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Offline ampm7

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Re: First voyage on the Ambo restoration
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2021, 05:34:48 PM »
Looks great! I have one in the same color that was restored (ground up) and big bore conversion from Cyclegarden. Moe is out in Indio, Ca now and has branched out into other makes as restoration of Moto Guzzi's has slowed. (Although, I would love to have that blue Eldo he has in the shop). Unfortunately, I have some projects that I am doing on the bike and can't move it out to take pictures of it but will post some pictures when I can. Moe and Mark (Moto Guzzi Classics) do excellent work on tanks, frames, engines etc.and the paint work is superb. But I echo your feeling about the brakes, you really have to be on your toes and give ample distance to the vehicles in front. If there was a conversion to Brembo discs, that would be the greatest advancement in technology since landing on the moon because these bikes are quite good.
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Re: First voyage on the Ambo restoration
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2021, 05:38:33 PM »
Wow great looking bike👍
Congratulations on getting it on the road, they are such great machines.
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Re: First voyage on the Ambo restoration
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2021, 08:14:56 PM »
Shes a beautiful bike! Great job on her.

Offline Rich A

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Re: First voyage on the Ambo restoration
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2021, 08:34:09 PM »
Dang. Beautiful job!

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Re: First voyage on the Ambo restoration
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Re: First voyage on the Ambo restoration
« Reply #34 on: June 29, 2021, 07:33:12 AM »
That is freakin awesome, Chad. Attaboy!  :smiley:
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Re: First voyage on the Ambo restoration
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2021, 09:20:16 AM »
" If there was a conversion to Brembo discs, that would be the greatest advancement in technology since landing on the moon because these bikes are quite good."


If you squint a bit you will see a dual disc front brake added to the original loop forks, not that hard to do, they perform way better than the drum brake.  DonG
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Re: First voyage on the Ambo restoration
« Reply #36 on: June 29, 2021, 10:12:59 AM »
Don, could you supply some info on the disc conversion?
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Re: First voyage on the Ambo restoration
« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2021, 01:22:15 PM »
Check out Greg Benders Loop Frame site, This Old Tractor. A number of ways it can be achieved.  DonG

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Re: First voyage on the Ambo restoration
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2021, 02:11:04 PM »
I'm doing a disc conversion on my '73 Eldo project. Parts I'll be using:
1) drum-brake fork tubes, "yoke" and top plate
2) Convert damper and spring units
3) reproduction disk brake fork "sleeves" and top nuts



4) disk brake front fender, Cal II upper brace, Cal III lower brace
5) drum-brake fork shrouds lengthened 25 mm
6) Convert wheel and brake disks
7) 10 mm brake disk spacers from Joe Kenny https://www.ebay.com/itm/353525515458
8) Disk Eldo front axle
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Re: First voyage on the Ambo restoration
« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2021, 04:09:32 PM »
WOW!  Thanks for sharing

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