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by whitworthsocket
Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:37 am
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: CEDRIC has arrived
Replies: 21
Views: 11865

DLRA wrote:Image

Gee, it's pretty (ugly) isn't it?


Don It kind of reminds me of a Japanese version of a Leyland P76

Regards Whitworthsocket
by whitworthsocket
Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Vespa Dry Lake Racer lives...
Replies: 251
Views: 99695

Re: Streamlining

And you could wear cool helmets like this

http://www.lambretta.it/foto2/lotta6.jpg

Rock et
by whitworthsocket
Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Vespa Dry Lake Racer lives...
Replies: 251
Views: 99695

Streamlining

When we get the engine tuned properly we are hoping for 35+HP. Hopefully the graph below will show up (link included anyway). This shows that a standard Vespa 200cc with around 8-9hp will do ~100Km/hr - 60mph (which is about right from experience). With our new power we should do around 175km/hr - 1...
by whitworthsocket
Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: alternate solution
Replies: 93
Views: 42520

ben james wrote:are you the guy who used to do a page in two wheels every month


Ben,
No that is not me
by whitworthsocket
Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: I met a Gairdner
Replies: 17
Views: 8822

Re: I met a Gairdner

[quote="Lynchy"]I flew down to Sydney last friday with my family and while they got the centre seats I got to sit next to a nice older lady. As you do you get to talking and I found out that she and her husband are into tether car racing. She pulls out a few pictures of her husband's cars ...
by whitworthsocket
Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: alternate solution
Replies: 93
Views: 42520

Lake Dumbleyung

A great job, I can give you a bit of info on Lake Dumbleyung. If you do a Google earth search you see the water has pooled and when It dries out it is not flat. A mate of mines brother sharecrops on the north side. We used to organize a motorcycle rallies there on the south side in the seventies Reg...
by whitworthsocket
Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:34 am
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Tube bender?
Replies: 18
Views: 13795

Re: another good suggestion

I found this link last night
Thought it might be useful
http://www.metalgeek.com/archives/2005/05/01/000047.php
by whitworthsocket
Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Tube bender?
Replies: 18
Views: 13795

But wait there's more

If you do decide to build a bender this is one of the better homebuilt efforts. m And If you are bending seamed pipe make sure the seam is on the neutral axis. That is if you are bending the pipe in the horizontal plane the seam should be facing directly upwards or directly downwards. Regards Whitwo...
by whitworthsocket
Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:44 am
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Tube bender?
Replies: 18
Views: 13795

Pipe Bender

David, If you have no luck with the exhaust place. Telephone around a few big engineering workshops. Or try some of the steel suppliers. If you are only after black pipe they might just have some bends in stock.Ask for 90 deg sweep bends. In the west I would try pipeline supplies (PSA). There should...
by whitworthsocket
Mon Dec 18, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Scooter 10inch rims?
Replies: 18
Views: 14812

Land speed vespas and Lambrettas

Both manufacturers have a long history involving LSR's

to Quote

http://www.vespaofca.com/timeline.htm

1952 The 100,000 Vespa is sold as the Vespa 125cc model beats the one-kilometer world speed record with a speed of 171 kilometers per hour.

http://www.100-mph-lambretta.com/

http://www.lambretta.it/lottaing.html

and the coolest one of all

http://www.lambretta.it/200kmhing.html

Regards Whitworthsocket