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than your average VBC 150 Super.
From what I can tell its been put together using an APE shield or something similar as the legshield is seamless all the way to the engine. Looking underneath you can see all the criss cross stamping pattern in the body although its a lot bigger than my others. There a bit of bog in the panels but all in all she's not too bad. She starts first kick and thanks to her big expansion chamber pipe, sounds pretty good too.
Piaggio came out with this robust model in 1964, read more about it here at pistonported.com
more to come
Staying in agriturismo as it's cheap and gorgeous!
First step, getting rid of the inappropriate chrome!
As you can never trust what fuel mix the previous owner has used or how much they have cared for the fuel system, my first job with a new scooter (before I even try to kick it over for the first time) is to empty the fuel tank and check it out.
You may not like what you find!
This is what was left after the fuel came out! Ick!
So it's pointless cleaning the tank and renewing the fuelcock filters etc if you don't go through the entire sytem from woe to go so I renewed the old fuel line, filters and float as it was flooding the carb due to a small hole allowing fuel in making it too heavy to engage float needle, hence too much fuel and then moved on to the engine....
Systematically checking all the other crucial bits and pieces for wear and tear
Get ready for the big clean
I love a good winter project, I have to order some parts & will be spending lots of cold hours in the workshop over the next month or so but it will be a dream when I can roll her out of the shed when it's done.
Parts needed (that I know of so far)
gear sleeve washer
oil seals as is running very rich for no real reason
front wheel bearings
carb gasket set and maybe new needle?
Air filter (might put a foam pod in there yet?)
front and rear badges just to make her look right