79 vespa grande shopping list

I had a running (but not idling) vespa so i blindly tickered with it and now it doesnt work.

I need to clean the caked on gunk from the cylinder head and walls and ports and replace a condenser. . .

This makes me think; why not just do some upgrades while its in pieces.

But i dont really know what is compatible with or recogmended for a vespa grande.

So i ask you the great army: what should i buy for my grande?

(links would be appreciated)

Re: 79 vespa grande shopping list

Crank seal and/or rebuild kit

13 mm carb if you don't have one

set of 60s jets

some kind of awesome pipe

maybe a kit if you're feeling adventerous

a fancy crank if yer'e gonna kit it.

if you like throwing shit-tons of money at things, buy this: https://www.treatland.tv/vespa-simonini-engine-p/vespa-simonini-engine-piaggio.htm

Re: 79 vespa grande shopping list

second rule of mopeds: get it running good stock before fucking with it.

but if you want to buy some stuff, uh, i dunno maybe an espresso machine?

Re: 79 vespa grande shopping list

. . . Do you think that espresso machine would fit where the battety was?

Good point tho. . .

Any advice on how to get to the condenser easily? Is the rope trick safe for getting the pulley off or should i invest in a pulley puller?

Re: 79 vespa grande shopping list

Graham Motzing Wrote:

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> second rule of mopeds: get it running good stock

> before fucking with it.

i call it baselining, or establishing stock performance, also highlights any basic issues before you multiply complexity with "mods"

we don't discuss the first rule, sorry.

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