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« Reply #15 on: 19 October, 2017, 05:43:15 PM »

Simon - to please everybody you'll have to have one side Euro spec and the other UK spec. Well, everybody apart from the bloke at the Controle Techique place.
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« Reply #16 on: 12 November, 2017, 05:28:53 PM »

A little progress on this one .....

I found that the brake pedal was not how I wanted it (plus a drop in reservoir level) so on closer inspection discovered that a rear caliper was leaking even after it had been re-sealed. On top of that it had had the bleed nipple and union threads re-tapped on the same caliper , meaning non standard brake connection and difficult bleeding ...... so new s/h caliper sourced, stripped, re-sealed and fitted. New brake pipe made up and all is well again. Will use it for a few days and then re-bleed

At Padova, amongst other gems, I picked up some new engine mounting rubbers and rear subframe mounts - they have transformed the drive-ability, no creak from the subframe and much nicer and smoother acceleration.

The engine stabilizer adjuster was also seized, so that has been off, freed and refitted

Lastly, the wheels have been balanced

A few things to make her nicer to drive !

Next, sort out a couple of rattles on the rear suspension, sort out a few wiring gremlins and keep using her. I suspect the valve guide seals will need to be done as well, so a few more things on the shopping list

ps I like European headlights on S1's and UK spec on S2's - good job it's not the other way round !

pps if anyone has a rear engine mount (wishbone thing that attaches to the gearbox) and a couple of correct allen screws that they would like to sell, plus a clutch return spring (pedal end) please let me know, thanks
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« Reply #17 on: 12 November, 2017, 05:48:43 PM »

R U missing the wishbone or the larger rubber metalastic bush that is bolted to it?

What allen screws? Round the bell housing?
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« Reply #18 on: 12 November, 2017, 05:55:43 PM »

Yes the wishbone has been repaired (see seized stabilizer adjuster above ...) and a couple of the bell-housing bolts are missing
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« Reply #19 on: 13 November, 2017, 06:49:23 PM »

This afternoon I decided to have a look at the heater controls - heater valve seized and subsequently the top lever had been snapped off. It is a fairly major job to replace these levers, so I decided to strip the whole dashboard and sort out the other niggles as well.

On top of that I have also come across a couple of messy mods, a molten wire, disconnected bulbs and quite a few nuts and screws missing , so hopefully I can do it all in one go

I have new levers - quite a few spare if anyone is interested - and a new valve, so hopefully I can get it back together over the next couple of days with everything nicely cleaned and lubricated and working as it should



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« Reply #20 on: 13 November, 2017, 07:15:05 PM »

You don't hang about. My heater hasn't worked for years from the lever. It didn't snap - I think the cable rusted up. I'm not as brave or skilled as you to start pulling everything apart so I just used to manually do it from the passenger footwell (LHD) and use a basic summer/winter setting. Now that seems a bit seized. As it's now mollycoddled over winter when I do take it out I just wear gloves! Which brings me to another point - is there anyway to close off the chrome fresh air vent on a Fulvia? Have I forgotten something over the years? During the cold months I just point it over to the passenger side. As I had a passenger on a cold trip last November I took the vent out and taped up the back of it. Not an ideal solution.
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« Reply #21 on: 13 November, 2017, 09:44:38 PM »

http://www.viva-lancia.com/specials/de-carbon/de-carbon.htm
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« Reply #22 on: 13 November, 2017, 09:59:29 PM »

You don't hang about. My heater hasn't worked for years from the lever. It didn't snap - I think the cable rusted up. I'm not as brave or skilled as you to start pulling everything apart so I just used to manually do it from the passenger footwell (LHD) and use a basic summer/winter setting. Now that seems a bit seized. As it's now mollycoddled over winter when I do take it out I just wear gloves! Which brings me to another point - is there anyway to close off the chrome fresh air vent on a Fulvia? Have I forgotten something over the years? During the cold months I just point it over to the passenger side. As I had a passenger on a cold trip last November I took the vent out and taped up the back of it. Not an ideal solution.
Stan - both the lower levers need to be over to the right to shut the air off - assuming the controls still work.....
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« Reply #23 on: 14 November, 2017, 10:57:02 AM »

Thanks Tim. I'll investigate that. I probably knew that 24 years ago..............
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« Reply #24 on: 14 November, 2017, 11:00:24 AM »

You'll also find shock absorbers along with other bits here:

http://www.bielstein.com/lancia/fulvia
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« Reply #25 on: 14 November, 2017, 11:29:19 AM »

Thanks Tim. I'll investigate that. I probably knew that 24 years ago..............
The lowest shuts the chrome mid vents but if you dont shut the other you get 2x cold air through the screen vents.

Best solution is to sort the valve!!
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1967 Fulvia HFR
1972 1600 HF
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1979 2500 Gamma Coupe
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« Reply #26 on: 14 November, 2017, 07:29:45 PM »

Well, I am looking forward to see if my efforts work and thanks Tim for the explanation !

I need to get a wiggle on because I have promised to pick Mathilda up from school in the Fulvia tomorrow afternoon, and it is VERY cold here at the moment .....

The control panel is back in and working as it should. The cigarette lighter , or iPhone charger as it is nowadays, had rusted up , so that has been fettled and works now. The fan wasn't working either and that was due to oxidation on the terminals, so that's been done as well - it has a nice click when you change speeds - very satisfying !

All the fan switch and inter-lever rubber spacers were perished and need to be replaced. The fan switch spacer was replaced with a couple of copper washers and I had spare rubber washers for the levers, but I suspect that they are all getting old now !

Other than that, new wires soldered into one of the switches, repairs to the dash mouldings, everything cleaned and painted (if necessary) and more wiring checks

The temp gauge still doesn't work , I think it must be wiring because 12V across the dismantled gauge makes it move. Still having the same issue with the ignition so tomorrow will jury-rig a Renault 4 switch to see if I can identify the source

Lastly, a Halda had been fitted to the glove box and has broken the hinge due to it's weight - can anyone help with a hinge or lid ??


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« Reply #27 on: 15 November, 2017, 08:17:51 AM »


I can see a slot and holes for a radio.  What's the plan for the dash? 
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« Reply #28 on: 15 November, 2017, 08:43:47 AM »

I may have a spare hinge and/or glove box lid, a trip to the Fulvia shed required, líll let you know Thursday
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« Reply #29 on: 15 November, 2017, 09:00:37 AM »

Neil, that would be great ! Thanks - you wouldn't have a clutch lever return spring in there as well ?? (the one that fits on the splined gearbox shaft)

David, current thoughts are to keep the car absolutely standard HF Lusso, including going back to Rosso York. So I could fit a period radio, but I like the Fulvia script so plan to keep that and now my iPhone (cigar) socket works I can just plug in sounds that way - if I want them because the under bonnet orchestra is usually enough
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