Sprint project..
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:44 pm quote
I been unactive for several monts here, but doesnt meant i forgut you guys, i just been too busy scratching up and down on building this scooter

Is it done.. Nope still long way to go, but the process itself is funny even my wife is laughting while said u pushing too far

So lets the story begin

I always wanted to have a sprint, since it was my firat scooter back in 1996 and still with me until 2014, and ever since then somehing is missing. Back last year in may, a friend of mine offer me a sprint frame with a left and right cowl, so i said why not, travel 200km with Sofyan car and pick the frame, happy me of course

When the frame in my hand i notice the floorboard is done, so saving up to buy a new floor, and done the body work in last december (slow right) due that time i am trying to collect all the missing with a weird way, the story where my wife is laugh

I gain a late px engine with lots of missing part from a friend tha owe me some money back in 2016, i have the cylinder head and the carb cover as well the carb as a thank from a friend for helping him cleaning his excel engine, gain a floorboard from helping a friend doing his final tesis, have a busted handlebar for helping a friend buy a new handlebar, gain a fork for helping Sofyan sold some of his dismantle vespa, get a rattlecan and sandpaper for helping Mr. Tony fix my senior friend super (this is totally exhausted as the engine is basicly a bodge, took 3 week just to make it back to its prestine)

And it still an on going project

Pics will folliow, that is if everyone is curious

Until then have a nice day and cheer

Love you guys and hope everyone project is going smooth as well
Molto Verboso
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Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:53 pm quote
Quote:
I gain a late px engine with lots of missing part from a friend tha owe me some money back in 2016,
hahahahaha. this was my favorite part.
Post up some pictures when you are ready.
Loved the story.
Ossessionato
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Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:07 pm quote
Good luck with this, Ebeth, can't wait to see pictures!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
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Location: Indo
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:35 pm quote
i did just re organize some pics of the process, dont laugh as its just the way how the dice rools here

sprint project.jpeg
wha i started

sprint project 2.jpeg

sprint cut.jpeg
remove the tumor

sprint jig.jpeg

sprint on paused.jpeg
get a donor fork and a busted fender

sprint engine donor.jpeg
get the engine donor

sprint new floor.jpeg
the new smooth floor

sprint centerstand reinforcement.jpeg
a thing i mush have since folks like to sit on my bike when the centerstand in on

sprint weld.jpeg
weld weld

sprint busted handlebar.jpeg
handlebar donor

sprint trying to smooth the weld trace.jpeg
i know i cheat a bit with a grinder

sprint leggie weld trace.jpeg
hope no one notice the weld trace

Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
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Location: Indo
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:41 pm quote
now the race for seeking bits start

sprint owner.jpeg
help a friend and i got a cylinder head and able to choose 1 of 3 carb

sprint power up bits.jpeg
fix all these 3 carb and i got 1

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help de bodge this super engine for keeping the sprint project alive

Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 5712
Location: Indo
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:51 pm quote
charlieman22 wrote:
Quote:
I gain a late px engine with lots of missing part from a friend tha owe me some money back in 2016,
hahahahaha. this was my favorite part.
Post up some pictures when you are ready.
Loved the story.
thabks Brother CM, would u believe if i said that i am building a speedy engine with it
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 5712
Location: Indo
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:53 pm quote
Tierney wrote:
Good luck with this, Ebeth, can't wait to see pictures!
many thanks Brother T, ur sprint project is one of my inspirarion to start this project
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x 2), 74 Primavera (x 2), 06 Fly 150
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Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:10 pm quote
Ebeth you are the master.
Any tips on getting stuck tubes out of a headset ?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Location: Indo
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:32 pm quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Ebeth you are the master.
Any tips on getting stuck tubes out of a headset ?
thank you so much Brother S, as for the stuck tube i heat it up with a torch Brother S, but if u want to preserve the paint, try hit it with the wd40 from under neat, and maybe some used oil and cooking oil can be usefull, and a strong arms

Good luck with the gl project and cheer
Ossessionato
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Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:43 pm quote
I like the extra metal strips for a better floor support for the centerstand!
Style Maven
74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa PK50XL2 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special '66(?) Super125
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Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:39 pm quote
I like how you just do what you got to, get it DONE!

And I like how much your workplace resembles mine and good scoots come out, gives me hope.

Gonna keep an eye on this.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:57 pm quote
Nice one Brother!

Got another picture of the floorboard support? I can't quite see where you have put the extra metal bit.
Ossessionato
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Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:13 am quote
I remember back last year when we had a sort of conversation about your floor, Ebeth I don't know how you do it but I struggle with what I now realize should be much simpler stuff, you are a great inspiration. Keep the pics coming, i'm following with a keen interest in learning your tricks.

Hopefully your little tip with the stuck tubes in the headset helps out SoCalGuy , I think he's stuck between getting away with using the kitchen oven or the Barbeque
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Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:14 am quote
Love this.
I am sure it will be a really great scoot when you are done.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:12 am quote
sorry for the delay update, took me more time to collect the bits and even i stil missing huge amount of engine part but the good part is i now have something to do with my wife in order fill the time while at home

the project running slow but i manage to almost wrap the body set, like i said, its a Bitsa project so dont hope much at the result

here's the update, hope can bring some joy and laugh in this pandemic situation

stay safe and cheer

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i manage to remove the old paint

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as u may see, its not a normal sprint headset :lol:

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cause basicly its a T5 handlebar with a sprint on top

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primer on

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heres the support plate Brother Ginch

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right where the centerstand holder

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paint preparation

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i am gonna go red matte

Molto Verboso
Vespas 1964 GS160, 1965 SS180, 1977 V9A1T, 1983 PX150E
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Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:19 am quote
Those strips welded on the floor under the center stand are a Thailand thing as well. I like the addition as it keeps it solid and raises the front end just a hair more, so when the rubber boots wear out, the front wheel is still just off the ground.
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Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:08 am quote
nomadinsiam wrote:
Those strips welded on the floor under the center stand are a Thailand thing as well. I like the addition as it keeps it solid and raises the front end just a hair more, so when the rubber boots wear out, the front wheel is still just off the ground.
Not just a Thailand thing..... did that to mine 20 years ago for the same reason as described, stops the frame buckling when someone sits on it.


Q - why put a modified Sprint headset on T5 carrier? is it as i presume a way to make cable changes easier??
Ossessionato
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Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:05 am quote
Nice to see an update.
Stay safe over there.
Ossessionato
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Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:59 am quote
Having just suffered through more cable changing in my Sprint headset, I think the T5 handlebars with a Sprint top mod is outstanding!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:16 pm quote
koenig blues wrote:
heres the support plate Brother Ginch
Cheers brother! Looking good. Tell us about the Sprint/T5 headset? There must be a story behind it?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:08 pm quote
many thanks Brothers

glad u all like it

about the handlebar, not much story about it accept that i dont have any other handlebar


i started with this busted handlebar, its unused even if i put jb weld in it as it wont safety, and find a used sprint handlebar is way of the budget, as i only safe $50 for this project, another reason why its running longer then my other project in the past

so i use the cheapest handlebar (the original handlebar for a round head sprint is like $200 here while a damage T5 handlebar is $10) and make them match each other, and yes the easy way to attach cable and wiring is another bonus i guess

next on the list is painting it red matte, while collecting cables and all the engine parts that is missing, this will be the longest part i believe

until next time, stay safe and cheer everyone
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Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:59 am quote
What are you missing?
Can you list it?

i have a few engine internals gears etc that i believe are for a sprint or at least for an early PX and could use the garage space, so will be happy to post
koenig blues wrote:
while collecting cables and all the engine parts that is missing, this will be the longest part i believe
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:16 am quote
Gravelrash2004 wrote:
What are you missing?
Can you list it?

i have a few engine internals gears etc that i believe are for a sprint or at least for an early PX and could use the garage space, so will be happy to post
koenig blues wrote:
while collecting cables and all the engine parts that is missing, this will be the longest part i believe
thank you Brother G, i can used a busted cylinder and a clutch nor a busted carb but i know the shipping is a killer so i am all good just wait for the pandemic end and i'll start looking around, until then have a nice day and stay safety, cheer D
Molto Verboso
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Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:14 am quote
Gravelrash2004 wrote:
nomadinsiam wrote:
Those strips welded on the floor under the center stand are a Thailand thing as well. I like the addition as it keeps it solid and raises the front end just a hair more, so when the rubber boots wear out, the front wheel is still just off the ground.
Not just a Thailand thing..... did that to mine 20 years ago for the same reason as described, stops the frame buckling when someone sits on it.


Q - why put a modified Sprint headset on T5 carrier? is it as i presume a way to make cable changes easier??
This dude is the mishmash master. I think he just puts on whatever he's got around at the time.😁
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:38 pm quote
Well aint we all men start it up with our mits and mind since stone age
Ossessionato
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Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:12 pm quote
nomadinsiam wrote:
This dude is the mishmash master. I think he just puts on whatever he's got around at the time.😁
That's the way i roll. I've got a variator, exhaust, camshaft and fuel injection controller but no scooter yet.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:17 am quote
waspmike wrote:
nomadinsiam wrote:
This dude is the mishmash master. I think he just puts on whatever he's got around at the time.😁
That's the way i roll. I've got a variator, exhaust, camshaft and fuel injection controller but no scooter yet.
u can always come back here Brother Mike and buy another scooter that suit you well
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:19 pm quote
Test the paint on the panel and top headset, in case everyone curius, its a paint that u normally use to paint ur fence

Have a nice sunday to you all and cheer

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Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:20 am quote
looks good to me
Pretty tuff stuff and you have it on hand, why not? It's what we used on the bottom of this PK, and it's much tuffer than just rattlecanned.

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Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:07 am quote
nothing wrong with putting a coat of colour on with "domestic" paints....

most are designed to withstand most that mother nature can throw at it and it wont be the first one i have seen done that way....... reminds me of one I bought many moons ago. The brush strokes were deeper than the waves on an angry sea
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Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:30 am quote
nice color looking forward to seeing it
Molto Verboso
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Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:43 am quote
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Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:10 am quote
Gravelrash2004 wrote:
nothing wrong with putting a coat of colour on with "domestic" paints....

most are designed to withstand most that mother nature can throw at it and it wont be the first one i have seen done that way....... reminds me of one I bought many moons ago. The brush strokes were deeper than the waves on an angry sea
No brush strokes, we flipped it upsidedown and thinned the paint a little too. But we didn't try to remove all the old paint, just sanded down all the rusty patches and shot them with zinc primer and actually got pretty good 'shine'.

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that primered spot was to block the pedal out of the way and was touched up later

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before

Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:57 am quote
Thanks guys, ussually i use the paint for the under carriage like Brother T did on his pk, but since years the paint last i said why not do the whole frame atleast the bike have paint and its only cost me $3 for the whole vespa i want to put a better paint but wait till the corona pandemic end for now i am happy as the way thing go

And no, i dont use thinner, brush nor roll as it will leave a path of trace when it dry, i use foam to apply the paint

If it dry, cross my finger that it will smoth like a genuine paint, until then, stay safe and cheer Guys
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:13 pm quote
manage to do the under carriage

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Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:50 pm quote
Looking good !!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
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Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:57 am quote
thanks guys, the body set is a wrap (for now) and i must said its look nicer already

until then, stay safe and cheer guys

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it already have a name from Brother Pheas.. red lipstic

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stand is on

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the floating scooter

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Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:09 am quote
Glad you bumped this, gives me some hope for my VBB
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a red lipstick '74 sprint
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
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Location: Indo
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:18 pm quote
Like i said, my frame is worst then you when i begin this project

Good luck with the vbb and cheer
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Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:06 pm quote
Brother E, the only thing more impressive to me than the quality of your work is how quickly you get it done!
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