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Old 21st March 2011, 14:34   #646
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Wow this is great, can you post the timings on the quarter mile run please.

You guys surely have built some wonderful machines.
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Take a look at this site;

100 mph Scooters

Then check out the Speed and Records page on that site. Just to wet your appetite further, the top 3 listed (and verified) records are as follows;

Lambretta SX 225cc over 1.5 mile - 132mph
Italjet Dragster 172cc (standing start, quarter mile) - 119 mph
Lambretta 250cc (flying quarter mile) - 117.3 mph

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Wow, just noticed the front shocks! nice touch!
Hi all

Just an observation:

This Mac looks to have been fitted with Kelvinator Avanti forks, or at the very least the fork links from a set of Kelvinator forks. I am sure that this fork set up with the steering dampers set at this angle was unique to the Kelvinator as far as Lambretta derived machines are concerned.

To the best of my knowledge, the Mac was always fitted with the normal Lambretta fork set up. Kelvinator forks and Mac/Lamby forks are interchangable as all these machines have the same length frame downtube.

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Hi Old Man

Take a look at this site;

100 mph Scooters

Then check out the Speed and Records page on that site. Just to wet your appetite further, the top 3 listed (and verified) records are as follows;

Lambretta SX 225cc over 1.5 mile - 132mph
Italjet Dragster 172cc (standing start, quarter mile) - 119 mph
Lambretta 250cc (flying quarter mile) - 117.3 mph

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Hi Ed,

Wow, thats fast !!!

What is the quarter mile timing of the lamberetta?? speed is mind bogling, would be interested to know what is the time clocked to cover quarter mile from standing start.
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Wow, just noticed the front shocks! nice touch!
Hi Shirish,
The 175CC Lambro petrol autorickshaws also had the same swing arm. I had procured a pair from my native town with the intention of having them installed in my Vijai.
You can also notice the part numbers and API inscribed on the swing arms. The seller suggested me to go for the dampers used in Diesel rickshaws for damping the engine vibrations. Somehow in my opinion those would make the front suspension system havily damped and give a stiff ride. So took a Honda activa's and Bajaj Spirit's spring and shock to look for compatibility. In both cases the spring has to be removed and only the damper retained. Looking at the length the Spirit's damper should work fine. Experiment still in WIP.
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Saw this poor thing lying in one dark corner of a basement in soth mumbai, imagine in her hay days she must be running around and now it is resting
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Saw this poor thing lying in one dark corner of a basement in soth mumbai, imagine in her hay days she must be running around and now it is resting
She can live again - come on guys, someone rescue her

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She can live again - come on guys, someone rescue her
Yes do, if not we all know where she could end up!
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Yes do, if not we all know where she could end up!

At least it won't be with me - I've all the Lambrettas I can cope with at the moment

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I went Scoot Hunting today and Found these Beauties gathering Dust.. N Rust

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Good to know Pune atleast has a few of these scooters still seen around! BTW, this second scooter in your pics. looks like an Allwyn Pushpak. Would it be feasible for you to find out more on it ? I'd be interested if it can be had...at a decent price.

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How about me asking for the PL170 ? it's a real good scooter to have, I wish these were in the classified pages, we could have got our hands on them.
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There's an Allwyn Pushpak rusting on road in Pune near Perugate Police Chowki, Sadashiv Peth. Everytime i see it, some or the other part is missing or is vandalised. But the owner wants to keep it as a souvenier, so not for sale. Also there's a Bajaj 150 practically lying on road on Shastri Road in front of HDFC bank. No information on the owner. It is also undergoing the same condition. It was neat when i first saw it. Last week, the seats were gone, both lights gone and lying on its side. A sad scene..
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I thought I'd post up some pictures of a couple of Lambrettas that might look a little different to Indian eyes

These are 2 scooters owned by me and my wife, Viv. The black Lambretta is based on an Italian series 3 LI (1962) frame, the yellow Lambretta a Spanish made 1971 LI. Both have been renovated in the style of 'Skellies' (short for skeleton). This was a custom style here in the UK that was popular in the late 1960s/early 1970's. The idea is to make a feature of the scooter frame itself.

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Definately these two candies are a real treat to Indian eyes, no doubt about it. Who knows you might have ignited an inspirational spark in someone. Indians would look at them with an astonishing feel, though Lambrettas have been there since ages but these two beauties will give them a unbelievable fact of difference of their age old companion which were more of a family commuter.

I am glad to see these two Hot Rods again, thanks ed for sharing, hope all your other scooters are doing well and all the best in your restorations.

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I thought I'd post up some pictures of a couple of Lambrettas that might look a little different to Indian eyes

These are 2 scooters owned by me and my wife, Viv. The black Lambretta is based on an Italian series 3 LI (1962) frame, the yellow Lambretta a Spanish made 1971 LI. Both have been renovated in the style of 'Skellies' (short for skeleton). This was a custom style here in the UK that was popular in the late 1960s/early 1970's. The idea is to make a feature of the scooter frame itself.
These look kinda cute with the viberant colours. Our Vijay Super (Desi Lamby) looked similar without its side covers while on servicing.
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