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by lambs
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: gileraclub.de-Vintage/Oldtimer
Topic: Gilera 150 Autostrada.....also needs lots of work
Replies: 8
Views: 2963

Re: Gilera 150 Autostrada.....also needs lots of work

Adding images to posts is a bit of a lottery......
by lambs
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: gileraclub.de-Vintage/Oldtimer
Topic: Gilera 150 Autostrada.....also needs lots of work
Replies: 8
Views: 2963

Re: Gilera 150 Autostrada.....also needs lots of work

A Christmas Eve update.....I am inching closer to completion :roll: Engine has all new bearings and gaskets and head rebuilt. Bore, piston and rings were fine so just a light hone. Spokes on the front wheel I managed to obtain were badly corroded and wouldn't have passed a roadworthy inspection, so ...
by lambs
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: gileraclub.de-Classic german language
Topic: Achtung Gabel Nordie
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: Achtung Gabel Nordie

More likely manufacturing defects by the look of them, but only breaking them open will confirm. Fatigue cracking would inevitably initiate from the defects, which would explain the length of time between manufacture and them beginning to leak oil. Best to bin them as repair, while possible with spe...
by lambs
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: gileraclub.de-Vintage/Oldtimer
Topic: Went to Arcore today....
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: Went to Arcore today....

No problem. What remains of the factory is only a short walk from Arcore train station. It seems they've kept the original main (front) building in more-or-less original exterior state, but it appears to have been converted (inside) to business offices and perhaps apartments. There's a Gilera concou...
by lambs
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: gileraclub.de-Vintage/Oldtimer
Topic: Went to Arcore today....
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: Went to Arcore today....

I have no idea why it says the image is not available because it is actually the one that is being shown !!!

This is the image it won't show for some reason (hope this works.....):
by lambs
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: gileraclub.de-Vintage/Oldtimer
Topic: Went to Arcore today....
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Went to Arcore today....

....found this :)

Gilera - 1.jpg
Gilera - 2.jpg
by lambs
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: gileraclub.de-Vintage/Oldtimer
Topic: Lenkschloss für Strada
Replies: 4
Views: 3096

Re: Lenkschloss für Strada

Does anyone know where I can buy key blanks like the ones in the photo ?

The key had been broken-off in the steering lock of my 150 Autostrada. I have managed to get the remains of the key out of the lock barrel but so far I have had no luck finding suitable blank keys in Australia.
by lambs
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: gileraclub.de-Classic english, french, italian language
Topic: Problem with a Norwest!
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

Re: Problem with a Nordwest!

As we have stripped it this time, it is apparent that someone has been in there before and when putting it back together had no idea of using a torque wrench, they were more like a gorilla with a rattle gun! Everything was way over tightened. I'd regard the conrod bolts (and nuts, if it has them) a...
by lambs
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: gileraclub.de-Vintage/Oldtimer
Topic: 6v LED 'bulbs' ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: 6v LED 'bulbs' ?

I did. Looks a bit strange, because of the cool white Light, but it works. Much lower Power Consumption and brighter Light. Strangeness is fine :) Increased brightness and lower power consumption can only be plusses on a 6v system. They're more expensive, of course, but worth a try I think. *danke*
by lambs
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: gileraclub.de-Classic english, french, italian language
Topic: Problem with a Norwest!
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

Re: Problem with a Norwest!

The main worrying thing was that the big end bolts appeared to be over tightened. Curious about this. Big end bolts/nuts are high tensile strength items, so over-tightening results in one of two things; - stripped threads - bolt failure - either complete failure (fracture) or yielding, which is eff...
by lambs
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: gileraclub.de-Vintage/Oldtimer
Topic: 6v LED 'bulbs' ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

6v LED 'bulbs' ?

I'm in the midst of a full re-wire on the Autostrada. Thinking about new 6v globes (tail/stop, instrument light, etc) and curious to know if anyone has tried 6v LED equivalents.

TIA
by lambs
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: gileraclub.de-Vintage/Oldtimer
Topic: Fork reconditioning ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: Fork reconditioning ?

An update.....my usual chrome plater was reluctant but I have found another that is confident of success. I've given him one set to try out so will see how that goes. Not cheap but has to be done 8)
by lambs
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: gileraclub.de-Classic german language
Topic: Totalschaden
Replies: 21
Views: 3558

Re: Totalschaden

Sorry to intrude, but I don't speak/write German. The photos of the engine failure are very interesting. In particular the photo I've attached shows clear evidence of a fatigue crack (red arrow) in the valve stem. The crack has grown from lower-left to top-right in the photo. Looks like the crack ha...
by lambs
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: gileraclub.de-Vintage/Oldtimer
Topic: Gilera 150 Autostrada.....also needs lots of work
Replies: 8
Views: 2963

Re: Gilera 150 Autostrada.....also needs lots of work

An update on progress.....things got a little more complex than expected. The Good - as well as the seat, I've managed to track down a front wheel, taillamp, headlamp, wiring loom, RH footpeg and some other minor parts. - I now have a usable spring for the advance mechanism + new points and condenso...
by lambs
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: gileraclub.de-Vintage/Oldtimer
Topic: Fork reconditioning ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: Fork reconditioning ?

Thanks for the reply. I have a local chrome plater that I have used before so I will see what he says. I think I will need to mask the aluminium alloy part of the leg for the plating process, but it should be possible. I asked bebmeccanica to send me a photo of what is in that kit just to be sure an...