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‘67/‘68 SX 150

Postby Storkfoot » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:06 am

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Apparently, it’s been laid up since the late ‘70s. It does need a weld or two. It came with SX200 push in buffer forks and a headset. Sadly, the toolbox has been hacked at though. Luckily, I do have a spare grey plastic one.

No engine though so, in the fullness of time, I’ll be looking for an matched SX one.
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Re: ‘67/‘68 SX 150

Postby gaz_powell » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:16 pm

Nice find Paul
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Re: ‘67/‘68 SX 150

Postby Toddy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:07 am

Nice one Paul looks like it will keep you busy , look forward to your progress and Pics :D
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Re: ‘67/‘68 SX 150

Postby Knowledge » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:23 pm

What was the original colour Paul?
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Re: ‘67/‘68 SX 150

Postby Storkfoot » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:44 pm

Knowledge wrote:What was the original colour Paul?


Martin, it’s white (I think they were New White) and, by the looks of the inner horncasting, it had blue horncasting and panels. When I take the horncasting off, I’ll know for sure.

At some point, the front mudguard and toolbox door were chromed and the visible part of the horncasting polished. Maybe this was when it was sprayed Orange. It had a front crashbar fitted too.

The grey Dulux top coat started coming off in chunks when I jet sprayed it before sticking it in the garage :)
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Re: ‘67/‘68 SX 150

Postby Storkfoot » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:00 pm

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Late SX200 forks.
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Re: ‘67/‘68 SX 150

Postby Cgt75b » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:09 pm

Good luck with the build It’s looks interesting.
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Re: ‘67/‘68 SX 150

Postby dickie » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:18 pm

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Re: ‘67/‘68 SX 150

Postby Storkfoot » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:59 pm

dickie wrote:https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273960230499

Any good? :lol:


It’s amazing what crap some folk will put on eBay. I’ll pass but, if you find one in pristine condition for a similar amount, feel free to give me a nod ;)
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Re: ‘67/‘68 SX 150

Postby ToBoldlyGo » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:48 pm

Ah, was this the one Karlos had for sale recently?
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Re: ‘67/‘68 SX 150

Postby Storkfoot » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:55 pm

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Stripped. Other than the stand crossmember having snapped, which I already knew, rest of frame seems okay.
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Re: ‘67/‘68 SX 150

Postby Storkfoot » Fri May 15, 2020 6:15 pm

Having had the casing aqua blasted, I have started the engine build. Essentially, all I had at the start was the casing (a GP150 casing I have had for years but it was in good condition, and so, I decided to use it rather than find an SX150 7... casing), original barrel and head which actually came out of a 125 Special I bought many years back.

Here are a few pictures of where I am today.

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Re: ‘67/‘68 SX 150

Postby gaz_powell » Sun May 17, 2020 2:31 pm

Nice project to get on with Paul, looking forward to watching it develop.
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Re: ‘67/‘68 SX 150

Postby Storkfoot » Tue May 19, 2020 9:59 am

gaz_powell wrote:Nice project to get on with Paul, looking forward to watching it develop.


It’s at times like this when you realise how many parts Lambretta’s have, Gaz, especially when starting from scratch. Another two small parts on order. Once I have them, I should be able to finish the bottom end.

The Uni Mag housing appears well made. I was able to push it on to the studs most of the way and then tIghten the nuts to get it on the last centimetre, or so. I have never had a Mag housing, I don’t think, that has not been a tight interference fit. I just hope it passes the leak down test when I get to that stage.
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Re: ‘67/‘68 SX 150

Postby Warkton Tornado No.1 » Tue May 19, 2020 3:33 pm

The last SX's were arguably the most sorted of the SIII's with touches that were engineered to apply to the GP, & probably the rarest of the type. An expert might confirm as to where they may have been assembled, though Spain may have come into play.

Sorry if you think I'm picky, but safety is paramount. The hub bearing nuts need to be shorter if the nyloc portion is to function. I can't recall where mine were obtained, but they are readily available, though if you struggle, let me know..... :)
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Re: ‘67/‘68 SX 150

Postby Storkfoot » Tue May 19, 2020 6:00 pm

Warkton Tornado No.1 wrote:The last SX's were arguably the most sorted of the SIII's with touches that were engineered to apply to the GP, & probably the rarest of the type. An expert might confirm as to where they may have been assembled, though Spain may have come into play.

Sorry if you think I'm picky, but safety is paramount. The hub bearing nuts need to be shorter if the nyloc portion is to function. I can't recall where mine were obtained, but they are readily available, though if you struggle, let me know..... :)


They are the only M6 nylons I had in. Only one of the four is not flush as the stud, for some reason, is sitting deeper. That one stud has a dab of loctite on, although there is a sizeable bit of plastic engaged with the stud thread ;)
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Re: ‘67/‘68 SX 150

Postby Storkfoot » Sat May 23, 2020 7:02 pm

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Surflex five plate fitted. Probably overkill for a Stage 4 175 but it all fitted together well.
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