Awesome find. This is going to be one of the most exciting restoration threads around in our ........
Thanks 350Z, yes I will do my best in updating here regularly. Thanks for the support.
Is this a Lambretta? I .....
Yes it is indeed a Lamby 150. Yes You are right, The worth of the vehicle depends to what extent we restore it. I am sure we will be able to put it back in its Original shape & condition.
Wow nice to see you got a Lambretta, it's very tough to find this vehicle.....
+1, you can see people earning till a lakh based on the original parts it has.
When I saw this Lamby, I expected it to be well built. Later I realised the metal used is very thick & strong. This Lamby does have the original engine & other mechanical parts (As far as I know), however one of my friend is a mechanic & I will take his opinion on the same, to check if some parts are from a Chetak/ any other scooter.
WOW !! SS80 you are back with another restoration.
Please keep us updated, BTW where do you source the parts for this ?
Is it still in running condition ?
OT: ha ha haa
Little did I realise all these days, that my M800 ownership has become like a restoration thread.
Yes the Lamby is in working condition, my friend rode it from his house to mine, almost 7kms. I guess this is a 1980's model, not sure. Will check the papers tomorrow.
As mentioned above, most of the functional & metal body panels seem to be original. So we should not have any issues with repairing them, however the missing/ non genuine parts we have identified as of now are
- Rubber & Aluminium strips on the floor (Rubber is missing/ cracked & has to be replaced)
- We have only 4 or 5 Aluminium strips, we need one more
- Rear View Mirrors - Right & Left (Chrome ones I guess)
- Lambretta & 150 Monograms in the front & sides
- Rider Seat bottom is cracked (cut) & needs welding & new springs
- Throttle grips (are in poor shape)
We should be able to source them from Shivajinagar/ J.C.Road area (near Wilson garden signal).
Other smaller yet significant things about this Lamby:
1. Heavier than almost all scooters in production
2. Sounds awesome
3. Engineering is so so simple, In fact I will post clear pictures showing how a couple of bolts are holding the entire back wheel, engine, trans etc, Also proper routing is done so that all brake & clutch wires are not hanging lose
4. Very stiff chassis
Here are a few photos
Dirt inside engine bay, when I received the Lamby
Did some mild cleaning with a old brush, and here is the aluminium part ( I think its called CLUTCH CASE). This part will undergo buffing pretty soon.
ROuting of wires, very neat Italian work
Inside headlamp mounting area
Carburator (I guess
sorry for the blurr images, will post better snaps from next time.
To all viewers: "Incase you find any non-OEM part in any of pictures, please let me know on this thread itself. It will help me & anybody else doing Lamby restoration.