Complete Spanner’s is the first pictorial guide to running, repairing, modernising and restoring the classic Lambretta scooter.

Compiled with the help of the world’s foremost Lambretta experts by Scootering Magazine’s former editor, this is the most comprehensive technical manual ever produced for the Lambretta scooter.

The book is laid out in an easy-to-follow pictorial format with hundreds of colour photographs and technical tips to make fixing and using a Lambretta as trouble-free as possible. The information has been compiled with the help of many of the worlds leading Lambretta collectors, restorers, mechanics and tuners. The text is written in the accessible and familiar style of Scootering Magazine’s long-time staff writer and former editor.

Chapters include:

  • Tools for the job
  • Scooter use and maintenance
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Common repair work
  • Engine strip
  • Checking, selecting and preparing engine components
  • Original spec engine rebuild
  • Advanced engine building
  • Exhaust systems
  • Electrical and Ignition systems
  • Ignition timing
  • Carburation and fuel system
  • Chassis strip
  • Checking, selecting and preparing chassis components
  • Wheels, brakes, steering and suspension
  • Chassis rebuild
  • Special parts produced for Lambretta Slimstyles


 Besides chapters on stripping and rebuilding both chassis and engines in original format, the book also covers advanced engine building to make use of the many improved parts that have become available for these machines over the past 30 years. In a world where original factory parts are no longer available, those rebuilding a scooter need all the help they can get to identify quality components.

  The book will be of great use to those restoring scooters since it contains information on identifying many of the commonly confused parts from various models. Appendices include lists of all the available original and special gearboxes produced and how to identify them, as well as colour wiring diagrams, torque settings and jetting details for standard machines.

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