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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Wednesday, April 26, 2006
This is causing me gas...
When I posted the below entry this morning, it was still dark outside. The early morning light revealed a large moist spot under the Vespa. My small fuel leak was not so small anymore.

Right now, the tank is sitting there draining the fuel back into a fuel can. I've got to get that spring washer fixed and then try to get the switch rod back in the frame without causing a leak.

Tomorrow the new parts will arrive. Hopefully I will be able to get the tank back in at the same time that I replace the cables, etc. Then the time will come to attach the side car. One of the interesting things I will have to do is rewire the side car lamp.

Then we'll just see what else breaks!

I always seem to have problems with my fuel valves leaking. Too tight they leak and are hard to turn the valve. Too loose they leak and the vave vibrates closed on you :) A little vaseline on the rubber gasket in the fuel valve works for a while. The easy way out is to tighten it so it won't leak in the open position and leave fuel on (can't use reserve then) I was thinking of an Indonesian/Veitnamese scooter also,as the prices are good, and it is getting hard to find anything here in North America in good shape. you never did mention whether you spoke with the company that originally sold the bike to you. Have they helped with any replacemant parts or have they washed their hands of you once they have your cash. Great reading this blogsite. Keep up the good work.

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