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  • Currently Owned Lambrettas
    1964 TV235 III
    1964 LI250 Special
    1967 SX200
    1978 ProPorting GP250
    .... plus other projects ('62 TV175 III '70 DL150)

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  1. Conrod centre to centre - first photo looked like a 107mm, this now looks like it could be 110mm, but accurate measuring will confirm. 190 conversions have also use the longer TV conrods @ 116mm, although the base of the cylinder looks to have been machined, so unlikely to be one of those. Its tough to tell if the top of the cylinder has been machined from the photos posted. Crank looks to be standard 58mm, if you post a photo of the other side of the rod, showing any manufacturers marks it may help, and also the flywheel taper on the other side of the crank, that may also help identifying it. The balance holes are generally in LI/SX/TV cranks, although italian GP150 also had them. The Spanners Manual (#3 just published) would be a great reference guide for you.
  2. Its a WCLW 190 conversion of a stock 150 cylinder and head. The piston is a Wiseco Suzuki TS185 std piston @ 64.00mm (176M06400) easily available online. You may want to have the clearance checked and possibly look at the next size rebore.
  3. Discount - I'm sure this is a tough one for the dealers (Jet200, Scooter Speed, Sole Power, Lambretta Concessionaires, ScootersO Pacific, etc) as I would guess 40-50% of their (Lambretta parts) orders probably come from LCUSA members, which would eat into their bottom line, and they still have overheads and want to make a wage, so that they're still in business when we need parts !! Tony's suggestion above about Pay It Forward is a great one as we all have stuff laid around which may be useful to other members who are in need. The Specialist has always been a struggle for the admin to get content and contributions, and as mentioned at the recent Members Meeting, this is likely to change, becoming an annual production. At least the tracking of membership renewals has improved with the new club store. And the Club Store has some great product (well done Matt). To me, its this Forum, the Jamboree and the lifelong friendships as Peter mentions above.
  4. Thanks to the Seattle folks for putting on a memorable Jamboree. Saw old friends and met new ones. Although we had a stroller instead of two wheels, we enjoyed the great atmosphere, city and weather.
  5. Flying in Thursday with Tracey and baby Bower (his first rally as we decided last minute against taking him to PVSC Band Camp due to the weather forecast).
  6. Update - Reception got it wrong, rooms still available and ours is confirmed for the LCUSA rate. If you call and get the same response from Reception then call Sales Manager.
  7. Everyday's a schoolday! So I assume you can technically use them on all Series III, but not period correct for anything after '63?
  8. Tracey just phoned to book our room and the reception told her that all LCUSA rooms are all gone (double and suites). All that was available were King Rooms @ regular rate $250/night. If anyone is cancelling their reservation please let me know. We are planning Thursday night > Saturday night inclusive.
  9. Joe, I thought those were for Ser I & II which have the tubular hanger flattened which would suit that slot. Ser III have a channel section hanger and the metal clipped buffer. I may be wrong, I was once before !!
  10. Ended prematurely by the look of it.
  11. It looks to be a well thought out and engineered kit. In the latest Scootering magazines there's an article on this kit with an interview with Max Quattrini. I'm pretty sure it states it fits a stock italian 125/150 casing without welding/machining. Agreed there is additional expense of an exhaust (Chiselspeed is the only one available at the moment) and a 116mm rodded crank, so just bolt it onto your TV175 ;-)
  12. Mike, I had the very same problem on a V#spa engine some time ago and used Loctite 660 when fitting the sleeve, obviously things need to be clean and care taken, but worked out ok.
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