|Today's task, removing the engine from my Lambretta TV 175, series 1.|
I have had a rough, very, rough Lambretta TV 175 series 1 from 1958 on my yard. I bought a couple of years ago.
The owner had salvaged it from a scrap yard in the beginning of the 80's.
There it had been idling outside for 10-15 years.
The man who sold it to me brought it home were his two sons played with it. Loosing side panels, saddle and other stuff along the way. Then another 25-30 years outside...
Well, it's a series 1 so I saved it. Thought it was time the let old lady come under a roof. (Well, the missus was displeased with this kind of garden art).
In order to bring it inside I had to take the seized engine out. It was only joint to the frame by the engine bolt at the back. It was very stuck. A hot air gun and rust oil did the trick, after some 45 minutes...
The front wheel was much easier to losen.
|Spraying with rust oil, time after time.|
|Applying heat with a warm air gun (?). Time after time.|
|The sprint that finally gave in.|
|The engine is out, at last.|
|The other side.|
|The front wheel was easier to remove.|
|The frame, not much left.|
|I had a little helper during work. Couldn't stand the heat?|