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« on: 06 June, 2017, 11:58:26 AM »

Just putting the finishing touches on a new website. Please visit: www.lanciaaurelia.info.

Hopefully people will find it useful to have Aurelia reference information in one place.

Please advise of anything you think is missing, or needs correction!

Geoff
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« Reply #1 on: 06 June, 2017, 12:15:25 PM »


Thank you!!! 

I particularly enjoyed this:

http://www.lanciaaurelia.info/build-quality.html
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« Reply #2 on: 06 June, 2017, 12:54:39 PM »

As ever Geoff a pleasure to work my way through, especially when I get back from my next holiday!

Keep up the inspiring work!

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« Reply #3 on: 29 June, 2017, 05:07:28 PM »

Interesting. Fascinating. A vey good idea well done! It ought to develop into the focus point for all discussion of the Aurelia and for the exchange of information. I have noticed that in the article on quality the picture of the brake reservoir shows the plunger all the way down. Do you drive the car like that?
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« Reply #4 on: 30 June, 2017, 02:11:09 AM »

Niels -

On the brake plunger - oddly yes, the car is driven with it down, as it just doesn't seem to have any impact. I know, its supposed to pressurize the system, and be important, but doesn't seem to do it for me. In our Appia that the plunger is not only down, it won't come up... so that reservoir is getting a rebuild!
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« Reply #5 on: 01 July, 2017, 09:46:45 AM »

This is interesting. The first month or so we used our Aurelia we drove it with the plunger down for the simple reason that we had not been able to find a suitable rubber seal. However, we experienced that the brakes tightened up, and I had på loosen them several times. Aften having bough a seal from Cavalitto - handed to me by the old man himself - we have never had problems. And the plunger stays up.
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« Reply #6 on: 01 July, 2017, 01:28:18 PM »

It is funny but many, many photos of plunger-type reservoirs have the plunger all the way down.

With the furgoncino I rebuilt a spare unit , honed the central cylindre with a flexi-hone, fitted new seals and the plunger has not moved a mm in a month.

Geoff, I think we have all the seals available via the Consortium if you can't find them locally
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« Reply #7 on: 01 July, 2017, 08:44:17 PM »

Hmm! I'm now on my second Appia, and neither has had a plunger which would stay up! Ten years ago the plunger on my Series 2 could be pulled up against some resistance, but would fall all the way down in the space of a few minutes; my present Series 1 has no resistance at all, and falls straight down ... I have no complaints with the brakes at all. So what exactly is the plunger supposed to do?
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« Reply #8 on: 02 July, 2017, 07:22:42 AM »

I don't know about Aurelias, but I use the plunger on my Flaminia to bleed the brake fluid.
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« Reply #9 on: 02 July, 2017, 08:11:31 AM »

Back to the subject of this thread:

I enjoy Geoffrey's website very much - even more since he has added the Blog.
This makes one return to the website from time to time, to check on what is new.

I was not disappointed this morning, when I saw that Geoffrey added pictures of his B20's restoration.
http://www.lanciaaurelia.info/b20-restoration.html

Well done, Geoff!

Looking forward to the next update...

PS: Maybe Geoff can do a post in his blog with explanations of the brake reservoir, and the function of the plunger....
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« Reply #10 on: 20 March, 2018, 08:14:32 PM »

Another nice post on Geoffrey Goldberg's Aurelia site Blog page:

A 10 minutes film on the 1953 Rallye de Sestriere.

Lots of Aprilias, and an early series Aurelia berlina - and beautiful Italian countryside.

Thanks to FCA.... !

Thank you Geoffrey!

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« Reply #11 on: 21 March, 2018, 03:13:18 AM »

PS: Maybe Geoff can do a post in his blog with explanations of the brake reservoir, and the function of the plunger....

Oh I wish I could, Sebastien. The plunger is supposed to exert pressure on the lines, and according to many, is supposed to be up most or all of the time. Those of us living in the Lancia hinterlands suffer from "CSF" (continued seal failure), and regardless of how many times its rebuilt, the darn thing seems stuck and not easy to keep up. And in over the years, I've never noticed any impact on the brakes at all. Go figure. Clearly not worthy of a blog post!
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« Reply #12 on: 21 March, 2018, 08:23:44 AM »

Is that Gianni Lancia towards the end of the film just after 10 mins?
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« Reply #13 on: 21 March, 2018, 10:01:32 AM »

I also wondered that. See photo.
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« Reply #14 on: 21 March, 2018, 11:19:36 AM »

Yes, as about 10' 4" in....
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