Last Shout - Posted by: Grumpy225 - Sunday, 25 August 2013 15:27
http://www.lambrettaclubusa.net/
 

Series 1 help
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    LCUSA Forum Index -> Show us your Lambrettas
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Kevin Combs
LCUSA Member


Joined: 17 Mar 2004
Posts: 561
Location: SE Indiana

PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:55 pm    Post subject: Series 1 help Reply with quote

Here are some pictures of a series 1 I just picked up. It is rough and far from complete, but it was cheap. I can't find the frame #'s on anybody's list. It is different than my 59 Li 125 in the rear of the frame. Check out the pics and clue me in if any one has an idea of what this is. The picture I took of the frame #'s was blurry where the stylized i is in front of the 125 Li *xxxxxx*. I'm pretty sure it is Italian. There is a sticker on the front fender that says "lackland AFB 1967". http://www.flickr.com/photos/bikejunky/?saved=1
_________________
Gravity, It's not just a good idea. It's the law!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bayarealam
LCUSA Member


Joined: 25 Mar 2003
Posts: 3139
Location: Tucson

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fun project
_________________
Craig Bachler
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
izzy
LCUSA Member


Joined: 03 Apr 2003
Posts: 5874
Location: Bloomington, IN

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they accidentally stamped a 150 number on a 125 frame? I have a S1 frame with a S2 number and all S1 body parts.
_________________
Ryan
- PPG Paint Codes
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
netweasel
LCUSA Member


Joined: 03 Oct 2004
Posts: 732

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Series 1 help Reply with quote

I would chalk it up to a run of frame number anomalies. Did it have an engine, what was the engine number?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kevin Combs
LCUSA Member


Joined: 17 Mar 2004
Posts: 561
Location: SE Indiana

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:38 pm    Post subject: Lambretta Reply with quote

I was told there may be more parts to come when the guy digs them up, but he remembers throwing the engine away! He did say the headset bottom may still be there somewhere. He sold the other side panel. I'm not sure what other bits may show up.
_________________
Gravity, It's not just a good idea. It's the law!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kevin Combs
LCUSA Member


Joined: 17 Mar 2004
Posts: 561
Location: SE Indiana

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:32 pm    Post subject: Lambretta Reply with quote

Does anyone know when the holes in the rear of the frame changed into ribs? This oddball has the breather holes in the air intake as a frame breather, but also has the hole for the scoop under the seat. My 59 has ribs and the holes are gone under the "vent".
_________________
Gravity, It's not just a good idea. It's the law!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Grumpy225
LCUSA Admin


Joined: 09 Feb 2006
Posts: 5076
Location: Bakersfield, CA

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm no expert on S1/S2 but look at the separators at the beginning and end of the frame number. Shouldn't they be stars and not astricks?

Still won't answer everything but it might at least help.
_________________

Please use www.lambrettaclubusa.net
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Kevin Combs
LCUSA Member


Joined: 17 Mar 2004
Posts: 561
Location: SE Indiana

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:54 pm    Post subject: Lambretta Reply with quote

I wondered about that too. So I checked my 59 series 1 and the frame #'s look exactly the same (except for the actual #'s). It has been an Ohio scoot since new. It came with all the keys, full tool roll, and owners manual from 59 so it's a pretty good scoot to refer back to. I'll go have a look at that manual. it may tell me something.
_________________
Gravity, It's not just a good idea. It's the law!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
vdublammy
LCUSA Member


Joined: 15 Mar 2006
Posts: 2709
Location: Portland Oregon

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kewl project. My series 1 had the same deal. Late model #'s with all series 1 body parts etc. Mine is a 59. Looks like it may be a framebreather with the holes or the farmers wanted to do something special.
_________________
Built To Last
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Rateza
LCUSA Member


Joined: 13 Jan 2006
Posts: 503
Location: San Jose, CA

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Series 1 frame number has the asterisks between the numbers, but is strangely a *125LI*703XXX* which is shown as a first month of 1959 Series II production on Roberto's serial number page.

It has the Series 1 Legshield/Horncast mounting bracket on the front fork tube though (ie mounting holes for the horncast wider apart than Series 2) which would suggest it is a Series 1 frame.

Scooter came as a basket case from Fresno so I cant be sure its all original.

Simon.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger
Lambrettayeroc
LCUSA Member


Joined: 11 Sep 2005
Posts: 2370
Location: Ottawa, Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have complete bars and a side panel for you.
Contact me if you would like to purchase them?
scooterfixATgmailDOTcom
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jmcc
LCUSA Member


Joined: 13 Apr 2008
Posts: 475
Location: Houston, TX

PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got one in similar condition, but a year younger. My frame number is the sme format as yours, with an Innocenti symbol under where your strap is.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kevin Combs
LCUSA Member


Joined: 17 Mar 2004
Posts: 561
Location: SE Indiana

PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:02 pm    Post subject: Series 1 help Reply with quote

Kinda sad aren't they? Mine spent some time in Texas as the Lackland AFB parking sticker would indicate. They could have been painted with the same bucket of barn paint. I'm only guessing about the 1958. It could be a 59. I'm just wondering about the holes in the rear of the frame. It isn't a hack job. they were punched out at the factory. Does yours have ribs or holes?
_________________
Gravity, It's not just a good idea. It's the law!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jmcc
LCUSA Member


Joined: 13 Apr 2008
Posts: 475
Location: Houston, TX

PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is ribbed. Ooh err.

The holes are for the "framebreather" type, but as you have an air intake under the seat too, I'd guess yours is probably using up the last of the older frames.


I'm guessing mine is '59. You might be onto something with the Lackland AFB and that red paint.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
quadmodrophenia
LCUSA Member


Joined: 15 Aug 2009
Posts: 145
Location: houston, tx

PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jmcc wrote:
Mine is ribbed. Ooh err.

The holes are for the "framebreather" type, but as you have an air intake under the seat too, I'd guess yours is probably using up the last of the older frames.


I'm guessing mine is '59. You might be onto something with the Lackland AFB and that red paint.

Being from San Antonio and from an AF family, I can vouch for a ton of really stupid crap i've seen over the years.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    LCUSA Forum Index -> Show us your Lambrettas All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
2002-2006 Lambretta Club USA