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Old 1st December 2008, 13:20   #16
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BTW could you let me know if this phosphoric acid is available in other cities as well? Any pics. of the container in which it comes?
Your favourite cola should have some ?
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Old 1st December 2008, 13:34   #17
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Very interesting...you are doing things in a thorough fashion. Am sure your scoot will be as good as the Italian ones from the early 60's. Over the years, quality of parts (mostly smaller things like screws, bolts, etc) on API Lambrettas kept going down. Also, a lot of mechanics have this belief that they should repair old scooters as cheaply as possible, using cheaper parts. This makes the problem even worse...they use oversized bolts and screws that chew up the threading in the slots, and enlarges screw holes. A lot of the things that guys like us take seriously are minor issues for mechanics. Long as the old scooter keeps running somewhat reliably, they think their job is done. Also, the more traditional owners who don't like spending much on maintenance, will try to get repairs done cheap, with cheap parts, thus messing up the bike. I'm lucky enough to have a mechanic who's good with the Lambrettas, understands that I don't tolerate cheap repair jobs, and he listens to my questions and suggestions.
Yeah, like Stanher requested, please post larger pics...I can't make out what's happening in the small ones!
I think I will discuss with my painting guy about the possibility of doing the paintjob similar to what you plan. I will be using Dupont (nitro cellulose based) paint.
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Hey Guys,

Thanks for the appreciation! It just kinda boosts me to put in my best efforts into this project!

I am sure with all the good wishes from you all it will turn out great!

OK - Phosphoric acid - any chemical shop will be able to supply it. I get mine from the local chemical suppliers in glass bottle - 1 litre booze bottles converted to acid carriers. Since I dont buy in bulk no rocket science cans as well!

Am trying to post some larger pics for reference and viewing pleasure of all of you!

Cheers!

PS: Sidman - sincere suggestion to shift to APPG paints specially the high build clear coat - Dupont does have initial good lusture but it looses gloss very fast. Since these retorations are normally for keeps shift to PPG Clear Coats. Thats my personal experience with cars painted earlier and still retaining high gloss. Recently got one Optra done in Dupont by Dupont team but the gloss levels are nowhere close to my five year old car that was painted in PPG high solid high build clear coat - D 880!
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Hi Team,

Here are pics of some more parts sourced for my resto job.

New Rear Shock Absorber, new headlight set, new petrol tank straps, new chrom petrol tank door with lock, new petrol tank and toolbox trunions, new petrol tank cap.

Just placed an order on Italian firm for new old stock of full paraphernalia!!! Will post it when it reaches!

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Thanks SA!
I really like your shock absorber too! And nice tank strap clamps too- I got a similar pair, plus brand new straps in stainless steel, from the US.
Although shouldn't original lambretta petrol tank flaps be the non-locking, press-fit types?

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Hey Stanher!

Thanks - The tank straps that I have on my tank are same! So I am using the same stuff - they were chaffed and rusted hence am discarding them. Am also trying to lay my hands on a new petrol tank or un-rusted petrol tank.

Any help from you or any one on the forum will be really appreciated!

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Hey Stanher!

Thanks - The tank straps that I have on my tank are same! So I am using the same stuff - they were chaffed and rusted hence am discarding them. Am also trying to lay my hands on a new petrol tank or un-rusted petrol tank.

Any help from you or any one on the forum will be really appreciated!

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I'll see if my spares guy has a new tank. Else, I can check in the local gujiri, where old vehicles go to die. I did find some decent parts for Stanher over there. And can you tell me what brand are your rear shocks? It seems Escorts makes some good Lambretta-type shocks.

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It seems Escorts makes some good Lambretta-type shocks.
I sure did see pics. of one online. But no idea where they have a dealership in hyderabad. Do you know of one in Bangalore?

SA: where did you buy yours? I sure want to have one of those after seeing it!
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Thanks guys.

Got my rear shocks from a shocker exporter in Delhi. He buys in bulk from Escorts and exports them to UK and USA to the Lambretta parts retailers there.

Black spring black body - 750

Chrome spring black body - 1100 - same as mine

Chrome spring - Chrome Body - out of stock at the moment - prices once it is available

Let me know if you guys want it.

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I sure did see pics. of one online. But no idea where they have a dealership in hyderabad. Do you know of one in Bangalore?

SA: where did you buy yours? I sure want to have one of those after seeing it!
Escorts shocks are available here in B'lore. I'll also check on the type of shocks which Saurabh has got, and will let you know the prices.
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Black spring black body - 750

Chrome spring black body - 1100 - same as mine

Let me know if you guys want it.
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Escorts shocks are available here in B'lore. I'll also check on the type of shocks which Saurabh has got, and will let you know the prices.
I'll be interested to take one, wherever it is available earlier!

Thanks!

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Hey ! Am in Bangalore on a business visit on the 10/11 of this month. If you want I can carry one piece for you if you want.

Let me know!

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Hey ! Am in Bangalore on a business visit on the 10/11 of this month. If you want I can carry one piece for you if you want.

Let me know!

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Hey! Thanks for the offer! I will check if I can get the same shocks in B'lore, and then let you know by the 7th Dec. I have seen a few shops at JC Road dealing in Escorts shocks. Will also check up if you can get a petrol tank here, like you needed. If my spares supplier has tanks, I will let you know.
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Hey! Thanks for the offer! I will check if I can get the same shocks in B'lore, and then let you know by the 7th Dec.
Please keep me informed as well, as if otherwise I could ask SA to get me one by then.
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And if I might ask, how much did the fabrication of the bend pipe and muffler cost you? I'm considering doing the same for my scoot.
I want to know the same. How much to fabricate the exhaust system in stainless steel? You can PM me if you'd prefer. Also, will the fabricated muffler have the internal filter that the original mufflers have?

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PS: Sidman - sincere suggestion to shift to APPG paints specially the high build clear coat - Dupont does have initial good lusture but it looses gloss very fast. Since these retorations are normally for keeps shift to PPG Clear Coats. Thats my personal experience with cars painted earlier and still retaining high gloss. Recently got one Optra done in Dupont by Dupont team but the gloss levels are nowhere close to my five year old car that was painted in PPG high solid high build clear coat - D 880!
Great! I think I'll take your advice...let me check availability of PPG here. I'm not going with the current paint combo, I'm looking at a blue/white combo, the blue is same as the one seen in this pic posted by Anjan: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-1...tml#post931511.
I think the colour is known as Azzurro Flaminia / Flaminia Blue and the Lechler code is 8032.
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