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PX232, Super221, Rat PX200, Rally 221MHR
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So, picked up this ratty looking '84 PX200 for cheap cheap. Any old Vespa in Australia at the moment is selling for crazy money so was refreshing to grab this barn (shed) find. Patina is perfect, so plan is to keep the paint/bodywork "as is" and do a bit of a mechanical rebuild. Plan is to...

- Rebuild engine with
- new bearings and seals
- new SIP 200 aluminium top end with
- SIP 60mm 125/-5 crank
- SI24/24
- used SITO plus exhaust (wanna keep that ratty look and love the SITO sound)
- replace cables, hoses, etc...

Question is how to set up the barrel, I'll need assistance with the measuring of ports and figuring out of base (or head) gaskets.
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I'm keen to polish the inside of the glovebox, haha!!
I'm keen to polish the inside of the glovebox, haha!!
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strange to see this in Australia!!
strange to see this in Australia!!
lifted the seat about about a dozen times then the hinge snapped!!
lifted the seat about about a dozen times then the hinge snapped!!
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Molto Verboso
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Nice specimen
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Molto Verboso
71' Sprint Veloce , 05' Vespa PX150, 1978 P200E
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Congrats on the new ride.
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Nice score Stuart.... should be running by Mooloolaba!

I also have Never seen a TaffSpeed sticker in Australia.
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PX232, Super221, Rat PX200, Rally 221MHR
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SubEtherBASS wrote:
Nice score Stuart.... should be running by Mooloolaba!

I also have Never seen a TaffSpeed sticker in Australia.
Yeah, should be running by then easily. I believe it's got new rings at 35k kms and that's it but no idea why it has that decal on there, old school cool!!
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Stuarttiainen wrote:
Yeah, should be running by then easily. I believe it's got new rings at 35k kms and that's it but no idea why it has that decal on there, old school cool!!
Hope it's more than just a cool sticker
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SubEtherBASS wrote:
Hope it's more than just a cool sticker
Haha!! I doubt it, but that's where I come in with the subtle rebuild. If that doesn't suffice I always have this...
221MHR build on Malossi cases for a Rally 200 clone that I'm building
221MHR build on Malossi cases for a Rally 200 clone that I'm building
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Milled out to 100mm, just in case I decide the go big boy crank and 244
Milled out to 100mm, just in case I decide the go big boy crank and 244
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That should do it
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Classy patina on that P series barn find. Good opportunity for polishing her up. Personally I'd try some gentle wire-wheel + brass-brush action on the worst of the rust (glove box?) and then stabilize those spots with phosphoric acid. But the frame's paint will buff out beautifully.
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