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Model Technical and Interest => Flaminia => Topic started by: Jay on 05 November, 2014, 01:49:14 PM



Title: Another front end oddity
Post by: Jay on 05 November, 2014, 01:49:14 PM
Spotted this on the gallery page at www.MartinWillems.nl there seems to be no depth/thickness to the top lights overhang /leading edge of top of wing. Is this unique, could it have been front end rebuild after a crash, or just my eyesight?


Title: Re: Another front end oddity
Post by: DavidLaver on 05 November, 2014, 09:12:21 PM


The oddity I spotted was the "half lights" below the front bumper of this Aurelia:

http://voorraad.autodatawheelerdelta.nl/static-storage1/autodata/images/occasions-module/77/1001977_1.jpg?1340695503

David


Title: Re: Another front end oddity
Post by: fay66 on 05 November, 2014, 11:22:31 PM


The oddity I spotted was the "half lights" below the front bumper of this Aurelia:

http://voorraad.autodatawheelerdelta.nl/static-storage1/autodata/images/occasions-module/77/1001977_1.jpg?1340695503

David

Looks like low mounted fog lights, low enough to shine under the fog.

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Another front end oddity
Post by: DavidLaver on 05 November, 2014, 11:36:35 PM
Seen than shape of light before?

Its also a good picture for the headlights.  I also like the draught excluders above the side windows.  It shows the wing beading well and what a dome those hubcaps are.  Don't the ali bumpers look a treat.  What a lovely car...

David


Title: Re: Another front end oddity
Post by: stanley sweet on 06 November, 2014, 12:30:24 PM
Those headlights look like something from Lalique. Is that a frosted 'hood' to stop upwards light like the old chrome type?


Title: Re: Another front end oddity
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 06 November, 2014, 07:11:24 PM
Although this is slightly off topic being Aurelia rather than Flaminia, here are a couple of photos of the early type Aurelia headlamp. Behind the fancy glass cover is a seperate headlamp, also with a (plain) glass cover, so the outer one is purely for decorative effect! Regarding the half moon fog lamps, these are made by Carello and occasionally come up for sale (don't expect them to be cheap though!) http://www.italparts.com/index.html


Title: Re: Another front end oddity
Post by: the.cern on 06 November, 2014, 08:27:34 PM
Both headlights and foglights are exquisite.

                                         Andy 


Title: Re: Another front end oddity
Post by: JohnMillham on 07 November, 2014, 07:50:05 AM
Although this is slightly off topic being Aurelia rather than Flaminia, here are a couple of photos of the early type Aurelia headlamp. Behind the fancy glass cover is a seperate headlamp, also with a (plain) glass cover, so the outer one is purely for decorative effect! Regarding the half moon fog lamps, these are made by Carello and occasionally come up for sale (don't expect them to be cheap though!) http://www.italparts.com/index.html
I don't agree. They are lenses to spread or concentrate the headlight beam. The headlights on my B12, many years ago, were memorable for being really even and bright. Only recently have modern car's headlamps come up to their standard.
Regards, John


Title: Re: Another front end oddity
Post by: stanley sweet on 07 November, 2014, 09:42:26 AM
The headlight is beautiful. Wouldn't look out of place on the wall of a 30's cinema. Higher quality than the plastic covers over my Lybra headlights which are now dull and yellowy and need the grime ground away.


Title: Re: Another front end oddity
Post by: SanRemo78 on 19 December, 2014, 09:48:52 PM
Half moon Carellos

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Half-Moon-fog-lights-couple-Lambretta-Vespa-Car-Vintage-Carello-replica-/141512866718?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item20f2d2fb9e

Just in case anyone was looking for some!

Guy


Title: Re: Another front end oddity
Post by: chriswgawne on 22 December, 2014, 09:42:06 AM
Seeing that the ebay lights are replicas for Veapa etc reminds me that a few years ago from a scooter shop in Itlay which was cllosing down, I bought 12 small amber lensed round lights with a chromed 'bullet style' body' which I thought were perfect for Aurelia B20 owners who wanted to seperate the rear indicatior light from the original light unit and route it to a tasteful light hung below the rear quarter bumpers. I didnt want to do this for myself and over the intervening 12 or so years I have given away 4 pairs to friends.
I think I still have 2 pairs left and I will not use them so if anyone is interested let me know and I will send a photo. They are new unused and cost me about 20 Euro each I think so maybe 40 per pair delivered '2nd Class signed for' in the UK.
Chris


Title: Re: Another front end oddity
Post by: chriswgawne on 22 December, 2014, 09:48:55 AM
On the subject of headlights I had a friendly argument a few years ago with a well known Aurelia owner about the efficiency of the early Aurelia 'art deco' lights versus the later ones. He said they were just as effective whereas I said they were inferior. I then at a later date checked using our S1 B20 and our original S4 B20 side by side at night......he was right. No real difference.
And of course nowadays with all the plastic headlights their performance drops off suddenly as the lens gets peppered in use. I think I am right in saying that some garages now offer a 'headlight polisihing' service to lengthen the life of plastic lenses. Apart from the stying options which are opened up by injection moulded plastic lenses,  is this really progress?
Chris


Title: Re: Another front end oddity
Post by: stanley sweet on 22 December, 2014, 05:06:36 PM
The murky plastic covers on my Lybra were brought up during its controle technique. Not a fail but it was just pointed out, I suppose because they'll be that much worse in another two years. He said it was possible to buy polishing kits. I found one in the French equivalent of Halfords for about 40 euros I think. I haven't bought anything yet. In fact in collector watch circles Brasso is quite often used to polish out scratches on the old acrylic watch crystals even though there is a specific product. I'm tempted to try a bit of Brasso on a small part of the Lybra covers. Must admit driving the other night through forests made me realise that full beam isn't as useful as some dips I've had on other cars. No, it isn't progress, along with many other things that were better in (apparently)the 'bad old days'.