A short video of the Vespa 400 car driving away, at the Southern Discomfort
Hot Rod Vespa 400 road test debut
Our new 1960 Vespa 400 out for a 1st drive.
www.MPHspecialties.com personal work in progress car. On a mission to
de-cobble an older transplant project. Safety 1st!. Rebuilt all the brakes,
repaired e-brake, installed new sealed wheel bearings, tune up, oil
changes, electronic ignition upgrade, buffed the old laquer paint, de -
rusted and painted the Exhaust.
.....lots more work to do! Another never ending project. yeah!
2008 Vespa 400 Microcar Rally
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the little Vespa 400 microcar's
introduction into the USA, 15 Vespa 400's showed up in Knoxville,
Tennessee. Sponsored by microcarlot.com. The Vespa 400 was made in France
from 1956 to 1961. Recorded on October 4, 2008 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Unfortunately, my Vespa couldn't make it. Maybe next time!
ape camper tuning. ape modificata-1/1
un'ape che si trasforma in camperape, la trasformazione dell'ape in camper
comprende anche una revisione completa della struttura dell'ape, tuning che
cambiera il suo profilo con un profilo piu accattivante. questa è solo la
prima parte del filmato potrete vedere il resto del filmato su questo canal
1960 Vespa 400 Microcar with Harley Davidson Sportster engine
The 1960 Vespa 400 Microcar that we put a '99 1200cc Harley Davidson
Sportster engine into is out and running under it's own power.
Wiring is complete. Interior is 2/3rds done. We still need to mount the
doors, make door panels, and a few odds and ends but....it runs and moves!!
More videos to come...
1960 Vespa 400 Microcar with 1200cc Harley Davidson Sportster engine
I've had a ton of emails asking for more shots of the build and video of it
running down the street. Here a short clip to give you some idea of what we
did to build this wild ride. Its a mix of video and photos. Of course,
there was ALOT more to it than just what you see here.
Rebuild a Vespa P125 Motor Part 1: Engine Tear-Down
**SEE TABLE OF CONTENTS BELOW**
As this is a long and intense video, feel free to skip ahead to a specific
section of the video. Also be aware there is a PART 2 of this process.
Steve walks us through the process of rebuilding a P125 motor. This will be
the same or very similar on most vintage large frame Vespas with some minor
exceptions. In addition to inspecting all aspects of the motor during tear
down, Steve points out all the wear items that should usually be replaced
during a rebuild. We also went ahead and installed a Malossi cylinder kit
and upgear kit while we were at it.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Prepping Frame - 1:04
Drain Oil/Remove Fan Shroud - 1:40
Remove Selector Box - 3:15
Remove Cylinder - 17:49
Split Crankcase - 25:05
Gear Removal - 32:25
Shifting Cross - 35:36
Engine Removal - 38:08
Rear Hub/Brakes - 39:03
Clutch - 42:41
Remove Crankshaft - 46:07
Axle/Lay Shaft/Main Seal - 46:57
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