This is the story of my '64 Vespa 150 - how it became mine and how it has given me a new vespatude.  I'll be recording the neat places I visit, the different things I do to make the Vespa my own, and - oh yeah - those reactions I get from both friends and strangers.

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Monday, November 14, 2005
A couple of pictures of the surgery

Heebie loses his engine. The shock hanging down in the rear holds the rear part of the engine which also contains the axle and wheel. The front of the engine is held onto the frame by a pinion located at the rear of the floorboard.

This is what the sidecar looks like when it isn't attached to the scooter. I am hoping to have a special frame machined so that I can more easily attach and detach the car. It took me a couple of hours to get it off as is. You have to remove the kickstand and muffler as well as go into the body to remove the electrical connection for the sidecar lamp.

Here we are looking at the flywheel side of the engine. You can see the piston hanging out to the right. Right in the center of the flywheel is where the piece is that requires a special tool. I received word from Mike this morning that he has what I need. We just have to arrange the pickup.

I'll try to get some more pictures up as I go along.


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