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 on: Today at 10:26:36 AM 
Started by Steve Crabb - Last post by Steve Crabb
Thanks for the responses - the pitting is pretty bad, so first place I went to said they were too badly gone, but I have now found someone else who says they can be done. Cheers Steve

 on: Yesterday at 08:28:36 PM 
Started by Cassino - Last post by Jaydub
The obvious thing to do is remove the screw and see what it does!!!

 on: Yesterday at 08:07:57 PM 
Started by Caracad - Last post by lancialulu
Riding high at the back is due the incorrect spring strength and or incorrect setting of the springs. On the former, there were replacement leaf springs made in the wrong steel specification (mostly in UK) and were too stiff. Re the setting, the rear leaf springs need to be compressed before tightening ALL the metalastic bushes. Compression spec is 80mm twixt bump stop and top of leaf spring mounting.

I think a forensic look at the rear spring could solve your issues.

 on: Yesterday at 06:51:40 PM 
Started by Caracad - Last post by Caracad
Itís good to hear from Fulvia drivers in praise of the way the cars ride.

I know that generally speaking the Fulvia is considered a very comfortable car.
This why I am so disappointed with the reality of driving mine.

I have tried different tyre pressures, but not found a compromise that works.

The rear has new original spec. Dampers. They seem too hard in bump but allow too sudden a rebound.

Front dampers are still the originals. I wish Bilstein did replacements, as they are generally excellent. I have heard the Konis tend to be too hard.

Not removed the front spring yet. Havenít figured out a safe way of compressing it.
I was also thinking the condition of the lower control arm bushes might have an effect.

 on: Yesterday at 06:03:33 PM 
Started by Caracad - Last post by GG
I'm right behind Chris on this. Just lovely is Lancia's supple ride. There are examples that ride poorly, but these are not up to snuff with bad rubber, or any one of a number of things that isn't right. Sometimes its as simple as tire pressures, which are often too high - consult the manual for those. Sounds silly, but it really does matter, especially on bumpy roads.

Agree with the recommendation of riding in another car. Something is likely amiss, although its possible that something just doesn't gel for you.

Did you ever do the front spring interleaves? 

 on: Yesterday at 04:30:00 PM 
Started by roy parmenter - Last post by roy parmenter
for sale - front bench seat for Lancia Appia s3 complete with runners & springs - new red vinyl

 on: Yesterday at 03:47:11 PM 
Started by Caracad - Last post by chriswgawne
Each time there is a new post on this thread I want to contribute........but I haven't yet because fundamentally I cant understand the criticism of the Fulvia ride quality so I don't know really what new to say that hasn't already been said.
We have driven Fulvias continuously since the early 70's and the only occasions when either of us has been unhappy with the ride ( my wife Jacky is truly excellent at pointing our such deficiencies whether as a passenger or driver) have been due to incorrect tyre pressures, incorrect tyre sizes, badly worn steering joints, a bent wishbone,  old ineffective or harsh dampers or on one occasion a broken leaf in a rear spring. Oh, and one car we test drove had rotten rear front subframe mounts so the car was all over the place.
I can only suggest that Caracad drives a good Fulvia asap so he can see what he is missing and then the problems with his car can be addressed.

 on: Yesterday at 01:25:50 PM 
Started by Paul Greenway - Last post by frankxhv773t
It is set up for land surveying and mapping.

 on: Yesterday at 01:18:58 PM 
Started by Caracad - Last post by frankxhv773t
Having said which, one of the traditional strengths of Lancias was that they were designed to ride well on  poor Italian roads.

 on: Yesterday at 12:24:51 PM 
Started by Paul Greenway - Last post by sparehead3
Looks like some form of equipment in there - if it's a mobile photo printing studio then that could be quite useful ....

Plenty of ground clearance though and the Lancia badge is rather cool ( rather subtle Smiley )

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