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Title: Imperial spanner - why ?
Post by: simonandjuliet on 23 April, 2015, 08:18:39 AM
I came across a Lancia spanner, code 8091030 recently. What intrigues me is that it is an imperial size - 5/8 & 9/16

I thought they were completely metric, so why is there an imperial one ? What is it for ? Am I being dense ?


Title: Re: Imperial spanner - why ?
Post by: vigzag on 23 April, 2015, 09:28:10 AM
On Flavias it was used to remove the Bendix fuel pump cover which was imperial.


Title: Re: Imperial spanner - why ?
Post by: JohnMillham on 23 April, 2015, 09:42:54 AM
Many fittings and threads on Lambdas are imperial, as Lancia used American made machinery at some stage. Augusta brakes are Lockheed and imperial, as are some Aprilia brakes.
Regards, John


Title: Re: Imperial spanner - why ?
Post by: lancialulu on 23 April, 2015, 10:43:52 AM
Google gives this

http://lancia.co.za/index.php?page=article/show&function=article/article_load&article_id=8091030&template=simple

Aurelia Berlina??

and this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Set-Lancia-Flavia-wrench-tool-kit-spanner-8-10-9-11-13-14-17-19-5-8-9-16-/261846410649?hash=item3cf7432599

Flavia although does not show that spanner??

and

http://www.ebay.it/itm/LANCIA-CHIAVE-tool-kit-sacca-attrezzi-RARA-5-8-9-16-codice-8091030-/151639955943?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_101&hash=item234e7219e7

Rather expensive in Italy??


Title: Re: Imperial spanner - why ?
Post by: John B on 23 April, 2015, 05:52:35 PM

http://www.ebay.it/itm/LANCIA-CHIAVE-tool-kit-sacca-attrezzi-RARA-5-8-9-16-codice-8091030-/151639955943?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_101&hash=item234e7219e7

Rather expensive in Italy??

I can't quite understand the mentality here in Italy..... at a Sunday car boot sale grandly advertised as an "Antique Market" I enquired, at a stall selling a few rusty tools, if he had a 14mm Allen key - required for the drain plug on the Appia diff and he said he would bring one for the next weeks sale.
During the week I bought a new one in a local tool shop for 4 but the following Sunday I asked the guy if he had remembered to bring the item.
Surprisingly he had and he "only" wanted 15 for it, I told him sorry but I had bought a new one for 4 so didn't want it......he quickly dropped his price to 4 ....... so now I have a spare one.


Title: Re: Imperial spanner - why ?
Post by: simonandjuliet on 24 April, 2015, 03:21:09 PM
Thank you for all the answers, I knew that someone would know ! (re S1 Aurelia berlina, the parts book doesn't list it so I think they are after the "Aurelia price-hike" factor)

Re Italian prices, it can be like that here as well. Sometimes, though, you are lucky ......


Title: Re: Imperial spanner - why ?
Post by: ben on 27 April, 2015, 10:56:59 PM
My Fulvia front brake calipers are held together with 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch AF headed bolts. However I would not fancy undoing them with open-ended spanners!


Title: Re: Imperial spanner - why ?
Post by: simonandjuliet on 28 April, 2015, 11:12:59 AM
And how about this one ?

Lancia ref 64-6582 , 46 and 41 mm and about 18" long .....


Title: Re: Imperial spanner - why ?
Post by: SanRemo78 on 28 April, 2015, 03:27:06 PM
Truck spanner?


Title: Re: Imperial spanner - why ?
Post by: BlueSky on 30 April, 2015, 02:18:04 AM
I would agree it's most likely for a truck. However, the 46mm end will fit an Aprilia clutch bearing nut!
Noel