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Re: Ken's Whizzer

Dale
 

If you’ve never used that kit, I hope the engine isn’t stuck. Is it complete with pulleys, etc?
find a bike frame and let ‘er rip…
Dale


Re: Looking for a Scooter

600miles
 

Your best bet is contact Vespa Club Los Gatos https://www.facebook.com/VespaClubLosGatos/

Miles


Re: Looking for a Scooter

Ken Nelson
 

Dale, I've still got my grandfather's '47 whizzer engine kit.  brought it back on train when i was 13 from his home in N. wisconsin  my first motorized wheels.  Great little engine!  still have the orig. manual - was made right here in Pontiac Mich.

Ken

On Thu, Jul 14, 2022 at 9:12 AM Dale <daleice@...> wrote:
Loved my Zundapp Bella that I had in the early 70’s. I traded it to Dave Blair, in Alviso, for a Lloyd truck…that never ran…
i’ve always wondered what happened to it….
I’m working on a ’99 Whizzer with a 150cc 4 stroke motor….rode it for the first time yesterday…
Dale





Re: Looking for a Scooter

Dale
 

Loved my Zundapp Bella that I had in the early 70’s. I traded it to Dave Blair, in Alviso, for a Lloyd truck…that never ran…
i’ve always wondered what happened to it….
I’m working on a ’99 Whizzer with a 150cc 4 stroke motor….rode it for the first time yesterday…
Dale


Looking for a Scooter

Rowan Tuttle
 

 

Hi all, 

I am currently on the hunt for a vintage scooter. I’m mainly looking for a Vespa P200 or Lambretta Series 3, but I’m open to anything including more obscure scooters such as the Zundapp Bella or Heinkel Tourist. Please let me know if you or anyone you may know has a scooter that they might be willing to sell. Thanks. 

-RT


[New post] Open top: 1968 Autobianchi Bianchina Furgoncino

Red Fred
 

Just think of how many Pizzas we could stack into this buggy for our events.  But I guess we'd have to get a separate tanker  truck for the wine?

RF.




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Open top: 1968 Autobianchi Bianchina Furgoncino

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Jul 8

While it is true that rarity in itself does not make a car more desirable, it is equally true that rarity makes a classic car certainly full of charm and, at times, of mystery. This is a very rare "van" version of an Autobianchi Bianchina that had a platform suitable for loading objects as the […]

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Re: Coil Overs

sujit roy
 

Hi,
I did call freeman. They did the alignment on my other Stag. I described what I want to do but he wasn't too sure. He did say to bring the car down so he could take a look
I have seen on the internet coilover sleeves but they are aluminum. My structs are steel. 

Sujit

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Re: Coil Overs

Keith Murphy
 

Use to be a shop in Alum Rock that did coil spring mods, I’m sure there are others too, as low rider market and drift cars are big in San Jose .

I would call the 2nd generation owners of Freeman Frame and ask if they lower coil springs or could they recomend a company locally that lowers coil springs :

Basically, you get your acetylene torch, heat a lower coil until it can collapse on to the next coil - that gets you approx 1/2” to 1” drop depending on the coil size - bigger diameter  coils drip more per coil wind then smaller coils.

Now, the engineering wanabee’s will say this is dangerous, the coil could break, but I have yet to see this happen myself - I having lowered coils myself in the old low rider way many times… you can cut a coil off too, but that leaves a blunt edge and it digs into your spring purchases on your frame/chassis, and that mod I have seen break as leverage is focused only on that cut end of the spring,  which is no longer tapered smoothly - you can grind the blunt cut end so it sits flatter in the coil mount, but heating and dropping the coil is easier to control the drop, with repeated heat and bend adjustments, though try to do the coil drop in one heat and bend cycle is preferred.

Coil over shocks require fabrication to your existing coil stops, and if you can’t weld on the hydraulic shock, then your making some sort of mechanical bolt on collar that allows the spring base to move down the shock body and drop the ride height.




On Jul 6, 2022, at 3:44 PM, sujit roy via groups.io <sujitroy@...> wrote:

I bought a set of four  lowered car springs for my Triumph. The rear sits lower but the front does not. Someone out ok UK added a coil -over kit to his Triumph so he could adjust the height. I am not into customizing my car, but I want it to sit right on all four wheels. Does anyone know of a shop which can work wit me on a kit? I'm un Cupertino
Sujit


Automatic gear box conversion

sujit roy
 

I'm thinking of swapping out  my 3 speed BW35 automatics transmission for a 4spped ZF4 one in my Triumph. I have been given some instructions on what to do. The end of the torque convertor needs to be machined so it fits in the end of the crank shaft. Does anyone know of a place? The torque converter is heavy.

Sujit


Coil Overs

sujit roy
 

I bought a set of four  lowered car springs for my Triumph. The rear sits lower but the front does not. Someone out ok UK added a coil -over kit to his Triumph so he could adjust the height. I am not into customizing my car, but I want it to sit right on all four wheels. Does anyone know of a shop which can work wit me on a kit? I'm un Cupertino
Sujit


Son Wants a Motorcycle but his dad made him buy a violin

Ken Nelson
 


Subject: Fwd: Son Wants a Motorcycle but his dad made him buy a violin



Re: [CitroenDSID] Unexplained belt failure

Ken Nelson
 

WHY OLD NON-SEALED BALL BEARINGS ON OLD CARS CAN SEIZE UP -

Fernando, you don't say anything about the alternator - does it turn freely??

Also, does the cam pulley still turn?  

If the waterpump had been rebuilt, but NOT with a dual-sealed modern bearing where the grease cannot possibly run out of the bearing as in the originals - they had NO inner seal, they'd get hot, the grease would run out into the housing, and THEN the balls would actually cut thru their steel retainer cage, the cage would distort, and one end of the broken steel cage band would jam in the race, locking the bearing up!  Sometimes this can happen, then when the pump is rotated backwards during removal, the cage can unlock, and the bearing can seem ok - so PRESS OUT that pump bearing, take it apart, and I think you may find that the pump had seized momentarily - long enough to snap both belts, then when you were checking it, free itself up.  

If the alternator bearing is still ok, it's gotta be the pump, but also check that the accessory drive pulley hasn't sheared its key or rivets on its hub - something let go unless a wayward nut inside your water passage jammed the pump vanes - Check all those rotating devices.

Perfect example"  One yr ago I was driving my '61 Panhard cabrio, just started out of a parking lot with the rally bunch, got to the first stoplight, when I heard a nasty sqeal of a tortured belt, and the only belt on a Panhard engine is to the generator.  I thought an Alpha next to me had made the noise, but no.  I pulled over around the corner to get out of the busy intersection, belt howling.  Got to curb, checked the gen, & sure enough, the front pulley bearing had seized.  With tools aboard, I pulled the gen on the street, removed pulley, pulled front cover with bearing, and found that back then, none of the ball bearings on these old cars had internal shields or anything to keep the grease inside.  this one had gone absolutely dry, sawed thru the ball cage, and  cage bits had jammed the balls.  I had to come up with a solution, or call AAA or walk 2 miles to the nearest store.  with a pair of needlenose pliers, I pulled out the steel shards, bent the cage ends back so they were out of the way, was helped immensely by the home owner where I'd parked as he had a couple of old Trans Ams, and a tub of grease!  Inserted same, reassembled and met up with the rally group at the last stop.  Next day I found a standard bearing for $4 but doublesealed, and on I went.  I've had this jammed beariing problem several times in 63 yrs - due to not replacing all those ancient, non-sealed beariongs - especially on D pumps!!!

Ken 



On Sun, Jul 3, 2022 at 1:21 PM Fernando J Alva Mirás 1970 DS21 EFI “Treglos” <fjalvam@...> wrote:
Excelente point Stan!  Maybe it was the bearings complaining!! 
> On Jul 3, 2022, at 1:10 PM, Stan George <ssgkag@...> wrote:
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> On 7/3/2022 9:59 AM, Fernando J Alva Mirás 1970 DS21 EFI “Treglos” wrote:
>> the belts started to to squeal.
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> Are you "sure" the squeal was not a bearing seizing up.
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> Stan George: Portland <<
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Re: Gould’s Microcar Classic Event is back on the calendar for July 15, 16 & 17, 2022!

Lou
 

   
   
   
For those interested, here's contact info:       
     

After a two-year, Covid-forced hiatus,
the event is back on the calendar!


July 15, 16, 17 at a new location: Sudbury, Mass

24 Tippling Rock Road, Sudbury MA

Register

Where to stay

Schedule for the weekend

Contact us


Where to stay

Fairfield Inn Boston Sudbury

Right around the corner from the Goulds'! Ask for the preferred rate; you get a discount with this event; only $150/night.
Here's the link.
Phone number: 978-443-2223

...and you can leave your car at the Goulds'.

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Schedule for the weekend

FRIDAY

Meet and greet! Excellent wines, craft beers, hors d'ouvres -- all top-shelf -- and, of course, great conversation. It's a reunion with old friends, and a chance to meet new ones!

SATURDAY MORNING/DAY

Breakfast on the porch: Pastries and (excellent) coffee.

The tour begins! Wachusett Mountain, lunch at Barber's Crossing North in Sterling, back toward Hudson with, of *course*, an ice-cream stop, then to Matchbox Motors to tour the collection. It's *amazing*.

SATURDAY NIGHT

The big dinner! Cocktails, craft beer, excellent wines, and a catered dining experience.

The Saturday night ice-cream run is back!

Maragritas and tall-tales into the night.

SUNDAY MORNING/DAY

Breakfast on the porch: Coffee, pastries, and some gas and oil for the cars.

Hop in the microcars and start today's tour to AlphaCars in Boxborough. This crew has been visiting, and energizing, the Classic for years!

The tour continues around Clinton (the dam! the reservoir!) apple country, etc.

The American Heritage Museum (you might remember visiting it in previous years when it was called the Collings Foundation... it's about three times as big now!) for some incredible viewing!

SUNDAY EVENING

Come home to the Goulds' and relax a while! Decompression... not low compression.

After a little relaxation, we're off to a good-bye supper at one of our local cantinas.

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Contact us

Charles or Nancy Gould, your hosts, can be reached at their NEW ADDRESS, 24 Tippling Rock Road, Sudbury MA, 01776...

  • 617-721-9400 (day)
  • 617-965-1333 (evening)
  • 617-965-4848 (fax)
  • and of course, by email at chasgould@...
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The 24th event, back before Covid, was awesome! Check it out!

Bubbledrome pages   
   
   
   
   
   
On 7/1/2022 7:26 AM, William Ellis wrote:

After a two year Covid-forced hiatus, the Gould’s Microcar Classic Event is back on the calendar for July 15, 16 & 17, 2022!
This is a three day event packed full of Microcar lunacy that includes loads of great food, great cars, great friends, great tours on fabulous roads and a huge amount of fun for everyone who attends. 
Attendance at this year’s event will be limited so register early to ensure that you can participate in this incredible event. 
Check out all the details and register at our updated website. 
Can’t wait to see everyone in two weeks!


Gould’s Microcar Classic Event is back on the calendar for July 15, 16 & 17, 2022!

 

After a two year Covid-forced hiatus, the Gould’s Microcar Classic Event is back on the calendar for July 15, 16 & 17, 2022!
This is a three day event packed full of Microcar lunacy that includes loads of great food, great cars, great friends, great tours on fabulous roads and a huge amount of fun for everyone who attends. 
Attendance at this year’s event will be limited so register early to ensure that you can participate in this incredible event. 
Check out all the details and register at our updated website. 
Can’t wait to see everyone in two weeks!
 www.Bubbledrome.com


Re: BaT for Tools?

Scott Davis
 

Apparently I've invested poorly over the years; My original Toyota tool kits pulled in the yards over the years are still being well used, but likely don't have the same two bidders!!!

Now, to convince the wife that the full garage is a highly valuable concentration of equity...

At 09:50 PM 6/23/2022, you wrote:
each of these tool sets sold for more for every fun/toy car I've ever bought except for 1 car. Fun to watch but don't think I'll ever buy off BaT. Selling would be a different matter.

<https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1961-porsche-original-factory-356b-tool-kit/>https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1961-porsche-original-factory-356b-tool-kit/Â

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1956-porsche-original-factory-tool-kit/

enjoy
David


BaT for Tools?

David Russel
 

each of these tool sets sold for more for every fun/toy car I've ever bought except for 1 car.  Fun to watch but don't think I'll ever buy off BaT.  Selling would be a different matter.



enjoy
David


A Trucker's View

Ken Nelson
 



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From: John Peterson <johna2cv602@...>
Date: Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 6:17 PM
Subject: Fwd: A Trucker's View
To: John Peterson <johna2cv602@...>


Wow, there are some really stupid people out there.

And they drive on our roads...

John


'64 Datsun Pick up in Campbell-for sale

David Russel
 

This one qualifies as fully Arcane.  Less than 2 days to go on the No-Reserve BaT auction.  Seller in Campbell has a lift and is happy to show the car and make inspecting the underside easy.


Sure hope this one joins the flock

David


NSU sedans and possibly a Sport Prinz for sale in California

Dave Smith
 

I should sell/trade these because I'll never get around to them. Both I've been told are early versions. The Typ110 should be a fairly easy project. It ran when I got it and has no major rust.

The TT is missing the drivetrain, has a broken windshield, and needs rockers and floors.  It had been buried under vines in Oregon for probably 30 years. It had been a race car.

I have titles from Oregon for both. Not in my name, but will write a bill of sale.

I can title them in California for an extra cost. I'd have to rent a trailer to get them to the DMV or pay someone to come out.   

I'm asking $1,500 for the TT to cover what it cost me to save it. $2,500 for the Typ110.

I think Facebook pictures work even if you don't have a FB account. If not, let me know and I'll send you pictures.


Dave in Sacramento


Re: anyone know of someone who can do a VIN inspection

Dale
 

In Ukiah, Calif., the DMV and CHP are in the same building. There is a CHP officer who does all the VIN inspections.
You have to make sure he’s there the day you need an inspection. He does have the correct papers!
That DMV is the best run DMV that I’ve ever been to. They triage you at the door and send you to the correct window.
One woman specializes in motorcycles. They know their stuff.
Here in Point Arena, the CHP will send an officer to our house, with the correct papers, and I’ve used that service many times.
Dale

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