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Author Topic: The Portuguese Aurelia B12 .....and so the journey begins..........  (Read 60808 times)
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« Reply #210 on: 11 January, 2015, 12:50:32 PM »

That is looking excellent Frank. I think you will be in paint before me at this rate!!!

Am I right in thinking that boot lid is all original with no work required at all? If that is so we had better not tell Jim!!!!

Hope the momentum is maintained. Best wishes,

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« Reply #211 on: 11 January, 2015, 01:45:49 PM »

Yup Andy, doors, bonnet, boot lid, rear wings all aluminium.........Smiley....strip 'em and paint 'em!


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« Reply #212 on: 11 January, 2015, 06:51:18 PM »

I had no idea, you are a lucky so and so. Keep at it !!!

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« Reply #213 on: 11 January, 2015, 09:54:23 PM »

I had no idea, you are a lucky so and so. Keep at it !!!

                          Andy

Luck had nothing to do with it Andy, all carefully planned.......Wink


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« Reply #214 on: 12 January, 2015, 06:18:16 PM »

From the details very kindly supplied by Ade, it appears my B12 was finished on the 23rd December 1954, but only registered on the 31st October 1955 in Portugal.

Was it usual to have such a gap  or could it have been registered in another country first?

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« Reply #215 on: 12 January, 2015, 06:24:03 PM »

Only 10 months to sell a new B12........ in Portugal......... in the mid 50's.  I bet they had a party at the office when they finally sold it.   It would have been a very expensive car when new.

My Aurelia was sent to Pinin Farina on the 28-07-51. Then sent back to Lancia for the engine to exchanged for a larger 2000cc engine on the 29-06-52 and it was finally registered in Omegna on the 15-05-53. So by the time it was actually sold the chassis was 2 years old!!  Puts that story of unsold Beta Coupes sitting in a field into perspective!!
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« Reply #216 on: 12 January, 2015, 08:40:19 PM »

I had no idea, you are a lucky so and so. Keep at it !!!

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Luck had nothing to do with it Andy, all carefully planned.......Wink


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That is a load of Castor and ****** ( a friendly constellation)!!!!!

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« Reply #217 on: 12 January, 2015, 11:37:43 PM »

Modestine went to Pinin Farina to be bodied 12th February 1932 returning 4th March when it was road tested. It was not purchased by Paul Einzig and registered in England until 10th March 1937 so, 5 years waiting for a buyer!

Paul Einzig lived in Ashurst Wood, the 2nd owner, Philip Glynn was living in Ashurst Wood when I bought the Dilambda from him in 2002 and 3 years ago I moved to Ashurst Wood. So, Modestine's 3 owners with no connection to each other whatsoever have all lived in the same little Sussex village!

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« Reply #218 on: 13 January, 2015, 09:17:48 AM »

Thats very interesting Robin, you truly couldn't make it all up.


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« Reply #219 on: 20 January, 2015, 05:57:08 PM »

Further progress, enclosing panels in situ for front and end sill areas.

Windscreen lower edge of frame repaired and in situ. Now nearing stage of checking alignment of wings, fettling front grille aperture, making bumper support tubes/arms.

Hes hoping to only having some wing work to do come saturday! Indeed he tells me hes left his full time job at his body shop and going down the "old timer" route,  much prefers being self employed and has lined up a couple of Triumphs to work on!


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« Reply #220 on: 24 January, 2015, 05:15:09 PM »

Popped down today ( sorry left camera behind for him to use this next couple of weeks), more tidying up done, checking on alignments, he had to redo a few more areas that the previous guy "did", but better being done now than in a few weeks time!

The grille aperture won't take much work to get to fit. The spare rear wings will hopefully fit so no aluminium cutting and welding needed to refit rear indicators. The fronts will have the foglight apertures remade on one side to house the foglights correctly. Agreed a single colour finish on wheels, plus clarified body colour on dashboard.


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« Reply #221 on: 30 January, 2015, 05:57:48 PM »

Still no photos....but they will appear!

Grille fits fine with some adjustment.....even in etch primer it looks fabulous. Door closes all checked, part of roof support fixed. Sparewheel well to be finished.

Still a few of items noted above to do, but hes moving them on, left down the other spare rear wings I got off a member of forum, they are a better shape and in better overall condition then originals, plus we won't have to re-cut new apertures for indicators.

Needs now to re-sand blast total shell and strip aluminium areas prior to etch priming again and and then preparing for filler coat. This will take best part of week/10 days. I also had to leave down inner windscreen frame and steering column cover as they are in body paint colour too.

He'd taken the dashboard (with original colour buffed up on it) up to his paint guy and they'd gone through 8/9/10 shades....took back a sample tin........in fluorescent light it was quite purple but in daylight...it was wow!

Test card to be sprayed up week after next........Smiley


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« Reply #222 on: 01 February, 2015, 07:23:05 PM »

Brilliant progress Frank, you are definitely pushing on. We just need the photographs so that we can go oooh and aaah!!!

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« Reply #223 on: 01 February, 2015, 07:45:43 PM »

Well done ! Looking forward to pictures ....
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« Reply #224 on: 22 February, 2015, 04:17:20 PM »

your engine so far, pictures are not great , I forgot my camera so they are off my phone , 1st Aurelia engine I've worked on and must say its a work of art , the castings are phenomenal and I really want a timing case cover for my mantle piece ! , j


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