Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:09 pm

Hooked
1963 Vespa VBB, 1965 Allstate Cruisaire, 1974 Vespa Super, 2003 Stella 2T
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Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:09 pm linkquote
qascooter wrote:
Dark, dark, dark.... Looks way rich to me
No history. Do know that the oil injection has been deleted. When I take the carb off I will see if the gear for the pump is removed or if he just left it. So the PO could have also put in way too much 2T.
Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:02 pm

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Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:02 pm linkquote
I wouldn't base the plug on anything till you get a little bit of a ride on it. I've seen them color up bad from sitting and getting started all of a sudden.

I sort the critical shit and take it out for a very soft test ride and see where you're at to start with a baseline.

but 10yrs on seals, the reaper is chasing you down my dude.

*shakes magic 8-ball*

"it is decidedly so*

*shakes again*

"it's not carb, all signs point to electrical*
Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:11 pm

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62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
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Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:11 pm linkquote
Hey - good news!
Love that it started.
Plug looks ok - as in - its not covered in aluminum balls from piston top detonation, or chalk white from lean conditions.
So you are likely not way out - though its worth reading below to understand what you're seeing when you look at the plug currently.

What you know: it wasn't so far out that it was causing detonation.
What you don't know: if it will hold up on a hot day to some exuberant riding, and if it's getting all the power out that you could.

So perhaps good enough to just go as is - but below is some additional.
Take what you want.
Throw the rest away.

To know if you are well jetted in for durability and power - its got to get fully warm before you look at the plug.
Second item I often remark on, is that the plug will reflect the conditions based on throttle position from the last 30-45 seconds of running.
(first being that you have to watch out for un-drilled carbs that choke off gas to what you think is a big jet).
Plugs change color faster than you might imagine
So pulling the plug after you come back in to the neighborhood - is probably reflecting more your idle jet from putting home on 1/4 throttle than your main jet from when you were thumping it.

With SI carbs, you want to get the main stack right - and then go after the idle jet.
Learned this from Jack - and its been true with all SI carbs I've jetted in.

To get the main right - you want to be able to run it under load - then pull the plug as close to instantly as you can from that moment - so you can see what color you have.
Easier than it sounds.

If you have a long stretch - that you can run WOT in 3rd gear - then pull over to pull the plug - this is great.
Wind blowing against you? Even better.
Throw a kid or wife on the back and tell them its for science - also good!
Not sure if you have the desire or topography, but the idea is - run it just flat out in 3rd for a good 15 seconds - then hit the kill button and coast down. Let it cool a bit - pull the plug - and shoot pictures in daylight from a couple angles.
This will tell you how your main jet is.
Then you can move to the idle jet - normally with just using your ear.
Quick to return to idle from a thwop of the throttle.
Little to no 4 stroking when you take off from the light.

All that said - there is a second opportunity here that would be a pretty good proxy.
It won't be quite as good - but it will tell you a lot about how close you are to well jetted.

Pull the head and look at the piston top.
Here is a couple pictures of my piston top from a rebuild about 2 months ago.
I use a little scope camera from amazon ($35).

The first is what it looked like when I was first breaking in - it was rich at the time and hadn't developed its color.
The second was shot after a weekend of demanding riding.
It is black to within a pinky nail of the edge of the inlet ports.
This is how I like my piston tops to look.


running a bit rich - but not fully colored yet. Not enough time on it at this point to know but seamed headed in right direction


After a 100 mile ride with plenty of thrashing. Pinky nail of reveal is where the fuel comes in and washes the edge of the piston. This is right on the money in my book.

Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:11 pm

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Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:11 pm linkquote
hahaha - greasy covered it in 5 sentences.
I wrote a book...
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:20 pm

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Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:20 pm linkquote
different apples, same tree hombre.

starting from square one (like here) is totally different ball of wax than rolling with something that's more complete and dialed and ready to ride. this is project status and should be treated as such.

asses the wiring. do we need to throw it all out and run a new harness or can we repair.
suss out the safety shit (COTTER PINS ARE THEY THERE) plus like brakes and is everything tight and shit isn't a bajillion years old (looking at you tubes and tires)

then, sort out the fuel. how's the tank and tap?

yank the head and see what's up. what you got cookin' up in that piece.
pull the carb down for a strip & dip, sort out the box and gaskets. you can give a hairy eyeball to the crank at the same time. if you have a degree wheel? have at it.

then you know what you're dealing with at least.

knock it all back together and give it a run around the neighborhood and see where you're at.
Wed Mar 30, 2022 8:42 am

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Wed Mar 30, 2022 8:42 am linkquote
Thanks for the interest and the fabulous suggestions and recommendations. Based on what I have encountered in the small stripdown I have done so far I am not at all confident that this scoot was put together safely. So I am being torn between a full stripdown and rebuild and a partial one. Doing what Greasy suggests, with what I have seen so far is, will likely result in an almost full teardown. So I have decided that that is what I am going to do – strip and rebuild.

This weekend I will start to take it all apart – soo looking forward to that. Frame and body panels to the blaster. The rest I will do myself (including bodywork and paint). A project to keep me busy for the next year. What I can restore I will. Everything else I will replace.

I may split the motor and replace the seals and other wear bits. Not sure just yet.

I see lots of hours refurbishing every little thing. Its going to be a labor. I enjoy that kind of stuff.

When all is done it is likely that I will have more into it than I could ever sell it for but I got it for a great price so it may be close. And it will still be less than a golf membership for a year (or so I tell my bride)!!!

I will probably post progress and questions. But not in the detail that Robot's videos do. That's already been done and repeated many times on the forum. The feedback from the group provides knowledge, energy and accountability.

Stay tuned.
Wed Mar 30, 2022 9:53 am

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Wed Mar 30, 2022 9:53 am linkquote
do the motor.

you're doing everything else, so it'd be false economy not to.

you'll be happy you did. trust me.
Wed Mar 30, 2022 9:54 am

Lucky
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Wed Mar 30, 2022 9:54 am linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
do the motor.

you're doing everything else, so it'd be false economy not to.

you'll be happy you did. trust me.
Of course, if you do everything but the motor, you'll at least look good while you're pushing it home or waiting on the tow truck.
Wed Mar 30, 2022 10:18 am

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Wed Mar 30, 2022 10:18 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Of course, if you do everything but the motor, you'll at least look good while you're pushing it home or waiting on the tow truck.
Sat Apr 02, 2022 3:59 pm

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Sat Apr 02, 2022 3:59 pm linkquote
Long day but very successful. All apart. Now down to individual projects like restore front end, brakes, gas tank, replace seals on engine, etc.

Should I go back to oil injection? Decisions, decisions.

I have a question about removing the electrical connection for the rear indicators (turn signals) from the frame and the cowl. In the frame there is a nylon type connector. How do you remove that? Same with the bayonet connection at the rear of the cowl.

This scoot is clean, not a drop of rust and so few dings it is amazing. So pleased about that. The tunnel inside is perfect. It has been red (burgundy), blue, orange, yellow and green. And amazing to see what a crappy job they did each time. Harness is not recoverable.

Pics paint the picture....


Let the fun begin


Progress. Parts moving from here to....


Here!


Plugged the pump drive hole with an ear plug ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Look at this tunnel!!! Just some dust on the floor.


Front end and engine out - basically everything out - help from my good friend Steve.


Been every color under the sun.


All done. All the parts went from that to...


To this.


Ready for blasting.

Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:14 pm

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Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:14 pm linkquote
the rug doormats really tie the room together.

I see you also absconded with the leftovers from the friday night breakdance competition.

but a man cut from the same cloth, all those hammers! shit yeah!
Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:27 pm

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Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:27 pm linkquote
Well this is exciting! What are you putting in the engine? Maybe a 60mm crank perhaps?

I get all the old throw rugs too, and use them till I can't tell the color, then pitch them. They work great in the garage!
Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:35 pm

Hooked
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Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:35 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
the rug doormats really tie the room together.
Much thanks, decoration is secondary. Mats serve two purposes. 1) old knees on foam mats (I don't have a lift); 2) dropped hardware does not run off matts.
greasy125 wrote:
I see you also absconded with the leftovers from the friday night breakdance competition.
This will need some explanation. No clue to the reference.
Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:37 pm

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Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:37 pm linkquote
qascooter wrote:
Well this is exciting! What are you putting in the engine? Maybe a 60mm crank perhaps?
Nope, just cleaning it up. Will be whatever it is.
Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:12 pm

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Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:12 pm linkquote
Chatis wrote:
Much thanks, decoration is secondary. Mats serve two purposes. 1) old knees on foam mats (I don't have a lift); 2) dropped hardware does not run off matts.



This will need some explanation. No clue to the reference.
the cardboard!
Sat Apr 02, 2022 7:21 pm

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Sat Apr 02, 2022 7:21 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
the cardboard!
Got It! Thats for oil. See all logical!
Sun Apr 03, 2022 9:06 am

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Sun Apr 03, 2022 9:06 am linkquote
I'd restore the autolube. Looks like someone just pulled the driveshaft. You have the valve cap, and very likely the gearing behind the clutch. If just to have the sight glass back it'd be worth it IMO -- well, along with the reliability and convenience.
So a driveshaft, oil tank and likely done.

I'd also get a box exhaust, just so it looks and sounds more like a Vespa.
Sun Apr 03, 2022 12:47 pm

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Sun Apr 03, 2022 12:47 pm linkquote
Ray8 wrote:
I'd restore the autolube. So a driveshaft, oil tank and likely done.
I will look if the gear has been removed when I take the clutch out. Without the drive, gear, tank, sight glass, etc. it will start adding up fast. But there is a member of the forum that has reached out that may have some ideas. Thanks for reaching out.
Ray8 wrote:
I'd also get a box exhaust, just so it looks and sounds more like a Vespa.
NOPE! I'm good with that pipe for now!
Sun Apr 03, 2022 3:59 pm

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Sun Apr 03, 2022 3:59 pm linkquote
If loud pipes save lives, with that JL on it, you'll live forever.
Mon Apr 04, 2022 6:20 pm

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Mon Apr 04, 2022 6:20 pm linkquote
The engine on this scoot does not have an engine number. It is not in the typical place and there are no filing marks - its clean casting marks. Any ideas?



Mon Apr 04, 2022 6:36 pm

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Mon Apr 04, 2022 6:36 pm linkquote
Looks like Piaggio replacement motor cases.
Mon Apr 04, 2022 6:42 pm

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Mon Apr 04, 2022 6:42 pm linkquote
rowdyc wrote:
Looks like Piaggio replacement motor cases.
Cool.

I'm jealous of that clean tunnel. Mine was a lot of work on an otherwise rust free bike.




After endless sandblasting

Wed Apr 06, 2022 1:44 pm

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Wed Apr 06, 2022 1:44 pm linkquote
This scoot has been so many colors....


Just Sayin.....

Wed Apr 06, 2022 5:29 pm

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Wed Apr 06, 2022 5:29 pm linkquote
Might be easier to just try to figure out the colors it hasn't been.
Wed Apr 06, 2022 5:40 pm

Hooked
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Wed Apr 06, 2022 5:40 pm linkquote
How about keeping it as part of the history???



Wed Apr 06, 2022 6:16 pm

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Wed Apr 06, 2022 6:16 pm linkquote
^^^ sean wotherspoon inspired?
Sat Apr 09, 2022 5:43 pm

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Sat Apr 09, 2022 5:43 pm linkquote
Today was a fabrication day. Thanks to Hec in Omaha, I had some plans for the magical levitation stand for painting. So, I made that today. A few mods on Hec's design. I really beefed it up hoping I can also use it to put the front-end in. I think it is great. Super little stand.

I am waiting for the DMV Inspector to let me know if the VIN is clean before I go on with the work. I have found a blaster that will do it in my driveway. Uses glass, not sand, so that will be my next move. Says it will take about an hour to blast.

I tried to put the motor in my engine stand today. Are the P200 cases different from the 150? The rear brake is hanging up on my upright.

Enjoy the pics


Ready for welding


Put in an angled piece to make it able to have infinite angles.






Closeup details

Sat Apr 09, 2022 6:06 pm

Hooked
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Sat Apr 09, 2022 6:06 pm linkquote
Any chance you share the plans/measurements of your stand? Looks perfect for painting!
Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:17 pm

Hooked
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Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:17 pm linkquote
Langolson wrote:
Any chance you share the plans/measurements of your stand? Looks perfect for painting!
Hec In Omaha shared his drawing with me. Please PM him (https://modernvespa.com/members/hec_in_omaha) and I'm sure he will send it to you. Don't want to take the credit for his design.
Sun Apr 10, 2022 6:24 am

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 6:24 am linkquote
Looks like about 24" square with the crossbar bracket at about a 20 degree angle, 1" square 1/8" tubing.

Doesn't have to be exact, just has to be wide enough it's not prone to tipping over.

I wish I'd seen this *before* I painted the VBB, but that's life.
Sun Apr 10, 2022 6:58 am

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 6:58 am linkquote
Thumbs up on the stand, looks sturdy.
Sun Apr 10, 2022 6:59 am

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 6:59 am linkquote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Thumbs up on the stand, looks sturdy.
Also, it'll store compactly, which is a definite bonus for something you won't use all the time.
Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:14 am

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:14 am linkquote
Chatis wrote:
Today was a fabrication day. Thanks to Hec in Omaha, I had some plans for the magical levitation stand for painting. So, I made that today. A few mods on Hec's design. I really beefed it up hoping I can also use it to put the front-end in. I think it is great. Super little stand.

I am waiting for the DMV Inspector to let me know if the VIN is clean before I go on with the work. I have found a blaster that will do it in my driveway. Uses glass, not sand, so that will be my next move. Says it will take about an hour to blast.

I tried to put the motor in my engine stand today. Are the P200 cases different from the 150? The rear brake is hanging up on my upright.

Enjoy the pics
Color me envy green! Think even my old body could put a stand like that to use with little or no help….
Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:24 am

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:24 am linkquote
Chatis wrote:
I tried to put the motor in my engine stand today. Are the P200 cases different from the 150? The rear brake is hanging up on my upright.
No, they're the same. Getting that rear stand upright built can be tricky since the design assumes the motor is hanging from the shock. Some stands handle it pretty well, and others just kind've suck.

It's similar to how you can only install the pipe and run the motor on a small subset of available stands.
Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:33 am

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:33 am linkquote
Chatis

Looks great man! The stand mods a great too! I'm glad the drawings worked for ya!

If anybody else would like a PDF of my stand just pm your email addy and I'll shoot them to ya!

Here's mine


Hecs Stand

Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:36 am

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:36 am linkquote
you can attach the PDF to a post, you just can't send it via PM, so share it up here!
Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:02 am

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:02 am linkquote
Hec In Omaha wrote:
Chatis

Looks great man! The stand mods a great too! I'm glad the drawings worked for ya!

If anybody else would like a PDF of my stand just pm your email addy and I'll shoot them to ya!

Here's mine
I have been contemplating a similar idea using a 4 wheel wooden floor dolly for moving furniture etc. Want to be able to move scooter around with back wheel off.
Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:40 am

Hooked
1963 Vespa VBB, 1965 Allstate Cruisaire, 1974 Vespa Super, 2003 Stella 2T
Joined: 31 Jan 2016
Posts: 226
Location: Kansas City
 
Hooked
1963 Vespa VBB, 1965 Allstate Cruisaire, 1974 Vespa Super, 2003 Stella 2T
Joined: 31 Jan 2016
Posts: 226
Location: Kansas City
Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:40 am linkquote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
I have been contemplating a similar idea using a 4 wheel wooden floor dolly for moving furniture etc. Want to be able to move scooter around with back wheel off.
Here is what I did for that dolly: https://modernvespa.com/forum/post2443900#2443900. Scroll down about three pictures.

But this is a different stand. Its like an access stand.
Sun Apr 10, 2022 11:33 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 5656
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 5656
Location: Nashville
Sun Apr 10, 2022 11:33 am linkquote
You mean something like this?



Mon Apr 11, 2022 10:39 am

Enthusiast
1980 P125X US Spec
Joined: 13 Jan 2022
Posts: 55
Location: Beaver Lake, Nebraska USA
 
Enthusiast
1980 P125X US Spec
Joined: 13 Jan 2022
Posts: 55
Location: Beaver Lake, Nebraska USA
Mon Apr 11, 2022 10:39 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
you can attach the PDF to a post, you just can't send it via PM, so share it up here!
You can wheel your Vespa around when the engine is out easily with this stand. If the engine is in, you can still raise the rear wheel up using the long "L-shaped" support. I can easily pivot my P125X a full 360 degrees on my Harbor Freight hydraulic motor cycle lift table. That's how I removed the fork. I didn't want to remove the front tire chock so I just spun the whole thing around 180 degrees and dropped the fork off the other end of the motorcycle table! BTW putting my P125X on and off the stand by myself is a breeze!

Here is a PDF drawing of the stand. Enjoy!

Hec

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