So, I recently bought a vespa grande, and I am trying to get it running. I think it will run, but I'm not sure. You see, the only feasible way to turn the engine over, as I can see it, is by peddling it and having the peddle engage the clutch etc. Either that, or hook a drill with a socket big enough to fit on the bolt on the clutch, as i have neither a drill or a big enough bit, I'm stuck with peddling. problem is, and this is my problem, the peddle crankshaft connecting to the peddles wobbles, like the bearings are broken, but it wobbles so badly the chain won't stay on. The front sprocket on the peddle shaft turns out diagonally so much that the chain slips off of the tooths (teeth?) when I try to peddle it, so I can turn it over for long enough for the clutch to engage. To make matters worse, the entire peddle crank shaft assembly is encased in this seemingly welded shut housing. Any help/ideas would be much appreciated.
P.s. I also broke the rubber gasline in the process of cleaning to carburetor. Does anyone know what kind of shops would sell gas lines? I'd rather shop locally, so just an idea of the kinds of stores is good. Thanks.