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« Reply #345 on: 20 August, 2019, 07:03:50 PM »

Its like magic. Can't wait to see it!
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« Reply #346 on: 21 August, 2019, 04:30:26 PM »

Why not come over for breakfast Tim !

A couple of hours playing this morning so the dash is finished. I stripped cleaned and painted the wiper motor and mechanism before refitting, plus the glovebox was lined with fabric and the glovebox door refitted. All looks a lot smarter

There is a photo of one of the spindles. At the bottom end is a "bearing" which I packed with grease and also fitted new round washers in the top cup to help seal the shafts

I don't think that the wiper motor mounting is original, the bracket looks home-made, albeit well done. Indeed the whole setup is a bit crude making you wonder if the were originally fitted, however a photo at the PininFarina factory pre-war does show the cars with them already there

Next is to to put her back on the ramp and start re-assembling the axles and suspension





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« Reply #347 on: 22 August, 2019, 07:54:30 AM »


That interior light switch is an intriguing wee thing.

In what way do you consider the wiper system crude?   

Lovely to see all the details as ever...
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« Reply #348 on: 22 August, 2019, 01:17:01 PM »

Lovely work, as always, Simon !!
The glovebox is quite a size, compared to the sedan. I think the wiper mechanism looks pretty smart.
 
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« Reply #349 on: 09 November, 2019, 07:44:54 AM »

Just in case you think there's no progress, whenever I get a few minutes (difficult during harvest and subsequent fermentation time) I have ticked off little jobs. Each of these jobs takes a ridiculous amount of time because every catch, switch, frame is stripped, cleaned and refitted, often requiring new solutions.

For example, I have been unable to find the correct profile for the door rubbers so a modern one has been modified and the wood frame it is screwed to was missing and had to be remade

The second door seal probably took 8 hours over the course of a couple days - I'm glad I didn't pay a professional restoration firm £45/hour to do it !

Some re-chroming has come back as well, so the dash has had its final details finished and the "new" chrome bootlid catches mean that we can fit the bootlid next. It had Citroen Traction handles fitted and I found some pre-war Lancia catches that I preferred so we have modified the bootlid and body to take them - photos later

Other chromed parts included the air-filter. The filter is a complete unit that has 2000 small aluminium rings trapped between two plates that needs to be washed in petrol to clean it, so it needs a petrol resistant and heat resistant finish.

The retaining mesh has been chromed and then the top and bottom plates have had a wrinkle-black paint applied. I chose this because I have found the wrinkle paint to be very scratch/petrol/heat resistant and I think it was a period finish (no proof for pre-war Lancias, but I have seen it on other pre-war cars)

You can tell that Juliet was away because it spent 2 days drying in the downstairs loo !

More interior bits have been refitted including the footwell panels - the eagle-eyed will notice that the carpet need a slight mod because Clément hadn't appreciated how the panel fits, but that can be easily done

Final bits include the cleaning of all the door catches and window frames for the passenger door - just needs refitting and lastly I am waiting
for a special non-drying mastic for refitting the windscreen



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« Reply #350 on: 09 November, 2019, 07:46:19 AM »

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