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bodgemaster
1963 GL, 1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
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Location: So Cal
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:18 pm quote
This one should be fun...

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Molto Verboso
S 190. Custom VNB 150
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Location: CT
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:25 pm quote
Cool.
Addicted
Honda elite
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Location: California
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:54 pm quote
oh you are lucky, one of the finest Vespa ever.
Hooked
2007 Stella 150
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 224
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:01 pm quote
Military base sticker for Fort Hood Texas 2011?
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P200 PX150
Joined: 28 May 2008
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Location: Hustletown, TX
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:02 pm quote
Rad.
Molto Verboso
1980 P125X, 1980 P200E , 2005 Stella 177
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Posts: 1567
Location: Staten Island, NY
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:05 pm quote
Quite a great collection you got there!
Ossessionato
2015 GTS300, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 4293
Location: San Diego, CA
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:14 pm quote
I called that guy on day one, glad it made it to your crib!
Style Maven
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special '66(?) Super125 + projects
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 7606
Location: seattle/athens
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:19 pm quote
OK, that's NOT a round headlite, right? Nice looking wreck to start with, I believe that soon you too will proudly ride a 10" largeframe.

Now then, MORE pics plz? (Duh)
And start a list, post it up.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 7278
Location: Victoria, Australia
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:38 pm quote
Nice one, looks like a great project Mike!
Ossessionato
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 4265
Location: Tega Cay, SC
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:51 pm quote
Ooh baby! THAT is gonna be fun! You're getting quite a herd there, Mike. And giving Voodoo a run for the money 💰. Congrats.
Addicted
Joined: 26 Jan 2019
Posts: 874
Location: california
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:05 pm quote
I thought you were shopping for a vintage scooter lift!
Apparently I was 2/3's right - which frankly - I'll take.

Signed up to follow this one - and happy to loan a hand - by "storing" one of your extra scoots if you need it.

🙂
Hooked
1955 Allstate 1958 lambretta 1965 Allstate 1968 sprint
Joined: 20 Jul 2017
Posts: 455
Location: Central california
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:36 pm quote
Project
Thatís a cool project....hopefully it will be done for the ROM. Lol....looking forward to seeing you guys soon. Scott
bodgemaster
1963 GL, 1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 5042
Location: So Cal
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:47 pm quote
Thx all ... I think. Not sure what Iíve gotten into yet.

The bad: Missing right cowl, headlight, some other bits, engine seized, been sitting outside for ages, shift and throttle tubes stuck solid, everythingís going to have to come apart and get a good cleaning.

The good: Whatís there is original and unmolested, frame is pretty straight, no rot or major dings. Didnít cost too much.

Sjanuary: Ha, maybe ROM 2021.

Christopher: Yep, digging the sticker. Original owner was an army guy who rode it around the base back in the day.

Voodoo: Yep, trap headlight, 10ís. A big boy.

More pics to come.
Hooked
1964 GS160, 1966 90ss, 1976 Sprint Veloce
Joined: 08 Sep 2011
Posts: 275

Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:50 pm quote
Love the GL. Great lines, 10" wheels, simple engine and electrics.

That engine cowl is going to be tough.
Ossessionato
2015 GTS300, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
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Location: San Diego, CA
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P200 PX150
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 4059
Location: Hustletown, TX
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:17 am quote
Jealous man. I have been searching all the corners and back alleys for a new projects with no luck, and then I see your GL score - it's feckin' ace- and it gives me hope. Can't wait to see more pics!
bodgemaster
1963 GL, 1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 5042
Location: So Cal
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:33 am quote
Ok, more pics for those following along...

Plan is simple ... take it all apart, see what's what, fix what's broken, straighten it up, and make it run again.

I'm guessing these two port GLs were not speed demons so any tips or any suggestions on beefing the motor up, gearing, etc. welcome.

john: thx for the tip on cowls. Putting an order together now.

charlieman: garage space is getting tight... be careful what you offer, I may drop a scoot off, or two.

before.jpg
Full frontal

frame+seat.jpg
Came with the roached old saddle seat frame ... I'll replace with a bench seat

cablebodge.jpg
Clutch cable bodge

leverbodge.jpg
Lever bodge

backwardtire.jpg
Rear tire on backwards

innards.jpg
drip tray intact

patina.jpg
not bad for almost 60 years old

siem.jpg
Siem ... worth saving?

wheelies.jpg
wheelie fail... worst of the dents

secretkill.jpg
secret under cowl kill switch! (but no cowl)

engine before.jpg
frozen solid, missing flywheel, crank looks rusty. starting to regret ...

speedo.jpg
foggy but in nice shape ... speed appears to be mph?

Hooked
Vespa
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 407
Location: US
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:43 am quote
Siem taillight is definitely salvageable.
Hooked
58 VB1T, 68 SS180, 81 100 Sport
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 280
Location: Long Beach, CA
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:38 pm quote
Nice Score! I saw this ad too, and saw it quickly scooped up. I'm glad to see it made it to a good home; especially in SoCal with SoCal. Lots of potential here, good luck!
Ossessionato
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 4265
Location: Tega Cay, SC
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:39 pm quote
Regrets? No, no, no. Once you dive into it and get it all taken apart, you'll feel better. I went thru the same on the Sprint and was bummed because I could not save the original paint. And the engine looks like yours, so total rebuild is in order. Hopefully the rotary pad is in good shape as well as all the gears, tree, etc....Upside is you have scoots to ride when you need to clear you head. Take your time with this one and enjoy the journey. If you need something, say something. Good Luck
bodgemaster
1963 GL, 1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 5042
Location: So Cal
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:53 pm quote
You da man Tierney.
Ossessionato
2015 GTS300, 1974 Primavera, 04 Ninja 250
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Posts: 4293
Location: San Diego, CA
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:10 pm quote
Speedo king can sort that Speedo out for you, he rocks
Molto Verboso
Vespas 1964 GS160, 1965 SS180, 1977 V9A1T, 1983 PX150E
Joined: 16 Apr 2011
Posts: 1232
Location: Siam
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:19 pm quote
ph0ngvu wrote:
Siem taillight is definitely salvageable.
That's an understatement. That thing is in great shape. The new "Siem" ones are just not up to par with the old original ones.
Molto Verboso
1963 VBB2T
Joined: 07 Nov 2012
Posts: 1379

Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:33 am quote
This is exciting, are you going to be documenting your progress, lots pics?
bodgemaster
1963 GL, 1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 5042
Location: So Cal
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:47 am quote
Hope to.

Itís like opening the mummyís tomb ...

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Hooked
58 VB1T, 68 SS180, 81 100 Sport
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 280
Location: Long Beach, CA
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:38 pm quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Hope to.

Itís like opening the mummyís tomb ...
WOW
Molto Verboso
1963 VBB2T
Joined: 07 Nov 2012
Posts: 1379

Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:25 pm quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Hope to.

Itís like opening the mummyís tomb ...
What the, something growing in there?
Ossessionato
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 4265
Location: Tega Cay, SC
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:42 pm quote
Just a bunch of rubbish that worked it's way down, mine looked the same. As long there is not any water down in there, past or present, it will be alright. Yep, a surprise around every corner......
Addicted
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Location: california
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:45 pm quote
Penicillin.

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bodgemaster
1963 GL, 1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 5042
Location: So Cal
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:34 pm quote
Piston looks ok, but not budging. Going to have to borrow MJRallyís case splitter.

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bodgemaster
1963 GL, 1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 5042
Location: So Cal
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:08 pm quote
*^%#%!! First casualty.
Exhaust bolt hole.

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Molto Verboso
1980 P125X, 1980 P200E , 2005 Stella 177
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 1567
Location: Staten Island, NY
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:11 pm quote
That sucks dude. Maybe you can get someone to weld it up?

It could be worse!

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Style Maven
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special '66(?) Super125 + projects
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Location: seattle/athens
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:50 pm quote
Wouldn't be hard to weld if you got a guy that can do aluminum. You'd need to drill & retap it M8 of course.... I'd be tempted to drill thru for an M7 bolt, use a wedge block on the far side under the nut and do it sort of like a P if I couldn't get it welded. Looks like it should clear the pivot bolt fine.

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Ossessionato
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 4265
Location: Tega Cay, SC
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:03 pm quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
*^%#%!! First casualty.
Exhaust bolt hole.
Oh Damn, that sucks. I feel your pain, this mirrors the scoot I have now. I am on my second can Of PBlaster and I keep the industrial heat gun within arms length. Still had to drill out many bolts and screws, I could not even get the jets out of the carby without heat and blaster. Upside is you are keeping this out of the landfill. And it will be a cool ride.
bodgemaster
1963 GL, 1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 5042
Location: So Cal
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:53 pm quote
Speaking of rust check out the brakes. Cleaned up nicely.

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Before...

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After

Molto Verboso
1980 P125X, 1980 P200E , 2005 Stella 177
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
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Location: Staten Island, NY
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:56 pm quote
perfect!
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P200 PX150
Joined: 28 May 2008
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Location: Hustletown, TX
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:45 pm quote
Nice work that.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 7278
Location: Victoria, Australia
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:44 pm quote
Can you drill it right through?
bodgemaster
1963 GL, 1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 5042
Location: So Cal
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:59 pm quote
I can... but should I?
Style Maven
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special '66(?) Super125 + projects
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Location: seattle/athens
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:11 pm quote
Let's just vote, you first? (you got a welder guy and a spare twenty?)

If you do get it welded, you could try clamping it up, tapping it clean, dremelling in full chamfers at the break then installing a copper bolt and crossing your fingers it'll be fine after it's welded and you pull the bolt.
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