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Old 27th October 2009, 22:10   #241
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Hi all,

At last back with some updates!!

After yet another looooooooooong break, MDS 4713, my 1960 Li s2, had finally started up AND even run a little today!!

'finally had the mech. to start her up and drive her down to the denter's place, which was about 2-3 km away in Secunderabad itself. He said it ran quite well, even the gears worked fine, except for the 4th which required a little twisting down to fall in place.
Only thing is, when we left her running for a while at the denter's, the idling didn't sound normal. Sometimes revved high, sometimes low even without touching the accelerator.

Another mechanic in the same compound claimed the bore was leaking and to change the packing kit again. The denter there said the carb. wasn't an OE one, nor was the flange (it is new but sure is an original Lambretta flange, different from the Vijai flange!) which was causing the trouble. Anyways, first and foremost, he did assure that he would start with correcting the bend on the rear bodyframe and also the front crossmember in 2-3 days. So hopefully from now on, "MDS" would be getting finished in time!

Here are the pics. when the scoot was started and was left at the denter's today. I even took a video when my mech. was driving it- a moment to remember! but unfortunately took it with the camera held the wrong way, so watching it as it is would be a pain in the neck (literally!)

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Fortunately, sidman has kindly volunteered to help me out with editing the video, so we should get to enjoy watching once its done!

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Old 28th October 2009, 10:10   #242
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At last back with some updates!!
Finally, some progress! I also had a tough time selecting 4th gear initially. Mech did some adjustments, and now it firmly "clicks" into 4th without much effort. I assume the packing kit was not fitted properly? Are you able to get a replacement? And far as I know, your carb is the correct one...based on the original Dellorto carb.
Send me the video, I'll do it ASAP. Hope to see MDS ready soon!
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Start by posting pics of your scooter so that we can guide you precisely, as mentioned by sidman, this model the cosmetics definately have to be imported from Europe and they are not cheap for instance a grey rubber set can cost almost 7K..and that is just the begining.

Here you go with the pics till last month. currently the scoot is in bits n peices. and i'm done with denting and primer would start painting this sunday.


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Here you go with the pics till last month. currently the scoot is in bits n peices. and i'm done with denting and primer would start painting this sunday.


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The file might be corrupted. Since you're a newbie, maybe someone else can upload the pics on your behalf. Guys, is that allowed? Any ideas?
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I even took a video when my mech. was driving it- a moment to remember!
Here's finally the promised video after being successfully edited, and after being successfully uploaded online after many attempts!!



Enjoy!
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Here's finally the promised video after being successfully edited, and after being successfully uploaded online after many attempts!!
Superb yaar ! Is that your voice shouting "YO !" at the end ?!?
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Superb yaar ! Is that your voice shouting "YO !" at the end ?!?
Haha......no, not at all!
That's just a background noise, some guy was calling out to someone.
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Here's finally the promised video after being successfully edited, and after being successfully uploaded online after many attempts!!



Enjoy!
That was a long overdue event there! Good to see her moving! What silencer chamber are you using? Need a good one for my scoot, with noise baffles inside the chamber.
I've heard that its great fun riding a stripped-down Lammy, like you see MDS in the video. with the legshield, side shields, rear floorboards, backseat, spare wheel, mudguard, etc, all removed, and with the engine tuned, they used to race Lambrettas and Vijais on various Indian race tracks in the 70's. My mech was one of those guys, he rode either a modified Series 2 Lambretta or a modified Rajdoot Bobby, and claims he usually gave the competition a tough time.
So Shyam, did you get to ride the scoot while it is in this shape? Would be interesting, I think.
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What silencer chamber are you using? Need a good one for my scoot, with noise baffles inside the chamber.
I actually had got it from Saurabh, seemed to be a local make. But quite good. It thankfully has the filter inside!

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I've heard that its great fun riding a stripped-down Lammy, like you see MDS in the video. with the legshield, side shields, rear floorboards, backseat, spare wheel, mudguard, etc, all removed, and with the engine tuned, they used to race Lambrettas and Vijais on various Indian race tracks in the 70's. My mech was one of those guys, he rode either a modified Series 2 Lambretta or a modified Rajdoot Bobby, and claims he usually gave the competition a tough time.
Yup, I've heard of guys who've done t hat too.

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So Shyam, did you get to ride the scoot while it is in this shape? Would be interesting, I think.
Not yet, but I may try it once, now that it is going to be done soon.

Speaking of which, here's further update of the scoot- went to the garage today to check it out- much to my relief, the long-nagging rear frame bend problem is getting fixed, it appears quite straight now!!

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'should be done by this evening he said. But I insisted on the mechanic bringing the side-panels and even the legshield from his home to fit them on the scoot and check for one final time! I don't want another bodywork nightmare to happen ever again! I even showed this guy the bend in the front crossmember. 'hope that too is straightened out by tomorrow.
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'should be done by this evening he said. But I insisted on the mechanic bringing the side-panels and even the legshield from his home to fit them on the scoot and check for one final time! I don't want another bodywork nightmare to happen ever again! I even showed this guy the bend in the front crossmember. 'hope that too is straightened out by tomorrow.
Thats great news! Good that you're making sure that all the panels line up properly. Looks like you'll need another coat of paint, but that should be ok. Is the engine ok now? Still revving on its own accord?
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Looks like you'll need another coat of paint, but that should be ok. Is the engine ok now? Still revving on its own accord?
Thanks! Also for your words of encouragement that kept pulling me through!
'haven't seen to the engine as yet. 'will do so after this frame thing is sorted out. The engine doesn't worry me as much as the frame did. As that was mainly the reason why I didn't get the scoot put together! :(
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hey am glad stanher you went in for frame bend correction! it seems like I told you some main frame weldings were off!

Great! now take off the parts and get the welded area re-painted!

And get ready to have the assembly completed!

All the very best!

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Dear Sidman, Saurabh and Mole,
you guys are a lot help, and trust me the project was looking pretty slow befre we met Ilango... he's a big time help and surely would also approach you in case any more stuff needed.....
here are some of the pics......
will soon post the paint job pics......

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Here you go with the PICS
Hi rakesh,
Nice to see pics. of your Lambretta/Lamby too! Ilango told me about you/your scooter in an email, although cannot recall if you own the Lambretta or the Lamby.

BTW, any frontal pics. of the MHI Lambretta? The horncast seems to be of an early (italian) 60s model, which you did mention it was, although the MHI no. would date to late 60s if I'm not wrong?

'glad our crowd was able to help in whatever way possible!

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Hi rakesh,
Nice to see pics. of your Lambretta/Lamby too! Ilango told me about you/your scooter in an email, although cannot recall if you own the Lambretta or the Lamby.

BTW, any frontal pics. of the MHI Lambretta? The horncast seems to be of an early (italian) 60s model, which you did mention it was, although the MHI no. would date to late 60s if I'm not wrong?

'glad our crowd was able to help in whatever way possible!
Hi Rakesh, glad to be of help. Ilango told me in a mail about Rakesh, restoring a Lamby 150, and Sunil, restoring a Lambretta. So these are your bikes...nice! Please clarify if the Lambretta has been re-registered in the late 60's? It looks like a 60-62 model (round horn grille). What does the Lambretta's RC Book say about year of manufacture? The vertical spare holder adds to the confusion, most probably an after-market addition. I would request Sunil to revert to the classic horizontal/slanted placement for the spare holder. Get one on your Lamby too. Do you guys have any upgrades planned, or keeping it stock and original?
When you post resto pics, please make sure that you mention which pics are of Lamby and which are Lambretta. Both will look very similar when disassembled, so we might get confused between them both.

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