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Author Topic: Report on (slow) S2 Coupe rebuild progress  (Read 52577 times)
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Jaydub
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« Reply #555 on: 29 August, 2020, 04:03:16 PM »

Great narrative as always, thank you Norm. It will come in handy for me in a year or so, if I get that far.
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« Reply #556 on: 31 August, 2020, 06:11:10 PM »


Well, much head scratching with the electrical testing today.  I thought I was home and dry testing everything that should work with the ignition on ST setting.  My concern that the open-door lights werenít working properly was mis-founded.  Turns out that opening either door activates the lights on both doors plus the interior dome light.  I was expecting the light on on a closed door to go out when the other door is open but thatís not the case.  Also, wipers and washer pump are both working correctly.

The head scratching came when I operated the sidelight slider switch.  That caused the door lights and interior light to go off.  Testing the fuses showed that 7 and 8 had gone off, and 1 and 2 had not come on.  Canít yet figure out how that can happen!   MTR, as Colin Chapman often wrote on design sketches given to himÖÖ. more thought required. 

Iíve been working on trim and mechanical tasks in parallel with the electrical testing, so plan to do some work under the car next: fit handbrake cable, heat shield and new Imasaf exhaust system.  Iíve somehow managed to lose the lower dust guard for the handbrake so if anybody has one that they donít need Iíd be pleased to buy it.   Itís item 19 in the TAV picture below.


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Norm Thomas
Ormskirk, Lancashire

Own:
1973 Fulvia S2 Coupe
Various modern cars
Previous Lancias: S2 Coupe and S3 Coupe in late 1970s
nthomas1
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« Reply #557 on: 02 September, 2020, 03:55:20 PM »

Took the bonnet off in order to apply some clear Dinitrol wax proofing to the cavities, then fitted some closed-cell foam sound proofing to the areas between the braces.  While it's off I'll refit the bonnet-top 1.3 S badge with the correct star clips.


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Norm Thomas
Ormskirk, Lancashire

Own:
1973 Fulvia S2 Coupe
Various modern cars
Previous Lancias: S2 Coupe and S3 Coupe in late 1970s
nthomas1
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« Reply #558 on: 16 September, 2020, 09:04:17 PM »

Iíve fitted the new Italian Imasaf brand exhaust system to the car.  I started with a dry fit of the three sections.  The tail pipe fitted fine, but the two-into-one section and middle section wouldnít fit together at first. I had to file the edges of the two-in-one section to get a bevel, and smoothed the inside of the receiving section.  Then with some grease and with a friend holding the middle section braced agains the wall  the fit was achieved, assisted by a metal rod between the two downpipes acting as a lever to rotate as it was pushed into position.  The clamp was left in position to be tightened later, as I could see that some rotational adjustment would be needed during fitment to the car.

This two-part assembly was then slid under the car, hooked over the rear axle, and supported on a couple of stacks of 2x4 timber boocks while the manifold end was connected with a new metal gasket. After then swivelling the middle section to get the tail box parallel to the floor of the car I tightened the clamp holding the two sections together and then
 connected to the two rear support points with the rubber hangers that came with the new exhaust. Finally, I fitted and clamped the tail pipe, and suspended it with a third rubber hanger.   While under the car I refitted the heat shield.

All fairly straightforward stuff, but my first time fitting an exhaust so all of it a learning curve!


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Norm Thomas
Ormskirk, Lancashire

Own:
1973 Fulvia S2 Coupe
Various modern cars
Previous Lancias: S2 Coupe and S3 Coupe in late 1970s
nthomas1
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« Reply #559 on: Yesterday at 05:46:55 PM »


I've fitted the seat belts.  I bought Securon static belts as I like the look of them.  I've had static and inertia belts before and am quite happy with static.

I somehow lost the two brackets that hold the centre stalks but managed to find a used pair which just needed de-rusting and painting.  I decided to fit them directly to the floor of the car and cut a slit in the rear carpet for the top of the brackets to pass through.

That's another job ticked off the list.





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Norm Thomas
Ormskirk, Lancashire

Own:
1973 Fulvia S2 Coupe
Various modern cars
Previous Lancias: S2 Coupe and S3 Coupe in late 1970s
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