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I'm not sure if this was a spare from another bike, or what. I have no idea where this goes.
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That has the look of a choke jet on a shb carb.

After a swift google, maybe not, the thread is at the wrong end!
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Inside the float bowl?
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Inside the float bowl?
yes! that worked! i missed that.
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was gonna suggest the float bowl or the choke jet. Really the only 2 places it'd possibly fit yea?
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was gonna suggest the float bowl or the choke jet. Really the only 2 places it'd possibly fit yea?
It's the choke jet. I missed it in assembly.
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Are there any other left over bits?
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Are there any other left over bits?
Just a few.

It's one of these. The whole bike is in pieces. It's a mess.
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I’ve had a few of that type of bike.

When you’re purchasing it its “all there”

When you go to assemble it there are 53 tiny but critical pieces missing, at least three of which are made out of “unobtainium”.

When the project is finally done there will be a similar number of pieces left over which belong on something else. Many of these will be Whitworth or Imperial thread and at least one will say Horex or Motobecane on it.

I did luck out and get a very nice vintage BMW petrol tap in a box containing a wrecked Jawa scooter one time. It made a friend who was building up a 60s R60/2 very happy. He even bought the beers that night.
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Yep! There are some VBB parts in there, and parts that definitely don't belong to a vespa.

The person I bought it from broke a lot of things (including the engine case, flywheel, and cylinder).

And then bought a few hardware kits that seem like they're mostly for Bajaj. The quality of the rusty original parts is much higher.

I'm going to try to salvage as much as I can. Replate things.

But at least most of the parts are replaceable. I'm actually surprised. Like I discovered that the ignition switch (only used on 1974 Rally) is one used on Fiats, and available.

But it's a giant puzzle.
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But it's a giant puzzle.
BINGO! But you have the right attitude and probably at least a dozen ppl here who can tell what each of these are if you get stumped again:

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BINGO! But you have the right attitude and probably at least a dozen ppl here who can tell what each of these are if you get stumped again:

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I hate boxes of parts like that, why do people do that. Just have to start pulling out what you know, putting it in a bag label it until it's all done. Just like a jigsaw puzzle, work one piece at a time.
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I hate boxes of parts like that, why do people do that. Just have to start pulling out what you know, putting it in a bag label it until it's all done. Just like a jigsaw puzzle, work one piece at a time.
That's my fault. They were in individual bags, but none of the parts were cleaned. so it was easier to do it in a batch.

I know where almost all of them go, though.
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