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Model Technical and Interest => Lambda => Topic started by: davidwheeler on 18 February, 2010, 08:12:14 PM



Title: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 18 February, 2010, 08:12:14 PM
Following discussions in the online database information section, I am setting up new threads for the receipt of technical information only, so as to gather it all in one place (per model) and to prevent duplication.   Please do not chat in this thread (except to correct errors of fact).


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: sparehead3 on 22 February, 2010, 12:55:46 PM
WIKI Page now created : http://www.lancia.myzen.co.uk/wiki/index.php?page=Lambda

This includes the gearbox stripping article http://www.lancia.myzen.co.uk/wiki/index.php?page=Lambda_Gearbox (pictures to be added).


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 09 June, 2010, 08:39:47 AM
Head (and other) gaskets from:-

E Dobson and Co (Gaskets) Ltd
Springfield Mills
Oakworth Road
Keighley
BD21 1QQ

01535 607257

sales@dobsongasket.com

www.dobsongasket.com

Speak to  Andrew Jeffrey
See below for new post.


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 10 June, 2010, 08:04:12 AM
Piston rings any size and type (Google it) from

Clupet Piston Ring and Gauge Co.
Factory B Solway Industrial Estate
Maryport
Cumbria
CA15 8NF

01900 818361

I dealt with Alan who made five sets for my Aprilia for about 100.


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 10 June, 2010, 08:10:37 AM
Engine machining including white metalling mains but not big ends

Tom Lewthwaite
Flatt Walks
Whitehaven
Cumbria
CA28 7RW

01946 694610

A craftsman of the old type and absurdly inexpensive - but, alas, he has now retired.

Total engine work including cylinder boring on Lancia V4 engines with the correct jig

Serdi UK Ltd
Unit 1 Sarum Complex
Salisbury Road
Uxbridge
UB8 2RZ

01895 232215

info@serdi.co.uk

www.serdi.co.uk


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 10 June, 2010, 08:15:19 AM
Dynamic engine balancing - took violent wobbles out of my bitza Aprilia engine and have been known to do Lambdas as well.

Vibration Free
Unit 18, Green Farm
Fritwell
Bicester
Oxon
OX27 7QU

01869 345535

steve@vibrationfree.co.uk

www.vibrationfree.co.uk


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 10 June, 2010, 08:24:05 AM
Radiators   (rebuild and recore radiator for Aprilia,  1000)

Vintage Radiator Company Ltd
Barnstones Busuness Park
Grimscote Road
Lichborough
Northants
NN12 8JJ

01327 830936

email@vintageradiatorcompany.co.uk
www.vintageradiatorcompany.co.uk


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 12 September, 2010, 06:06:08 PM
VIIth exhaust manifold/downpipe bronze nut from
John Baxter
Pineview Engineering
Lingey Close
Dalston
Carlisle CA5 7LB
01228 710173
Beautifully made, fits perfectly, region of 55 + vat, mention my name.
David


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 27 November, 2010, 05:02:24 PM
Lambda steering geometry
Thanks to John Turner and Martin Cliffe I can now give the correct dimensions.  The sliding pillars must be parallel, I checked with a toe in gauge making allowance for the different diameters of the upper and lower pillars.  Castor is 2-3 degrees and toe in 0 to 10 mm with 0 being favoured by Bob West and John.
The drawing is from Jorges Malbran via John and is of the jig to set up the trapeze.  The measurements may not correspond to your car depending on what has happened over the years.


Title: Spark plugs and accessories.
Post by: davidwheeler on 19 September, 2011, 04:02:49 PM
I have just come across this website whilst looking for 18mm plugs.  Looks good. 
         http://www.gsparkplug.com/shop/


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 05 April, 2012, 05:35:02 PM
Bosch Starter motors are reversible.  There is a bridge on the underside of the brush mountings which is reversible.  The arrow shows the direction of rotation.  My thanks to John Millham for this information and the photo.


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 06 April, 2012, 07:48:45 PM
More information from John Millham


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 08 April, 2012, 03:27:20 PM
Actually, this is the real page 450, it follows from 449 and makes sense.  Sorry, no page numbers on the originals apart from 449!


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 09 April, 2012, 04:48:24 PM
I cannot find any evidence of a holding coil in the Lambda starter motor (as would be shown by a path to earth from the input lead of the auxiliary coil).   Getting the motor to work properly is a matter of fine adjustment of the pawl and trip lever mechanism to allow the pinion to engage fully with the flywheel ring before the trip lever trips and allows the main switch to send power to the main field winding via the lower contact.


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 23 November, 2012, 02:18:40 PM
Dynamo Rebuild.    I had the dynamo rewound - field coils, armature and new commutator - via http://www.ribblesdale.co.uk/contact-us  for about 450 all in.  Talk to Paul Billington.   Quick turn-round and seems an excellent job.  I replaced the rear bearing myself.   It is a BO 17, still available and described as a "magneto bearing".  You can get it from SKF for about 27+vat or generic for about a tenner.  The Chinese one has smaller balls than the original but I don't suppose that matters.  Getting the old bearing out was a struggle I had to resort to welding a bar across the inside of the outer race and tapping it out that way.


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: Sebastien on 07 March, 2013, 10:47:44 AM
Leather for your Lambda restoration - stamped according to original design
Foglizzo
Lungo Dora Liguria, 58
10143 Torino - Italy
www.foglizzo.com
T: +39 011 5818 728
F: +39 011 4512 109


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 13 July, 2013, 02:17:17 PM
Lancia Blue

I have been researching.  Opinion is that Lancia Blue Lechler code is 121.  That is now yellow!  The correct code is 121L and the mix is...

I can confirm that this is a beautiful deep blue corresponding to Lancia Blue 1961 (no earlier reference is available).   


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 09 December, 2013, 11:10:29 AM
Brake and associated mechanisms


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 09 December, 2014, 01:49:38 PM
Third Gear Replacement

The 6x38mm hardened steel pins (11830) required for locating the gear wheels on the lay-shaft may be obtained from
http://www.boneham.co.uk/
at a cost of 10p each - plus 7.40 vat and postage!     They are actually 6x40mm and described as "Solid Metric Dowel Pins to DIN6325" and are 2mm too long but can be ground down to suit.


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 04 August, 2015, 08:29:58 PM
Cylinder block repair by cold metal spray, also crank straightening, white metal bearings, all repairs to ordinary Vintage and Classic engines (not Lancia rebores!).  See "fingers (and toes) crossed"
http://www.cylinderheads.co.uk/
Contact Nick Gilfillan, mobile +44 (0) 7768 622448


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 15 August, 2015, 08:22:25 AM
Magnesium sacrificial anodes
https://www.limekilnchandlers.co.uk/index.php?search[keywords]=magnesium+anode&_a=category


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 08 April, 2016, 03:58:14 PM
Lamda head gaskets from Dobson Gaskets (www.dobsongasket.com) 01535 607257
Ring up and talk to David (or, perhaps, Andrew)
The basic gasket is known as "Lambda type 78"  (SV7451)    This is laser cut from the original engineering drawings of the cylinder head and corresponds to the standard VIIth series bore of 77.3mm.  It is made from compressed graphite with a copper fire ring and should fit all VIIth series cars which have not been bored out too much.
If your bore is substantially more than 77.3mm you are into type 79 territory.  Type 79 standard bore is 82.55 but mine is much bigger!   You need to ask to be sent a template which is cut from 3mm pseudo-asbestos and offer it up to the block locating it by the vertical drive tunnel ring and the locating ring at the back of the block.    Carefully cut round the bores with a sharp knife held vertically against the cylinder walls and send it back  identified by the car's registration number.  This will be fed into the laser cutter via the CAD and will then be kept for future reference so if you need more gaskets quote "type 79 reg.  XX1111" and they will know what to do.


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 27 May, 2016, 07:43:19 AM
Lambda clutch spring data from Tony Stevens   
Spring type    Configuration  Open length mm  Closed length mm   Closed force Kg Compressed length mm
Original          .306"x.161" flat wire       81.5                     40                     82
JGV special     .230 round                   53.5                     40                     84                            30
Consortium     .307"x.192" flat             82.4                     40                      84                               


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 16 June, 2016, 10:56:36 AM
Le Nivex petrol gauge pump internals.  Should be a cup washer but a simple flat one seems to work for now.


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 25 July, 2017, 10:34:36 AM
Rear springs.    

Jones Springs 0121 5687575  http://www.jones-springs.co.uk/  speak to Kev.    Between us we have worked out the correct configuration of Lambda rear springs based on information ultimately from John Vessey and measurements taken by myself.    I have had the springs back and fitted them and they have settled into exactly the right configuration.   You have to remind them from time to time of course as is par for the course for engineering firms!


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 23 August, 2017, 10:04:49 AM
Works drawings springs


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 23 August, 2017, 10:07:50 AM
Works drawings springs


Title: Lancia Blu - Glasurit
Post by: GG on 23 August, 2017, 03:18:22 PM
From a Glasurit swatch book, two different formulas for Lancia blu. Maybe this will help someone.... They list the blue from 1966. Don't know if the blue changed over the preceding years.


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 03 September, 2017, 09:20:25 AM
Petrol tank capacity 68litres = 14.95 imperial gallons.


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: Dikappa on 04 October, 2017, 07:29:56 PM
Bearing lists, one nice original from RIV


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 18 October, 2017, 03:52:06 PM
Spark plugs (transferred from discussion elsewhere in Lambda)  NGK BP5HS seem to be the ones for VIIth and VIIIth at least.


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: GG on 18 October, 2017, 03:53:59 PM
Bearing lists, one nice original from RIV

Any idea of the dates of these? Thanks.


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 25 October, 2019, 11:55:23 AM
Lambda wiring diagram VII+ series.


Title: Re: Technical data only
Post by: davidwheeler on 02 December, 2019, 01:15:38 PM
Autovac = Le Nivex fuel pump according to The Modern Motor Mechanic 1955