It's been three years since I last drove my Lambretta 150D 1956, though first registered 1957. Since that I have acquired the Svalan Scooter 1954 (in 2009) and the Vespa Utilitaria 1953 (2010). And maybe a couple more...
So the old friends tend to move into oblivion.
The 150D has a strange green colour, chosen by the man who renovated it and then sold it to me. The green colour is very near the colour the city counsils in Sweden choose for their gardening vehicles, small tractors, lawn movers etc.
Well, yesterday I filled her up with new petrol, adjusted the spark plug gap and applied starter gas - and it coughed to life. But the clutch was stuck. The trick is to drive so that the engine gets warm, gentle gearchanging and constant use of the clutch lever. After a 15 minute drive the clutch plates came apart and it worked as normal.
Autumn is here in Sweden, but I think I'll get a MOT, then it's ready for next spring!
Or will any of my other Lambrettas be ready by then?
|Trying to jumpstart, spark plug change after that.|
|The helmet's colour clashes with the Lambretta's.|
|"Hrm, how do you drive a Lambretta".|