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Buy, Sell and Search => Lancia vehicles for sale => Topic started by: donw on 21 May, 2019, 06:11:47 PM

Title: Di-Lambda
Post by: donw on 21 May, 2019, 06:11:47 PM
New project for someone brave!

Title: Re: Di-Lambda
Post by: DavidLaver on 21 May, 2019, 10:41:58 PM

Seen adverts for similar with "stripped for inspection".  Its a struggle to see how it could be in any more bits than that...

Rods really skinny.

Is the handbrake merely mounted to the gearbox or does it act on a transmission brake?

The peddle box is quite a thing.  Why???

Title: Re: Di-Lambda
Post by: simonandjuliet on 22 May, 2019, 05:14:27 AM
Mathilda said "is that a car - you aren't going to buy it are you?"

Title: Re: Di-Lambda
Post by: Dikappa on 22 May, 2019, 06:09:28 AM
I've seen it in the flesh a couple of years ago, and the parts come from a part complete car that was used as parts car for the restauration of another Dilambda.  So I fear quite a bit of the parts are 'second choice' as the best bits will have been used on the restored car.  And I doubt it will be 'complete'....they always are, untill one check's off with the parts list at hand.  (my hard learned advice: do this before the purchase and not after!!!!!)

Now more or less knowing about the hassle and the cost of getting a basket case Lambda together, I fear this one is even a much bigger for the Lambda's there is a very helpfull community, but with a Dilambda I fear one is more or less on his own.....

Title: Re: Di-Lambda
Post by: DavidLaver on 22 May, 2019, 12:01:51 PM

So the description might be "stripped for inspection, inspected, passed over and left in a pile for someone else...could be you!"

Title: Re: Di-Lambda
Post by: Dilambdaman on 23 May, 2019, 02:04:33 PM
Wow! now there's a thing! And I thought that Modestine was a big enough challenge.

I suppose that I'm one of the few people who could tackle it - I can identify most of the parts but undoubtedly there will be some missing which will prove impossible to find and cost a fortune to have made.
It looks like a series 2 and yes David the hand brake is mounted on the gear box and the pedal box is a work of art housing the brake compensator.

And then there's the body! Or rather lack of it.

It can't possibly be financially viable if committed to a specialist repair shop and would be difficult to justify as a DIY project. As a source of spares it's very desirable but with only about 25 world wide that I know of, finding takers for all the parts could take forever and then some.

So sadly I fear it is likely to remain where and as it is for some considerable time.