Re: Olive oil...
I put 10 mins down and then I remembered, I've actualy done this before but with lamberetta LI 150.
It ran all Summer long and as far as I know it was still running when the cops confiscated it!
I'm going back to the early 70's. Me and my pals had bought it for 10 bob (That's ten Shillings or 50p to you uneducated mincers) and all our pocket money was spent on buying petrol for it. We ran it on the old aerodrome where we lived (three of us on it at once) and we couldn't even afford a new gear cable so it took two of us to change gear, one to pull in the clutch and one to lean down and change gear at the back.
We used to fill it with olive oil I knicked from the larder - Mum being Italian we used to get it by the can- It all seemed to work ok apart from iron filings that used to come out when it was drained off!!
in the end we got too ambitious and started to take on the roads and three on a scooter heading for the beach was a bit conspicuous - the cops nabbed us, gave us a right roasting (no pun intended) and nicked the bike.