Once upon a time early this summer I promised a new Roughnecks member to help him with his yellow smallframe. The scooter had been standing in his basement for quite some time, having problems with staying alive when warm. Typically capacitor problems, so I'd already sourced a new capacitor and spark gap for the scooter. The owner himself had a new coil.
My "scooter trailer" is very versatile...
Dismantle and exit old capacitor and spark gap...
Inserting DRT capacitor and new spark gap...
The coil was also replaced with a new one.
The motor now works, but I am not totally satisfied with full throttle response. I might have to adjust the ignition timing a bit.
New toy added to workshop this week; a pneumatically driven part cleaner.
That pretty much sums up doing DIY parts restoration up to painting. I am still struggeling to find a decent way to paint top coat of parts. A small spray booth is on my wish list, for now I will have to rely on decent, wind still weather.
I've been working near Falmouth in UK this week, driving a rental car from Heathrow. On the way over to Falmouth, I got the chance to visit Stonehenge. And on my way back to Heathrow, I got the opportunity to visit the largest collection of Lambrettas in UK, possibly in the world: The Lambretta Museum in Weston-Super-Mare (near Bristol).
I first became aware of the Lambretta Museum in a DVD called "In search of Lambretta" (mentioned in an earlier post). And it just happened to be on my route today. Yes. Lucky me.
The Lambretta Museum also houses Scooterproducts.co.uk, check out their collection of scooter memorabilia. Tip: Check out the Pewter scooter models in cast metal, they were absolutely stunning!
The Lambretta Museum in its glory
Carlo was more than happy to give me a guided tour. For the rest of you: Enjoy the pictures!
Since the previous PK was beyond salvage, and a buddy of mine was in need of some transportation of a newly procured Smallframe from Kristiansand to Stavanger, I felt obligated to help.
It takes 3 hours by car to drive to Kristiansand, but hey; this was a great opportunity to visit some old scooter buddys from the Rivals. And, if I was lucky I might just find a scooter of my own to transport home.
And yes. I found a 1994 PK50XL2 in pretty good shape, perfect object for tricking the missus into scootering. More of that later.
This is what it looked like at Svein's from Rivals:
Piece of rust - eh correction - ART!
Spectacular details on this Lammy...
Somebody's collecting scooters...
You can't even take a pee at Svein's without hitting a Lammy...
Work in Progress...
And. This piece of work is going to become the WORST Lammy EVER.
This is a Monster. "I eat Harleys for breakfast!"
We can't wait to see this on the road!
So. The red smallie is for a buddy of mine, Torleiv, and the white PK is for my missus.
But wait, there's more! A late order: A 90 Racer for Øyvind.
Thanks for the Smallies & a great roadtrip!
As every scooter of mine, the PK50XL2 has got it's own blog. Follow the upgrades and status of this here. (And if you wonder why I have separate blogs for the scooters: The blog follows the scooter when sold. Thats why. )