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  1. Yes thx for you help Jon & happy birthday. Jeremy
  2. UpJetter, if you get a chance please call me on my mobile (before Saturday night) 415.690.6390 Thx, Jeremy
  3. Count me in at very least on P. PM sent to you with regards to reroute. Thanks for the offer. I am humbled. Very generous of you!
  4. My bike has 120 miles on a rebuilt motor with new piston and bored top end. I have not ridden more than 10 miles at any given time yet. I am hesitant to take it on this long of a ride before I break it in, so I am going to pass riding the Lammy. I also have a P200, which I could ride on the trek. Working out schedule on my end. If I get enough done this week and have free time on the weekend, count me in. I will confirm either way on Saturday morning. Jeremy
  5. Sorry folks . . . I should have included my baseline (rock bottom) which I saw in Italy. Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr I teach 11th grade American Lit . . . and my students are often required to juxtapose two pieces of literature via literary devices authors use . . . in this case I juxtaposed two non-Lambrettas and the Scomadi was my preference of the two.
  6. I plan to make the ride to Point Reyes, but can't camp as I teach American Lit at Oakland Tech and my profession is pretty locked into a schedule. I work Monday. The only thing that has me slightly concerned is I am still breaking in the motor so I can not contain speeds of full open throttle. Will the ride be okay for a bike for engine breaking in? The East Bay crew -- Paul S. posted. Jeremy
  7. I am looking into making the Reyes ride; however as I posted on the Camping invite unfortunately I can not take Monday off. I teach American Lit at Oakland Tech High School and schedule is pretty locked in in that career. I will watch for LALO 2016. I would love to make that too.
  8. On the road and loving it! Finished by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Titled, registered, and licensed. Waiving my LCUSA flag. Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Thanks to BrooklynPete for the Lucas style plate holder. Had it powder coated to match.
  9. While in Amsterdam . . . I finally saw Scomadi in person and I think it looks really nice. Other than that I don't know anything else about it. Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Thought I would share.
  10. Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Thanks Mike. I came so close to using panhead allen screws for the plate. Looked so clean. But I like it as-is.
  11. Hello all. I picked up one of BrooklynPete's Lucas license plate holders and though I do not have a Lucas tail light, it will go on my 1962 pre-mod S3. I am wondering if anyone can tell me what standard type of hardware was used at this time for something like this? My bike aims to have the period correct look so if there is a detail here I would like to know. I will use SS to match the balance of my bike. Peter said an option is "SS Allen thumb screws and nyloc nuts." Thanks, Jeremy
  12. Sorry I haven't washed yet. Just too excited to share. It is "butter" to ride. Love it. Mike Anhalt and Josh Snow make me look good! Home with me now. Breaking it in. Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Original Italian speedo (calls to history and soul of bike) Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr A few hidden spots to call history of bike(s) lived. Many of you members have provided parts on this bike. And now all of you are part of soul of this bike. Maybe I am cheesy or Hallmark, but that's important to me. Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Some anorak details: Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Original: Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr I am just smitten: Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr As Brandon replied to my statement, "damn this bike fought me every step of the way" he said "that's Lambretta. You gotta be indoctrinated into this." Indeed he was correct. My P200 is named after my maternal grandmother and I am working on a name to incorporate my paternal grandmother for this Lammy. Now, I need to ride . . .
  13. Great color choice. My fav for the post-mod.
  14. Some more progress. Mike polished out the side panel levers, which were in pretty bad shape with deep scratches. A major improvement. Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr This photo was taken just prior to clean up and polishing out. Nice detail - that's Mike for you. All the "smalls" he does on his builds. Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr
  15. The sound of a stock TV175 top-end with a stock pipe. IMG_2309 by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr
  16. When Josh Snow came over to my house to look at the project I had for him . . . this is exactly what he saw. Just found this photo in my Face Book photos -- I had totally forgotten about it. Lambretta_TV175_PartsInBox by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Josh gave me something totally opposite in return. My batch-o-parts was truly a hodgepodge.
  17. Yet another issue which slowed the build. I spent some good time over the years looking for TV control rods (which are shorter than Li), but had no luck. Barry G. found a pair, but one was damaged. After having no luck in my search and needing to keep my build going with Mike, I opted for buying the repops from Scooter Restorations in the UK. The set I received was made wrong. Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr The paddle was welded wrong relative to the rod. (I posted this in the "Product Review" section as well as it seemed appropriate). Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Rudy P. checked in with me after I lucked out with the repops and gave me suggestions on other places to check. I finally found and bought a set from Lambretta Works. Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr This is how the original Innocenti set arrived to Mike Anhalt. Damn near got lost in the mail. Thanks to G for having them and polishing them up for me prior to mailing. These two parts slowed the build down and had Mike at a stand still for a while.
  18. Glove box install. Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr My glove box lock was gummed up good, but Mike was able to clean and polish.
  19. I asked for builder and painter to sign the inside of my glove box. Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Sorry for the blurry pix. Josh said the bike is nicely painted - in many ways better than a daily rider - but of course at the end of the day I asked for a beautiful daily rider I could ride hard in a hard city/town (Oakland).
  20. Who's bike ran the pipe in the video? Mine?
  21. Sneak peak as paint is finished up. Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr It should also be noted that this bike-in-a-box build was not easy on the painter either. Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Like Mike, Josh Snow powered through it. Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr As I said before, I asked for a beautiful daily rider and that's what I got. I am very happy with Josh's eye for catching the small things. These parts look awesome! The Coral Red was matched from the "Lambretta Paint Book: 1962" paint chips. Josh had the color matched.
  22. But wait, for $19.99 there is more . . . building this bike has felt like a info-merricial that identifies more and more issues that must be resolved. Translation: my wallet gets thinner with every discovery and Mike has added time to work and worse added down time waiting for parts. Fortunately, Mike is a veteran and relaxed and chilled and proactive in problem-solving. Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Look very very closely at those threads. See anything usual? Yep, someone stuffed a larger diameter bolt in the head instead of doing it right and having it repaired. Mike ordered the correct size threaded bolt and had his machinist repair it. Of course, I had to go (I believe) 2 over to have the piston re-bored and meet Mike's standards. He then high-temp painted it for stock look. by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr The end product is damn nice. by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr This is where that "but wait for $19,99 there is even YET more" . . . We couldn't find a piston forever. Ordered abroad. Took 2 months to arrive due to post. Damaged in transit. Damnit!!!! Luckily, thanx for Mark and Jon at Jet200 I found an NOS piston and bought that bastard so freakin' fast! [/url]Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr 62.8 Mondial NOS piston Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr This build feels like a freakin' wedding. With my bride (of 13 years) we set a budget and I remember watching it slip and slip some more and slip some more - I got frustrated. It caused tension. However it's the best god damn party I ever went to and I would do it again in a heart beat. Hell I'd throw another $10K at it if I could (that's a pipe dream). So if I feel half as good as my wedding day when I test ride this bike I won't think twice about the frustrations and cash gone (and my girl and I predict I will fall in love my bike right away). by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr I am an Lit teacher and teach American Lit to 11th graders. My standards push insanity, ie write a 2-page essay (that is so hard to do because it should be a 4 page essay -- students must cut all good evidence and analysis and only keep the excellent) on Faulker's use of 3 literary devices to illustrate Darl's decent into madness and then connect it to his social commentary. I know what I do for living. Mike does too with his Lammy builds. And when it comes to builds I am so damn happy I hired Mike. I take my job beyond seriously and it is evident that Mike does too. He is pro! TV175 S3 rest by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Thank you Mike. This moment is for you!
  23. As Mike and I both said, building a bike in a box project is not ideal and poses challenges. One challenge was the carb body. Finding a carb body without stripped threads was not so easy nor quick. I bought this one and was told that I could file the mouth down smooth for function. Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr So I checked the threads and they seemed good. I bought the complete carb for $75. Then I paid Peter to vapor blast it. Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Mike is very particular about his standards during a build (which is why I hired him and would do it again in a heart beat). He tried to repair the carb body, but to no avail. He wanted a carb in the best possible condition so the bike can run strong and healthy stock. Hunting down the new body was not as quick as we would have liked. Rudy Perez was generous enough to hook me up with a happy and healthier carb body. Mike suggested not to have it vapor blasted and to just clean it up for a truer to stock look. Here it is . . . Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr Thank you Rudy!
  24. Prior to having the muffler ceramic coated Mike had the pipe/clamp welded for a true stock look: Untitled by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr
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