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« Reply #30 on: 02 February, 2008, 07:46:23 PM »

the original radio is in my car.There was an old brass aerial in the boot wrapped in newspaper when I bought the car with other bits and pieces.I could never figure out how the antenna had been fitted but the two holes in the front panel must have had some sort of insulated clamping system.My car is 12 volt (second series) and one day I will wire up the radio and see if it works (unlikely I guess!).
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« Reply #31 on: 06 February, 2008, 05:32:05 PM »


Stale petrol sits in the water jacket but drains (over time) down the bores.  One water pocket drained in seconds, but when I realised it was out the water inlet pipe on the front I was somewhat less worried!!

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« Reply #32 on: 09 February, 2008, 10:51:25 AM »


Got a photo of one of the spare engines showing the underside of the liners.  The casting is "a belt" round the liner more than "a socket" it drops into.  The bottom edge is almost a knife edge.

The "above" photo is the best I have at the moment - but the OTHER spare will be the one to show it best being all clean and lovely.

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« Reply #33 on: 10 February, 2008, 11:07:47 PM »


Photo of the engine - now back home and scrubbed up.

Now what's the mystery pully...  its just under the inlet manifold so I'd suspect a choke or hand throttle linkage but with an Aprilia it could be for anything.

Anyone know anything more about these strainers?  It says in English "AUTO" then "OIL" then "STRAINER" on each side then a British Pat number.  Bought in?  Licenced?  A "Lancia thing" or just "an Aprilia thing"?

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« Reply #34 on: 11 February, 2008, 12:07:15 AM »

David,

Itís looking good.

The pulley is for the steel-wire link that goes from the starter motor actuator lever under the dash to the arm on the starter motor. When fitted to the car, to get the starter motor off you need a short sawn-off 17mm open ended spanner, just like the one that still resides in my tool box.

I  thought we had done with the oh so clever oil-strainer, except perhaps to note that it was actuated by a push-rod linked to the clutch pedal so that each time you dipped the clutch it rotated a few degrees. Just another one of those things that goes to make the Aprilia a work of genius.

Onward!

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« Reply #35 on: 11 February, 2008, 09:38:38 AM »

The sorts of detail I enjoy - on every level - are the sump to block studs and nuts being a bronze or something that doesn't rust. 

There was a general thread before on the best way to clean alloy - here's the answer...

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« Reply #36 on: 11 February, 2008, 10:56:53 AM »

Funny thing that........ I still have a sawn off 17mm open ended spanner in my tool box too!
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« Reply #37 on: 11 February, 2008, 11:27:55 AM »



There was a general thread before on the best way to clean alloy - here's the answer...

David



What's his hourly rate & travelling costs Grin

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« Reply #38 on: 11 February, 2008, 12:17:42 PM »


I pay him £1.50 a week plus board and lodgings.

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« Reply #39 on: 11 February, 2008, 02:20:06 PM »

When I owned my Aprilia I was a young engineer in the Test Facilities Dept. of the DeHavilland Engine Company.  Some of our older test rigs had Purolator Autoclean filters with handles on top that were turned to clean the elements.  The element in the Aprilia filter was identical although rather smaller and could well have been supplied by that company.

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« Reply #40 on: 11 February, 2008, 11:15:14 PM »

Yes, the clutch operated 'Autoclean' filters used on the Aprilia, and before that the Augusta and Astura , were standard on a number of motor cars and other mechanical devices.  I had thought that they were 'Made in England' but suspect that they may have come from the USA along with a number of innovations adopted by Mr Lancia (Gleason final drives and Perfect Circle pistons in the Lambda for example)
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« Reply #41 on: 12 February, 2008, 01:14:27 AM »

When I owned my Aprilia I was a young engineer in the Test Facilities Dept. of the DeHavilland Engine Company.  Some of our older test rigs had Purolator Autoclean filters with handles on top that were turned to clean the elements.  The element in the Aprilia filter was identical although rather smaller and could well have been supplied by that company.

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Hi Peter,
I'm intrigued Huh? if rotating cleaned the element, where did whatever you cleaned go to?

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« Reply #42 on: 12 February, 2008, 09:16:41 AM »

The grot fell to the bottom and could be removed when a plug was undone. This all assumes that the thing works as it should - unlike the one on my Augusta which was free - wheeling. The ratchets were a weak point and were frequently found to be broken. I have fitted modern filters in both the Lambda and Augusta, which I'm convinced are a lot more efficient than the "strainers". To be on the safe side, I have also fitted very strong magnets in the sump drain plugs (and those in the gearboxes and back axles) which still manage to pick up a lot of magnetic sludge.
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« Reply #43 on: 12 February, 2008, 11:18:03 AM »


Adding a magnet to the sump plug is a great tip. 

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« Reply #44 on: 13 February, 2008, 10:32:13 AM »

Better pics of how the liners fit.   In the second one what's that little hole down the bottom?

David


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