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Old 27th November 2009, 21:58   #31
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Hey Mitch,

Any updates ?
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Old 27th November 2009, 22:57   #32
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It is my understanding that API had their licence revoked when SIL bought Innoccenti. They were no longer allowed to call their scooters 'Lambretta'. That is where the name Lamby came from.
Soothing coats over the chassis,petrol tank,toolbox! Awaiting the final looks.
API used the Lambretta brand till somewhere around 1978. Our's was a 1975 model that I wrote about in the earlier post. The Lamby 150's came around in 1978.Scooters India Ltd had come into the production stage somewhere around 1974 with the Vijai Deluxe. It became the Vijai Super around 1978-79.
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Old 27th November 2009, 23:34   #33
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Ah! lucky Vijay Super. New country, new avtar. It has become Yo! now. I remember a saying in hind which goes like this "Jaisa desh vaisa besh/vesh" / When in Rome be a Roman.

I appreciate Mitch for his work on the scooter. Pretty fast and It is indeed a cool scooter ride. All the best Mitch and remember we are eager to see more pictures of your Yo! beauty.
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Old 28th November 2009, 18:58   #34
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Very soon folks, very soon!
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Old 28th November 2009, 19:14   #35
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A couple more of the rebuilding stage. The Italian GP (Grand Prix) had a mock, rear grille fitted, made of plastic. I managed to find an alloy one.
Oh, and you'll notice I've had front damper brackets put on the forks. What a difference dampers make to the ride!
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Old 30th November 2009, 23:38   #36
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The wheel rims are stainless, Indian I think, or maybe Vietnamese.
The front disc is hydraulic and there is a motorcycle-type, slave cylinder mounted on the handlebar. You can get a special handlebar piece with the slave included. Everyone uses them in the UK although I think the drum type brakes are adequate if properly set up.
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Old 30th November 2009, 23:51   #37
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I fitted these stainless runner strips - they look good once fitted but are a bit slippery, but, hey, you can't have everything.
Putting the tinware together was a bit fiddly, mainly because the paint was so thick!
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Old 30th November 2009, 23:57   #38
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I found some alloy 'sharks teeth' and polished them up so they almost match the stainless.
It's really a matter of making it up as you go along.
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All the painted bits were carefully wrapped and boxed so I could build them without fear of damage.
You can see the headset with the new wiring loom. It is a 12 volt electronic ignition, as is the norm, and very simple
The front disc server unit can be seen on the headset pic.
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Boy o boy! this thread is becoming intresting day by day. Fantastic work Mitch, paint job seems to be sparkling perfect.

Here in India when a vintage/classic is restored its most of the times done in original fashion. Your Scooter gives me a thought why shouldn't we try something like this.

How do you arrange disc wheel to this scooter I can see in the picture its having a drub break system (hub) already?
Would you be going for a split seat or a single one. How about the exaust system will that be stock ?. I know lot of questions, I am inquesitive.

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Chanu,
I have already restored this scooter and will be posting the pics and details gradually. The front brake IS a hydraulic disc arrangement. It is similar to the cable type disc brake Innoccenti fitted to their Series III scooters but with the hydraulic bit added.
The seat is a dual type which you will see later.
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Man.. you are too good, you seem to be looking into every bit of detail, now that's what I call passion! A 5 star for you
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Found this book on the ebay about Lamby and Vijai Super. Thought it would be useful for all the Lambretta lovers also Iam not sure if it had been posted earlier.

eBay India: Lamby and Vijai Super - Book. Indian Lambretta Guide (item 160378135238 end time 14-Dec-2009 16:19:59 IST)
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I have that book. It is useful if you want to know about Indian Lambretta versions
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There's not much more you can do without the engine.
I fitted a 22mm Jetex carb, (the venturi chamber reamed out to 25mm), an escort shock with chrome springs.
I polished the inlet & outlet ports on the barrell and matched the transfers to the manifolds.
That's a tip for you restorers. If you just make the manifolds match up with the ports you get better performance. Polishing the ports can give you quite a bit more power.
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