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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Saturday, July 01, 2006
The engine is off again
The Vespa has been sitting for several days under its cover. I could not do anything with it because the engine will not run. As I mentioned earlier, one of the studs broke and I could not get compression. So, last Saturday, I ordered some new studs as well as some other parts that I have been learning about. It is time to go back in...

I started to drop the engine about 10:15 this morning and had it in my basement with my mess cleaned up by 11:15. Boy, did I sweat buckets! Even though I was under the carport, the humidity caused me be get pretty warm. My glasses were sliding off my nose and everything was slippery.

Still, its done and I plan to take a break from it for the rest of the day. I'll do a little bit each night next week and maybe next weekend I'll have the issues resolved.


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