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. . Spanish lady’s revival . .
April 27, 2013, 7:14 pm
Filed under: ..Random west seattle.., ..Wizard.., Barcellona, Monza

The moped hiatus has been broken by this irresistible spanish beauty.

monzzzzza

Coming to realize how much more work that I actually need to do to her…..

The wheels are bent and cracked + repaired again and again.  They also have the freewheel built into the actual casting of the wheels, making them truly unique to the Barcelona model.

 * The Metra 50cc ( with current gearing of 13×30 ) does not allow for hitting the powerband in 3rd, let alone shifting into 4th…….

* It SHOULD climb hills with ease right?  I mean it has gears, a real clutch and a nice 50cc kit on it?   WRONG

* I had to push it half a mile up the last hill to my house for fear of seizing it up in 1st gear for 2 miles…

Then there is just the basic cosmetics with the seat, side covers, and getting a functioning tail light….  ( these things did not come with one or a spot to wire one up on the controls )

The end result of which is scouring foreign ebay for replacement parts, wheels, etc.  To which my deep depths of lurking and internet stalkery found a set of wheels from a monza that matched mine ( san free wheel ) and were not bid on yet with 1 day left….  Starting bit? 1 euro!!!

OK, so I got extra excited, I mean didnt sleep on this or at all just to get them.  The seller spoke english, accepted paypal, would ship DHL worldwide and only for 30 Euro!!!!!!

I won these, for 26 Euro + the 30 to ship em = 75$ complete puch monza wheels!

So these arrived 19 days later from Germany

Look at that damned drum!   Stock Monza from Spain bottom, top from Germany.

120mm for the Spanish

140mm or 5 1/2″ for the German holy stopping goodness

wheels

Then there was the sprockets…..  I had a 30T rear from the Barcelona and a 44T rear on the new ones with no others even close stateside or otherwise that were flat/right dimentions/bolt pattern….

After measuring and scouring Treats again, I found a suitable solution.

Puch Monza sprockets =

45mm ID

50mm center to center 5 bolt patern

Garelli sprockets =

43mm ID

4 bolt with enough room to drill for Monza holes

And

The wizard worked his magic!   Now I have to tune this thing with gearing and figure out how to make the freewheel work.

sprockets

So to end this one, back to work, back to tune and back to what I am have been putting off mopeds long enough doing.

hippy



..Blood drive 8/infinity and wizard clutch..
July 28, 2012, 2:38 am
Filed under: ..W/WS Clutch.., ..Wizard..

Blood Drive

This:

Plus this :

Its gonna be awesome!

2 spring/2 screw

Alu/steel taper

Alu segment

6 month wait for clutch material

7k engagements

Rats nest and electrical tape

Secrets inside

Drum dumb brakes

Powered by Sparks Blktops

See you there



Picture
May 16, 2012, 6:42 pm
Filed under: ..Random west seattle.., ..Wizard.., Barcellona, Monza

Moped license plate for the Monza, from Barcelona, Spain

This will be permanently attached



. . Long time . .

WS/Wizard made

The only reason I post this, is that this material is actual clutch material from a go-kart manufacture that is designed for wet applications with engagements of up to 18K

When I first talked with them and asked them if 5-6500rpm launches would tear the clutch material apart, they kind of chuckled.

Testing to begin soon

I have 8 sets of springs, new hardware, Aluminum centers with steel taper press fit



. . Sacrilegious . .
April 21, 2011, 7:23 pm
Filed under: ..Mini-Magnum.., ..Wizard..

Puch Magnum

RIP BUDDY



. . R&D&D with a wizard . .
March 22, 2011, 5:52 pm
Filed under: ..BRN/Bennasar Minnereli clutch in E50.., ..Wizard..

Went to Texas to give my mother away at her wedding since her father and mother passed away and she was an only child.  It was sweet, and a nice small wedding on my cousins ranch, just outside of San Antonio. I also set up the video for the wedding, and my mother gave me the cameras that were used to record it. Flip Video Camera

Now I can record more stuff, moped videos etc since I loaned the GoPRO to Terry Dean ❤

Got back to Seattle late on sunday night with dreams of clutches in my head.

Monday this happened :


 

 

Version 1.0 of the Wizard/WS :   Is being tested……Hard.  MVT, ported Polini, 19PHBG, Secret MLM pipe ( not mine, dont worry rafter :p ) and now secret clutch.

Three more prototypes are being made, there will be 5 being tested and abused by the end of April.

Updates every tuesday from now on, hold me to it   ( unless im at a rally then all bets are off  )

I promise to get a better camera and carry it around with me as well.