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Author Topic: Lambda - 7th Series Weymann Saloon in London  (Read 7179 times)
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ColinMarr
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« on: 01 October, 2013, 03:15:33 PM »

Seen on the road in Hackney this afternoon – the first time on the road for almost 40 years. This is the late John Turner’s car being transported away to have the remaining trimming done and finishing off after a long drawn out and painstakingly thorough restoration. One little detail to enjoy underneath is the escapimento – seen here in pristine condition before the engine is run for the first time.

Colin


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« Reply #1 on: 01 October, 2013, 04:49:54 PM »

How does the escapimento work?
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« Reply #2 on: 01 October, 2013, 05:41:38 PM »

There's a flap inside, controlled by a lever on the floor of the car, which allows the exhaust to pass straight out rather than being diverted through the silencer. I sold the thing to John, having found it on eBay. The seller turned out to live a few hundred yards from Bill Stebbins in the USA!
Regards, John
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« Reply #3 on: 01 October, 2013, 06:10:49 PM »


Can Lancia claim it as a first?    They still make similar:

http://www.ospreyexhaustcomponents.co.uk/index.php/valves/exhaust-bypass-valve-vacuum-operated/p_227.html

http://www.driftworks.com/qtp-electronic-exhaust-cutout-bypass-valve-and-y-pipe.html

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« Reply #4 on: 01 October, 2013, 06:20:55 PM »


A bit more period:

http://www.ratsport.com/PBSCProduct.asp?ItmID=9611818
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« Reply #5 on: 01 October, 2013, 07:18:06 PM »

Now I know how it works, I remember Demon Tweeks listing similar. One was planned for JLG 65K
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« Reply #6 on: 01 October, 2013, 07:32:38 PM »

If you in the windscreen in the first picture, you can just see a reflection of an Aprilia  Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: 01 October, 2013, 07:33:52 PM »

OOPS I mean't the ns rear door window Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: 01 October, 2013, 09:45:20 PM »


Anorak on - that's an Augusta.

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« Reply #9 on: 02 October, 2013, 06:19:24 AM »

Well spotted anyway! Yes, an Augusta that had to be driven out to make way for the Lambda - see photo.

Sébastien has corrected me in the use of the word "escapimento" - it should really be "valvola scappamento"! Sorry about that, but it would still make the same noise.

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« Reply #10 on: 02 October, 2013, 07:20:14 AM »

I presume that is Christine's Gussie, I am so glad you got those problems sorted for her.

It is good to see that John's long term project is so close to completion and to know that it will soon be finished.

The big question for me is, how did you get the Lambda out, the vertical clearances were so tight?

I hope you will allow us to see the completed article !!

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« Reply #11 on: 02 October, 2013, 08:10:41 AM »

It just makes me so sad that John is not here to see and enjoy the fruit of his labours.

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« Reply #12 on: 02 October, 2013, 09:54:31 AM »

I presume that is Christine's Gussie, I am so glad you got those problems sorted for her.

It is good to see that John's long term project is so close to completion and to know that it will soon be finished.

The big question for me is, how did you get the Lambda out, the vertical clearances were so tight?

I hope you will allow us to see the completed article !!

                                                Andy
Yes, please tell how you got it out!
I hope it eventually finds a good home, as the work John did on it deserves recognition. I've bought an extra lottery ticket this week!
Regards, John
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« Reply #13 on: 02 October, 2013, 01:24:28 PM »


On the one hand sad John didn't see it all done, on the other hand so lovely that he had a "project in hand" to keep himself amused and challenged and otherwise distracted right to the end. 

When I saw it the "issue of the day" was a change to the sewing machine needle.  We went to a leather merchant where he discussed the different options at some length.  I'd just dropped off an extractor fan and some corrugated metal hose to encourage an engine start.  He'd been turning the engine over with a monster electric motor (from another Lambda owner?) but was at a loss when and how and where to get it started "properly".   That had been the debate the time before - over a convivial pint - and plans hatched for his "test cell".

When I first saw that car I was struck by just how light the doors were.  A really delicate frame and wire bracing.  There was some debate over the glass tint, what it once was, what he'd like, how to achieve that.  Another long ponder prompting further lines of research into modern car tint film and shop windows and stained glass and glass paint.

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« Reply #14 on: 02 October, 2013, 04:50:55 PM »

I presume that is Christine's Gussie, I am so glad you got those problems sorted for her.

It is good to see that John's long term project is so close to completion and to know that it will soon be finished.

The big question for me is, how did you get the Lambda out, the vertical clearances were so tight?

I hope you will allow us to see the completed article !!

                                                Andy
Yes, please tell how you got it out!
I hope it eventually finds a good home, as the work John did on it deserves recognition. I've bought an extra lottery ticket this week!
Regards, John


I would have thought the regn. number on the trailer in the second picture would have given the game away - call the professionals!
Here's a photo of it later in the day. Ed.



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