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Old 03-19-2009, 08:00 AM   #181
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keep 'em coming... I am inheriting my Dad's old '71 Ambo, which is in piss poor shape, and will need a lot of TLC, and some serious, serious elbow grease
How's it coming along?..
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:30 PM   #182
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:21 PM   #183
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This is my Rat Eldo that I am not going to do much to this year... Gonna ride it. I have taken the starter off for rebuild, new starter relay and what not to get it going, changing fluids natch...
Oh, the red chrome mufflers are gone as are the floorboards, went back to pegs.... The only thing shiny on it now are the new cans.... I'll throw mud on 'em.




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My first Guzzi was an '80 SP 1000 in blue.. rode it for about six years and let it go. One of the ones that never should have left. Sooo, when I got another SP I made the decision that it will never leave.

I notice that you have the GuzziTech adapters and later Brembos up front... nice.


This is a friend's '83 and my '84... Mine is with the lowers.





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Old 03-20-2009, 06:25 PM   #184
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radguzzi,

It was the photos of your great looking red and white, along with a few more posts and photos here and Wildguzzi, and Greg Field's descriptions in his book, that hooked me. Drove over 600 miles round trip to buy it from the original owner about 10 months ago.
In addition to the front brakes, I replaced the rear shocks, seat, mufflers, oil lines, added LeMans breather. Davy at MPH has tuned it beautifully and did the springs and dampers. The VHB square slides are perfectly fine for me. - with K&Ns.
I plan on keeping it as long as the original owner did, only putting a LOT more miles on it - only 11500 in 28 years. I feel very fortunate to have this bike.

Cool "rat" Eldo. Those are great looking even if not all restored. I'd like to have a loop to go with the Tonti. These old things are so fine.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:42 PM   #185
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This was my Moto-Guzzi project, a '72 850GT. Restored this one from the "ground" up...



turned out quite nicely. Gave it the California touch...



Below was my dad's 850 GT with side car

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Old 03-21-2009, 02:22 AM   #186
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Thanks Zenben and Zook. I appreciate the pics and suggestions. I didn't have the $ to get an Ambo or Eldo, so I am doing my best to convert the T3 to Eldo bodywork (picked up a T3 rolling chassis with most parts there). Moving the fuel bungs on the Eldo tank is step one (since they line up perfectly with the Tonti frame rails).

Thanks again,
Dave
I'm not really understanding your post. An Eldo tank is a completely different frame tunnel to a Tonti. If you are actually tying to mate the two, then we should meet.
We probably have shared interests, and are relatively nearby.
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:47 PM   #187
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just bought this one today. 73 eldorado with 16,000 miles. running, plated, ridden by previous owner of ten years. i guess i am, as poser, oops poster "insane cathode" calls us, a guzzitard. of course this come from a panty waist who admitly owns a yamaha vision!

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Old 03-22-2009, 05:13 PM   #188
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Hey Bill,
We have nearly matching Eldos and SPs...
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just bought this one today. 73 eldorado with 16,000 miles. running, plated, ridden by previous owner of ten years. i guess i am, as poser, oops poster "insane cathode" calls us, a guzzitard. of course this come from a panty waist who admitly owns a yamaha vision!

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Old 03-22-2009, 05:41 PM   #189
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Not sure how it will turn out

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I'm not really understanding your post. An Eldo tank is a completely different frame tunnel to a Tonti. If you are actually tying to mate the two, then we should meet.
We probably have shared interests, and are relatively nearby.
I know it isn't supposed to work, but I am going to give it a shot. My goal is to have an Ambo/Eldo look to the T3. It may be sacraligious, but I really do not like the look of the T3 stock tank. Haven't seen and Ambo or Eldo for under 4k, so I will see what I can do with what I have.

I will shoot you a pm next time I get into the north valley.

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Old 03-22-2009, 06:06 PM   #190
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Guzzi bikes at Barber's Motorsports Museum

Ocassionally I do volunteer work at Barber's Motorsports Museum in Leeds, AL. After my shift this morning I wandered about the Museum and took a few pictures of the Moto Guzzi's on display:

1959 Lodola 235 Gran Turismo


1954 Motoleggera 65


Galletto


1963 Cardellino 83cc


1966 Stornello Regolarita




1968 Stornello 125 Sport


And a Modern Classic Guzzi -

2002 Ghezzi and Brian SuperTwin 1100








More to come..........
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:14 PM   #191
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Here's my SP1000. They can't all be sweet like radguzzi's





Awesomest find so far:


Mega carb crust:
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:16 PM   #192
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A few more Guzzi's from Barber's Motorsports Museum:

1967 Scrambler America 125


1949 Airone Turismo


1924 Normale

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Old 03-22-2009, 07:14 PM   #193
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just bought this one today. 73 eldorado with 16,000 miles. running, plated, ridden by previous owner of ten years. i guess i am, as poser, oops poster "insane cathode" calls us, a guzzitard. of course this come from a panty waist who admitly owns a yamaha vision!

You're pretty quick soldier I had my brother in law all set to pull the trigger on this one, he was just in the convincing the wife stage when I left him this afternoon.

y'all should hit us with some better pics when you can.
congrats. Great score for $1600.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:14 AM   #194
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Hey Sean,
You do know of the dual banjo fittings for Dellortos, right...? (MG Cycle and others...) Cleans up that plumbing nicely.
Man, that carbashooter looks crusty...!
That is not a bad looking SP, Do Not take it entirely apart, ride it fer a bit...
Radzo...


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Here's my SP1000. They can't all be sweet like radguzzi's





Awesomest find so far:


Mega carb crust:
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:19 AM   #195
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Le Mans, just like the one I used to own and blabla..........



She resides in the livingroom (on RSwife's order), 235 Lodola, overhauled engine, paintwork cleanered, wiringloom and oillines laying in the shed awaiting.......



Paul.

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