Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuel

Aimee Delin /
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Steve Clark Wrote:

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> Watch out for one thing with the drill starter,

> sometimes when it starts the nut might fly off

> with the drill attached, don't loose it or the

> washer if there is one.

Wow no joke, I sprayed fuel into the cylinder via the plug hole, put the drill to it, and it fired up like a bat out of hell (carb removed so it was beyond wide open) the bolt, washer, and "harmonic balancer"? shot off with the harmonic rolling a good way across the yard.

One bad Cadillac!™ Wrote:

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> I still can't tell if you just cleaned the carb

> many times, or in fact did a rebuild. If you just

> cleaned the 30 plus year old carb parts many

> times, you need to rebuild it instead because you

> can suspect all 30 year old carb parts including

> the intake seal. And if you did not rebuild it,

> it'll never be a reliable machine once it is

> running.

I rebuilt it with new seals and jets, reused the casting, throttle, and float/needle.

Hugh Goldspiel Wrote:

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> You'll know what I'm talking about when your crank

> taper breaks off, or you loose a ton of speed

> because you tweaked your crank out if true. Then

> what are you going to do with a bike that has a

> broken crank?

Can you please explain how using a drill to turn over the engine could do such catastrophic damage to the crank? The starting mechanism on the bike uses centrifugal force to do the exact same thing, but in a hammer like manner which would exhibit much higher bursts of torque than a drill. In fact I have used impact wrenches in the past on small four stroke engines with no ill effects, the only issue with that is they are too loud to listen for variations in engine noise, didn't think of a drill because the engines I have used the impacts on were all too large to be turned over with a drill, at least I thought, now I want to try it.

And to the lot of you, if you want to engage in childish bickering that is why the forum has a PM function, if you are going to offer information or advice about my issue, then feel free to reply.

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  1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelTopic by: Aimee Delin Aimee Delin 07/30/14 09:50PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: cheetahchrome . cheetahchrome . 07/30/14 10:30PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/30/14 10:50PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Aimee Delin Aimee Delin 07/30/14 10:51PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/30/14 10:57PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: cheetahchrome . cheetahchrome . 07/30/14 11:15PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/30/14 11:24PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/30/14 11:25PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/30/14 11:26PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Don Ohio Don Ohio 07/31/14 12:13AM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: cheetahchrome . cheetahchrome . 07/31/14 12:40AM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Steve Clark Steve Clark 07/31/14 03:35AM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Aimee Delin Aimee Delin 07/31/14 10:44PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/31/14 10:54PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Downhill Harvey (OFMC) Downhill Harvey (OFMC) 07/31/14 03:40AM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Bad Cadillac™ Bad Cadillac™ 07/31/14 07:31AM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/31/14 11:48AM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/31/14 11:52AM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Bad Cadillac™ Bad Cadillac™ 07/31/14 12:19PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/31/14 12:29PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Glenn Kuehn Glenn Kuehn 07/31/14 01:11PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/31/14 01:36PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/31/14 01:39PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: cheetahchrome . cheetahchrome . 07/31/14 01:36PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/31/14 01:42PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/31/14 01:44PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: cheetahchrome . cheetahchrome . 07/31/14 01:45PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: cheetahchrome . cheetahchrome . 07/31/14 01:42PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/31/14 01:46PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: cheetahchrome . cheetahchrome . 07/31/14 02:19PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/31/14 03:08PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: cheetahchrome . cheetahchrome . 07/31/14 03:31PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/31/14 03:35PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/31/14 04:18PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/31/14 04:22PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Downhill Harvey (OFMC) Downhill Harvey (OFMC) 07/31/14 10:05PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 07/31/14 10:09PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Glenn Kuehn Glenn Kuehn 08/01/14 04:36AM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Aimee Delin Aimee Delin 08/01/14 08:07AM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 08/01/14 12:20PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Glenn Kuehn Glenn Kuehn 08/01/14 12:53PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 08/01/14 01:04PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Aimee Delin Aimee Delin 08/02/14 03:26PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Glenn Kuehn Glenn Kuehn 08/02/14 04:38PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Don Ohio Don Ohio 08/02/14 04:57PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Aimee Delin Aimee Delin 08/02/14 10:19PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 08/02/14 10:40PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 08/02/14 10:45PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Aimee Delin Aimee Delin 08/02/14 10:48PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 08/02/14 11:00PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Hugh Goldspiel Hugh Goldspiel 08/02/14 11:01PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Aimee Delin Aimee Delin 10/04/14 06:06PM
  Re: 1980 Vespa Grande, no fuelRe: Aimee Delin Aimee Delin 10/04/14 08:48PM

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