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« Reply #75 on: 18 July, 2017, 12:09:10 PM »

Pub is The Duke in Wansted - Nightingale Road.
Photo now attached - original apparently too large a file!


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« Reply #76 on: 18 July, 2017, 03:34:02 PM »

Welcome to ownership of a S1 Fulvia Sedan Justin. I am sure you will enjoy it once you have the little niggles out of the way.
I meant to reply to an earlier post from the previous owner regarding external mirrors and certainly not in a critical way - just a comment.
The door mounted mirrors he fitted on your new purchase are the same as I fit to B20s as they are a nice clean design and look 'continental'. However I wonder how effective they are on S1 Fulvia Sedan doors as to be effective they seem to me to need to be behind the quarterlights.
I presume this is why most S1 Sedans seem have wing mirrors as you can see from Brians 2C and our GTE.
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« Reply #77 on: 18 July, 2017, 04:10:15 PM »

Looks very nice Justin!
Look forward to seeing it soon.
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« Reply #78 on: 18 July, 2017, 04:35:53 PM »

Very smart Justin, wishing you many safe and happy miles!


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« Reply #79 on: 19 July, 2017, 09:26:31 AM »

Beautiful car from the days when common sense ruled design. The rear passengers are much better off in your Fulvia than stuffed in the back of some dark claustrophobic space with a sloping roof pressing on their heads.
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« Reply #80 on: 19 July, 2017, 10:56:19 AM »

Had the radiator and cooling system flushed out this morning and coolant replaced.
The car was idling for 10 minutes or so and temperature steady at 70 deg C. Set off from the garage and temperature stayed at 70 deg C and I was congratulating myself on a job well done. Got onto the M11 and the temperature started rising again so ended up stopping for 15 minutes to let the car cool down and made it home. The radiator has a very small leak at the top. I thought too small to cause the overheating but maybe that is the cause. BTW - we found bit of the (removed) thermostat in the radiator!! Obviously the leak needs repairing but I was hoping to be able to take the Fulvia to the Essex meet tonight.
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« Reply #81 on: 19 July, 2017, 12:44:37 PM »

Justin, glad youve had her out and about already. I'm sure any niggles are just that and not too serious.

In answer to your question Chris, when I went to the chap who fitted them, they went with instruction to fit them as far forward on the door as possible, unfortunately, as with experience, I shouldve walked him through the job as he either forgot, or thought they were better there. Either way, he didnt let me know of the change and just drilled and fitted them there.

For anyone whos interested, they are from Holden classic and vintage, and they are the ital style ones.
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« Reply #82 on: 19 July, 2017, 04:45:14 PM »

I was going to ask if the fan had been fixed but to be honest driving on the M11 it shouldn't be needed (barring jams). I can't remember offhand whether it was this car or another that had a faulty fan switch? Could be the leak - did it take much to top it up?
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« Reply #83 on: 19 July, 2017, 05:40:18 PM »

Hi Stanley, the fan is engine driven; it's dynamo too!
I am going to check the temperature transmitter to ensure it is accurate. Although the temperature gauge indicates maximum temperature the car doesn't feel as though it is very hot. I am going to also sort out the small leak on the top of the radiator to eradicate any possible contributory factors.
Aside from this small niggle I am very pleased and impressed by the car. It really is very different to the coupes in feel and delivery. I now understand why many, more knowledgeable Lanciisti than myself,  highly rate the Berlinas
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« Reply #84 on: 20 July, 2017, 09:16:21 AM »

Oh yes, forgot its age, so you have a beautiful cast aluminium fan. They are very different to the coupe. I had a lift in Brian Hilton's and its a whole different thing. Lovely soft click when you shut the doors etc. Ideally you need a coupe for being a hooligan on a weekend blast and a berline for when you want to arrive unruffled.
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« Reply #85 on: 20 July, 2017, 09:24:34 AM »

I have the 2000HF for the hooligan duties - when I get it back from the bodyshop!!
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« Reply #86 on: 21 July, 2017, 09:02:55 AM »

These are brilliant for all sorts of things - frying pan hot enough, hot chocolate cool enough etc etc.

They also let you seek out hot and cold spots on a radiator, make sure the thermometer is accurate, see if all the exhaust pipes are the same temperature etc etc.

They are also good for entertaining dumb dogs (the laser pointer bit) and all sorts of pop-science stuff with kids like "what temperature the sky" and "white wall vs brick wall".

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« Reply #87 on: 21 July, 2017, 12:53:28 PM »

Thermometer quickly identified cold spots - or should i say cold zones so it looks like the radiator is the culprit.
I'll take off the radiator and send it off for a new core and reconditioning. Watch this space!
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« Reply #88 on: 21 July, 2017, 03:19:47 PM »

Interesting Dutch site about a Fulvia Berlina
http://bvb.punt.nl/category/view/lancia-fulvia-berlina-1971
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« Reply #89 on: 02 October, 2017, 09:01:06 PM »

Belated update!
Had the radiator recored and leak fixed by Colchester Radiators and completed the FFFEAR 2017. Car now runs perfectly and temperature rarely exceeds 70 Deg C even in heavy traffic or after prolonged use on motorway.
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