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Model Technical and Interest => Flavia => Topic started by: Lindsay on 06 September, 2008, 06:35:01 PM



Title: 2000 Coupe
Post by: Lindsay on 06 September, 2008, 06:35:01 PM
Hallo chaps. I have bought myself a 1973 Coupe, in need of TLC/recommisioning/ hopefully not a full rebuild. It was advertised on the Omicron site and was only 20 miles from me here in Aberdeenshire - so the gods were telling me something. Remarkably sound car, been dry stored since 2001 or so, then 18 months outside recently - ouch! Anyway, I thought if i didnt rescue it, it would suffer another scottish winter which would not be good.

So watch out for some daft questions and pleads for encouragement.

First of which, pie in the sky stuff, anyone know if someone has the chrome bonnet and wing trim for sale?
cheers
Lindsay


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: fay66 on 06 September, 2008, 07:11:10 PM
Glutton for punishment, or what ??? ;D

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: Lindsay on 06 September, 2008, 07:44:43 PM
Yup!  And that doesn't count as words of encouragement!!!!


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: Jai Sharma on 06 September, 2008, 09:39:58 PM
Judging by the stuff Colin Clamp has over here in Essex, the Flavia consortium must be the place to start.


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: fay66 on 07 September, 2008, 10:50:37 AM
Yup!  And that doesn't count as words of encouragement!!!!

Go for it lindsay! how about photos please.

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: Lindsay on 11 September, 2008, 02:02:44 PM
Have just joined the Consortium. Amazingly, they have a choice of new or used bonnet trims!  Of course having a non crusty leading edge on the bonnet would be a bonus but that's on the list of things to be done.....

photos of current state?


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: fay66 on 11 September, 2008, 03:40:56 PM
Hi Lindsay,
Photos current state, Yes please ;D

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: fensaddler on 11 September, 2008, 04:35:42 PM
Have just joined the Consortium. Amazingly, they have a choice of new or used bonnet trims!  Of course having a non crusty leading edge on the bonnet would be a bonus but that's on the list of things to be done.....

Aren't consortia wonderful?


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: Lindsay on 11 September, 2008, 06:07:17 PM
They are invaluable. This car has had around 8k spent on it in the mid to late 90s but then owner went abroad and has been left ever since. Needs a lot of work but couldn't bear to let it just sit and deteriorate further. It's worth more than that. Perfect specification for me. Carb version so not as complex as HF, 1972 build so free road tax (for now), webasto roof, retrimmed leather interior. No doubt loads more problems will come to light over the initial inspection, but just bought it to do up over time. If I can sell my Barchetta then funds from that will allow much to be done by next summer.

Not sure how to put photos on here Brian. Take a look at the Omicron site to see it around 10 years ago! Sadly much worse now.....


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: fay66 on 12 September, 2008, 12:39:14 AM
Hi Lindsay,
Here's how.
Once you've got to that stage where you've entered the text you will see at bottom left "Additional options", click on this and it will open a box "Browse", click on browse then find the photos you wish to download, once you've loaded the first one, alongside the browse button it says "More attachments" repeat the browse sequence to load more photos, note you can only download maximum of 8 photos at a time.

if you stick to about 75 KB size for a picture it will show without having to shove the cursors about to see the whole picture. Here's how to reduce the size of a photo .

I use Adobe photoshop elements 2, once into the program go to "file"-"open"- find the photo you want to reduce, click on "image", then "duplicate image" (which gives you a copy to work on without affecting the original) rename this as reduced copy.
While still in image scroll down to "resize", this will then show
-"image size", click on this. In the box that appears change the width size to 800, the other boxes will change to match, then click on -"OK"-go to "file" -"save as" -"save"-the box that opens; Jpeg options, shows at the bottom the new size of the photo in KB's, the box next to this shows at what download speed, if it says 56.6kbs and you're on Broadband, click on the down arrow and change this to 2 Mbps. click on "OK" if you are happy with the new size and it's then ready to post on the forum at the reduced size.

Sounds complicated but it's not at all.

Brian
8227  8)


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: Lindsay on 12 September, 2008, 02:05:07 PM
Does sound complicated. Will try it tonight - put some of the worst one's on so everyone can clench their teeth and suck - wouldn't have touched that one mate.....


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: Lindsay on 12 September, 2008, 07:11:56 PM
Well, here are a couple of pics, without playing around with the size......


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: Lindsay on 17 September, 2008, 06:39:32 PM
Well, it is now with me. Got it running tonight, albeit not idling. Need to drain the fuel tank to see if that makes a difference. We have a working fuel pump, spark etc but not wanting to know at idle. Closer inspection reveals not much more than the initial. Very solid, much work done. Brakes will need done, possible exhaust, all fluids and filters and go from there. I have to say I am very happy to have a Lancia again.


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: Lindsay on 27 September, 2008, 07:52:10 AM
A pic after a quick t cut and polish....


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: fay66 on 27 September, 2008, 11:12:02 AM
Looking good,
What's with the dead rabbit hanging over the back of the seat ;D

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: Lindsay on 27 September, 2008, 04:42:10 PM
Optional extra. Rare, few people took it up............. ;D


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: fensaddler on 27 September, 2008, 07:13:55 PM
Already looking remarkably nice...!


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: Lindsay on 28 September, 2008, 06:30:44 AM
It is a great car from 5 paces away!!


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: fensaddler on 28 September, 2008, 12:19:31 PM
Most of them are... ::)


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: Lindsay on 28 September, 2008, 05:55:10 PM
Good point!!


Title: Re: 2000 Coupe
Post by: Lindsay on 05 October, 2008, 05:05:59 PM
Rummaging around the boot today and what do I find? The bonnet and wing chrome trims! A good day!!!