OP
@geeklion avatar
UTC

The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
 
The Dude
@geeklion avatar
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
UTC quote
Just another little tinker toy added to the pile. 1963 Gran Lusso. Found here locally in Oregon by an acquaintance of mine. They found it and called me out of the blue, brought it straight to my house to make a great deal. It pays to be kind, and build (genuine) relationships with people. A very pleasant surprise that made my weekend pretty great! I hope to be able to return the favor one day.

The scooter is solid, straight, and very complete. Older respray yellow over original white. Not too bad for a respray (mostly). Could be respectable with some cleanup, like removing paint from bolts ROFL emoticon I did a small test area of polished paint, turned out not too shabbychic.

Plan is to park it in the corner and not touch it one bit for a very long time; but stare at it thinking about what to do with this lovely machine for countless hours. Constantly being distracted by its ever looming presence overseeing every other project I work on.

Ahh really, I havn't touched a scooter in swiftly approaching 3 months. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness get in the way from time to time. Getting back into it now that all the good warm dry riding weather is gone. Perfect weather for building scooters ROFL emoticon
Forum member supplied image with no explanatory text
Forum member supplied image with no explanatory text
Forum member supplied image with no explanatory text
Forum member supplied image with no explanatory text
6'xxx or 16'xxx, hard to see
6'xxx or 16'xxx, hard to see
Forum member supplied image with no explanatory text
Forum member supplied image with no explanatory text
Forum member supplied image with no explanatory text
⚠️ Last edited by GeekLion on UTC; edited 1 time
@socalguy avatar
UTC

bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: UTC
Posts: 7153
Location: So Cal
 
bodgemaster
@socalguy avatar
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: UTC
Posts: 7153
Location: So Cal
UTC quote
It's glorious! Look forward seeing it back on the road!
OP
@geeklion avatar
UTC

The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
 
The Dude
@geeklion avatar
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
UTC quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
It's glorious! Look forward seeing it back on the road!
It really is. I cant stop staring.

She's a beaut Clark! A Beaut!!
@v_oodoo avatar
UTC

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '87 PK125XL '92 PK50XLS Plurimatic - & - '58 AllState '68 Sprint '66(?) Super125 and '72 DanMotor Super150
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9600
Location: seattle/athens
 
Style Maven
@v_oodoo avatar
'74 50s x3 '87 PK125XL '92 PK50XLS Plurimatic - & - '58 AllState '68 Sprint '66(?) Super125 and '72 DanMotor Super150
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9600
Location: seattle/athens
UTC quote
A connection has been made! A bond is growing and a journey begun.

But does the motor spin? Does it make spark? How does it run? Is it fast, handle well, brakes work good? Top speed? What kinda gas mileage does this beauty get?

Paint almost looks nice, well applied if a bit faded, so somebody loved this thing. How does it buff out? Pic, plz?
OP
@geeklion avatar
UTC

The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
 
The Dude
@geeklion avatar
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
UTC quote
V oodoo wrote:
A connection has been made! A bond is growing and a journey begun.

But does the motor spin? Does it make spark? How does it run? Is it fast, handle well, brakes work good? Top speed? What kinda gas mileage does this beauty get?

Paint almost looks nice, well applied if a bit faded, so somebody loved this thing. How does it buff out? Pic, plz?
yes deetalez deetalez deetailz

Scoot came to Oregon from SoCal around/after 78. Sat in storage since then, 43 years.

Motor does not spin. Kicker moves a bit, but cyl&piston no movey. Could be rusted solid inside, as it was stored outside under a tarp. Need to peak inside cyl, give it the usual long slow soak; then go from there.

Rear hub & wheel spin free
Front hub & wheel spin free
Rear brake pedal frozen
Headset tubes both frozen.
* all of this should free up with little effort, its not bad.
Fuel tank is full of gunk and muck. Probably 100% rust free under all that oily-goop

Paint is an interesting one. The yellow is old paint, pre '78 based on last registration. Sprayed over the original white (how much of that white is still underneath is a gamble) Old and faded and carefully applied. Not a fully tear down paint job, as there is clear over spray; and things like the legshield trim and floor rails where simply taped off.

That being said,I like the yellow and the patina; its part of this individual scooters character and history. With some carefull attention and hand work; it'll clean up nice enuf for my Ratt Pakk

Thankfully the parts list is short, normal wear items not included of course.
@qascooter avatar
UTC

Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62)
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4255
Location: Florence, OR
 
Ossessionato
@qascooter avatar
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62)
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4255
Location: Florence, OR
UTC quote
Wow - what a fantastic addition! Like SoCalGuy, I'm excited to see how you're going bring this one back to life.

And something tells me it's just moved up on the project list!

Congratulations! Clap emoticon Clap emoticon
@xantufrog avatar
UTC

Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: UTC
Posts: 8892
Location: Atlanta, GA
 
Moderibbit
@xantufrog avatar
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: UTC
Posts: 8892
Location: Atlanta, GA
UTC quote
The color on that is great
@birdsnest avatar
UTC

Not So Moderator
VNB VSC VMA VSX - o9c vbc vmb
Joined: UTC
Posts: 8246
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
Not So Moderator
@birdsnest avatar
VNB VSC VMA VSX - o9c vbc vmb
Joined: UTC
Posts: 8246
Location: Hustletown, TX
UTC quote
Good Looker!
@chandlerman avatar
UTC

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 79 P200E, 66 Lammy S3
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9826
Location: Nashville

42 Days Since Last Explosion
 
Lucky
@chandlerman avatar
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 79 P200E, 66 Lammy S3
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9826
Location: Nashville

42 Days Since Last Explosion
UTC quote
Oooh...gotta love when an awesome project like that falls in your lap!

That thing's going to look great when you get finished with it, and I LOVE how mine rides.
UTC

parallelogramerist
Joined: UTC
Posts: 5221
 
parallelogramerist
Joined: UTC
Posts: 5221
UTC quote
very cool!
@sdjohn avatar
UTC

Johnny Two Tone
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '01 ET4
Joined: UTC
Posts: 8507
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Johnny Two Tone
@sdjohn avatar
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '01 ET4
Joined: UTC
Posts: 8507
Location: San Diego, CA
UTC quote
This is great, congratulations!
UTC

Addicted
1968 VBB150
Joined: UTC
Posts: 703
Location: OC
 
Addicted
1968 VBB150
Joined: UTC
Posts: 703
Location: OC
UTC quote
Wow, that underside is CLEAN. Nice find!!

Looking forward to the progress.
OP
@geeklion avatar
UTC

The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
 
The Dude
@geeklion avatar
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
UTC quote
Just a tiny touch up on the paint
Left: wiped with a wet rag, Right: dry and dusty
Left: wiped with a wet rag, Right: dry and dusty
Hand buffed center square(rectangle).  Just 2mins with Mequires cleaner, then Mirror Glaze. So shineeee
Hand buffed center square(rectangle). Just 2mins with Mequires cleaner, then Mirror Glaze. So shineeee
@exmayor avatar
UTC

Hooked
64 V90 survivor '65 Allstate survivor. '75 V90 SOLD. '77 P200 SOLD
Joined: UTC
Posts: 460
Location: Madison WI
 
Hooked
@exmayor avatar
64 V90 survivor '65 Allstate survivor. '75 V90 SOLD. '77 P200 SOLD
Joined: UTC
Posts: 460
Location: Madison WI
UTC quote
That looks outstanding. Looks like the repaint will shine up well
@memtnbike avatar
UTC

Hooked
1979 Vespa P215E, 1965 Allstate 177
Joined: UTC
Posts: 124
Location: Claremont, CA
 
Hooked
@memtnbike avatar
1979 Vespa P215E, 1965 Allstate 177
Joined: UTC
Posts: 124
Location: Claremont, CA
UTC quote
Gonna follow this one. Man, that is one ugly mirror!
@seamus26 avatar
UTC

Ossessionato
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 (sold) / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T /Aprilia Sportcity One 50
Joined: UTC
Posts: 2456
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
 
Ossessionato
@seamus26 avatar
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 (sold) / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T /Aprilia Sportcity One 50
Joined: UTC
Posts: 2456
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
UTC quote
memtnbike wrote:
Man, that is one ugly mirror!
Yeah ... now I can't un-see that.
@birdsnest avatar
UTC

Not So Moderator
VNB VSC VMA VSX - o9c vbc vmb
Joined: UTC
Posts: 8246
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
Not So Moderator
@birdsnest avatar
VNB VSC VMA VSX - o9c vbc vmb
Joined: UTC
Posts: 8246
Location: Hustletown, TX
UTC quote
memtnbike wrote:
Gonna follow this one. Man, that is one ugly mirror!
That's not ugly... its" steampunk". *ahem*
@scootnewb avatar
UTC

Enthusiast
P200
Joined: UTC
Posts: 80
Location: Springfield, Oregon
 
Enthusiast
@scootnewb avatar
P200
Joined: UTC
Posts: 80
Location: Springfield, Oregon
UTC quote
What a great find! You have three days to look, think and admire that baby then exactly six months to get her ready for the Oregon 100. 😀😀😀😀😀
@chandlerman avatar
UTC

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 79 P200E, 66 Lammy S3
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9826
Location: Nashville

42 Days Since Last Explosion
 
Lucky
@chandlerman avatar
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 79 P200E, 66 Lammy S3
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9826
Location: Nashville

42 Days Since Last Explosion
UTC quote
Birdsnest wrote:
That's not ugly... its" steampunk". *ahem*
I dig it, if only because I respect the PO's commitment to getting that mirror EXACTLY where they wanted it.
@seamus26 avatar
UTC

Ossessionato
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 (sold) / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T /Aprilia Sportcity One 50
Joined: UTC
Posts: 2456
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
 
Ossessionato
@seamus26 avatar
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 (sold) / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T /Aprilia Sportcity One 50
Joined: UTC
Posts: 2456
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
UTC quote
Birdsnest wrote:
That's not ugly... its" steampunk". *ahem*
Those words are not interchangeable.
Forum member supplied image with no explanatory text
OP
@geeklion avatar
UTC

The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
 
The Dude
@geeklion avatar
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
UTC quote
Scootnewb wrote:
What a great find! You have three days to look, think and admire that baby then exactly six months to get her ready for the Oregon 100. 😀😀😀😀😀
Yes, this seems like a reasonable, completley achievable goal Facepalm emoticon
@chandlerman avatar
UTC

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 79 P200E, 66 Lammy S3
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9826
Location: Nashville

42 Days Since Last Explosion
 
Lucky
@chandlerman avatar
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 79 P200E, 66 Lammy S3
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9826
Location: Nashville

42 Days Since Last Explosion
UTC quote
Six months it's more than enough time to redo a GL. You could do a bare metal teardown, repaint, and rebuild easily in that time, so long as you don't crash it and wind up in the ER along the way. In that case, you'll need eight months.
OP
@geeklion avatar
UTC

The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
 
The Dude
@geeklion avatar
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
UTC quote
chandlerman wrote:
Six months it's more than enough time to redo a GL. You could do a bare metal teardown, repaint, and rebuild easily in that time, so long as you don't crash it and wind up in the ER along the way. In that case, you'll need eight months.
You make a good point. You must be speaking from experience
@chandlerman avatar
UTC

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 79 P200E, 66 Lammy S3
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9826
Location: Nashville

42 Days Since Last Explosion
 
Lucky
@chandlerman avatar
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 79 P200E, 66 Lammy S3
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9826
Location: Nashville

42 Days Since Last Explosion
UTC quote
GeekLion wrote:
You make a good point. You must be speaking from experience
Nope, purely theoretical. Razz emoticon
@qascooter avatar
UTC

Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62)
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4255
Location: Florence, OR
 
Ossessionato
@qascooter avatar
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62)
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4255
Location: Florence, OR
UTC quote
So Jesse - I challenge thee...

I'll have Bianca ready to roll in the Oregon100,
IF you have that GL ready to roll

What say you? Do you accept "The Challenge"?

Do Chris and I need to come down there and "*help out*"?


* Really just impede your progress by endless BSing and questions... about everything
@chandlerman avatar
UTC

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 79 P200E, 66 Lammy S3
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9826
Location: Nashville

42 Days Since Last Explosion
 
Lucky
@chandlerman avatar
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 79 P200E, 66 Lammy S3
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9826
Location: Nashville

42 Days Since Last Explosion
UTC quote
External inline image provided by member with no explanatory text
UTC

parallelogramerist
Joined: UTC
Posts: 5221
 
parallelogramerist
Joined: UTC
Posts: 5221
UTC quote
qascooter wrote:
So Jesse - I challenge thee...

I'll have Bianca ready to roll in the Oregon100,
IF you have that GL ready to roll

What say you? Do you accept "The Challenge"?

Do Chris and I need to come down there and "*help out*"?


* Really just impede your progress by endless BSing and questions... about everything
I'm hoping to be there again this next year at the Oregon 100. If I can make it, maybe I should see about riding my rusted out VB1 if I finish it in time?
OP
@geeklion avatar
UTC

The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
 
The Dude
@geeklion avatar
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
UTC quote
qascooter wrote:
So Jesse - I challenge thee...

I'll have Bianca ready to roll in the Oregon100,
IF you have that GL ready to roll

What say you? Do you accept "The Challenge"?

Do Chris and I need to come down there and "*help out*"?


* Really just impede your progress by endless BSing and questions... about everything
Between this GL &/or the Patina200E, I think I'll be good to roll the OR100 2022

Of course you guys are more than welcome to come help out any time
@qascooter avatar
UTC

Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62)
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4255
Location: Florence, OR
 
Ossessionato
@qascooter avatar
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62)
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4255
Location: Florence, OR
UTC quote
whodatschrome wrote:
I'm hoping to be there again this next year at the Oregon 100. If I can make it, maybe I should see about riding my rusted out VB1 if I finish it in time?
Hell yeah - a three way challenge! Most excellent!
OP
@geeklion avatar
UTC

The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
 
The Dude
@geeklion avatar
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
UTC quote
Ever seen a cowl pin point forward? No apparent signs of it being repaired, or welded. So it must just be bent
Forum member supplied image with no explanatory text
Forum member supplied image with no explanatory text
OP
@geeklion avatar
UTC

The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
 
The Dude
@geeklion avatar
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
UTC quote
Quick peak down cylinder with the endoscope. No holes, lots of carbon (good!) Now it soaks in oil waiting to be freed.
cheap endoscope does come in handy. Good for cylinders, tunnels, fuel tanks, etc.
cheap endoscope does come in handy. Good for cylinders, tunnels, fuel tanks, etc.
Carbon City
Carbon City
Carbonara
Carbonara
Its Mysteriously Marvelous
Its Mysteriously Marvelous
OP
@geeklion avatar
UTC

The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
 
The Dude
@geeklion avatar
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
UTC quote
Mocking up a few things
16'2268 miles
16'2268 miles
Saddle Seat and Luggage tray + inline spare carrier mockup
Saddle Seat and Luggage tray + inline spare carrier mockup
same same, with Pillion Seat
same same, with Pillion Seat
@v_oodoo avatar
UTC

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '87 PK125XL '92 PK50XLS Plurimatic - & - '58 AllState '68 Sprint '66(?) Super125 and '72 DanMotor Super150
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9600
Location: seattle/athens
 
Style Maven
@v_oodoo avatar
'74 50s x3 '87 PK125XL '92 PK50XLS Plurimatic - & - '58 AllState '68 Sprint '66(?) Super125 and '72 DanMotor Super150
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9600
Location: seattle/athens
UTC quote
If that heap was mine and I had to name it...

Colonel Mustard? ROFL emoticon
@christopher_55934 avatar
UTC

Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
Joined: UTC
Posts: 3547
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
Ossessionato
@christopher_55934 avatar
2007 Stella 225
Joined: UTC
Posts: 3547
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
UTC quote
Can you pour some through the carburetor to lube up the lower section also?
OP
@geeklion avatar
UTC

The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
 
The Dude
@geeklion avatar
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
UTC quote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
Can you pour some through the carburetor to lube up the lower section also?
Yes that is the plan. Just havn't gotten to the monumental task of opening the airbox top
@hibbert avatar
UTC

Molto Verboso
Vespa
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1710
Location: California
 
Molto Verboso
@hibbert avatar
Vespa
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1710
Location: California
UTC quote
Nice score the GL is a sweet ride a many 1st and unique features of all Vespa's.
UTC

parallelogramerist
Joined: UTC
Posts: 5221
 
parallelogramerist
Joined: UTC
Posts: 5221
UTC quote
GeekLion wrote:
Quick peak down cylinder with the endoscope. No holes, lots of carbon (good!) Now it soaks in oil waiting to be freed.
Haul it in the kitchen and give it few wacks with a lead pipe
OP
@geeklion avatar
UTC

The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
 
The Dude
@geeklion avatar
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1669
Location: PNW from LBC
UTC quote
V oodoo wrote:
If that heap was mine and I had to name it...

Colonel Mustard? ROFL emoticon
In the Garage, with the Kickstart Lever
@birdsnest avatar
UTC

Not So Moderator
VNB VSC VMA VSX - o9c vbc vmb
Joined: UTC
Posts: 8246
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
Not So Moderator
@birdsnest avatar
VNB VSC VMA VSX - o9c vbc vmb
Joined: UTC
Posts: 8246
Location: Hustletown, TX
UTC quote
GeekLion wrote:
In the Garage, with the Kickstart Lever
Close.

...Pretty sure it was in the Garage with the mirror!
@charlieman22 avatar
UTC

Nedminder
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4095
Location: california
 
Nedminder
@charlieman22 avatar
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4095
Location: california
UTC quote
Is that a clue joke?
hahaha.

Vintage Cali plate!
Great rainy winter project.
DoubleGood Design banner

Modern Vespa is the premier site for modern Vespa and Piaggio scooters. Vespa GTS300, GTS250, GTV, GT200, LX150, LXS, ET4, ET2, MP3, Fuoco, Elettrica and more.

Buy Me A Coffee
 

Shop on Amazon with Modern Vespa

Modern Vespa is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com


All Content Copyright 2005-2024 by Modern Vespa.
All Rights Reserved.


[ Time: 0.0246s ][ Queries: 4 (0.0169s) ][ live ][ 313 ][ ThingOne ]