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« Reply #135 on: 28 June, 2010, 08:31:54 AM »


No one been sick in it yet  Huh?

Off topic but Thomas (now 11) was the only one of my three to spend time in the B20 and he travels very well.  He "slept like a baby" in the sense of "like a log" and loved the sense of occasion and all the other stuff everyone else does about a B20.   The other two do NOT travel well - but the car was gone by the time it would have been an issue.  I think William (now 9) might have had a few local runs in the front.

Much light in the back with the hood up?   As a kid (I don't travel well...) having a good view was vital if I wasn't going to be "testing the aerodynamics".

Both have been for a hoon round the paddock with Louise - different sort of occasion - and what struck was how quickly it changed direction one way to another as they tried to hang on to the cage.  I was on the floor where the passenger seat would belong.

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« Reply #136 on: 28 June, 2010, 07:03:24 PM »

Much to my suprise Louis (3 1/2) made no complaints whilst traveling down the motorway in the Aurelia for the first time for the Sliding Pillar Rally. This is the child that every time I got the Aurelia out of the garage to do some work on it covered his ears with his hands and said 'too noisey'
On the Saturday when it was a little cloudy first thing we had the hood down (this is when the photo was taken) and he was still happy, or at least made no complaints (was this because we couldn't hear him?) but he did snaffle the blanket that was on the back seat ('MY blanket!') and wrap it around himself, to mum's annoyance, as she wanted it for herself!
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« Reply #137 on: 30 June, 2010, 10:01:25 PM »

the car looks truly delightful Ade,
but guys , just be thankful the kids only sleep or throw up in the cars, mine are just approaching the stage that they want to learn to drive them and ask which one they can have.....I feel a cold sweat breaking out....
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« Reply #138 on: 04 July, 2010, 01:32:16 PM »

Here's another photo taken on Hackpen Hill, Wiltshire, with a matching field of linseed.


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« Reply #139 on: 22 August, 2010, 07:54:18 PM »

Now that the B50 is on the road it has been tempting just to drive it, however there are lots of little jobs still to do. I have now made the hood bag former, which really is just a peice of wood that fills the void between the side rails when the hood is folded, so that when the hood bag is in place everything looks nice and neat. According to Wim Oude Weernink this was quite common practice on Pinin Farina bodied cars. Just need to get the hood bag made now!

I have also been finishing the sill trims, this has been a complicated job, luckily Peter Harding has a very good machine shop. At first we were going to use easily available 90 degree alloy extrusion, but the problem was that the moulding was more like 60 degree angle and it has a nice curve on the edge, so what Pete did was to get alloy sheet bent, then weld on the front section that bends around the front wheel arch and then weld on a solid part at the rear that could be shaped around the rear wheel arch flare.  All I had to do was alot of filing, shaping and finally polishing to make it look right.  To fix it on the car I have drilled and tapped studs on at either end and in the middle there are flat sections that we will use body moulding tape to hold it in place. (The bottom pic is a trial fit with it held in place by tape!)


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« Reply #140 on: 23 August, 2010, 10:01:05 AM »


Did the weld show after shaping and polishing?   I expect you're starting to understand the premium (when new) for a coach built car.

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« Reply #141 on: 23 August, 2010, 06:05:18 PM »

......can you see the join?


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* cars 002 - Copy (28).JPG (135.17 KB, 1228x768 - viewed 336 times.)
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« Reply #142 on: 23 August, 2010, 07:44:04 PM »


Not in the photos - but next time I have the privilage of seeing the car I'm going to have a good try!!

From Prescot what's the little badge in the middle of the front bumper?

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« Reply #143 on: 24 August, 2010, 07:46:47 PM »

I think the badge on the front bumper is the bumper manufacturer, it reads 'Brunsig'


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« Reply #144 on: 25 August, 2010, 02:34:03 PM »


I thought it yet another lovely detail on the car...
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« Reply #145 on: 29 August, 2010, 04:04:58 PM »

The nearside sill trim has now been fitted, compare this with the photo taken in July to see how much better it looks, the linseed has also changed from blue to golden brown!
I have started work on the one for the offside, but there is still at least another 2 hours of polishing to do before it can be fitted.


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« Reply #146 on: 29 September, 2010, 06:59:22 PM »

We have just returned from the Lancia Club France 30th Anniversary rally in Clermont Ferrand, over 1,000 miles with the only problem being a fracture in the fuel pipe from pump to carb, this was soon sorted by borrowing a spare pipe from Roger Palethorpe which then gave me time to fix the leak and seal it with some special 'goo' that Mike Guest had in his tool kit.
I will put some more photos in the 2010 events section.


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« Reply #147 on: 29 September, 2010, 07:48:39 PM »


Did you get the roof down at all?   

How does it compare roof up/down? 

Happy with the exhaust now?

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« Reply #148 on: 30 September, 2010, 06:45:08 PM »

Yes David we did have the roof down, but only on the Thursday afternoon on our way south, It rained heavily on Thursday night so it wasn't dry enough to put down on Friday morning, then we had a few showers in the afternoon and it got steadly wetter as the weekend progressed. The drive back on Monday was mostly dry, but the odd shower stopped the roof coming down.
It's nice and cosy with the roof up and even when it's down there is very little buffeting, so overall it is a very relaxing car to drive although the exhaust is still a bit on the loud side (a job for the winter) and with the B12 engine it is fast enough to keep up with modern traffic on main roads. 
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« Reply #149 on: 21 November, 2010, 12:52:42 PM »

Here's a pic that Tony Harrison took at the NEC Classic Car Show.


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