I just pulled the engine out of a '64 vespa. I'm looking forward to my first engine rebuild.
I was looking to purchase a rebuild kit from scomo.com. Does anyone have any experience from this website or would you recommend another site?
I also have a Lambretta. The person I bought it from said it was a 55 (it's also titled as a '55), however based on the VIN it might be a '66. He also said the engine was free. However, I'm unable to turn the flywheel.
Would it be safe to assume because I can't turn the flywheel the engine is seized?
Joined: 12 Jun 2005
Location: Seward South MPLS
I've had several good experiences with SCOMO. Everything I've ordered I've received quickly and the staff is small so dealing with them feels very personal. I've had equally as good luck with Scooterworks in Chicago, not only did I get my orders within a couple days, but they sent me all kinds of cheesy stickers, which I promptly stuck all over the forklift at work.
By the way, if anyone ever needs a 12 volt 4-pole rectifier for the P200's made before 1980, let me know. I now own two perfectly good ones.
Joined: 03 May 2005
Location: the metal house
I would reccomend that you take apart the engine before you start buying parts for it. It may not need everything that is in the "kit". For the most part I haven't seen many crank bearing go. And the most that you would need would be to replace the gaskets and seals and probably the kickstart buffers. There are many people on this board that have dealt with scomo and I know them to be a good alternative to Scooterworks.
A stuck flywheel doesn't necessarly mean that the engine is "siezed."
Depending on the scooter...but you should order all the parts before you crack the cases. Certainly do the bearings, seals, kickstart buffers, and cruciform. American Scooter Center is also very good to deal with and are excellent resource for technical advice. ASC has rebuild kits also.
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