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Finally Shipped!

Posted by on 10:55 pm in 1971 Ambassador Police Restoration | 0 comments

Finally Shipped!

After my disaster of a shipping experience last week, I finally found someone to ship the bike without complaining. My bike(s) are now on a truck and headed for Oregon, hopefully to arrive later this week. Finally.

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My Goal

Posted by on 4:59 am in 1971 Ambassador Police Restoration, Homepage Slider | 0 comments

My Goal

I’m hoping that at some point in the next two years I will finish the restoration. The two years would also give me ample time to grow out my mustache and look exactly like the guy in the picture. Dream? Maybe… but its my dream and I’m keeping...

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The Beginning — Finding My Guzzi

Posted by on 4:53 am in 1971 Ambassador Police Restoration, Homepage Slider | 0 comments

The Beginning — Finding My Guzzi

Why Guzzi? I can’t exactly explain why I decided to purchase an old Guzzi and restore it, or even when I made the decision. For the past several years I’ve been partial to Guzzis — ever since I bought my 09 Stelvio. It was probably around the time I had some electrical problems with the Stelvio that I decided it would be “fun” to restore an old Guzzi. Why Guzzi? Originally because I like to be different. That’s one reason I chose the Stelvio over a GS or Ducati. I wanted something no one else in town had. Once I made the decision to buy it, I fell in love. I love the way it rides, looks, and stands out. And I still like to be different. Some time last year I decided to sell my 08 V-Star and use the money to buy and restore on old Guzzi. This year I finally sold the Star and started looking for some to restore. Background I have no auto background whatsoever. I can change my oil, perform routine maintenance, and do some basic electrical work. I’ve never restored a vehicle before. I’m hoping that by keeping this blog others like me will be more willing to jump in and try their hand at restoring a classic — whatever that classic may be. The Options I didn’t really know what I wanted to restore, but I always liked the look of the Le Mans. I knew I wanted to restore something, so I called Cycle Garden up and asked if they had anything old and unrestored that they would be willing to part with. Moe told me he had an old A series Ambassador he’d let go of, but it didn’t run. Well, after a lot of research on the pre-production A series Ambos, I decided it was a great option… until I discovered that he wanted a lot more than I was willing to pay for a bike with a cracked case. Still interested, I decided to poke around some more. Eventually I found a 71 Ambo in Florida that ran but was in parts. And when I say parts, I mean lots of them. Three frames, two engines, and enough parts in total to build two complete bikes and close to a third. All for half the price of the A series I had discovered. I jumped at the chance (it’s a police issue model without the siren or spots) and paid the price. Shipping As of now, I still don’t have the bikes (just the titles). I used UShip to get the bikes shipped and got a great price. The guy needed two weeks to pick it up. That’s when the shit hit the fan. I told the driver that there were multiple frames, a non-running bikes, and a large box of extra parts. I even told him it would take the same amount of space as a small car. He didn’t care — “no problem.” Right. He shows up in Florida, calls me, and starts yelling about how he didn’t know there were extra parts. Wanted to charge me double. Before I could even say anything he starts yelling some more and hangs up. I called the seller and asked what happened. He said the driver barely...

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Posted by on 1:13 pm in Frontpage Article, News | 0 comments

This is a standard post format with preview Picture

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Postformat Gallery: Multiple images with different sizes

Posted by on 9:11 pm in Frontpage Article, Images, News | 1 comment

Postformat Gallery: Multiple images with different sizes

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Indented Quotes and Images – beautiful

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Indented Quotes and Images –  beautiful

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