> Your engine is not original it has been changed to a e50 I guarantee it,
> theres no way a Stock E50 could’ve pulled 18x40 gearing let alone a 1.5
> hp e50 maxi that comes with 15x45 gearing that’s even lower than 2HP
> 16×45 Gears
> A stock 1.5 Hp za50 Newport II still comes with 18x40 gears,
> I had or worked on several red Newport II’s ove
> For the coil to be on the frame it’s a specially made Za50 frame that
> has the coil mounts Welding in at the factory because there is no coil
> mounting slot on a za50 like a e50 engine has.
> Look at the one I have now that I’m going to be restoring sometime it’s
> a za50 that the Vin matches the frame.
> Some Newport II’s especially the black ones have normal 17 digit Vin
> numbers like a car and engine number doesn’t match but most red ones
> don’t but still come with za50 engines
> A 1980 second generation puch Za50 2 speed is far superior to a 2speed
> tomos engine and after you flip the second gear clutch it shifts like a
> Chevy powerglide transmission with full and partial throttle kick down
> making it a blast to ride by keeping you in the power at all times
Oh, I believe it. This Puch was a $200 non-runner. I got it because I knew I wanted to go frame-up this time, to really learn what makes these tick. The engine surely was underwater for some time, because the inner cases were full of rusty gunk. It did not come with a carb, but the top of a Bing carb was dangling from the throttle cable. I'm sure the kid I bought it from has no clue where the original ZA is. Maybe I'll get a ZA in the future! But for now, this is what I've got....