Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:40 am

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Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:40 am linkquote
OK then... As the SS180 saga is on going, I pulled the Rally 180 engine I got from Terry outa storage. The plan is to rebuild the R180 engine and slap it into the 1971 Motovespa GT160.

I am starting to think my love for all things 180 is actually a curse. See below. After pulling the clutch I found a ANOTHER blown cir-clip land. You can't make this stuff up. It will be a much easier fix than the blown land on the SS180. But come on! I am due a break god d@&^it.

Scooters are stupid.


1971 Motovespa GT160


VSD to go in the 09C


Stop me if you have heard this one before....



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Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:42 am

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Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:42 am linkquote
That one's definitely easier. Just drill and tap…
Fri Nov 18, 2022 8:11 am

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Fri Nov 18, 2022 8:11 am linkquote
SIP have a ready made repair retainer for that but has to be fully broken first
https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/product/cluster-circlip-bearing-crankshaft-sip-clutch-side_87805000
As Safis I would probably make my own though.
Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:13 am

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Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:13 am linkquote
Dang, that Spanish is one bonata Senorita!

And that is some luck, or coincidence. But, you know, there is no such thing as either. Probably come Karmic crap from who knows what when you were a child, tailored specifically for you.
Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:51 am

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Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:51 am linkquote
Boy, that is a sweet looking scoot.
Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:59 am

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Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:59 am linkquote
needs more batman...
Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:01 pm

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Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:01 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
needs more batman...
and ham....
Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:04 pm

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Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:04 pm linkquote
sdjohn wrote:
and ham....
there is currently an interregnum on ham bets and transactions until after the first of the year.
Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:18 pm

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Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:18 pm linkquote
i can't help if the poor machine is crying out for ham. if it needs ham it needs ham.
Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:43 pm

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Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:43 pm linkquote
Salt pork for the sting
Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:03 pm

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Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:03 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
needs more batman...
Must split cases….


Holy ham bets Batman!

Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:35 pm

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Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:35 pm linkquote
Please be patient and gentle, I am 99.8% sure this will be her first time. You must be firm to succeed, but try not to force anything unnecessarily.
Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:48 pm

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Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:48 pm linkquote
Hahaha!

Oh definitely not the first. Weird case screw… Missing crush washers… no clutch nut cover…
the blown land…

She's been around the block for sure. And that's absolutely OK. She's a beauty.
Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:25 am

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Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:25 am linkquote
let's hope for the treasure of Don Benito once that chest is cracked!
Sat Nov 19, 2022 8:07 am

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Sat Nov 19, 2022 8:07 am linkquote
The 160 just wants to stay a 160!
Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:44 am

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Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:44 am linkquote
Scoot sadly did not come with a GT160 engine. I thought about chasing one down as piston ported Vespa's are such a lovely riding experience…

But, as the GT 160s were notoriously slow AND hard to find parts for, I opted for the vsd. 🤷‍♂️
Sat Nov 19, 2022 5:55 pm

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Sat Nov 19, 2022 5:55 pm linkquote
This one was stubborn… pin and the long bolt through the swing arm were fussy and rusty.



Sun Nov 20, 2022 4:11 pm

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Sun Nov 20, 2022 4:11 pm linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
This one was stubborn… pin and the long bolt through the swing arm were fussy and rusty.
Looks pretty tidy and solid inside. That crank main bearing is certainly different. Cool engine stand, too -- where's that from?
Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:34 am

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Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:34 am linkquote
zachyzach wrote:
Looks pretty tidy and solid inside. That crank main bearing is certainly different. Cool engine stand, too -- where's that from?
Thanks engine is very clean. Should be a goer!

That is a factory Piaggio engine stand. They made them available to dealers, "official service stations", and *I think* even sold them as accessories for a time.
Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:49 pm

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Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:49 pm linkquote
Will surely be a rewarding project. Love motovespas!
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