VESPA 50 - GUIDE TO RESTORATION
VERSIONE INGLESE DEL LIBRO VESPA 50: GUIDA AL RESTAURO
When I decided to write this guide I was really undecided about the setting to give to the text, being a technical manual it should be more schematic as possible with no-frills. Having said that, I also thought about what represents the Vespa (please do not call it scooter or motorbike...) for an enthusiast. Sincerely, I don’t know what crosses the mind of people who drive a Vespa, but my memories and my thoughts force me to see it as something more than a simple inanimate means of transport?.
Warning - Index - Introduction - Owning a Vespa - Material and equipment Equipment - Workstation and work-stands - The arrival - Complete disassembly - Missing parts - Cleaning of the carburator - Dismantling and engine overhaul - Cleaning of the engine - Flywheel and ignition - Thermal unit - Clutch disassembly - Crankcase opening - Bearing extraction - Crankcase restoration - Engine assembly - Bearing and oil seal mounting - Clutch housing - Gearbox control - Gearbox secondary shaft - Toothed sector and starter pinion - Transmission gear - Flywheel side crankcase assembly - Crankcase closing - Silent block and swing arm - Clutch pack replacement - Thermal unit - Clutch cover - Flywheel and ignition - Tank overhaul - Body restoring - Paint removal - Sheets welding - shaping and grouting - Paint - Lanyards and sheaths - Handlebar - Hub and brakes- Hub and front brake- Rear hub- Rear brake- Fork and shock absorber - Front shock absorber - Fork - Rear shock absorber- Wheels- Tires- Rims and wheel assembly- Electric unit- Muffler- Complete assembly - Conclusion.