Vespa Primavera Restoration

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Re: Vespa Primavera Restoration

Post by Hooli @ Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:44 pm

It is achingly simple to pick the correct helicoil, it's almost like they are named to make it easy. But then as you just say 'do you want fries with that?' all day I'd expect it to be beyond you.
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Re: Vespa Primavera Restoration

Post by Il Duce @ Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:33 pm

Panic over I watched a youtube and it explained everything, even the pitch.

Thank goodness I didn't have to listen to cvntmouth hooli. Or Hoolimouth I suppose.
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Re: Vespa Primavera Restoration

Post by Il Duce @ Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:20 am

Well I finally ordered a part that fitted.

The Orange's speedo was loose so i looked in the part book, found the part number, googled it and it came up with the part and it's dimensions for sale in Germany for tons of money. I googled the size, found it on ebay and got 4 for less than a pound each.

And it fitted perfectly!!!

As regards the PX I've ordered a spare wheel, tyre and cover as they were missing and a black front rack. I've also found a dark red seat cover. Pictures when it's all fitted.

Looking to MOT it this week as well.
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Re: Vespa Primavera Restoration

Post by spast1kunt @ Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:30 am

Pics or it didn't happen.
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Re: Vespa Primavera Restoration

Post by Il Duce @ Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:01 am

spast1kunt wrote:Pics or it didn't happen.


You want a picture of the screw in place?
I'm not taking it out again for a 'before' photo because you just know something will go wrong.
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Re: Vespa Primavera Restoration

Post by Il Duce @ Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:27 am

Well my local scooter restorer called me yesterday to say he had a slot open up for my scooters. Previously there was a 6 week waiting list.

They'll be checking and servicing the grey one and sticking an MOT on it then when I get it back I have a couple of additions to fit and it'll be up for sale. I'll be posting some photos when it's ready. I figure it'll be up for about £1750.
The orange one is having all new cables and the exhaust bolt sorted plus a full check and MOT and any other bits they find. Then we talked about the paintwork. No way can they match the current paint (even though B&Q can match the colour of my ballsack if I wanted) so I have to pick a new orange and have a full respray. 1970's is the theme and suggestions are welcome.

So apart from a few minor detailing bits I have to do I think that when the scooters are returned, this thread is nearly done.
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Re: Vespa Primavera Restoration

Post by tanglerat @ Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:53 pm

I'm a bit disappoint frankly. All those good things you could've been doing yourself and reporting g back here on for a fantastic restro thread, you've basically outsourced.

What a swizz.
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Re: Vespa Primavera Restoration

Post by Il Duce @ Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:58 pm

tanglerat wrote:I'm a bit disappoint frankly. All those good things you could've been doing yourself and reporting g back here on for a fantastic restro thread, you've basically outsourced.

What a swizz.


Well you'd have to disregard the respray and I wasn't going to change the cables but I mentioned I had them and he offered to fit them so that only leaves the exhaust bolt. Hardly an Aesgarth turbo refit is it?

As regards the grey one, I have a few bits to do to that when it returns and some other detail bits on the orange one so all is not lost.


A more suspicious person would think you just wanted to see the resultant bollockup of me doing it myself but I trust you totally.
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Re: Vespa Primavera Restoration

Post by Strawman @ Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:55 pm

Il Duce wrote:I have to pick a new orange and have a full respray. 1970's is the theme and suggestions are welcome.


Has to be Porsche Blood Orange

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Re: Vespa Primavera Restoration

Post by Il Duce @ Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:10 am

Porsche? Really? Considering my Porsche experience?

Ah I get it. Good one!

Had a call from the sprayer yesterday and he took the front mudguard to a paint place where they were going to scan and reproduce the current paint colour. He said it won't be a perfect match but as close as possible which is still better than me picking a colour from a photograph.
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