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Model Technical and Interest => Flavia => Topic started by: Dave Gee on 23 April, 2019, 10:19:52 AM



Title: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 23 April, 2019, 10:19:52 AM
At long last the body work is finished and the car is off to the paint shop!
Dave


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Parisien on 23 April, 2019, 10:35:17 AM
Magnificent spectacle, realising this is a long term project and looking back through the pages of this section, not seen any other photos/posts about same, whats the back story Dave, would love to see few more photos!


P


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: brian on 23 April, 2019, 06:56:19 PM
Agree looks really good but why oh why did they save 20Lire by using mild steel for the filler cover!? Also the small panel behind the upper part of the radiator grill.


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: tzf60 on 24 April, 2019, 10:21:00 AM
What a marvellous design! I would love to see more photos of this elegant body. Seeing the shell on the trailer, off to the paint shop, gets me all excited......and it's not even mine   :D
 
Tim


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: peteracs on 24 April, 2019, 02:57:40 PM
Agree looks really good but why oh why did they save 20Lire by using mild steel for the filler cover!? Also the small panel behind the upper part of the radiator grill.

Hi Brian

Parts bin and they had plenty...?

Peter


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: stanley sweet on 24 April, 2019, 05:59:31 PM
I love these Flavias. In my imaginary garage I have one in silver with a red interior (it's parked beside my imaginary Supersport Z which is Zagato green with a red interior). What is the colour choice?


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: frankxhv773t on 24 April, 2019, 07:43:36 PM
Once your son's Fulvia Sport is done you'll need an Appia Zagato to complete the set.


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Angle Grinder on 01 May, 2019, 08:03:10 PM
I'd be tempted to just polish up that aluminium and not paint it! Go for the P51 Mustang look.


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 03 April, 2020, 06:41:50 PM
Hello
Some time ago I sent off for respraying the refurbished body shell of my Flavia sport. Meanwhile I made a start on preparing all the other parts of the car for reassembly. I have come across a slightly odd crack in the rear spring which is definitely not one I would have expected - please see attached picture. Firstly I am going to have to replace both springs. Does anyone know of a good manufacturer or alternatively have a serviceable second hand set?

Lastly, out of sheer curiosity does anyone recognise this type of crack in metal and why it would have occurred?

Best wishes
Dave Gee


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 27 April, 2021, 03:45:20 PM
 


  At long last some progress at the paint shop  :)

  Dave


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: lancianut666 on 28 April, 2021, 08:08:40 AM
Can't wait to see the finished job  :) :) :)


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 01 May, 2021, 05:53:36 PM
 


  In colour to day  :)


  Dave


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: lancialulu on 01 May, 2021, 08:05:37 PM
Progress!


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: bobhenry999 on 03 May, 2021, 04:07:37 PM
Is that paint black or Lancia blue ?

Bob


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 03 May, 2021, 06:16:08 PM
 

 Lancia blue

  Dave


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 06 June, 2021, 08:43:26 AM

  The Aprilia has gone into hibernation as the Flavia is back from the paint shop

   Dave


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: lancialulu on 06 June, 2021, 01:59:00 PM
Looking great


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: lancianut666 on 06 June, 2021, 03:00:52 PM
Awesome looks like Darth Vader might be the owner!


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: tzf60 on 10 June, 2021, 10:47:37 AM
Fantastic job!


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 01 August, 2021, 09:38:17 AM


  slow progress

 Dave


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: lancianut666 on 01 August, 2021, 07:33:39 PM
Can we have some more pictures please...


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: bobhenry999 on 02 August, 2021, 12:35:51 PM
Dave,

That looks to be coming along beautifully, canít wait to see photos of the finished car.

Bob


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 02 August, 2021, 04:30:14 PM
 

  I have lost a lot of pictures on my old disc


  Dave


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 02 August, 2021, 04:40:03 PM
 

 And moor


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 02 August, 2021, 04:48:34 PM
 
 sorry for repeat pictures

  Dave


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 21 August, 2021, 09:08:08 PM
 
  started to carry out work on the door pulls using new wire from a bike brake


  Dave


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 17 September, 2021, 07:03:09 PM
Currently working on the electrical system, to make the car fit for modern traffic, with a cigarette lighter for the sat nav, hazard warning lights, relays for an electric fan and an electric washer pump for the windscreen. A friend is doing the wiring for me as it isn't my strong point. Today, when sorting out the cigarette lighter, I was surprised to be told that I already have one. He took out the ash tray, and when following the wire through, found that one of the handles pulls sideways to reveal a cigarette lighter in the end. It is evident that he and I are not alone in not knowing about this find, as the ash tray was full from the previous owner, not only of cigarette butts, but matches as well. I have had another Flavia on the road for 16 years, and never realised that this neat piece of design exists. It's no good for sat nav, as the diameter of the actual lighter is around that of a cigarette, but it gives us a point from which to set in a period cigarette lighter of the size needed. Pictures attached.
Dave


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: lancialulu on 17 September, 2021, 09:29:29 PM
When it works it has a tendancy to shoot the red hot lighter bit across the driver and into his/her lapÖ. Hence the matches!


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 20 October, 2021, 04:54:44 PM
 

  Had the heater matrix re built and have now put it back in the car
 
  Dave



Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: lancianut666 on 25 October, 2021, 09:43:25 AM
Lovely!


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: GG on 25 October, 2021, 01:33:59 PM
looks great. How hard is it to pull the matrix out?


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 26 October, 2021, 09:08:23 AM
With the car in its present condition, ie seats out to give access to the underneath of the dashboard, pulling out the matrix is fairly straightforward. Four bolts hold the box in position, and once they are out it then takes a little manipulation. There are also two screws and two spring clips holding the box together. Once out, the heater matrix was sent out to  be refurbished.

I then relined the box with new foam and freed off the seized vents on the side of the heater box. Putting everything back was simply the reverse of taking out the matrix.

The same company that refurbished the matrix also pressure tested and cleaned out the oil cooler for me.

Hope that helps.

Dave
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Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 24 November, 2021, 07:06:09 PM


  Have spent 1/2 a day working on the petrol filler cap


  Dave


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 24 November, 2021, 07:08:17 PM


  more pictures

  Dave


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 25 November, 2021, 09:36:10 AM
 
 Missed one

  Dave


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 22 December, 2021, 09:20:26 AM
 

  Before I put the petrol tank back I have decided to modify it to take a return line

  Dave


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 25 December, 2021, 12:36:09 PM
 

   Spent 1/2 a day making a new slam panel for the bonnet

  Dave


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: lancianut666 on 27 December, 2021, 10:49:41 AM
Marvellous stuff!
Clarkey


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 27 December, 2021, 01:52:45 PM
 

    Had a look at the air vents to find that the ducting stopped half way down the inner wing and one side was 32mm dia and the other 44mm dia I decided to make them both 32mm dia and run them to the front grill . On looking at other Flavia sports some do not have any vents at all
 

Dave   


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 08 January, 2022, 10:35:16 AM
Door Windows

One of the problems I have encountered is that the driver's side window has been vandalised and is opaque in sections. Replacement is the only option as it is so bad. The Flavia Consortium does not have any spare door glass, so I have spoken with Colin from the Consortium about the possibility of remanufacturing this. It appears that there are 2 different shapes of door glass and apertures. Colin and I are trying to acquire as much information as possible about these different shapes, and would appreciate people sending us paper patterns of their windows and door glass, with information about their car model and importantly, year of manufacture, so that we have as many samples as possible to compare. The aim is to find the cut off date for the change in shape. If you would be willing to help us with this, we will need 4 patterns from each car, one of the glass and one of the aperture on each side. It would be helpful to know if anyone else is interested in new door glass should we be able to remanufacture. Any patterns can be sent on to me and I will forward them to Colin. My address is in the club database.

To make matters more difficult in my project, the metal support frame is corroded and on the passenger side, this frame is missing completely. I have therefore had to look into remanufacturing the support frames from sheet steel. I have fitted a prototype and this works well. Pictures attached. If you want more details about this, please let me know.


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: DavidLaver on 09 January, 2022, 10:09:17 PM

I've taken a drivers door glass pattern, passenger side broke and I expect the drivers was saved by being left open in storage.  It was stored such a long time the car changed shape :(   As such the drivers door glass would smash if I closed the door with the window raised.
David


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 20 March, 2022, 12:43:07 PM
 


   Rear spring bushes in picture

  Dave


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: markinnes on 07 May, 2022, 11:29:17 AM
Dave, thanks for the blog, perseverance and skill combined. Ref your rear leaf springs - are they new or refurb? It may have been you I spoke to a few months ago about finding new leaf springs for my Flavia 2000 Coupe. I sent the Consortium's OE spring to 2 specialists now and got quotes over £700 a pair [£940 plus VAT pair from supposedly cheap GME!!]. Think I may need better negotiation skills.
Ref the crack in your old spring - it's identical to the 'S' shaped crack I just found on a used spring. I hadn't noticed it until I started to unscrew the small bolt through the middle, so I'm not sure if the release in stress caused it or just made it more evident.
The rear leaf springs do seem quite fine-leafed and delicate for he job of a heavy Flavia rear [less so the Sport I guess], I also wonder if Italian steel of the time was of the highest quality?


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 29 June, 2022, 08:50:36 AM
 

   Flavia engine and box on subframe ready to go in


  Dave


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: lancianut666 on 01 July, 2022, 10:29:31 AM
Loving those twin carburettors!
Clarkey


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: Dave Gee on 05 July, 2022, 09:07:17 AM
 

   Engine now in with the help of a neighbour

  Dave


Title: Re: Flavia Sport
Post by: DavidLaver on 06 July, 2022, 12:18:39 PM

BIG DAY.   Well done!!!