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Author Topic: The Portuguese Aurelia B12 .....and so the journey begins..........  (Read 67527 times)
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« Reply #105 on: 23 December, 2012, 05:06:33 PM »



I had a look at one of James' Aprilias a week or so ago, the offside rear wing was like lace, a perfect example of what Jim describes as 'Tetleys'. That was after a sandblasting session,
its a perfectly good wing i'll have you know! have you not seen a lightweight aprilia competizione before  Wink
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« Reply #106 on: 23 December, 2012, 05:17:02 PM »

Portuguese Peter.......very few multi-lingual mice about 30 yrs ago.......quite a few now though.....Wink


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May not be multilingual but a very discerning mouse to choose a Lancia in which to make it's home.

Happy Christmas.

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« Reply #107 on: 23 December, 2012, 06:25:15 PM »

Plus the other unique find was a stone about 1 1/2" long used to keep the radiator slats open.....period fix I call it!!

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« Reply #108 on: 16 January, 2013, 10:52:07 AM »

The Xmas break has been a bit prolonged and with being away a few days plus another car needing MOT....the B12 has been neglected.

Back down doing final cleaning and dissassembly this evening plus hoping to start on paint removal...in a week/fortnights time


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« Reply #109 on: 21 January, 2013, 08:29:54 PM »

Things a bit tidier/cleaner.

Rear suspension assembly off with little bother, get it cleaned up tomorrow.

Had a look into the rear brake drums, little wear, no leaks!


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« Reply #110 on: 22 January, 2013, 08:48:33 PM »

Rear suspension now looking a bit better, plus going on advice from a member off the forum, ensuring the doors are all hanging as true as possible and operating correctly to aid bodyman in a few weeks time. One side done, the little 12" pull lever that screws into the bottom opening catch had lost its threads, so a new 2" end thread piece welded on to make it work as it should.

Some more cleaning tomorrow, tools being make for rear hub so the bearings can be loosened, then rear suspension goes back on to move car around to allow the doors on the far side to be worked on, glass out next week and front suspension hubs freed off.

Then some paint removal


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« Reply #111 on: 22 January, 2013, 09:02:51 PM »

Sounds great - had a chance to take any photos ?
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« Reply #112 on: 22 January, 2013, 09:17:52 PM »

Will take a few on Thursday, and then when completely bare before paint stripping


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« Reply #113 on: 24 January, 2013, 08:16:39 PM »

A bit ahead of myself, rear hub tool will be completed Monday, so loosen same then, a bit more cleaning up this evening.

The driveshafts show some wear in the Hardy-spicer parts where  it slots into the part with all the roller needles, theses can be replaced or secondhand only for outer parts with needles?

Shocks cleaned up well, assume I can get replacement rubber parts too?


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« Reply #114 on: 28 January, 2013, 08:37:46 PM »

Post 1000........................Smiley

Tools virtually made up to remove rear hub bearing, just to get C spanner too. We already have the front hub bearing.  Once bearings released we'll pop rear suspension back on to move the car so we can work on other sides doors. Then glass out for paint removal. Gearbox cleaned up well too






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« Reply #115 on: 28 January, 2013, 08:59:20 PM »

Looking very good !

Question re hub tool - if the nut is as tight as expected, is there a chance the tool might twist out and undo all your good work ? Could you do a slight mod and drill a hole down the centre of the hex and then use some threaded rod and a plate across the front of the hub to hold the tool in place and stop it moving ? Fulvia hub tools do something a bit similar

PS  How do you get the aluminium so shiny ?
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« Reply #116 on: 28 January, 2013, 10:11:04 PM »

Yes,  a brace of types will be used to hold it in place when extreme torque applied!

The aluminium repsonds well to the flash!! Just cleaned with petrol. You could clean it better using aluminium oxide as a medium I beleive.


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« Reply #117 on: 28 January, 2013, 10:54:45 PM »

Frank, that is looking really great !!!

I love the idea of the restraint to hold the ring nut spanner firmly in place, we did actually manage without one but were concerned that we may have exactly that problem !!!

With the springs still attached to the axle you have addressed one of the problems we created, how to restrain the de dion which, of course, just wanted to rotate !!!

i cannot wait to know how you get on when you attack the thing in earnest!!  Hopefully significantly better than Jim and I managed !!!  Whatever happens, it will all come apart one way or another !!!

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« Reply #118 on: 28 January, 2013, 11:00:45 PM »

Cheers Andy.....as ever, I am humbly following in your kind footsteps! Still in the cleaning mode though....sorta a step ahead of ourselves, as regards, getting other bits done before the hubs/suspension, but makes it a bit more interesting and my mechanic quite likes working on it. We will just loosen them, work on them later to refurb after car gone to body guy.

But with weather less cold, daylight improving, it will make a difference to us both to crack on.

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« Reply #119 on: 29 January, 2013, 08:07:21 PM »

So........................................

Realising we weren't going to get sufficient purchase to torque the rearhub bearings off with the assembly on the floor, we thought, no probs.........a few bolts and the rear suspension assembly will be back on the car and hey presto..................

Eeeeeemmmmm...not quite, my mechanic had obtained a torque converter thingie (multiplys force used by 5 ) and naturely we thought, piece of cake..........with a huge rachet and maximum force we'd soon have it off.......we even attached a big wrench and a ten foot piece of tubing, but even with things wedged in place there was too much give in the whole assembly.......the whole car was bouncing about on the stands.............2 hrs later.....red faced, two middle aged guys a bit out of puff have decided to go down the red wrench and air gun method!!!!


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