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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Friday, November 25, 2005
Nothing but the engine left
How often do you think you have a real problem just to discover that the symptoms you see are caused by something insignificant? All those wiring problems I thought I was having were caused by a bulb that would not sit correctly in the bulb housing. All I had to do was get a new bulb.

I went to the local car parts store and found a similar 12 volt bulb. The bulb that was original was a 12 volt bulb, but it was very small. The bulb I bought was a little larger. All of the smaller bulbs were 7 volts. Not a problem, right? Well, the bulb would not fit through the headlamp reflector. I widened the hole with a drimel tool and then it fit through. Now the only bulb I can't buy at an auto parts store is the headlight.

Here is where I stand right now. You can see the engine in the foreground. The bike is pretty much put together. Today I ordered the leg shield chrome and a new regulator/rectifier. Wouldn't you know it, the regulator was not in stock. One more item put on back order.

Will I ever get this thing finished?


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