Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:13 pm

Member
Vespa Piaggio Ciao 1978
Joined: 29 Aug 2021
Posts: 18
Location: San Diego, California
 
Member
Vespa Piaggio Ciao 1978
Joined: 29 Aug 2021
Posts: 18
Location: San Diego, California
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:13 pm linkquote
Not sure if it's ok to post this restoration, is it ok? Anyone want to see my "little project "?
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:23 pm

Molto Verboso
Vespa ET3 & Vespa PX150 & Vespa GTS 300 & NIU NQi Sport
Joined: 05 Apr 2009
Posts: 1612
Location: Berlin
 
Molto Verboso
Vespa ET3 & Vespa PX150 & Vespa GTS 300 & NIU NQi Sport
Joined: 05 Apr 2009
Posts: 1612
Location: Berlin
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:23 pm linkquote
Why would't it be? I've just spend a couple of minutes zooming in and out of your pictures in the other thread, trying to figure out where the T-shaped part goes.
Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:11 am

Ossessionato
73 & 74 Rally, 76 ET3, 80 P200, 06 PX150, 61 Ser 2, 65 Silver Special, 86 Elite 80, 2015 HD Road Glide Special, 2011 Ural Tourist
Joined: 18 Jan 2012
Posts: 4115
Location: Oceanside, CA
 
Ossessionato
73 & 74 Rally, 76 ET3, 80 P200, 06 PX150, 61 Ser 2, 65 Silver Special, 86 Elite 80, 2015 HD Road Glide Special, 2011 Ural Tourist
Joined: 18 Jan 2012
Posts: 4115
Location: Oceanside, CA
Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:11 am linkquote
I'm interested! Keeping the motor stock or kitting it?
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:33 am

Member
Vespa Piaggio Ciao 1978
Joined: 29 Aug 2021
Posts: 18
Location: San Diego, California
 
Member
Vespa Piaggio Ciao 1978
Joined: 29 Aug 2021
Posts: 18
Location: San Diego, California
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:33 am linkquote
Keeping it mostly stock, finding parts is sometimes a real bugger!! Lol

New Malossi carb /Dellarto jets , Pollini Head (this is a little bigger 64cc) plus new gaskets for all.

This is powered by a magneto so no battery!

Gas tank was in great shape, just had to clean a little before heading to powder coat.

New side covers in black, looking for white, had a chance, lost 'em. Originally grey. Have to wait for NOS to surface. Fingers crossed.

NOS FINDS: Headlight see pic, speedo and gasket.

Used parts found took YEARS! Speedo spacer, quill stem bolts, quill stem spacer, front rack- super excited to get this they are rare and usually expensive as heck $300+ got this one for 85. 🤗

You dont see the new cables, side covers, and engine parts. My mechanic has them.

My talents lie in sourcing parts, finding a good bargin, cleaning up old parts, and color choice. Lol.

But I will be learning to do some basics now, so I will likely be posting a lot, haha.

T part is for the seat and rear rack

Here are more pics

Does anyone know what do you call you call the little rubber covers that cover the cable connections? I need some!

Parts on the way.... NOS racers, rings and bearings for steering, taillight and bracket super hard to find, speedo cables, vin plate.

That's all for now.....


Domino cluster


Old petcock


View from top


These are the rubber things I need


Branding


"T"


Saddle


Mug Shot


Box-O-Treats New Old Stock Headlight, Sppedo, Sppedo Gaskets and Ring, handle Bar Quill bolts and spacer almost impossible to find, gas cap looked for this for three years, bolts for side panels.


Look at the detail in these rims!


Fork lock was compromised!


Need a new fender unless anyone knows how to fix this, without a sticker that is lol


This is the wrong taillight, correct one on the way!


Bullet Headlight & Speedo


My supervisor


Frame, seat suspension piece, rear rack and its support pieces.

Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:08 am

Ossessionato
73 & 74 Rally, 76 ET3, 80 P200, 06 PX150, 61 Ser 2, 65 Silver Special, 86 Elite 80, 2015 HD Road Glide Special, 2011 Ural Tourist
Joined: 18 Jan 2012
Posts: 4115
Location: Oceanside, CA
 
Ossessionato
73 & 74 Rally, 76 ET3, 80 P200, 06 PX150, 61 Ser 2, 65 Silver Special, 86 Elite 80, 2015 HD Road Glide Special, 2011 Ural Tourist
Joined: 18 Jan 2012
Posts: 4115
Location: Oceanside, CA
Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:08 am linkquote
I don't know much about Vespa mopeds but a lot of the hardware looks similar to vintage vespas. Brake switch, cable adjuster, Speedo all are identical to vintage vespa parts.

Got an official parts book? If the Piaggio numbers are the same as a smallframe, you might be in luck identifying and sourcing parts.
Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:23 am

Member
2013 S150; 1961 VBB
Joined: 18 Feb 2019
Posts: 46
Location: Dallas
 
Member
2013 S150; 1961 VBB
Joined: 18 Feb 2019
Posts: 46
Location: Dallas
Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:23 am linkquote
My son was into mopeds for a minute, and these 2 sites seemed to be the best source for parts (he had a Puch Maxi): https://myronsmopeds.com; and https://www.1977mopeds.com/Default.asp. Sometimes if you can't find it, you'll have to modify something else to do the job. This is a cool project!

Also, I'm pretty sure the cat is supervising your supervisor! They say dogs have owners, while cats have staff.

Best of luck!
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:24 pm

Member
Vespa Piaggio Ciao 1978
Joined: 29 Aug 2021
Posts: 18
Location: San Diego, California
 
Member
Vespa Piaggio Ciao 1978
Joined: 29 Aug 2021
Posts: 18
Location: San Diego, California
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:24 pm linkquote
Yup, all are "Supers" at my house but me. I'm the only staff. lol.

Thanks for that heads up. There are several moped parts places, but hands down best place for info is Myron's Moped, Shaun is The Man! if you have a moped definitely cruise his site, most comprehensive knowledge base of tribal knowledge for mopeds hands down! Just got my order from him this week.

I'll post some more pics. Some new/ NOS, some borrowed, and some blue....

Anyone out there, if ya need moped stuff be sure to ask, I have a lot of resources! Im also restoring my second vintage trailer. 1969 Traveleze 18'

I really like restoring things. It is a BAD habit....proceed with caution!

lol


Not my Moped but I just got that front rack last week!!!


Something Blue...frame


Something borrowed, Tail light and bracket, used.


Borrowed again, Rack used


New & NOS from Shaun at Myrons, look at that headlight!!!!


Treats from Treatland!


More Treats...

Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:34 pm

Hooked
'07 LX150, '81 P200E, '80 P200E, '64 V90 and 3 Ciaos
Joined: 27 Mar 2014
Posts: 292
Location: Tucson, AZ
 
Hooked
'07 LX150, '81 P200E, '80 P200E, '64 V90 and 3 Ciaos
Joined: 27 Mar 2014
Posts: 292
Location: Tucson, AZ
Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:34 pm linkquote
I agree, Shaun was super helpful when I was hunting parts for my Batavus VA...shoulda hept that one.

Very cool on the Ciao, I have a small gaggle of Ciaos, a '71, a '78 project and an '81 with a few mods. They're a blast to ride and can really scoot with the right pipe and a smaller rear pulley.

Watching this progress and rooting for that first ride!
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:14 pm

Ossessionato
Joined: 13 Jul 2006
Posts: 3389
Location: pacifica,ca.
 
Ossessionato
Joined: 13 Jul 2006
Posts: 3389
Location: pacifica,ca.
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:14 pm linkquote
keep posting love projects and vespa mopeds.
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:37 am

Member
Vespa Piaggio Ciao 1978
Joined: 29 Aug 2021
Posts: 18
Location: San Diego, California
 
Member
Vespa Piaggio Ciao 1978
Joined: 29 Aug 2021
Posts: 18
Location: San Diego, California
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:37 am linkquote
Oh thank you for the support!!

I have another restoration project, that "goes with" the mopeds. I am restoring a 1969 Traveleze Trailer who goes by the name of Shelly the Sea Shack, my little beach front property! She will be painted to match 2 Ciaos, and when finished will go touring at vintage trailer shows.

AZ- Slynch, yes addictive little projects, they have a siren call. Looking for a second. Not worried about speed, just function and trying to stay reasonably true to original design. Met retired dealer in SD that is also helping with parts and repairs, how lucky am I. If ya need a part lemme know. He wont let me give his name but I can get ya a part, he has quite a nice little stash. I am hoping he will sell me one of his Ciaos or a Grande. I would prefer a non-variated Ciao, like I have now. I am not a mechanic, so those are easier for me to work on.

Thanks Vespa Auntie, here is a little more eye-candy.


This vintage furniture is currently at powder coaters getting a face lift to match the trailer and Ciao, lol


Shelly exterior the day I bought her.


Shelly's interior the day I bought her.


Progress inside and out. Mannny hours, and miles to go before I sleep, lol.


Before...


Before 2


Some repairs.....exterior, holes patched, shined up, cleaned, but still a long way to go.


Work in progress


Getting better, interior now.


Interior now 2.

Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:21 pm

Ossessionato
Joined: 13 Jul 2006
Posts: 3389
Location: pacifica,ca.
 
Ossessionato
Joined: 13 Jul 2006
Posts: 3389
Location: pacifica,ca.
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:21 pm linkquote
outstanding. love it.
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