Luca`s Summer Ducati Project

Luca (16 yr old son of Pietro) embarks on his first real motorcycle project….

A Ducati 250 Scrambler from the mid 1970s

Ducati 250 Scrambler

Ducati 250 Scrambler

The bike as it stands now, fully restored by Luca Di Marino with grateful thanks to the staff of Motori Di Marino for helping me along the road.

See below for the whole story…

21.05.10 (Day 1): In the raw!

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22.05.10 (Day 2): After a shower & the addition of handlebars with TWO ends!

Ducati 250 Scrambler project

Dismantling commences….

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Ducati 250 Scrambler project

Ducati 250 Scrambler project

25.05.10 (Day 5): Engine stripped (bottom end)

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Ducati 250 Scrambler

26.05.10 (Day 6): Scrambler seat fitted (tank re-fitted for mock-up) & Cylinder head stripped

Ducati 250 Scrambler

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Ducati 250 Scrambler

04.06.10 (Day 15): First of the parts return…..

Polished parts :-

Ducati 250 Scrambler

Vapour blasted head & barrel. Valves being ground and lapped…

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19.06.10 (Day 30): More polished parts return. Mounted into the engine stand, custom-made for Ducati Singles by Motori Di Marino

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Ducati Single Engine Stand

Ducati 250 Scrambler

Ducati 250 Scrambler

01.07.10 (Day 42): Cylinder head  re-assembly.

 All parts of the cylinder head are laid out ready to be assembled

Ducati 250 Scrambler

Cylinder head part way through assembly

Ducati 250 Scrambler

02.07.10 (Day 43): Tank returns from being chromed.

Ducati 250 Scrambler

 07.06.10 (Day 48): Bottom end assembly.

Old bearings removed & cases heated up for new bearings to be put in.

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Bottom end part way through assembly.

Ducati 250 Scrambler

09.06.10 (Day 50) : Frame stripped for painting

Frame being stripped

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Frame and other parts ready to be painted

 Ducati 250 Scrambler

12.06.10 (Day 53): Head & Barrel attached to bottom end (engine completed)

Ducati 250 Scrambler

16.06.10 (Day 57): Wheel rims, wheel hubs and brake plates return from polishing

Ducati 250 Scrambler

20.06.10 (Day 61): Frame & Other painted parts return

Ducati 250 Scrambler

Ducati 250 Scrambler

21.06.10 (Day 62): Swinging arm, centre stand, new shock absorbers, headstock & polished yokes assembled

Ducati 250 Scrambler

27.06.10 (Day 68): Engine mounted, wiring loom installed & console with genuine Ducati clocks mounted

Ducati 250 Scrambler

05.07.10 (Day 76): Wheels return from re-building (with stainless spokes). Tyres and tubes are fitted.

Ducati 250 Scrambler

06.07.10 (Day 77): Rear wheel fitted, chain attached, rear brake cable & sump gaurd put on

 Ducati 250 Scrambler

26.08.10 (Day 128): First of the chroming returns

Ducati 250 Scrambler

27.08.10 (Day 129): Forks are ready to build

Ducati 250 Scrambler

28.08.10 (Day 130): Forks re-built, put in frame and front wheel fitted

Ducati 250 Scrambler

07.08.10 (Day 140): Di Marino original design exhaust system (and Di Marino heat shield) fitted. Tachometer, odometer and throttle cables attached. (bars fitted for mock up)

Ducati 250 Scrambler

          Di Marino Original Design Exhaust System:

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Ducati 250 Scrambler

          05.10.10: Painted parts return. Progress a little slower as back at 6th Form!

Ducati Scrambler painted parts

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