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Name of scooter and rea­son: Ghost – one of my favourite songs… that sim­ple re­ally! Scooter model: Vespa PX. Date pur­chased and cost: July 2016 – £800. In­spi­ra­tion for project: I had seen the rusty / patina look on trucks, vans etc. and wanted to do the same on a scooter. En­gine spec: Malossi 166, Crank: Gas Flow Maz­zuc­chelli, Carb: Stan­dard, Ex­haust: TSR Stain­less Steel, Clutch: 4-plate Newfren, Gear­box: Stan­dard. Is the scooter re­li­able: Fin­gers crossed… so far it’s been run­ning very well. Starts first/sec­ond kick and runs very smoothly through the gears with great ac­cel­er­a­tion. Paint­work and mu­rals done by: I rubbed it down com­pletely and cre­ated a patina look then added a front num­ber plate and rear race plate with an aged look… it’s meant to look like it’s just been found in a shed af­ter many years in hi­ber­na­tion! Over­all cost: Circa £3000. What was the hard­est part of the project: Sta­bil­is­ing the rust… it got kinda car­ried away. Do you have any ad­vice or tech tips for any­one start­ing a project: I don’t be­lieve in sec­ond best… it took a lot of time and money to make it look so bad! In hind­sight, is there any­thing you would have done dif­fer­ently: I guess I orig­i­nally wanted Fa­roo Baso type bars or a GS head­set but stuck to thee PX as that’s what I was most com­fort­able with. Is there any­one you wish to thank: Mark Green foor the En­gine Port­ing and Re­build, Steve Allen forr putting it all back to­gether again, John for project man­ag­ing the build and the con­stant change re­quests!

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