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« Reply #15 on: 15 March, 2017, 10:30:19 AM »

Well done on your new requisition, Frank! It looks superb - and so much space inside! It certainly has that typical understated Lancia style! Good luck with your new car, and as others have stated, do please keep the pictures coming!!
 
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« Reply #16 on: 15 March, 2017, 08:22:05 PM »

Today in between replacing storm damaged fencing and collecting a clutch slave cylinder for the Dedra I cleaned the loose rust, flakes of old paint and road debris out of the Flaminia's battery tray. I was pleased to be able to confirm the steel is sound but seriously dented. Once I have coaxed the front grille out I should be able to thump it back to a more normal shape and rust proof that area.

I have the battery retaining frame and the rods and wing nuts to hold it down but also found two knurled, chrome plated screw on knobs. I don't see how they fit into the assembly. Can anyone enlighten me?


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« Reply #17 on: 16 March, 2017, 07:41:37 AM »

They are the nuts that hold the wiring loom covers in place.
Circled in red in this photo.


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« Reply #18 on: 16 March, 2017, 10:10:44 AM »

The attractive chromed nuts are also used on the Aprilia wiring loom cover.
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« Reply #19 on: 16 March, 2017, 04:16:38 PM »

Also on Aurelia wiring loom covers.
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« Reply #20 on: 16 March, 2017, 06:52:58 PM »

Thank you for enlightening me gentlemen. Sadly covering wires seems to be more honoured in the breach than in the observance. Out of three Berlinas I have had none had a wiring cover. However one probably isn't difficult to fabricate.
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« Reply #21 on: 19 March, 2017, 09:05:41 PM »

I have been trying to shift the radiator grille to get decent access to the battery tray but the retaining bolts, of which there are at least half a dozed, are proving recalcitrant. Whilst leaving them dosed in WD40 and letting the skin grow back on my knuckles I have been investigating the engine. Happily with the plugs out it turns over nice and freely and shows oil pressure which is a relief. This week I should be able to check out the cooling system and ignition to see how she runs.
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« Reply #22 on: 23 March, 2017, 10:48:31 AM »

Ive still never seen a running Berlina in the UK - quite a rarity - all the very best with its restoration - certainly worthwhile

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« Reply #23 on: 23 March, 2017, 03:51:29 PM »

That's excellent Charles. Is it right hand drive and did you happen to get the registration number? There is one other one registered in the club but I can't find my old members lists at the moment to look up the owner.
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« Reply #24 on: 23 March, 2017, 04:07:45 PM »

Invedtigation of the cooling system is proving interesting. Those who are familiar with the flaminia know that the bottom radiator hose attached to an aluminium housing bolted to the radiator with a steel bolt running through its' centre. Also attached to this housing are a drain pipe from the block via a banjo connection and a brass drain tap with a long handle extending of to near the top of the radiator.

BB came with the cooling system drained down and on investigation the aluminium housing was detached from the radiator. This turns out to be because the attaching bolt has snapped about half way along. The housing itself is completely choked with aluminium corrosion as is the hole in the radiator. The corrosion on the housing is so bad that it has eaten all the way through at the bottom. I have a spare that may well be serviceable and also a drain tap which is not seized.

It would be very helpful to know if there is a recommended method for dissolving the aluminium corrosion.


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« Reply #25 on: 23 March, 2017, 05:08:55 PM »

Looks like one off an Appia
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« Reply #26 on: 23 March, 2017, 05:13:24 PM »

That's excellent Charles. Is it right hand drive and did you happen to get the registration number? There is one other one registered in the club but I can't find my old members lists at the moment to look up the owner.

Does this help?


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« Reply #27 on: 23 March, 2017, 06:14:26 PM »

Does look very similar to the Appia.the central bolt on the Appia is made of brass. I think that the Consortium had new ones remade in stainless.i believe new castings are available in Italy - sooty if there are any errors typing on my phone!!
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« Reply #28 on: 23 March, 2017, 09:06:22 PM »

Thank you Charles. I have been thinking about making a list of UK berlinas and that is a new one to me. Maybe it's a newish import. For your next challenge, do you know what the badge is on the grille?
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« Reply #29 on: 24 March, 2017, 01:13:44 AM »

Thank you Charles. I have been thinking about making a list of UK berlinas and that is a new one to me. Maybe it's a newish import. For your next challenge, do you know what the badge is on the grille?

Frank it doesn't blow up very well in the photo, but I think it might be the same as presented to me and others by the Italian Club Valsesia Lancia Story when we visited Fobello and the Lancia Villa back about 1995.

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