The Society of Cool!
Great charity shop find a 1963 "Lambretta Serviceman's Book".
I had one of these back in the day and well remember trying to sort out my LI series 1 150 with the aid of the Serviceman's Book, a plug spanner, adjustable wrench and Phillips screwdriver.
After a while I got quite proficient, being able to drop the engine, change piston rings and substitute the original carb for a "Del Auto".
All the annoying bits about owning a Scooter came flooding back.
The fouled up spark plugs, the clutch/throttle cables that kept breaking.
The Manual advises owners to be prepared to live with noises and vibrations and "give up worrying.To prove it, swop machines with a friend for a few miles; both of you should find the other's Lambretta apparently sweeter running than his own."
jesus ,this brought back memories of the complete white vespa tyre that they brought out in the 80s , any one else remember them ,, they were completely white ,tread ,everything ,looked bllody awful
fantastic find Mike :)