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« Reply #150 on: 06 April, 2018, 05:07:26 PM »

Wonderful finish. Which brand? Will you be detailing the logo?
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« Reply #151 on: 06 April, 2018, 09:10:59 PM »

Richard, it is made by VHT and I buy it from Frosts, but I'm sure that there are other suppliers

Re logo, personally I don't like it polished , but it would be easy to do
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« Reply #152 on: 08 April, 2018, 11:04:43 AM »

Wonderful finish. Which brand? Will you be detailing the logo?
Originals were not polished....
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« Reply #153 on: 08 April, 2018, 02:06:29 PM »

I really like all the finishes it went through - the bead blasted, the high gloss black and the crackle. Lucky you have so many Fulvias - you could have a different finish on each. You've got a very nice finish there. I did mine about 20 years ago, heated it in the oven, then a couple of coats then back in the oven. It's a finer crackle than yours but has lasted very well with a few chips here and there. Not original, but I sanded the Lancia lettering back to metal.
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« Reply #154 on: 09 April, 2018, 07:08:16 PM »

Sorry Norm, missed this ! - The foam strip is a pre-formed , self adhesive strip that I buy in rolls and is very cheap

Re Tank prep, it is a bit of a dark art and everyone has their own preferred way. I gauge the state of the tank and then adopt various approaches. If it is bad , it gets the small stones and full slosh-tank treatment. If it is basically sound, I hoover out any loose (after tapping with a hammer) and then swill it around with diesel or , in this case WD40. I reckon it gets into any seams and surfaces and helps eliminate rust .... probably wrong but I sleep better

Bottom line is to fit a discreet inline filter and change it regularly
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« Reply #155 on: 09 April, 2018, 08:59:59 PM »

Thanks for that information Simon.  Much appreciated.
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« Reply #156 on: 10 April, 2018, 06:39:48 AM »

I have not yet tackled a petrol tank, but I was amused to see on a restoration blog (I'm sure it wasn't on here, but it might have been) a tank strapped to the front of the drum of a concrete mixer!!! That would definitely save a lot of arm ache. There was no mention as to what it was that was rattling around in the tank!!!!

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« Reply #157 on: 10 April, 2018, 05:27:50 PM »

I like the cement mixer idea .....

The engine on the HF moves a bit too much so I need to replace the mounting rubbers and the central mounting fork on the gearbox/engine

It is a bit of a pain to get to so I have dismantled the top of the engine bay and plan to clean it up a bit at the same time. Not planning to go mad just yet, that will happen when the subframe comes off

First job was to remove the ancilliaries and then degrease and "karcher" it. Will start painting the bits tomorrow and will probably rebuild the carbs whilst they are off

Quite a lot of the original colour visible .....


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« Reply #158 on: 10 April, 2018, 05:40:14 PM »

When you see it like that you realise the angle of the engine is quite dramatic.
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« Reply #159 on: 10 April, 2018, 06:10:22 PM »

May I offer a serious word of warning about hovering and petrol tanks. Most vacuum cleaners (not all) use the ingested air to cool the motor which, being electric, is prone to occasional sparks. If there are any petrol fumes being sucked up you can create a quite effective bomb! Cylinder vacuum cleaners tend to fire their innards out the back like a bazooka.
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« Reply #160 on: 10 April, 2018, 06:32:37 PM »

Thanks for the warning - I will be more careful in the future, but it is a very effective way of getting the dust out !

I have an 18v dewalt that I use, but maybe that is just as prone to the issue
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« Reply #161 on: 10 April, 2018, 07:14:12 PM »

Looks like the car may have been red in the past from the under bonnet shots.
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« Reply #162 on: 11 April, 2018, 10:40:11 AM »

When the top corner of my Fulvia tank rotted through I was told by specialists it would have to be filled with inert gas etc. A neighbour who builds his own motorsport engines and competition cars offered to repair it. I mentioned the inert gas conversation and he replied 'No, I'll just leave it upside down outside for a couple of weeks'. There were no explosions in the village following this and he presented me with a beautifully repaired tank even having recreated the ribbing on the top. I do remember years ago a Classic and Sportscar journalist who should have known better decided a good way to defume his tank would be to wave a blow torch over the filler opening to 'burn the fumes off'. I think he more or less destroyed his garden shed.
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« Reply #163 on: 11 April, 2018, 01:22:26 PM »

Simon
I am a little surprised at the apparent surface rust etc in the engine bay. Looking back there is a photo of the brake servo which appears to be black. Was the engine bay painted with underbody seal or similar? And if so why? Also there appears to be very little original red paint showing. Not criticizing - just curious.
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« Reply #164 on: 11 April, 2018, 04:23:29 PM »

When the top corner of my Fulvia tank rotted through I was told by specialists it would have to be filled with inert gas etc. A neighbour who builds his own motorsport engines and competition cars offered to repair it. I mentioned the inert gas conversation and he replied 'No, I'll just leave it upside down outside for a couple of weeks'. There were no explosions in the village following this and he presented me with a beautifully repaired tank even having recreated the ribbing on the top. I do remember years ago a Classic and Sportscar journalist who should have known better decided a good way to defume his tank would be to wave a blow torch over the filler opening to 'burn the fumes off'. I think he more or less destroyed his garden shed.

The old school method was to run a pipe from the exhaust into the tank and run the engine for a while ... I have never tried this for two reasons. 1)  no-one ever defined exactly how long a while is and 2) I am a coward!!!

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