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« Reply #30 on: 21 July, 2015, 09:10:40 PM »


When I was reading an advert for one of those posh tours I noticed that the support doctor got higher billing than the mechanic.  I couldn't find the exact link but I'm 99pct sure this is the organisation.  Tim Heath and Brian Mills are listed as participants this May for references.

http://www.via-flaminia.com/organisation/

In terms of building confidence, as with anything else, start small and have a really good friend along with you.

David
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« Reply #31 on: 21 July, 2015, 10:02:46 PM »

Enjoy Tuscany Bob. I too am out to Tuscany - Certaldo to be precise for a week from Sunday. A wonderful place to recharge the batteries. Enjoy!!
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« Reply #32 on: 21 July, 2015, 11:34:21 PM »

I would waxoyle it and treat the underside with Finegans black velvet then use it in the rain in moderation. Certainly you are seriously missing out if your care regime is preventing you from enjoying your Lancia on a continental tour.

Also how about cleaning with one of the modern waterless cleaning products that are advertised these days. Has anybody tried them?

Frank
Frank,
I do on "Fay" I use greased lightning purchased from one of the TV shopping Channels although you can get it on ebay,
I must admit if she's very dirty I take her to the local Eastern European hand wash place first, who are very good, but it's very easy to apply and immediately polish off, gives a brilliant shine, and no scratching if you use microfibre clothes as directed to.
It's no longer the chore it used to be when using wax polish, and equally as good, if not better, certainly easier.
You can also use it on glass, I do everything except the windscreen where I use Rainx, I also do the headlamp glass as well.
Brian
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« Reply #33 on: 22 July, 2015, 01:54:55 AM »


When I was reading an advert for one of those posh tours I noticed that the support doctor got higher billing than the mechanic.  I couldn't find the exact link but I'm 99pct sure this is the organisation.  Tim Heath and Brian Mills are listed as participants this May for references.

http://www.via-flaminia.com/organisation/

In terms of building confidence, as with anything else, start small and have a really good friend along with you.

David
point of information. No Doctors on Via Flaminia Rallys! Although great fun as we did one 2 years ago and were going to do another with Brian and Linda Mills but we had to pull out at the last minute when my father passed away unexpectedly. Hope to do another in the future.
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« Reply #34 on: 22 July, 2015, 03:04:25 PM »


On that page on certain rallies Medical Doctor and Photographer Wico Mulder is joining in order to give the needed medical assistance and of course for taking pictures during the rally.

The other place I might have seen it is a posh Alpine rally.  I got on their mailing list way-back-when and get the mailings and a rather nice Christmas card from them.

David
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« Reply #35 on: 01 August, 2015, 09:54:58 PM »

Chaps,

Firstly, thanks for your kind words.

We have just returned from our break to Tuscany, and it was a welcome rest after recent events. Very hot (38 degrees).

Hopefully tomorrow I will get my act together and get the Flavia out for a run, although I am still a little wary.

On another note, I did at last read "The Book" whilst away, and it has created a desire to own an older Lancia to keep the Flavia company, maybe an Appia series 3. So if anyone has any hints or advice, it would be welcome.

Thanks again,

Bob
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« Reply #36 on: 16 September, 2015, 09:28:58 PM »

Chaps,

Well the inevitable has happened !

DVLA have decide that I must not drive for 6 months from the day of my seizure, which means that I can`t drive until the 11th of January.

However, this is not the end of the world, as I don`t use the Flavia or my old motorcycles over the winter period anyway, so that`s not an issue.

The only problem is getting to work, as it means that I have to cycle there, at my age !, so have been out tonight to Halfords and bought lots of wet weather gear for the next few months cycling.

I Will be counting down the days until I can apply for my licence back, It`s not until you lose it, that you realise how much it means to those of us who are so car related, it`s like my legs have been cut off !

Roll on January !

Bob

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« Reply #37 on: 17 September, 2015, 06:36:11 AM »

Not the best news Bob, particularly at this time of the year. Still, cycling is a very good way of keeping fit, a non impact form of exercise ...... not that I indulge in it myself!!!! As you say, roll on January!!!

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« Reply #38 on: 17 September, 2015, 11:30:49 AM »

Bob,
I don't know how far you have to travel but I've recently bought myself a secondhand electric bike, with the current batteries the range was about 7 mile, without having to pedal, but I've just bought a new pair of sealed lead acid battery replacements that I'm in the process of changing today, these should extend the range to between 20-25 miles. and with a top speed of 15mph it's pretty quick.
You don't need a licence to ride one and unless you really feel the need for the exercise it's great, you do of course sometimes need to pedal to assist up hills otherwise you'll reduce the range, but it's a darned sight easier going up hill and on the flat with the battery assist than without.
Sorry about the licence but as you don't use them in the Winter the 6 months should go quite quickly, so come the Spring you should be ok to drive again. Smiley

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« Reply #39 on: 17 September, 2015, 11:44:49 AM »

My sympathies Bob. I had to give up my license for a while when I was diagnosed with sleep apnoea until I was under successful treatment. The time soon passes and it's a good opportunity to do some more serious work on your vehicles while you are grounded.

Frank
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« Reply #40 on: 17 September, 2015, 10:03:08 PM »

I had not thought about the electric bike, a stroke of genius!!! Yes, you are still exposed to the elements, but at least you do not need to arrive everywhere hot and sweaty!!!

                                                     Andy
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« Reply #41 on: 18 September, 2015, 01:20:17 PM »


Am having a mighty email purge today and stumbled on this:

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