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just willam

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Lambretta willam / Lawil
« on: December 17, 2013, 09:52:19 PM »
Hello
I am restoring a Lambretta Willam :D and have just stripped the back axel to discoverer I need two drive shafts as with the power of a 125cc engine they are about to break (someone must of been cruel at some point) and the pinion has 3 damaged teeth can anyone help or know where I can get the parts or a complete back axel or may be another car,
the car I have is a saloon

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Re: Lambretta willam / Lawil
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 10:40:19 PM »
Welcome Just.   :D  Where are you based?

I have a Lawil and a few contributors have Willams so there should be some help available somewhere amongst us.

Spares in England are going to be thin on the ground.

My Lawil is stored a long way from my base so I can't check to see what you are talking about - any pictures?

I don't have any spares.  I have been told that many parts are shared with Fiat 500 but I doubt the drive shafts are the same as the Fiat is rear engine.

Lets hope there is some knowledge on the forum and that perhaps our French friends can help.

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Re: Lambretta willam / Lawil
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 11:07:23 PM »
Sorry cannot help with anything other than painting tips. Your Willam must be painted GINGER or VIOLET - if not I will thkweem and thkweem and thkweem
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Re: Lambretta willam / Lawil
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 05:28:13 AM »
Thankyou any help will be appricaited  ;D I am based in west sussex
reading through my post its  two Half Shafts I need 3 of the 4 ends are nearly twisted off and pinion
the car  these are for is a Blue 125cc saloon
 but i also have a brown/sand 125cc van  (this one is registered and on the road)

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Re: Lambretta willam / Lawil
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 07:37:20 AM »
I thought it must be you Just  ;D

Brian Page from Classic Assessments introduced us.

Good luck with your Willams.


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Re: Lambretta willam / Lawil
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 08:54:53 AM »
Sorry despite your pseudonym your obviously not a fan of Just William
« Last Edit: December 18, 2013, 07:25:27 PM by richard »
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Re: Lambretta willam / Lawil
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2013, 10:16:34 AM »
Hi
     Its got Lambretta wheels so perhaps the shafts are off a Lambretta?
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Re: Lambretta willam / Lawil
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2013, 11:49:03 AM »
I was under the impression they were Fiat 500 wheels??

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Re: Lambretta willam / Lawil
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2013, 04:19:03 PM »
H Bob
           Don't confuse things - why fiat are 12" wheels and the size on tyres on the willam are 400 by 10 - The willam used a lot of Fiat parts like the headlamps the repeaters on the side steeering rack and steering wheel - but they also used a lot of Lambertta parts like the engine on the 125 cc car.
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Re: Lambretta willam / Lawil
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2013, 05:37:13 PM »
Well you should know Mike as you have owned enough of them over the years but I have never seen a rim like that on a Lambretta unless they made wheels for things other than scooters. Quite conceivable.

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Re: Lambretta willam / Lawil
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2013, 09:25:57 PM »
Hello
Here's some pictures of the half shafts they are 21 inches long
the wheel talk is intresting as the spare wheel is missing but if i can't sort the half shaft issue I will not be driving it so will not need a spare
How can a 125 cc engine do this damage to half shafts I would not think it had the power and would stall
Peter

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Re: Lambretta willam / Lawil
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2013, 09:33:49 PM »
damage to crown wheel end

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Re: Lambretta willam / Lawil
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2013, 09:14:21 AM »
Hi Peter.  Has something seized to cause this damage?  Out of interest is your engine marked BSB?  Thanks.

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Re: Lambretta willam / Lawil
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2013, 10:08:09 AM »
Probably BCB Bob.
It will have a Lambretta type  Delorto SH Carb but I dont think the engine is Lambretta.  Isn't BCB a Ducati engine?
« Last Edit: December 19, 2013, 10:09:56 AM by Barry »

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Re: Lambretta willam / Lawil
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2013, 12:10:36 PM »
If the cause of failure turns out to be the axles themselves,  I would bring their replacements to a good metal treating shop for analysis and heat treating as well as anealing to the most ideal specs.