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  1. What silver? Special? Late SX/early-mid GP/dl, Luna? Late GP/dl? They're all significantly different. For Luna/late SX/early-mid GP/dl then Toyota silver sky metallic 1D6 with a semi-gloss clear coat is pretty close, although a little too metallic. For something just vaguely close to Luna/late SX/early-mid GP/dl then Porsche M7Z 'GT sports silver'.
  2. With Dell'Orto or repro floats in SH1 and SH2s I've found that it it can either be ethanol induced swelling which causes the float to catch the edge of the bowl, or poor manufacturing tolerances, which causes the float to catch on the pin. Based on my own experience, the repro 'ethanol safe' floats are more likely to hang up on the float pin. This is hard to diagnose because it happens intermittently and testing the float swing and fuel shut off with your fingers is not ideal. Thankfully, running a drill bit through the float pin hole will cure it. Good luck.. and don't forget to check your choke too. Jealous of anyone that has a Lambretta in that part of Vermont---or any vintage 2 stroke really. The roads and scenery are fantastic. One vote for LJ 2024 in Vermont (or Maine).
  3. Thanks, Mike! I didn't even realize that Sudco did retail. For some reason I always thought they were wholesale only. Unfortunately no 454 Series Q2, Q3 or Q4 listed in that price list, only P8, Q0 (which comes stock in factory TM24s) and Q8. Great to know they sell retail, though. That's going to make my life much easier ...and my wallet much lighter
  4. Thanks, Stu! Allen's is great, especially since they generally have larger TM24 slides than stock (3.5, 4.0). Unfortunately they are low on 454 series atomizers at the moment. I'll just order them from Topham. For domestic TM24 supplies Treatland is also worth checking out too.
  5. Where are people buying Mikuni needle jets / atomizers from? I'm looking for a domestic source for 454 series (784-210050) larger than Q0 and smaller than Q8. In the past, I've used Niche Cycles but they're out of stock of Q2 and Q4. I've also looked at Jets'R'Us and they don't stock them. I've purchased them from Topham before, but would prefer a domestic source before ordering international. Any recommendations for places that stock entire, or a large range, of the 454 series welcome. Thanks in advance!
  6. This has been an ongoing project since early 2015. If you you're interested in the development there's a 30+ page thread on the GSF.
  7. I was referring to gap between shift housing and headset. It looks too wide, like it's missing the collared washer (#19962017), or the rod hasn't been shimmed correctly in the headset, but as mentioned, could be a trick of the light, or that you've not completely finished building the headset. Good luck with the build!
  8. Fine tip oil-based paint pens. I've heard of others using crayon, and just wiping the excess off (easier on polished gear shift housings than painted/LI125 ones). Damon, it looks like you have some serious play in that headset. Are you missing the collared washer (#19962017), is the headset rod not shimmed correctly, or is it just a trick of the light?
  9. The general consensus from everything I've read is that 12.5:1 is the ideal for WOT/main jet on a 2 stroke (FYI the stoichiometric ratio for a non-2 stroke gasoline engine is 14.7:1). Probe should be approximately 300-400mm from the exhaust port, or in the 'belly' of the pipe if using an expansion. The probe is (a massive) M18 and needs to be mounted upright (~90°), so I remove the RHS rear footboard while dialing it in. If you want to go down a rabbit hole there is some good threads on the GSF and a bunch of peer-reviewed scientific papers floating around cyberspace.
  10. My experience with the Westac EGT gauges is they are good quality, U.S. made, and don't require a power source beyond the K probe. Westach also will will make custom configurations, metric dials and AFR gauges (though I prefer digital for AFR gauges). I've also had experience with Koso EGTs and while not as quality product as the Westach, and require a power source, the benefit is they're easier to read at glance (helpful at WOT), and can be programed to flash a warning light at designated temperatures. My 2 cents, set up carb with a wideband AFR, remove and install EGT programed/marked with a redline of ~650°C (~1200°F for those still using archaic forms of measurement). I find that the top of a legshield spare is reasonable location to mount either a AFR or EGT gauge. Good luck!
  11. Echoing what Pete said, HUGE THANKS to everyone that organized the rally. It was worth the 5,916 km / 3,676 mile round trip from New York just to ride those incredible roads. Also super happy that the raffle bike is coming back to New York.
  12. Strange there is no replies to this. It appears the kickstart shaft is bent. It’s not a common fault (unlike snapping), and I’ve only seen it happen once before.
  13. I’ve successfully had a ring peg relocated before for an early TS185 piston, but none here in the US. However, I do have recommendations for 2 motorcycle engineers that should be able to do the job. Message me for info.
  14. Imports of classic vehicles are straightforward (if you have proof of ownership paperwork). It’s two forms. I’ve imported several Lambrettas, although none from India, and can share details if you message me directly.
  15. The hex heads of the fork link bolts (and all exposed parts of dogleg bolts/washers/nuts) were painted by factory on all Innocenti S1-GP/dl machines.
  16. What's the date of manufacture stamped on the tire?
  17. My two favorite methods are using the inoclinometer on my phone with a Jockey's mount, and a dial gauge. MB sell a handy bracket for mounting the gauge.
  18. Agreed! Did you read the most recent Clubman dyno test series in Scootering, Mike? It was over several issues early-mid last year and it dyno tested approximately 15 Clubmans. The conclusion was:
  19. I'm a huge fan of the Tutto Lambretta stock exhausts and have them fitted to 2 different engines. IMHO they're the next best thing to a NOS exhaust, and many people would be hard pressed to tell the difference. Casa make some decent parts, but standard exhausts are not one of them. The last Casa exhaust I purchased was so dire I personally returned it to Vittorio for a refund. I'll try to dig up some photos I took of a Casa side-by-side with a Tutto, the difference in quality is shocking, particularly given that the retail price between the two is comparable. I've not yet seen the Scootopia exhausts yet, but I've had a 'proper anorak' friend visiting from London this week, who occasionally road tests pre-production parts for Scootopia, and he said they were decent. Speaking of Scootopia, back when they were a Casa main agent ever notice they never stocked the Casa exhausts, but the Tutto ones? To me this speaks volumes. If you purchase parts from Tutto, I find its best to order direct via phone (speak to Cinza). Alternatively, you can purchase online from STF. Regarding the 'mushroom baffle' this changed throughout production. For example, the inlet holes in 'mushroom' were bigger on the TV/2 exhaust than the LI/2 exhaust and obviously it was abandoned for late SX and dl/GP. Personally, if it was my build, I'd purchase a Tutto S3 exhaust, dry build, and then follow recommendations in the '60s Performance and Tuning Conversion Manual and drill the out the mushroom with a 13mm bit, before cleaning and sending off to be ceramic coated with Cerakote. In the past I've also had success removing tailpipes and re-welding them on, but given the Scootopia S3 'clover' ones are built to late SX/dl/GP spec there is no need to do anymore.
  20. Did Hensley ever have any Lambretta deck graphics? I only remember V3$p@ ones, such as the Black Label P-series photo. Maybe he's finally come around to his senses. Ha!
  21. Thanks! Good to know I have multiple options.
  22. Reprofile head for an RD350 piston. Looking for someone who has done Lambretta heads before and has the appropriate jig. Thanks in advance for any recommendations!
  23. I’ve never had that problem with Newfren pads and would personally recommend them over most other pads currently available. Just make sure you file down the oversized backing discs. If you can find them, my first preference would NOS Innocenti/OEM pads. I recently fitted some to a front end overhaul and the difference was immediately noticeable.
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