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Old 24th June 2012, 16:44   #871
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A snap of my Lamby under restoration.
I guess you meant Lambretta? as it looks more like one from the shape/badges etc.
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Old 24th June 2012, 17:36   #872
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I guess you meant Lambretta? as it looks more like one from the shape/badges etc.
This one was given to me by my father in law. It's a 71 model and it had the API Lamby 150 emblems on it. I'm not sure whether it's a lamby or lambretta.Now, it's me, who had fixed the badges of the lambretta.
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This one was given to me by my father in law. It's a 71 model and it had the API Lamby 150 emblems on it. I'm not sure whether it's a lamby or lambretta.Now, it's me, who had fixed the badges of the lambretta.
Well if its a '71 model then it indeed is a Lambretta maybe fitted with Lamby badges later. Does it have the bulbous side-panels with locking handles btw?
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I got Lambretta Cento today to accompany my 2 LI 150s and 1 GP150(Vijay Super)
Scooter is in total bad state and thrown in garbage by owner for last 3-4 years.I pulled it with the help of Society's watchman from the dumping ground today morning.He was happy to extend his help.

It was like 'Cento two feet under' just like the movie Manorama six feet under!

I clicked snaps with my mobile camera and apologize for bad quality but can not resist my temptation to show you this scoot.It is not even washed,engine is completely filled up with mud and now requires hell lot of efforts to start it now.I just removed the mud on it,it was completely covered with mud,leaves,frogs in hibernation.Surprisingly,not much rust on it.The body is in good shape thankfully.

The Horncast is not like normal cento which I have seen in other posts of Lambyman and some other members.Girishpv has similar model like the one which I have posted.

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I got Lambretta Cento today to accompany my 2 LI 150s and 1 GP150(Vijay Super)
Congrats on your new acquisition. When do you plan to restore her and bring her back on road? BTWm howz your Vijai doing?
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I got Lambretta Cento today to accompany my 2 LI 150s and 1 GP150(Vijay Super)
Scooter is in total bad state and thrown in garbage by owner for last 3-4 years.I pulled it with the help of Society's watchman from the dumping ground today morning.He was happy to extend his help.

It was like 'Cento two feet under' just like the movie Manorama six feet under!

I clicked snaps with my mobile camera and apologize for bad quality but can not resist my temptation to show you this scoot.It is not even washed,engine is completely filled up with mud and now requires hell lot of efforts to start it now.I just removed the mud on it,it was completely covered with mud,leaves,frogs in hibernation.Surprisingly,not much rust on it.The body is in good shape thankfully.

The Horncast is not like normal cento which I have seen in other posts of Lambyman and some other members.Girishpv has similar model like the one which I have posted.

Have a look.

Man thats awesome.. Whatever gave you the idea to look under garbage?? Congratulations. It doesnt look that bad considering what its been through. What about the owner? Is he just too happy to part with it?

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Seeing the MUD Marks on the scooter i can imagine in what state the scoot must be.. Burried Slant into the ground..
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What I find really remarkable is how well preserved and intact the bike is, for an abandoned scoot. Paint is original? If so, I do suggest you try preserving it for a while. Focus on the mechanicals first, the patinated look just might grow on you.
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Man thats awesome.. Whatever gave you the idea to look under garbage?? Congratulations. It doesnt look that bad considering what its been through. What about the owner? Is he just too happy to part with it?

Priyadarshan
I have developed my Olfactory receptor cells very well it seems. I was on casual drive one day and spotted(Should I say smelled!) one society and thought of checking my luck there.I saw wonderful Lambretta maintained really well but watchman warned me not to ask the owner if he wants to part with this scooter.(Or face the dire consequences!!)


However,I just thought of meeting this gentlemen who offered me this Cento.He was not even aware that his Cento was so much burried in the mud on one side.(You will get idea from picture where mud marks are still there!)Body line is still pretty well.

I am looking for LD now

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What I find really remarkable is how well preserved and intact the bike is, for an abandoned scoot. Paint is original? If so, I do suggest you try preserving it for a while. Focus on the mechanicals first, the patinated look just might grow on you.
Absolutely well preserved after so much abuse! The metal parts are really in good condition.May need some denting as it was in slanting position for more than 6 years.Paint is original hence I will keep it for some time as you said rightly.I am currently working on my other Lambrettas and Vijay and then only start with Cento work.The engine,gears,Accelerator is filled with mud and not moving an inch,but repairable definitely.

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Hey guys, I'll be restoring a scooter soon... Planning to paint it a non-metallic shade, which will probably have to be mixed to get it precisely correct. I was last time disappointed with the look of the paint job done. It was not reflective enough, looked too opaque. It looked just a bit like what we call "cupboard colours", referring to the paints used on steel tables, cupboards etc in old government offices! I need a paint that looks really shiny, and juicy, if that makes any sense at all :-)
I don't know what paint the painter used... I get the feeling he's not being honest with me. So what's the best quality paint out there available in a good variety of shades? Non-metallic.
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My Lambretta and a series 1 Replica
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Hey guys, I'll be restoring a scooter soon... Planning to paint it a non-metallic shade, which will probably have to be mixed to get it precisely correct. I was last time disappointed with the look of the paint job done. It was not reflective enough, looked too opaque. It looked just a bit like what we call "cupboard colours", referring to the paints used on steel tables, cupboards etc in old government offices! I need a paint that looks really shiny, and juicy, if that makes any sense at all :-)
I don't know what paint the painter used... I get the feeling he's not being honest with me. So what's the best quality paint out there available in a good variety of shades? Non-metallic.
I used Dupont 2K paint. If you have the money, go for "heat painting". They paint the parts and then bake them in an oven type thing. The finish is really shiny and very durable.
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I used Dupont 2K paint. If you have the money, go for "heat painting". They paint the parts and then bake them in an oven type thing. The finish is really shiny and very durable.
A small correction Sid !!
Dupont is brand name of 3M & it is PU based paint { PU= . polyurethane}, unlike ICI's Duco paint , Duco is a NC based paint { N C => Nitro Cellulose}

You have millions of shades in PU based paints, both METTALIC & OPAQUE (non-metallic)
Generally , PU paints are more durable & glossy than NC paints, Even it doesn't require ,Post painting procedures like , Rubbing & Polishing
but there are multiple post painting procedures are implied to further enhance the life & shine of the paint!!
*Dupont is 3M 's product, whereas 2K is ICI's PU paint ( even there are various players in this field like " Asian paints PPG", MRF's PU..etc..
PU paints are expensive than NC paints !!!
Dupont & 2K are equally good in PU category
* regarding baking & stuff:> Yes !! there is in PU based ones....but the hardener ( a agitator ) is different, but this is not done @ after painting shops ( Baking Booths & methods are bit expensive )
** Hence generally a decent paint job can be done with any one of the PU paint brands(Dupont or 2K) in India , at clean dust proof set up !!
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Yes Shyam, I am going to get it polished. I dint try to straighten the key, i am afraid it will break. So thought its better to keep it the way it is.
and yes Its a 69'
Our reletives at mahim used to supply this tool kits to API in those days as O.E. they had a small unit in mahim by name JJ Mechanical Works.these were two sikh brothers.Later when API closed they too closed the unit .
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Guys need a two coil Ducati stator plate for my father's 1960 Lambretta Li150 Series II.
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