HOW TO RESTORE CLASSIC LARGE FRAME VESPA SCOOTERS – ROTARY VALVE 2-STROKES 1959 TO 2008

Guide to repairing Vespa Scooters The 2-stroke Vespa is a style icon – an undoubted classic, and an immediately recognised symbol of its native Italy. Demand for these stylish scooters is booming, and interest in restoring and renovating them is at an all-time high.

With its clear and concise text aided by extensively captioned full colour photographs, this practical book guides the DIY enthusiast through all the stages of restoring a classic large frame 2-stroke Vespa, taking it from a rusty, unroadworthy wreck back to its factory fresh, former glory. It shows how to assess wear in all mechanical components, then assists in deciding the best and most cost effective method to renovate or repair. The large frame engines are covered in detail, giving the reader confidence to carry out their own repairs to a high standard – both satisfying and cost effective. Brakes, suspension, electrical systems and brightwork are all addressed, from changing a bulb to welding in a new floor pan. Altogether an essential reference for all Vespa enthusiasts.

How to Restore Classic Large Frame Vespa Scooters by Mark Paxton

ISBN: 9781845843243
UPC: 6-36847-04324-7

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£24.99, $49.95

BULLET POINTS

  • Real life restoration carried out by the author
  • Covers areas not found in traditional workshop manuals
  • Advice on whether to repair, renovate or replace components
  • Clear, concise text
  • Over 800 full colour photographs
  • Step by step guidance for those tricky jobs
  • Advice on parts
  • Special tools, their purchase, use and alternatives
  • Advice on what to leave to the professionals
  • No Vespa owner would want to be without this book

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The author has owned, repaired and restored classic vehicles for more than 25 years and written extensively about the process in both car and motorcycle  magazines and five previous books. A long time admirer of classic Vespas as much for their intelligent engineering as their undoubted style, he has managed to satisfy his addiction to the aroma of burnt two stroke oil through the ownership of several of Piaggio’s finest which have been ridden on a daily basis as well as extended European tours.

SPECIFICATION
V4324 • Paperback • 27×20.7cm • £24.99 • 160 pages • 878 colour and b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845843-24-3 • UPC: 6-36847-04324-7

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