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What year cut-over to the 1500?


Luke Skywalker
Morris said:

The year of the clack.

What does that mean?
I had a '75 Midget in '88 or so.


Jedi Hopeful
1975 was the first year of Rubber Bumper Midgets. 74 was still chrome but had those large rubber overiders stuck on the chrome bumpers.


Luke Skywalker
What is meant by "clack" I'm wondering.



Dang! There went my thrust washer.

(yet another extremely poor attempt at humor on my part. My apologies to all)


Jedi Trainee
Question from relatively new owner of a frame-off restored BE with 1275cc engine (also am old geezer with dangerously limited knowledge of same): Can a 1500cc engine go in a BE?


61 BE
05 Vespa ET4
04 Mini Cooper S with mods


Staff member
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Back away from the 1500 and no one gets hurt :nonono:

Seriously, as the owner of a 1500 I have to acknowledge that the 1275 is the better engine. As I recall, once in the past year a 1500 in a 1275 square body showed up on Ebay and no one could figure out why. So, hypothetically the answer is probably yes but I don't know why you'd want to.


As a 1500 owner, I will agree with JP whole heartedly.

The worst part is all the A-series guys making cracks at our expense all the time.

It's awful.


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I know, we need a support group!

Adult Survivors (of) Serious Harassment Over Lousy Engined Spridgets

(try that acronym you meanies) :cryin: :grouphug:


Jedi Trainee

You're gonna have to warn us in advance the next time you are trying to be funny. That way we'll all know we should be laughing...

(just ribbing you!) :wink:

"Cheers!" :cheers:
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