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Model Technical and Interest => Fulvia => Topic started by: LanciAlan on 09 December, 2012, 11:34:49 AM



Title: Bargin
Post by: LanciAlan on 09 December, 2012, 11:34:49 AM
http://www.ebay.it/itm/2-GRUPPI-OTTICI-FARI-ANTERIORI-LANCIA-FULVIA-ZAGATO-DOPPIA-PARABOLA-/350650485140?pt=Ricambi_automobili&hash=item51a465c994&_uhb=1#ht_500wt_716 (http://www.ebay.it/itm/2-GRUPPI-OTTICI-FARI-ANTERIORI-LANCIA-FULVIA-ZAGATO-DOPPIA-PARABOLA-/350650485140?pt=Ricambi_automobili&hash=item51a465c994&_uhb=1#ht_500wt_716)


Title: Re: Bargin
Post by: davidwheeler on 09 December, 2012, 05:49:44 PM
I got a pair of ?Renault equivalents from Omicron a few years  ago for very much less.  I doubt you could tell the difference.


Title: Re: Bargin
Post by: LanciAlan on 10 December, 2012, 10:09:04 PM
Yes, my comment was tongue in cheek. I thought the same part was actually shared/common between the Renault and the Zagato which would be a breathtaking bit of transfer pricing as between both marketplaces/models. Apparently this pair have been restored. Maybe there is something in the double parabola feature that distinguishes them from the rest.


Title: Re: Bargin
Post by: lancialulu on 11 December, 2012, 01:26:47 AM
Guys

I may be wrong but I think the Renault parts are generally concave in design (having had bought some of them myself in early Zag Fulvia ownership).

the Fulvia lights are convex with side light built in. The Cibie lens is for Rhd or Lhd (bulb twists c10deg) to effect change!

Zagato "borrowed" them from a Citroen Ami!! (Ami 8 I think) This is the cheap source of replacement glass!

Tim


Title: Re: Bargin
Post by: LanciAlan on 11 December, 2012, 07:57:43 AM
Yes, I think thats it - the Citroen Ami item is a direct swop. The Renault reference threw me for a bit but it is useful to know that there may be a further alternative if one is not a perfectionist (and not worried about beam deflection if the Renault items are LHD type?)


Title: Re: Bargin
Post by: lancialulu on 11 December, 2012, 08:22:34 AM
Now go and raid the virtually non-existent Citroen Ami parts bin......


Title: Re: Bargin
Post by: DavidLaver on 11 December, 2012, 10:14:27 AM

I like it when I see examples of parts going home.  The example that comes first to mind is kitcars being bought to salvage parts to restore Ford escorts and Cortinas.  Would the day come when a Citroen restorer comes here looking for lights?

David


Title: Re: Bargin
Post by: lancialulu on 11 December, 2012, 11:09:43 AM
It would double the price of an Ami!!


Title: Re: Bargin
Post by: davidwheeler on 15 December, 2012, 10:14:11 AM
Guess mine were Ami then, they are convex and have sidelights in them.
Now you have me lusting after an Ami 8 again, surely the ugliest car ever made and drives like a 2CV on steroids.  Must be enormous fun.


Title: Re: Bargin
Post by: Parisien on 15 December, 2012, 10:16:56 AM
Don't slate the little Ami guys.......a positively endearing little car.......sort of a cuter Franco Anglia .....:)

P


Title: Re: Bargin
Post by: fay66 on 15 December, 2012, 10:56:22 AM
Guess mine were Ami then, they are convex and have sidelights in them.
Now you have me lusting after an Ami 8 again, surely the ugliest car ever made and drives like a 2CV on steroids.  Must be enormous fun.

How about the Bijou?
2CV and it's variants as well as ( Old) Fiat 500's are great fun motoring on a budget ;)

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Bargin
Post by: ben on 17 December, 2012, 03:32:18 PM
If we are talking "Bargain Basement" the one with the right badge, ie the Y10, is still unbeatable.

And by an amazing coincidence my Low Mileage Selectronic as recently featured on E-BAY is still available.
The lucky buyer who won it for 501 has had to pull out without even seeing it for "Family" reasons.

With only 33000 miles under its wheels and a fresh MOT it has to be a bargain for somebody! Grab it now and save me from re-listing it in the New Year.

               Ben Courage              Tel   01454  322931