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Old 08-13-2008, 03:37 PM   #1
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:24 AM   #2
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Yes, but will it include the French Valmobile with a license built 80cc Villiers long-stroke motor & Salsbury licensed torque converter? Oie oie?
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:20 PM   #3
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hello

these are pictures of a 1929 Francis Barnett with a Villiers Supersport TT 172cc engine....I am trying to restore this bike and would welcome any info or thoughts about this project.

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Cool, does it have a big brass flywheel with no timimg marks or flywheel key? And a big 3/4 inch bronze nut that's somehow built into the flywheel?

You have to get the timimg spot-on, then torque the bejeezus out of that bronze nut. I had the same motor (except it was a 250) in an old pre-unit Villiers enduro. The motor ended up in my Go Devil mini-bike eventually.

Those Villiers motors were too much. I like the design where the transfer ports stick out so much they can't put any cooling fins on 'em.

I have some parts places here in the USA that stock old Villiers stuff if you need anything.
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Old 04-25-2010, 12:53 PM   #5
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Here's the link...http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk...supersport.jpg
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:36 AM   #6
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Think they'll have one of these?:

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Vespa 150 TAP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:30 AM   #7
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Ah cool an Italian APC.....

There's actually a thriving Vespa community in Seattle, they all hang out in the Georgetown section by the old Rainier Brewery. It's pretty cool to see a dozen or so Vespa's lined up in front of their shop/hang out....
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