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Forum: Battle scooters 11-01-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,741
Posted By farmer fred
I did this with my 61 Cushman VBB. It's easy to...

I did this with my 61 Cushman VBB. It's easy to convert the rear hub to run 8" wheels. Scooterworks had the parts. It's a bit undergeared, but who wants to run 60mph on 8" tires?

I think...
Forum: Racing 10-31-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 49,166
Posted By farmer fred
http://www.twowheelsblog.com/post/7927/paolo-simon...

http://www.twowheelsblog.com/post/7927/paolo-simoncelli-would-like-a-minute-of-casino-at-valencia

I hope it comes off.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-31-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,741
Posted By farmer fred
Get the VIN and then reference here for the year:...

Get the VIN and then reference here for the year:

http://www.monsterscooterparts.com/vespa-vin.html
Forum: Battle scooters 10-31-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,741
Posted By farmer fred
Prolly 60-64 or so. VIN tells all.

Prolly 60-64 or so. VIN tells all.
Forum: Racing 10-27-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 49,166
Posted By farmer fred
A couple of through-the-fence no-fing-credentials...

A couple of through-the-fence no-fing-credentials shots from Indy 08, Marco on the Gilera:

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-ctwKPjV/0/XL/i-ctwKPjV-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,428
Posted By farmer fred
Just make sure you have your cob pipe and...

Just make sure you have your cob pipe and suspenders...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,428
Posted By farmer fred
Check the chrome bores for flaking before you try...

Check the chrome bores for flaking before you try to start it. Greg Bender's site will helop:

http://www.thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/moto_guzzi.htm
Forum: Racing 10-26-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 49,166
Posted By farmer fred
Maybe because you're in the UK?

Maybe because you're in the UK?
Forum: Racing 10-26-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 49,166
Posted By farmer fred
Linky no worky?

Linky no worky?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,395
Posted By farmer fred
Hey Pat, Sorry to say but I was in the...

Hey Pat,

Sorry to say but I was in the wrong place when your race Sunday went off. I just got a couple at the very end, but not you.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,981
Posted By farmer fred
1. Collect shit you have the most passion for. ...

1. Collect shit you have the most passion for.

2. Avoid auctions.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 711,095
Posted By farmer fred
http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-mZfPxg7/0/...

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-mZfPxg7/0/L/i-mZfPxg7-L.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 207,544
Posted By farmer fred
http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-JHWxdkr/0/...

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-JHWxdkr/0/XL/i-JHWxdkr-XL.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,395
Posted By farmer fred
Nobby, Stan and Alex: ...

Nobby, Stan and Alex:

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-b7SHCHW/2/XL/i-b7SHCHW-XL.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,790
Posted By farmer fred
The Kiwis brought this too: ...

The Kiwis brought this too:

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-QMQgmcx/0/XL/i-QMQgmcx-XL.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,790
Posted By farmer fred
And pmooney would know! from Barber 2011 ...

And pmooney would know! from Barber 2011

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-Dhk3JJ4/0/XL/i-Dhk3JJ4-XL.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 289,760
Posted By farmer fred
XSs are all over the sidecar class in AHRMA: ...

XSs are all over the sidecar class in AHRMA: Looks like this one is Dellorto-equipped.

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-XmXnW6m/0/XL/i-XmXnW6m-XL.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-11-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,088
Posted By farmer fred
I thought she gave up on motos and went back to...

I thought she gave up on motos and went back to horses? Good to see she's come back around.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,850
Posted By farmer fred
What an event. Huge crowds on Saturday, full...

What an event. Huge crowds on Saturday, full grids, and eye candy everywhere.

Thousands to sort through, but:

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-CwKZ6rb/0/XL/i-CwKZ6rb-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,504
Posted By farmer fred
I would be willing to bet that it has a normal...

I would be willing to bet that it has a normal 360-degree firing, and the seller was just a dope.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,504
Posted By farmer fred
Actually most of the the 500s had silver-painted...

Actually most of the the 500s had silver-painted iron barrels and 650s had black-painted barrels.

The photos look like a unit 650 with a twin-carb head and two monoblock Amals.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,850
Posted By farmer fred
That's a sweet bike too: ...

That's a sweet bike too:

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-6Fv8FGN/0/XL/i-6Fv8FGN-XL.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,850
Posted By farmer fred
Mr. Ambrose, I presume? ...

Mr. Ambrose, I presume?

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-PtkqKZ5/0/XL/i-PtkqKZ5-XL.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,469,140
Posted By farmer fred
No tracks? What'd ya do, carry it to the...

No tracks? What'd ya do, carry it to the photo-op spot?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,850
Posted By farmer fred
I'll be there, sans Guzzi tho. Hauling something...

I'll be there, sans Guzzi tho. Hauling something smaller to haul camera gear around on.
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 18,856
Posted By farmer fred
Great looking bike (the after).

Great looking bike (the after).
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 76,274
Posted By farmer fred
Beautiful old girl. Do you plan to try to...

Beautiful old girl.

Do you plan to try to start it as is? Chrome cylinders?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,536
Posted By farmer fred
I love my 61 VBB. It was sold thru the Cushman...

I love my 61 VBB. It was sold thru the Cushman dealer network but all they did was add an extra badge:

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/738711077_6Qi76-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-05-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 261,268
Posted By farmer fred
http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-dDFmpGM/0/...

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-dDFmpGM/0/L/i-dDFmpGM-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-05-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,056
Views: 544,048
Posted By farmer fred
http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-sgsJHPs/0/...

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-sgsJHPs/0/L/i-sgsJHPs-L.jpg

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-CgntzmH/0/L/i-CgntzmH-L.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 711,095
Posted By farmer fred
Surely I can figure out something to do with...

Surely I can figure out something to do with this:

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-vtgzGgH/0/L/i-vtgzGgH-L.jpg

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-RMKBz2Q/0/L/i-RMKBz2Q-L.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,561
Posted By farmer fred
Too bad neither are available for the loops.

Too bad neither are available for the loops.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,852
Posted By farmer fred
Do we all need soul patches to attend? ...

Do we all need soul patches to attend?

Please don't take over all of Barber; there's some racing I want to watch.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,561
Posted By farmer fred
Well, the e-ignitions available for the bike in...

Well, the e-ignitions available for the bike in the OP number only one that I know of, and it's expensive, and the OEM ignition on a loop is pretty idiot-proof. Without experience with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,561
Posted By farmer fred
How many of those were Loops with single points?

How many of those were Loops with single points?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,561
Posted By farmer fred
Stick with points, and make sure everything's...

Stick with points, and make sure everything's hooked up correctly.

The timing marks are on the lower generator belt pulley, and can be off in two different locations, depending on how the last...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,036
Posted By farmer fred
75 CB400F carb strip advice

Original bike, been sitting, always ran lean off-idle, now worse than ever. I doubt anyone's been in these carbs in 25 years. Any advice/watchouts from the SuperSport gurus? I have the Clymer and...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-10-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 461
Posted By farmer fred
gasket set ID help (Brit?)

These came in a pile of Guzzi stuff. They look British to me. Can anyone ID?

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-rGZhc2f/0/XL/i-rGZhc2f-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,160
Posted By farmer fred
I actually have a good front and a bent rear...

I actually have a good front and a bent rear fender, and a few other bits in boxes...The motor supposedly runs. We'll see!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,160
Posted By farmer fred
It's still a project at the moment: ...

It's still a project at the moment:

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/1089253691_6WE32-L.jpg

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/1089261541_AJHrN-L.jpg
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