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Hi:

I'm considering using an MP3 or Vespa GTS drivetrain from a salvage vehicle to power a microcar. I have not been able to find an MP3 near me to take some measurements that would help me determine if the engine unit would fit.

Here are the measurements I need:
1. length of engine from front of cylinder to end of rear tire;
2. rear tire circumference
3. distance from front of engine to middle of engine pivot
4. engine at widest point - probably where the exhaust and CVT belt are..

If anyone could take measurements for me I would greatly appreciate it!

thanks
Shawn
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Re: MP3 400 or 500 owners- could you measure something for m
shawnm wrote:
Hi:

I'm considering using an MP3 or Vespa GTS drivetrain from a salvage vehicle to power a microcar. I have not been able to find an MP3 near me to take some measurements that would help me determine if the engine unit would fit.

Here are the measurements I need:
1. length of engine from front of cylinder to end of rear tire;
2. rear tire circumference
3. distance from front of engine to middle of engine pivot
4. engine at widest point - probably where the exhaust and CVT belt are..

If anyone could take measurements for me I would greatly appreciate it!

thanks
Shawn
Some of what your asking is difficult unless you have the bike body parts removed to be accurate.

Keith,
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Hi:

The measurement that is probably most important for me is the overall length of the unit. I have 36" to play with unless I want to do some metal fabrication. I have a feeling the MP3 powertrain is longer but I might swap out the back wheel. GTS 250/300 looks like it will fit though.
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There are listed on ebay both a MP3/400 and MP3/500, so that maybe a good source. I have a Aprilla 250 Engine (Similar to GTS/GTV) sitting here on the floor, no Tire Mounted I could give you some information on.

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Hi:

I'd love the measurements of the 250. If you measure from the front of the engine to the center of the rear hub for the length I can add in the wheel circumference myself.

thanks
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Here you go...

Just in case the text is too small...

Engine Width: 29"
Engine Pivot Point where Bolt Mounts: 8" from Front.
Engine's Widest Point: 16"
Aprilla 250cc Engine
Aprilla 250cc Engine
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This is great! thanks

Shawn
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I will have a 500 engine in a couple weeks I am going to rebuild and can give you some measurements at that time.
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Thanks I appreciate it

Shawn[/quote]
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