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Author Topic: Fulvia Sport on the road again... kind of.  (Read 4498 times)
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« on: 16 September, 2011, 06:38:14 PM »

Hi All,

Finally got the FSZ on the road. Bought the car in April from original owner, 20 years off the road. Lots of recommissioning - all the usual things. Here's the first run out, followed by first breakdown Cheesy debris in fuel tank working free. Tank now away for cleaning and relining.

Hopefully back on the Cornish roads again soon,

Cheers

Chris



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« Reply #1 on: 16 September, 2011, 06:52:09 PM »

Well done, Smiley enjoy my restoration/bodywork battle has just begun, welding starting Sunday Huh?
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« Reply #2 on: 16 September, 2011, 06:53:41 PM »

nice   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: 16 September, 2011, 08:30:27 PM »

Chris, Your car looks great! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have mine.

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« Reply #4 on: 17 September, 2011, 06:35:32 AM »

Great to hear of another one on the road. Well done They really are lovely to drive.
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« Reply #5 on: 17 September, 2011, 06:37:40 AM »

Brilliant - another FSZ hits the road! You dont appear to be in the Z register maintained by Roddy Young. He would be very happy to add your car I am sure.

When I restored my FSZ some 5 years ago, I only had a couple of breakdowns (one in a forest in the Ardennes), but am still "debugging" minor issues. However it is a consumate pocket GT car for continental work. Melloni (which is what our family call her) has just returned from a 1000 mile weekend in Burgundy which I have written up for a future issue of VL.

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« Reply #6 on: 17 September, 2011, 09:03:52 AM »

Well done Chris, look forward to seeing it sometime.

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« Reply #7 on: 17 September, 2011, 11:48:07 AM »

Thanks guys - looking forward to putting some miles on the car. Shame I missed the summer but lots of niggly little things to fix. Looking forward to an Indian Summer (fingers crossed).

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Chris
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« Reply #8 on: 21 September, 2011, 07:15:07 PM »

OK, I think the fuel tank is pretty shot Undecided. Any ideas where I might track down a good second hand replacement?

Cheers

Chris
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« Reply #9 on: 21 September, 2011, 10:15:16 PM »


Its not that expensive having a tank made.  Someone on here will know the contact of Graem (GB Fabrications or something, Google's not helping and I don't have my book to hand) who's a wizz with ali and who's son had a Fulvia Zagato off Richard Fridd a while back.  Worth a call at least.  You'd then know it was clean, baffled, and perhaps even some foam in there for peace of mind.

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« Reply #10 on: 22 September, 2011, 06:27:00 AM »

Graham Bates is at GB ENGINEERING, LOWBARN WORKSHOP, POND VIEW, STAPELEY MANOR ,LONG LANE, ODIHAM, HAMPSHIRE, RG291JE tel 01256862001.Graham also has those suspension bushes which fit fulvia front suspension arms.Brise Fabrications at Dartford Kent also are good for bespoke fuel tanks etc.best regards richard
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« Reply #11 on: 22 September, 2011, 06:47:42 AM »

I bought a new one from Cavalitto (over email) some 6 years ago. Came with a Lancia part number tag...

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« Reply #12 on: 27 September, 2011, 11:17:10 AM »

Thanks for the suggestions - Might have found a tank. Thinking of upgrading to an electronic fuel pump at the same time to eliminate a potential source of problems. Any tips?

Cheers

Chris
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« Reply #13 on: 27 September, 2011, 05:08:23 PM »

Yep,

http://www.fuelpumpsonline.co.uk/

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« Reply #14 on: 27 September, 2011, 10:45:52 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions - Might have found a tank. Thinking of upgrading to an electronic fuel pump at the same time to eliminate a potential source of problems. Any tips?

Cheers

Chris

 Hi Chris,
Many of us have kept the mechanical fuel pumps that on the whole perform quite well, but have added a fuel filter/regulator if one isn't already fitted, (I used a filter king from Demon tweeks) and have also fitted a solid state or otherwise electric pump, to eliminate all the churning over that seems to be part and parcel of most, if not all fulvia starting after standing a few days.
In my case I've had one fitted adjacent to the fuel tank on my 2c with a switch and warning light, this is turned on until it stops clicking and the warning light stops flickering, then with a bit of choke she fires first time, it's also nice to know you have a backup if the mechanical pump fails, but this hasn't happened in 12 years and 20,000 miles.
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