And so the Viet-Bodge project begins!
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150cc Vespa 1967
Joined: 22 Aug 2020
Posts: 62
Location: Athens GA
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:52 pm quote
Well I was planning on dropping the engine tonight but I'm lacking the right sized ratchet bit. The biggest one is ever so slightly smaller than what I need.

However I want to keep momentum and right now I feel like doing something to it. So I started to chip underneath bondo where I could. I will say, it doesn't look good so far. Gonna keep chipping at what I can, where I can. Also taking the foot rest off cause it's driving me insane to look at.

(Will most likely not be discussing here for the sake of using this as more documenting my progress)

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150cc Vespa 1967
Joined: 22 Aug 2020
Posts: 62
Location: Athens GA
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:13 am quote
Road Block: #2
Well, I've hit yet another road block. I've bought the bits needed to get the main bolt out which was a little bit of a struggle but nothing worth breaking a sweat over.

Next however seems to be another slight slope in this mountain of a project.

While attempting to pull the motor out, the heat sync got in the way and I can't seem to get around it.

The heat sync is held on by 4 long bolts, or rather it's suppose to be held on by 4 long bolts. One of them has been replaced by a normal bolt, which I cannot seem to remove.

(Warning, images are graphic content and may not be suitable for some viewers. Don't proceed if you're prone to Cringe content, An idiot that doesn't know what he's doing messing with vintage tech, or engines being held in by friction alone.)

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Enthusiast
150cc Vespa 1967
Joined: 22 Aug 2020
Posts: 62
Location: Athens GA
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:29 pm quote
Well I realized it wasnt the head that was blocking the engine from coming out, it was the Brake, Throttle, and Clutch line that were stopping me from getting this engine out of the frame. After realizing that I went ahead and pulled the engine out with ease. It's now sitting in a bin ready to take to ThatScooterShop

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Enthusiast
150cc Vespa 1967
Joined: 22 Aug 2020
Posts: 62
Location: Athens GA
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:24 pm quote
Vintage Vietnamese Yum-Yum sauce, $500 obo

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Enthusiast
150cc Vespa 1967
Joined: 22 Aug 2020
Posts: 62
Location: Athens GA
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:39 pm quote
I've gotten alot done today! I managed to get the engine out, I stripped the frame of I think everything so It's ready for grinding!

In that process I took the fork out of this thing and from what I can tell it seems to be unmolested!

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Ossessionato
1963 VBB2T
Joined: 07 Nov 2012
Posts: 2267

Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:37 am quote
Get a start on stripping body yet, just get a propane bottle and hit the body with the heat and start peeling.
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