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« Reply #75 on: 30 March, 2020, 07:49:39 PM »

I think such a V-screen must work very well!  But I'm trying to make something that is true to the original. (and hopefully better than some replica's of the same car....)

Today not much done, attacked one of the engine compartment tanks with paintstripper as I fear blasting will damage the solder too much.  Maybe some 'soft' glas bead blasting tomorrow to clean off the remains.  Bought paint stripper in a spray, that did not apply very well I must say....better stay away from that!

Some more drawing done on the mecanism for the windows, and a system to position them in a correct angle....


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« Reply #76 on: 30 March, 2020, 08:41:09 PM »


I stand corrected.  Be interesting to see the mock up again with the frames marked on the car.
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« Reply #77 on: 04 April, 2020, 06:21:30 PM »

Some attention to firewall and electrics today  high-low beam relay (made by bosch) ...before and aft...
a bit time consuming but what seems beyond salvage is now fully operational again.
I miss the original steel cover, if anybody has this on the shelf, would be glad to hear!

Also got the wooden panel and the accelerator pedal in today.

The material for the wiring is ordered now with AES, very helpful people, they will do a run of gold coloured wire to match the original.


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« Reply #78 on: 07 April, 2020, 03:29:21 PM »

It's the small things that take a lot of time to measure up and fabricate.

Most of the conduit in the engine compartment was missing, one part sourced from australia, but the rest seemed impossible to find, so I decided to make them up based on some measurements on other cars and parts...

For the rest I did more cleaning, blasting and painting, all very interesting!

For the connaiseurs: the small edges on the top part of the conduit were made out of a piece of Lancia Gamma door opening rod, so it stays in the family....a man has to do what a man has to do with all hardware stores locked up....


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« Reply #79 on: 07 April, 2020, 07:08:37 PM »

Brilliant refurb of that bosch relay. Unbelievable bought back to beyond new....
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« Reply #80 on: 08 April, 2020, 06:38:25 AM »

Does anyone know a source for this type of copper conduit?  I found this on the website of fiennes (rolls royce restorers) but they have closed down completely...due to corona.  I need the 16mm internal diameter variant.  I want to use it for the wiring going to the back, which will be a few wires more then in the original due to added direction indicators, brake lights, provision for an electric pump etc....
Found a supplier in Germany who would be happy to make copper conduit for me, but they needed a 1 kilometer order.......


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« Reply #81 on: 08 April, 2020, 02:49:55 PM »

two times good news!

Fiennes woke up out of their corona hibernation and will supply the conduit.

And better: While strolling on the attic in search of a badge I bought 30 years ago in Imola I found the ultimate Lambda assembly manual, only 15 steps so that can't take long! (minus one as i have no doors....)


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« Reply #82 on: 08 April, 2020, 06:27:18 PM »

Lucky you with the Conduit, if that's a Togi Kit instruction book, i have a brand new Togi Lambda kit upstairs, who knows with this lock down I may be tempted to build it Wink
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« Reply #83 on: 08 April, 2020, 06:56:43 PM »

I also came across a hughe box with a 037 built kit in it, I remember buying it somewhere in the nineties when we visited the Lancia exhibition in the Biscaretti.  We parked our van complete with car trailer on the then still open square, now it would have been inside the museum.  I was the l'harmonia and invenzione' exhibition I think.  Never dared attempting to build the kit in fear of wasting it....much better tucked away on the attick!
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« Reply #84 on: 08 April, 2020, 10:07:37 PM »

I have a Togi lambda in my stash (about 50 models I fear) plus a cool Aviomodelli which has the inner structure of the body. Whilst filing magazine cuttings I found this 1929 Lambda mm in The Automobile, June 1988 too.


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« Reply #85 on: 11 April, 2020, 02:14:13 PM »

The past two days loads of fun with making up hooks and pivot points for the 'trunk' catches.  The catches used are in fact the same ones as standard Lambda's had on the back, but the hooks and pivot plates are different due to the shape of the body.  I had very crude aluminium hooks with the project which I didn't like at all so tried to do better, and made pointed ones as on the picture of the original car.

It took a lot of time and fitting, sanding and filing and off course both sides were different which also didn't help much.  For the rest there was/is a bit of thinking going on regarding the electricals.  I want direction indicators, stoplights, emergency lights, electric fuelpump, and this will generate a bit more wiring than in the original.  Further to that I think it would be wise to have some relays doing the real switching work to save the contacts of original switches etc. a bit from the heavy currents.

I'm now thinking to centralise this on one PCB carrying the necesarry connections and relays, and hide this out of sight in a flat box under the dash.  It will be completely out of sight behind an additional ampère and temperature gauge.   Views on this welcome!


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« Reply #86 on: 11 April, 2020, 08:50:52 PM »


Love those latches, and great idea to centralise as much of the electrics in something that can be built on the bench, and hidden.
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« Reply #87 on: 11 April, 2020, 08:52:06 PM »


How did you make the latches?  Intrigued...
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« Reply #88 on: 12 April, 2020, 08:43:02 AM »

David,  very crude procedure, I started with plain steel bar 40x5mm for the top, grinded the top into shape (using a cardboard template), then drilled the holes and carefully bended into the shape, which takes a lot of fitting on the car.  I then cut the bottom off and cut a piece out where the hook comes in.  The hook was made out of 20x20 bar, drilled a hole in the correct place and cut and grinded turplus material away, then welded it in.  Followed by more grinding....
Bottom part same procedure but 8x40 bar and 12x60 bar for the pivot piece.

No fancy machinery used for this.  Drill, disk cutter, powerfile, grinding disk and some manual files is all that is needed...
Off course they are in steel, I hope the nickel plating will keep the rust away...

I guess there is much better ways to do this but this is what I could think up, and had the stuff for...
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« Reply #89 on: 12 April, 2020, 11:05:10 AM »

Plate a good layer of copper under the nickel.    Nickel plate is porous and direct on steel soon rusts through, as I learned from my Aussie restored VIIth.   Had to re-do all the plating.
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