten Island, NY
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:29 am quote
Post it in not so modern
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74 50s x2 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
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Location: seattle/athens
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:20 pm quote
you decide
If it's gonna be a number of pages w/ lots of detail, you could start your own thread. But if it's gonna be 3 or 4 or 5 posts, it IS a smallie and right here is fine. I just posted a short project here with good response, and you can too - http://modernvespa.com/forum/post2332692#2332692

Too late I see, you already have a good thread started and I too like this look. A lot.
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:45 pm quote
Re: you decide
V oodoo wrote:
If it's gonna be a number of pages w/ lots of detail, you could start your own thread. But if it's gonna be 3 or 4 or 5 posts, it IS a smallie and right here is fine. I just posted a short project here with good response, and you can too - http://modernvespa.com/forum/post2332692#2332692

Too late I see, you already have a good thread started and I too like this look. A lot.
Thanks for the help and comments on the potential paint job
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x2 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 7169
Location: seattle/athens
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:35 pm quote
Inspiration
Above reminds me, so found these buried in an old folder & had to share

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hubba hubba

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chop job

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‘64 V90 survivor, ‘75 V90 graffiti
Joined: 30 May 2018
Posts: 178
Location: Madison WI
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:08 am quote
Alice. The new project
Had Gickspeed build a new motor that I was going to put in Elena (Lady in Red)
but got carried away buying parts and decided to try and find another frame.
The motor is a Pinasco Zuera 145 built on a new SIP case with a PM Tuning pipe and. Pinasco 24 carb.
Found a complete 1975 V90 from a contact in St Louis that is the perfect donor for the project. Going to have her painted by a local grefitti artist so named her Alice after Alice Pasquini a Roman street artist.
Will start a build thread in the spring when I have everything collected
For now here are some pics of the frame, motor and inspiration

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x2 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
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Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:33 am quote
G' morning Alice, you cutie!
Hmmm, is somebody maybe shifty addicted? Now gonna be a two timer w/ separate garages or chance it w/ a threesome?


Excuse that, the pause at this pic gave modest titepants. This seems like the Dream Project! You must be rolling in dough or rolling in luck or both. You turned OK Elena into awesome and this has all the potential to top that.

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‘64 V90 survivor, ‘75 V90 graffiti
Joined: 30 May 2018
Posts: 178
Location: Madison WI
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:44 am quote
Thanks V oodoo

Not rolling in dough. Just slow steady payments to Gickspeed from my retirement checks over 6 months.
After collecting Pinasco modular rims with tires and assorted other pieces I realized that for the cost of a harness, cable kit, switches and odd rubber bits if I could find a complete large door smallie that was solid and priced right I could just keep making deposits to Scooter Mercato and SIP over the winter so won’t feel the $ drain
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1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 4865
Location: So Cal
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:12 am quote
Gonna be a sweet bike Rick. Maybe ask Alice or Gick to put some exhaust paint on that PM40... the steel version will show surface rust pretty quickly if left unpainted.
Molto Verboso
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 1721

Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:29 am quote
exmayor wrote:
Thanks V oodoo

Not rolling in dough. Just slow steady payments to Gickspeed from my retirement checks over 6 months.
After collecting Pinasco modular rims with tires and assorted other pieces I realized that for the cost of a harness, cable kit, switches and odd rubber bits if I could find a complete large door smallie that was solid and priced right I could just keep making deposits to Scooter Mercato and SIP over the winter so won’t feel the $ drain
I spy a fancy gold anodized PLC clutch on the workbench?
Hooked
‘64 V90 survivor, ‘75 V90 graffiti
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Posts: 178
Location: Madison WI
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:22 pm quote
The pipe will be ceramic coated satin black like Elena’s is

We tried a Pinasco shot clutch but tabs broke on installation. Kept the Pinasco CNC basket and used a Newfren 4 plate 6 spring clutch.

To finish answering V oodoo’s question.
The girls will live fine together. Elena is the lovely redhead you take to your folks for Sunday dinner and Alice is her tattooed cousin that you date with no commitments.

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Molto Verboso
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Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:53 pm quote
exmayor wrote:
We tried a Pinasco shot clutch but tabs broke on installation (it’s a known problem).
Perhaps "shot" was actually misspelled?
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2 Vespa 90 V9A1T US Model's
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Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:29 pm quote
Re: Inspiration
V oodoo wrote:
Above reminds me, so found these buried in an old folder & had to share
Some like it Raw
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2 Vespa 90 V9A1T US Model's
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Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:31 pm quote
Re: Alice. The new project
exmayor wrote:
Had Gickspeed build a new motor that I was going to put in Elena (Lady in Red)
but got carried away buying parts and decided to try and find another frame.
The motor is a Pinasco Zuera 145 built on a new SIP case with a PM Tuning pipe and. Pinasco 24 carb.
Found a complete 1975 V90 from a contact in St Louis that is the perfect donor for the project. Going to have her painted by a local grefitti artist so named her Alice after Alice Pasquini a Roman street artist.
Will start a build thread in the spring when I have everything collected
For now here are some pics of the frame, motor and inspiration
Looks like a fun project. Artistic paint with a solid power plant!
Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1274
Location: Florence, OR
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:10 pm quote
exmayor wrote:
Alice is her tattooed cousin that you date with no commitments.
I'm liking Alice! Awesome!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 5470
Location: Indo
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:31 am quote
+1 i even hear Alice is calling my name
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1980 100 Sport
Joined: 28 Sep 2019
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Location: Lincoln Nebraska
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:10 pm quote
Just brought this one home today. Original paint color, but not original paint. Starts and runs well. I’d say it is probably 98% complete parts wise.

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Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:26 am quote
exmayor wrote:
The pipe will be ceramic coated satin black like Elena’s is

We tried a Pinasco shot clutch but tabs broke on installation (it’s a known problem). Kept the Pinasco CNC basket and used a Newfren 4 plate 6 spring clutch.

This is shocking! How does this happen and what did Pinasco say? I have just built a motor using this very clutch.
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05 Px150, 74 primavera 125
Joined: 08 Nov 2017
Posts: 128
Location: Ma
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:43 pm quote
All stock except 12v electronic ignition. Don’t want to go crazy with upgrades. Would I notice a difference if I put a dr130 kit on it and just upjetted the main keeping stock exhaust? Is it worth the $157? I like the idea of keeping it stock but would like a little more oomph. Suggestions welcome.

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74 50s x2 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
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Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:07 pm quote
Pretty bike, pretty paint!

Get the real aluminum leggy trim someday maybe, it's a PIA to install right, but worth it IMO.

1. The DR is OK, but my buddy swears this is a better deal, aluminum alloy, lots of power @ about same money.



more here, 2 pages back on Pg 13: http://modernvespa.com/forum/post2181232#2181232

2. I might have a better muff idea for you, the stock one will hold you back on either kit. Let's see what happens... This has just now become available & reasonable, I believe:

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'good 'kidney' pipe currently in Wisconsin & now ceramic coated

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