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Lambretta 175 S-F
« on: May 13, 2013, 05:22:03 AM »
Hi All

I'm still in the planning stages of his build at the moment and will be for some time,but have decided to start a build diary to assist with it.I first traveled to bonneville from New Zealand in 03 and again in 08,its definatly a place that has left a long lasting inpression on me, along with Lambretta's speed achivements in the 50's
 

At this stage i have collected some rims and tires, and currently working on drawings of the body and and collecting parts for the engine,





drawing of the body







Bits being collected for the engine





Next month im travelling to Australia for work and to watch a little drag racing and will be meeting Jon to take a look at his liner and Ross Browns, hopfully this help answer some of my questions and inspire me on my build
Cheers for looking

Nicholai

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Re: Lambretta 175 S-F
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 09:29:47 AM »
That's cool man.

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Re: Lambretta 175 S-F
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2013, 12:33:29 PM »
Pretty cool.

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Re: Lambretta 175 S-F
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 02:31:08 PM »
Looks cool Nicholai as others have said.
What are you making from the  block of alloy under the barrel?

Is the transmission in the swingarm?

Look forward to meeting you next month.
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Re: Lambretta 175 S-F
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 03:42:13 PM »
Looks cool Nicholai as others have said.
What are you making from the  block of alloy under the barrel?

Is the transmission in the swingarm?

Look forward to meeting you next month.
jon

Hi Jon

Going to make a head with the alloy,something a little bigger than stock,
the gearbox is in the rear of the engine casing with the clutch and is driven from the crank with a chain.
Yes me to, look forward to checking out your machine.
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Re: Lambretta 175 S-F
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 10:48:44 PM »
That is brilliant.  :cheers:

What are those tyres??

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Re: Lambretta 175 S-F
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2013, 12:06:37 AM »
That is brilliant.  :cheers:

What are those tyres??

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Re: Lambretta 175 S-F
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2013, 12:15:58 AM »
One of the driving forces behind my build is the history of MG in land speed racing.  It appears that you, too, have found a historical touchstone as inspiration.  When progress eludes you, you'll find that sustaining.

I've also found that maintaining the build diary keeps you focused.  I've seen so many that start off, and after 3 or 4 months, we never hear from them again.

Don't let that happen.

Press on, regardless!

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Re: Lambretta 175 S-F
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2013, 04:35:30 AM »
One of the driving forces behind my build is the history of MG in land speed racing.  It appears that you, too, have found a historical touchstone as inspiration.  When progress eludes you, you'll find that sustaining.

I've also found that maintaining the build diary keeps you focused.  I've seen so many that start off, and after 3 or 4 months, we never hear from them again.

Don't let that happen.

Press on, regardless!

 :cheers: .



Thanks for your input MM, i was going to hold off starting this build thread for a while as i dont intend starting with construction till at least mid next year or when ever my current project is finished (having just about finished one at the moment and diving head first in to the current) But Jon has informed me he has found his a great help with his project, so ive decided to push on and as you have mentioned i think this will help with keeping momentium.

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Re: Lambretta 175 S-F
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2013, 05:43:38 AM »
Go Nicholai!...looks like you've got the right ingredients, inspiration, something that we all know that you have to get out of your system and the tools to do the job. The renders look nice, a little more tail?....A build diary is indispensable, the advice and support you get with the ability to go back and read about what you were thinking or doing with your build is a great way to get through the low points , and you'll have them.

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Re: Lambretta 175 S-F
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2013, 05:30:23 PM »
You might want to check with the organizers, wherever you plan to run.  Motorcycles are required to run minimum of 15" wheels (I haven't checked DLRA).  AMA/Bub let some scooters run last year, but they had to run in "Production" class, I believe.
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Re: Lambretta 175 S-F
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2013, 05:46:25 PM »
There's a scooter entered for SCTA-BNI SpeedWeek -- it has 15" wheels.  Other concerns of SCTA are steering dampers and front axle retention.
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Re: Lambretta 175 S-F
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2013, 06:37:30 PM »
You might want to check with the organizers, wherever you plan to run.  Motorcycles are required to run minimum of 15" wheels (I haven't checked DLRA).  AMA/Bub let some scooters run last year, but they had to run in "Production" class, I believe.
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Re: Lambretta 175 S-F
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2013, 06:40:31 PM »
There's a scooter entered for SCTA-BNI SpeedWeek -- it has 15" wheels.  Other concerns of SCTA are steering dampers and front axle retention.

Thanks other than the engine, all other parts for this project will be fabricated to meet DLRA,SCTA or BUB rules.

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Re: Lambretta 175 S-F
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2013, 07:19:54 PM »
There's a scooter entered for SCTA-BNI SpeedWeek -- it has 15" wheels.  Other concerns of SCTA are steering dampers and front axle retention.

Thanks other than the engine, all other parts for this project will be fabricated to meet DLRA,SCTA or BUB rules.

 Nicholai... let me amend your statement.. it reads Thanks all of this project will be fabricated to meet DLRA,SCTA and BUB rules
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