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Model Technical and Interest => Fulvia => Topic started by: kevbo on 19 June, 2014, 07:03:11 PM

Title: '74 Fulvia 1.3S
Post by: kevbo on 19 June, 2014, 07:03:11 PM
Hi all, this is my first post here since I bought my 1974 Fulvia 1.3S coupe last September. 

I've been slowly sorting out a few issues but I'd like to ask a question regarding my seats.  I find getting a comfortable seat position difficult, with very little support at the front edge of the seat, I seem to be inclined forwards.  I know the seat foams on the seat base around the edge may need to be renewed but I wondered if the seat runners should be inclined upwards at the front compared to the rear? 

The runners are horizontal front to back. The top edge of the seat is approx 250mm from the floor and the seat base is approx 420mm from the bottom edge of the seat back to the front edge of the seat base.  I have put a small block of wood (~10mm) under the front part of the seat where the base fits into.  Do these measurements seem right?  I hope this makes sense!

Title: Re: '74 Fulvia 1.3S
Post by: Richard Fridd on 19 June, 2014, 07:38:49 PM
I think the HF sests may be raised at the front?

Title: Re: '74 Fulvia 1.3S
Post by: rogerelias on 19 June, 2014, 09:49:10 PM
The HF is different to a 1300, in that it has special frames, that are welded to the floor, and the HF seats are completely different, the frame on the HF is higher at the front than the rear. I always thought that 1300 seat runners run parallel to the floor, but I could be wrong ::)

Title: Re: '74 Fulvia 1.3S
Post by: fay66 on 19 June, 2014, 11:10:32 PM
I would suggest that before you start altering the angle of the runners you attend to the seat padding first and see where you go from there, not surprising if the padding does need replacing, after all it is 40 years old!

8227 8)

Title: Re: '74 Fulvia 1.3S
Post by: lancialulu on 20 June, 2014, 06:48:00 AM
The seat runners are parallel on a 1.3. Could be the webbing/springing in base has given up.

Title: Re: '74 Fulvia 1.3S
Post by: kevbo on 20 June, 2014, 08:47:40 AM
Thanks for the advice everyone.  The seats were reupholstered in leather about 5 years ago by a previous owner but it's possible the foams weren't replaced.  Looking at a cutaway drawing of a Fulvia Sport Zagato the height given from the floor to top of the seat base is 300mm, that's a big difference to mine, although mine is a coupe and may be different.

Title: Re: '74 Fulvia 1.3S
Post by: stanley sweet on 20 June, 2014, 09:56:40 AM
Sounds like the padding. I had standard seats in my 1.3S for years and never had the feeling that I was inclined forwards.