Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Scooter rideout Stockholm

Every wednesday there is a scooter gathering in Stockholm. At first coffee and chatting. The oldest scooter was a 1951 Vespa 125 and I think I saw some brand new PX150 as well. Of course some Lambrettas, my own TV 175 was one of them. About 15 scooters then went for a rideout through central Stockholm. And then came the rain!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Why is this so Vespa?

Here is a friend who pretends to be Darth Vader.
But why on earth publish this picture on a scooter blog?
Any clues?

Road-master from Fiamm

A bit to big, maybe.
But nonetheless extremely funky!
I found these horns three weeks ago at a fair.
Fabbrica Italiana Accumulatori Motocarri Montecchio SpA was started in the town of Montecchio, near Venice. In the 90's they bought the french firm Klaxon. They also bought several battery manufacturers. For the market in North and South America their plant FTI Cadillac makes 60 000 car horns each day! And they supply lots of air horns for General Motors.
Back to my horns; they're called "Road-master" and are from the late 60's. Unfortunately the compressor and maybe a relay was missing. Although the original cardboard box are present.
And they're 12-volt, originally built for cars like Maserati, Ferrari, Lancia, DeTomaso etc.
I've seen pictures of smaller Fiamm horns for Vespa or Lambretta, probably 6-volt. Maybe I should look for them instead?

I wonder if I can complain about the missing compressor?

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Lambretta embellisher found

In november last year I said in this blogpost that the search for the Lambretta accessory "A201 Front Bumper" will begin. I might have found that, but it needs rechroming. Back to that later.
But I have also found "A205 Front Mudguard Embellisher", maybe. The seller says it's NOS (New old stock) and I believe him, it looks very nice. At least the pictures...I haven't laid my greedy hands on it yet.
But according to a leaflet the "A205" has "TV 175" written on it, while mine has "Lambretta" instead. Well, it should look great on my TV 175.