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Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:11 pm linkquote
heres my barn find





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Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:12 pm

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Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:12 pm linkquote
headset and fork



Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:13 pm

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Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:13 pm linkquote
cowl with box



Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:19 pm

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Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:19 pm linkquote
the allstate motor which i am throwing in it



Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:45 pm

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Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:45 pm linkquote
Looking forward to seeing it finished.

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Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:52 pm

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Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:52 pm linkquote
you have any pics of your cushman?
snapshot05 wrote:
Looking forward to seeing it finished.

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Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:56 am

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Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:56 am linkquote
A bit of info :

The "cushman" line of bikes were the GS150, VNB and VBB. They were italian import bikes, identical to the non-cushman versions, and just with the additional badge applied so they could be sold at cushman dealerships.

This partnership only took place in the year 1961, according to my research... your bike may have been manufactured shortly before this, but my guess is that it's actually a 1961 VNB.

What leads you to believe it's a '59 ?
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:08 am

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Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:08 am linkquote
Rover Eric wrote:
... but my guess is that it's actually a 1961 VNB...
VBB judging from the speedo. EDIT: add the "Vespa 150" badge

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Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:09 am

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Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:09 am linkquote
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VBB judging from the speedo.
Heh ..i didn't even notice that. I just saw the title of the thread and the cushman badge and just started typing

Yeah ..clearly a Cushman VBB.
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:14 pm

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Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:14 pm linkquote
heres the serial VBA1T 86164.......
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Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:10 pm linkquote
kyle.salter wrote:
heres the serial VBA1T 86164.......
this is VBA headset
Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:25 pm

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Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:25 pm linkquote
the headset is right but the fork goes with a handlebar vespa I have
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Sun May 03, 2009 7:47 pm

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Sun May 03, 2009 7:47 pm linkquote
61 Vespa Cushman 150
just cleaned it up and looks like for dirt than rust. also she is nopt a 59 but 61. i guess she is my next project



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Sun May 03, 2009 7:48 pm linkquote
another pic of front legshield



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Mon May 04, 2009 1:45 am linkquote
I wouldn't paint it just put it together and enjoy. Why kill its originality and hide its history.
Mon May 04, 2009 4:35 pm

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Mon May 04, 2009 4:35 pm linkquote
im not painting it. just everything else. cant decide between vbb , sprint, lml, or 200 engine in it? thoughts?



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Tue May 05, 2009 4:12 am linkquote
put the 200 in it.
Fri May 08, 2009 4:16 pm

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Fri May 08, 2009 4:16 pm linkquote
just picked up hubs, wiring harness, tailight, two cowls, lots of original trim, headlight parts, back luggage rack, and misc for vbb. the parts are coming together.......
Sat May 09, 2009 1:04 pm

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Sat May 09, 2009 1:04 pm linkquote
picked up a vnb4m 2 port engine for 30 bucks at the swap meet. going to rebuild this for now. cheap and will get it on the road.



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Sat May 09, 2009 2:34 pm linkquote
looks like a fun project!!
Thu May 14, 2009 8:31 pm

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Thu May 14, 2009 8:31 pm linkquote
well I picked up another 61 vbb engine for 40 bucks for more parts. also have a source for a newly rebuilt scooterworks P200 engine that would work also.

The question is about forks? I want to run 10" rims.what fork should I run? PK, sprint (which sounds best) or nerwer p.

do all have the same length from end to end. I also looks like the bearings are the same though.......



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Thu May 14, 2009 10:30 pm linkquote
kyle.salter wrote:
The question is about forks? I want to run 10" rims.what fork should I run? PK, sprint (which sounds best) or nerwer p.

do all have the same length from end to end. I also looks like the bearings are the same though.......
I suggest you to change fork from Sprint, GL, or GS150 that look like with VBB fork... also with spring attached. or you can find Bajaj fork for cheaper price
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Fri May 15, 2009 7:25 am linkquote
if you have the money, get a complete PK fork that's already been modified to drop in a VBB frame. Motorsport had them ( though i think they were around 400 bucks ) still - it's THE BEST fork and front drum brake you can put on there.
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Fri May 15, 2009 9:00 pm linkquote
i dont think I can afford 400 versuses 190 for a sprint 10" assembly. i know its better but i dont know twice as much
Sat May 16, 2009 7:11 pm

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Sat May 16, 2009 7:11 pm linkquote
will a vlb sprint fork swap in a vbb for a 10" conversion?
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Tue May 19, 2009 5:37 am linkquote
kyle.salter wrote:
well I picked up another 61 vbb engine for 40 bucks for more parts. also have a source for a newly rebuilt scooterworks P200 engine that would work also.
Kyle,

1) I've never seen a vespa engine at a swap meet
2) what kind of sick planet do you visit to get engines for the low prices of $30 and $40?
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Tue May 19, 2009 6:26 pm linkquote
the other country dallas tx
Thu May 21, 2009 3:42 pm

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Thu May 21, 2009 3:42 pm linkquote
work on gettiing the 3 port head to match up with the two port case, rebuilt the carb, new shifting cross, gears, and removed the throttle tube from the stuck headset



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Thu May 21, 2009 3:43 pm linkquote
throttlw tube



Sat May 23, 2009 6:15 pm

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Sat May 23, 2009 6:15 pm linkquote
61 Cushman Vespa
i finally figure what year is actually is
Tue May 26, 2009 12:09 pm

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Tue May 26, 2009 12:09 pm linkquote
Re: 61 Cushman Vespa
kyle.salter wrote:
i finally figure what year is actually is
*cough* told ya *cough*

http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=635632#560912
Fri May 29, 2009 6:23 pm

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Fri May 29, 2009 6:23 pm linkquote
kyle.salter wrote:
and removed the throttle tube from the stuck headset

If you tried various methods for removing a stuck throttle tube, which one worked best? Are you going to try and sand down and shave the tube a little to make it refit easily, or replace the tube or headset?

I've tried heat guns, oils/lubricants, pipe wrenches, hammers/mallets, using a thin wedge inside the headlight opening to try and bash the tube out, but the throttle tube only budged 2 inches and refuses to move any more.
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Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:17 pm linkquote
after a god soaking of pb blaster it loosened up and then cleaned it up with a wire wheel. after that it seams fine.

eric your right and i should of listened to you the first time. its a vbb
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:53 am

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just bustin' your chops.
Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:21 pm

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used the wire wheel in the center stand, fort bearing races, and couple misc pieces. picked up another body and lots of pieces to help out with the build



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Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:23 pm linkquote
61 Vespa Cushman
i put together about half the engine tonight. couple pieces i need to pick up but it coming together.



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Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:17 pm linkquote
got the flywheel nut on and has good compression
Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:36 pm

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Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:36 pm linkquote
keep up the good work
Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:45 pm

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Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:45 pm linkquote
installed wiring harness into frame, removed brake pedal, installed clutch and housing onto engine. engine is ready to installed.
Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:37 pm

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installed wiring harness into frame, removed brake pedal, installed clutch and housing onto engine. engine is ready to installed.



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