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« Reply #90 on: 20 September, 2013, 06:24:41 AM »

According to local legend the "how light can it go game' was played at the now defunct Valence Speed Hillclimb, which used to be organised by the Sevenoaks and District Motor Club This involved emptying the sump of a car to achieve FTD. Perhaps that story was embellished over the years.
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« Reply #91 on: 20 September, 2013, 12:18:37 PM »


The light drive shafts are new on me.  Was that something all the HF Fuvlias had?

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« Reply #92 on: 20 September, 2013, 02:16:22 PM »

From memory 13mm diameter rather than 17mm. TAV's say only the Fanalone and early S2 1600's had them on.
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« Reply #93 on: 01 October, 2013, 09:37:36 AM »

Please excuse me if this has been posted before - an extensive gallery of photos detailing the restoration of an ex-UK Flavia Sport (I'm sure some people on this forum will remember the car) in Greece.

Looked OK when bought (compared to David's car, if you'll forgive me saying so), but the restoration photos show a different and horribly familiar story...  Enjoy! 257 photos.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.550285914987918.147626.161524287197418&type=1
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« Reply #94 on: 01 October, 2013, 10:26:55 AM »


Its linked on the "for sale" thread but good to have it here as well.  This is my favourite:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=560847820598394&set=a.550285914987918.147626.161524287197418&type=3&theater

Notice the pile of sweepings?  Since first seeing this picture I've filled a couple of buckets and looking again wonder how, reduced to that point, that car is STILL dropping flakes of rust.

That photo also makes me wonder if its better to start with an empty jig and build up ALL new.  There is SOME good metal in my car - isn't there Huh?

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« Reply #95 on: 02 November, 2013, 11:56:19 PM »

Saw this and thought of you....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lancia-Flavia-Zagato-windscreen-surround-rubber-trim-/281199580067?pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET&hash=item4178cd13a3

Seller has a radiator grille too...

Must stop trawling eBay...

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« Reply #96 on: 04 November, 2013, 07:59:57 AM »

Unrepeatable at those prices, especially the grille. The screen would be good as well. Snap them up while you can parts for these cars should be bought as and when you see them
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« Reply #97 on: 04 November, 2013, 09:04:54 PM »


Thank you for the tip off. 

As to "buying policy" I've got to be careful with space as well as what I spend.  Time and fuel are also factors.

David
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« Reply #98 on: 21 December, 2013, 11:01:14 PM »

I was saving this update for a Viva article but with it being Christmas week I thought I'd share it here.

So...I did buy that screen and those grills off ebay...and they did turn out to be off this car...and along with the screen and rubber and chrome trim and the grill and the badge (and the grill and badge for the 2000HF as well) I also got, was given, the keys.  When I told a friend I had the original keys via a meeting on ebay he thought that was up there with "water into wine" and "feeding the 5000".

What a thrill.  After contemplating 50 forms of violence to get that fuel flap open.  Slip in the original key, twist, open.  The boot lock likewise, and both doors, and the ignition.  With a Flavia of course there are quirks - the locked boot has the push button flush.  The starter motor is a push.  Locks feel absolutely fine.  LOCKS AND KEYS!!!   The keys are the beautiful black and white FACTORY KEYS!!!   I now need a key fob worthy of them.

The screen isn't perfect.  A big chip and various little ones might be fillable and there's a matt section which I think is from rubbing in storage.  My hope is that when it comes to it I'll have the money for (and Pilkington have the proper double curvature moulds for) a new one.  If not I'm sure it could be filled and polished.  I'm a long way off the optical quality of the screen being an issue.  I can't wait to prop it in place.

The grill is fab-u-lous (its Strictly Final night - forgive me)  I was warned that some bars were bent but its very slight, nothing I'm ever going to bother to correct.  If it hit a bird it was a small one at low speed.  The badge is a twisted mess I'd rather have on the shelf that the front of the car (the theory is from an attempt to prise it off by a theif/collector) so that's another "want". 

Being stainless steel the grill and the screen surround are in brilliant condition, and should stay that way.

So how's that for a heart warmer?   Screen, trim, grill and keys re-united with the car they were made for.

My other great prize is a rear bumper from my expedition West with Simon Ingman.  It looks like a cut-n-shut from a front bumper, but I'm starting to think that's how they're all made.  I've also got a better looking boot lid and a much better bonnet to try.  Will they fit???  It was a magnificent trip, but that's another story I really might save for Viva first.

David


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« Reply #99 on: 21 December, 2013, 11:17:38 PM »


...and a boot interior panel.  Not perfect but for me just lovely to have another original part for the car.

David


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« Reply #100 on: 21 December, 2013, 11:24:08 PM »

Bumpers:

The front that came with the car is perforated and dented but straight.  My "new" one is better metal but twisted.  Maybe there's a good one to be had from the pair...  All I'm after is a painted not plated finish.

The rear is upside down in these photos - as Colin Clamp has now taught me.  At the front the number plate recess is wider and faces down.  To the rear its narrower (the recess and the bumper in total) and faces up under the square plate on the boot lid.  Its a pretty nice fit all the way round and usable condition, a real score. 

Thank you Dr Brian Hands.

David


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« Reply #101 on: 21 December, 2013, 11:31:15 PM »


Looking at the photos posted above I couldn't leave out the inside of the fuel flap - and a more conventional view as well of the grill.

David


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« Reply #102 on: 22 December, 2013, 12:30:15 AM »

Great News David,
Was the seller the person you bought the Flavia from?

Ingnition switch and keys look the same as on my 2c.

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« Reply #103 on: 22 December, 2013, 08:06:47 AM »

David, thats like Xmas, barmitzvah and lottery win combined.........simply brilliant.

Do we have a mathematician on the forum to work out the odds?

Am completely jealous of your fab original keys, mine went walkabout in that 10 week transit last year....Sad

But when at the Imola Mostra Scambio last year I picked up a lovely silver key ring as befits a Lancia (horse before the cart and all that!).

At least for the bumper you now have something better to work with, hoping it turns out as you wish.

Looking forward to the Viva article too.


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« Reply #104 on: 22 December, 2013, 10:47:30 AM »

That's almost unbelievable David, guess trawling eBay does work out! I hope nobody else expects similar miracles from the things I findů..

Please keep posting updates, I love this thread as well as the Appia Furgoncino and anything James Parry posts about his various projects! There's little that can't be saved!

Cheers

Guy
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