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by greasy-fingers
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Rumi 200 GT (from Argentina)
Replies: 13
Views: 132

Re: Rumi 200 GT (from Argentina)

Congratulations, a great find!.
by greasy-fingers
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Ugly surprise during my trip back from France
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Ugly surprise during my trip back from France

lucky that the bolt fell out and did not flap about on the end of the strap against your lovely blue paintwork !
by greasy-fingers
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Torque cylinder head nuts
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Torque cylinder head nuts

I torque the same as I would a Lambretta (similar length 8mm studs) 18 lbs-ft 2.5kg-m 24-nm, this may not be the official figure? but it works for me. Graham
by greasy-fingers
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino carb
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Formichino carb

I would be tempted to try a standard 15mm carb (Dellorto UA15S) on the "rebuilt" Formichino before I changed anything. If the ignition is ok and the engine is in good order, it should start from the kickstarter or low speed push, and run smoothly. I am assuming Eddie,s rebuild included a crank rebui...
by greasy-fingers
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino carb
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Formichino carb

Of yeah!, I wouldn't run your engine until you have checked that the crank seals have not gone hard with age = buggered crankshaft.
by greasy-fingers
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino carb
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Formichino carb

Unfortunately there are no suitable "to my knowledge" modern carbs that run at the same angle as the Formichino inlet manifold. You would need to use a Scoiattolo or Turismo motorcycle manifold with something like a 17.5 PHBL Dellorto = easier starting/better performance/better fuel economy once cor...
by greasy-fingers
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: French sortie - Normandy
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: French sortie - Normandy

Good choice :D
by greasy-fingers
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: French sortie - Normandy
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: French sortie - Normandy

I come via Calais on tuesday and expect to be there mid/late afternoon, do you have a machine to ride?, I can throw something in if not.
by greasy-fingers
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Tony Mooring
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Tony Mooring

My apologies, but unfortunately I will not now be able to attend with such short notice. Graham Fisher.
by greasy-fingers
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: French sortie - Normandy
Replies: 7
Views: 313

French sortie - Normandy

Looking forward to catching up with a few forum members next week, see you there.
by greasy-fingers
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Tony Mooring
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Tony Mooring

Does anyone have news of Tony,s funeral. date and time, or is it family only?.
by greasy-fingers
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Petrol/Oil ratios
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Petrol/Oil ratios

I have been looking into this a bit recently. Comments from many owners of D and LD Lambretta,s "caged big end / bushed little end" have been running their machines for many years and thousands of miles on between 4% = 25-1 and 3% = 33-1, using mostly semi and fully synthetic. I am not sure of the r...
by greasy-fingers
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Tony Mooring
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Tony Mooring

Very sad to hear this. When I got my first Rumi Tony was my first contact for parts and advice. Many hours where spent drinking tea and chatting about the worlds greatest scooter at his cottage in Gaddesden. I lost contact with Tony a bit over recent years but will remember him most fondly for his t...
by greasy-fingers
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Iron barrels
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Iron barrels

it is quite possible that your 1960 tipo-sport came with steel cylinders, it is also possible that your scooter started life as a formichino and received a tipo upgrade during its life ?, the cylinders used for both of the above are often the style used in bicarburatore motorcycles with all the fins...
by greasy-fingers
Tue May 28, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Petrol/Oil ratios
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Petrol/Oil ratios

I had a chat today with a respected uk rumi owner/restorer/crankshaft builder, who said I should mention that my rumi,s all run caged roller big and little end conrods, and that owners still running with old fashioned uncaged big/ bushed little end type conrods may be better off with a 25/1 two stro...
by greasy-fingers
Mon May 27, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Petrol/Oil ratios
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Petrol/Oil ratios

exol "optima" not ultima.
by greasy-fingers
Mon May 27, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Petrol/Oil ratios
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Petrol/Oil ratios

oh yeah!. if you do decide to use your halfords oil it will be fine but I would mix it at 25/1, whatever you do don,t venture out onto todays public roads at 16/1 = you will be chassed down by mobs of sandal wearing unwashed vegans on push bikes :shock: . you will then need to flush the tank clear o...
by greasy-fingers
Mon May 27, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Petrol/Oil ratios
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Petrol/Oil ratios

I have used exol ultima fully synthetic at 33/1 in everything two stroke I own = rumi,s / maicolett,s / velocette viceroy,s / and all my two stroke work tools for the last 5 years without any issues. it can be purchased through ebay, if you buy a big tub it is delivered for a price cheaper than most...
by greasy-fingers
Sun May 12, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Junior Earles project on UK Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Junior Earles project on UK Ebay

I am parting with a few Rumi projects, first one has just gone on Ebay if anyone is interested.

LINK: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/moto-rumi-ju ... 2662563410
by greasy-fingers
Wed May 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino rear bulb sizes.
Replies: 12
Views: 638

Re: Formichino rear bulb sizes.

we where responding together so missed your last post, I run 12 volt led,s on my 12volt ac rumi systems and have found some led,s work some don't.
by greasy-fingers
Wed May 08, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino rear bulb sizes.
Replies: 12
Views: 638

Re: Formichino rear bulb sizes.

you will find a 21watt bulb will be too much for the standard rumi electrics and is likely to reduce the power of the headlight dramatically , I use modern 12volt electrics on my rumi,s with 35/35 watt headlight and led rear and brake lights. with your standard 6volt rumi stator you are going to be ...
by greasy-fingers
Wed May 08, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino rear bulb sizes.
Replies: 12
Views: 638

Re: Formichino rear bulb sizes.

rumi scooters came without brake lights just a rear light, the rear light backplate is generic to many lightweight Italian motorcycles and can also be found as the top part of some light backplate/number plate panels, they usually come with either 2 or 3 bulb holders, it is wise to fit a brake light...
by greasy-fingers
Wed May 01, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: dating sei giorni
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Re: dating sei giorni

Hi Claudio, my profession is very seasonal which can only be done during good weather = here in the uk we are having a fantastic spring, which means I have started work earlier than usual, slowing progress on the Sei Giorni until the weather breaks. I was hoping to complete it for the French rally i...
by greasy-fingers
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: cev and aprillia light switches
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: cev and aprillia light switches

my latest restoration project "1959" came with a cev switch, I am hoping I can get away with an Aprilia on it as I have no cev ones in acceptable condition left.
by greasy-fingers
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: cev and aprillia light switches
Replies: 3
Views: 258

cev and aprillia light switches

all of my early rumi,s have cev light switches, some of my later ones have aprillia light switches, but is there a definitive date when the aprillia ones where phased in?.
by greasy-fingers
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Junior "earles" project for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Junior "earles" project for sale

My camera does not seem compatible with this site unfortunately, could send some to an email address if you are interested.