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Model Technical and Interest => Ypsilon, Musa and Y10 => Topic started by: lancianut666 on 03 June, 2018, 06:13:24 PM



Title: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 03 June, 2018, 06:13:24 PM
Hi
Will be trying to get this little beauty back on the road but might be a long distance affair as it is in Hartlepool and there will be no room at the new house in Scarborough still it has a nice dry home for the next couple of months
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 04 June, 2018, 04:24:35 PM
Only a flying visit today but just had time to crack the wheel bolts off on the front passenger wheel...this is not moving so will be the first place to start.
Had an ocean of grief with a Fiat Stilo wheel bolt that had snapped off so was mighty relieved when with the assistance of the car wheel brace and my trolley jack handle they all came loose..
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: frankxhv773t on 06 June, 2018, 06:45:49 PM
Here's a picture of the owner's document pack which is on its' was to you.


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 06 June, 2018, 09:08:56 PM
Lovely can't wait!!!


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 11 June, 2018, 08:00:21 PM
All arrived safely...


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 11 June, 2018, 08:14:56 PM
Had a quick look at the caliper today....the locking sliding things came out very easily and still had copper grease on but the caliper is jammed on the disc so will need the full works to remove it...the flexihose is a gonner so it will be all off and start from scratch. Had a result with the heater fan that was sounding like a coffee grinder I just swapped it for the spare that came with the car. The indicators don't work but the hazards do if you hold the switch in. The front sidelamp is not working because someone has cut the bulbholder off the loom??? Has anyone got a wiring diagram? the earth trees are in a poor state and will need reterminating.
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 13 June, 2018, 05:50:00 PM
Hi all
Got the caliper off and freed up the pads regreased and back on.. the little car pushes around just fine...perhaps a test drive round the site is in order
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 15 June, 2018, 05:22:51 PM
Lashed out 5 on 2 bent bits of wire from Halfords so I can get the radio out as I have a Sony minidisc/radio to go in


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 20 June, 2018, 04:04:06 PM
Postman Pat delivered this today as the light switch stalk had been snapped off
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: SanRemo78 on 20 June, 2018, 07:49:26 PM
Familiar looking box? Supplier based in Berlin by any chance? I just had a pair of wheel arch liners delivered in something like than for the Alfa 159 Q4.. 34 for two including postage!
Guy


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 21 June, 2018, 03:54:59 PM
That will be them ...they carry a very good range of spares some of my marking fees will be heading their way
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 22 June, 2018, 07:45:08 AM
Quick job swap the radio??? no chance this is a Lancia...being 30 years + old the radio wiring is rudimentary and does not match up to the newer MD player I had doing nothing so I will have to spend a bit more time wiring it in properly not with @taped@ joints see pic
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 22 June, 2018, 07:17:06 PM
radio is in but stays on all the time as it needs to be powered via a switchable power source....5 minute job... bonus was a Paul Weller minidisc that had been left in by the ebay seller.
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: DavidLaver on 24 June, 2018, 10:36:26 PM

You got me looking up minidisks - launched in 1999

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHwMWmTXziI


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 25 June, 2018, 06:52:00 AM
I'm just sad I have 2 MD walkmans, 2 MD/radios for cars, a MD autochanger for the car, a Sony MD mini Hi Fi system (4 from a car boot sale) and a full size Sony Hi Fi deck. I prefer them as you can only squeeze about 5 albums on at the most rather than 20 zillion like a MP3 player so you can actually find what you want to listen to. Can't wait to get the autochanger set up!!!
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 27 June, 2018, 06:28:42 PM
A gallon of petrol, a quick charge up of the battery, connect the choke cable, clean out the filter and bodge the air filter clip...started first go. I knew it ran but after 10 laps of the unit taken carefully as the brake pedal has no travel and only a slight bit of retardation?? master cylinder?? the little beast was ticking over nicely. The electric fan was cutting in but the gauge stayed in the middle and we had no boiling over...
First impressions...it is nice to have a Lancia that starts and runs...bumpy a bit noisy but great fun..I had forgotten how tiny these cars are. However good things must come to an end..at the Clarkey Chicane I missed getting into 3rd from 2nd and being in neutral and going a bit fast jabbed the brakes so of course the dodgy caliper I loosened off last week developed a grip of death on the disc and the fun was over for now.
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: DavidLaver on 27 June, 2018, 08:17:54 PM
Great news!!!


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 23 July, 2018, 08:24:59 AM
some pics of the 10 laps day... the car is running in the last picture honest...
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 10 September, 2018, 06:52:42 PM
might go up on Thursday for a play if it stays dry as big brother needs to come out and get put on a recovery wagon for a trip to Scarborough


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 20 September, 2018, 06:51:10 PM
Many thanks to Frank who made the trek to the North to drop of a set of alloys and some other spares for the Y10. When we were up moving the Appia I thought I could start the Y10 and give it a few laps of the circuit round the workshops...alas all I got was a loud click so stuck the battery on charge and manhandled the little beast out into the corridor and had another go once the Appia had been set on the way to Scarborough...still just a loud click...we rocked the car in gear but still no joy so the starter motor may have to come out.


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: fay66 on 20 September, 2018, 11:10:33 PM
Many thanks to Frank who made the trek to the North to drop of a set of alloys and some other spares for the Y10. When we were up moving the Appia I thought I could start the Y10 and give it a few laps of the circuit round the workshops...alas all I got was a loud click so stuck the battery on charge and manhandled the little beast out into the corridor and had another go once the Appia had been set on the way to Scarborough...still just a loud click...we rocked the car in gear but still no joy so the starter motor may have to come out.
Bad earth?
Corroded Earth cable at car end, not unknown on Dedra of similar vintage.
Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 25 October, 2018, 07:44:16 PM
update
checked the battery and earth leads seemed fine except the battery lead connection on the starter was loose inside the solenoid casing so I extracted the motor... quite easy 3 bolts and the cables and will test it against a spare one that came with the car.
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 26 October, 2018, 12:55:30 PM
Hi all
well the spare starter spun up quite well so a possibility...the original is a bit poorly as it draws a lot of current to pull in the solenoid and the motor spins slowly. They both have problems with the threaded studs coming out of the end of the solenoid being loose...I might have to take one apart.
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 01 November, 2018, 07:30:17 PM
On closer inspection the original starter is in better condition so will give it a try tomorrow


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 13 November, 2018, 08:29:13 PM
back to square one...put the starter back in just clicking as before...
 >:(


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 14 November, 2018, 04:17:07 PM
Always one for a laugh when I left the Y10 to sulk on Sunday I was upset to find I was locked in at the Workshop site...rang the boys in blue and they said it did not class as an emergency and they did not keep a list of the keyholder so I should ring a locksmith...rang the site manager straight to answer phone...Hmmm sure someone will come in it was only 13.30....another hour and I was trying to think if I had left any tools in the unit as I had taken most of them to Scarborough so I could saw through the chain to get the padlock off. Matron however advised me to ring the Fire Brigade.  What a result they had me free in less than 5 minutes!
Clarkey alias The Hartlepool One


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: stanley sweet on 16 November, 2018, 11:49:35 AM
A quick run up with a bit of scaffold and you'd been over in no time.


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 24 November, 2018, 08:43:11 PM
some good news Postman Pat has delivered a big heavy parcel...


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 26 November, 2018, 03:07:56 PM
Early Xmas present


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 26 November, 2018, 03:35:45 PM
more


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: Kevinlincs on 26 November, 2018, 09:47:29 PM
hope that solves the issues mate, nice to get pressies from the postie that are so useful  ;D


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 28 November, 2018, 09:55:31 AM
Santa's elves have been busy....the little beast turned over and fired up nice result!
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: DavidLaver on 28 November, 2018, 10:03:24 AM

BRILLIANT NEWS!!!    Id there a way to post video?   Perhaps on facebook and a link back.


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: simonandjuliet on 28 November, 2018, 10:40:54 AM
Well done - just details now and an MOT .....


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 28 November, 2018, 03:01:20 PM
Hmmm change the front springs and shocks,sort the sticking caliper, new brake hoses, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brake shoes, brake limiter, possibly the servo, steering column stalks, rear light lens, fix the sidelights, change the hazard warning switch, get the alloys refurbed and new tyres. patch a few holes up, new wiper blade, change the oil and filters, new top hose and new antifreeze, change gearbox oil, but most important get some decent speakers for the stereo!!!
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 09 January, 2019, 10:00:23 AM
Not much done of late as my dear old Mum who has been ill for some time has passed away so it will be a few weeks till everything is sorted...however E55 EBL had a late Christmas pressie to smarten the alloy wheels up with... a set of 4 new centre caps from Ebay.
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 23 April, 2019, 11:41:09 AM
update
Just so the Y10 would not sulk I made an effort and started it up yesterday and had fun doing 3 point turns in the unit...boy the steering is heavy as I think some or all of the brakes are sticking on. I ran it long enough for the temperature gauge to reach the middle setting and the rad fan to cut in so should be OK for now.
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: frankxhv773t on 23 April, 2019, 11:45:42 AM
The steering is heavy at manoeuvring speed. I ran my Fire on the original 135 section tyres for a long time which helped.


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 27 April, 2019, 10:29:54 PM
had a quick go at sorting the brakes so I can get the car moved...took the calipers off so I can clean and overhaul them when I noticed a split CV boot but I can leave this till the car gets home as I don't have a full set of tools on site


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 27 April, 2019, 10:32:22 PM
there's more...


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 03 May, 2019, 03:11:03 PM
Thank goodness for Ebay I was looking to buy a caliper as one was well seized and managed to get a new? one for 8 plus delivery result...should get the brakes sorted over the weekend and possibly get it trailered down to Scarborough next week. With the airline I blew out the other piston cleaned it up some new seals and we are good to go
Clarkey.


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 13 May, 2019, 08:21:16 PM
Hmmm...can't get the bolt out that holds the clip that fastens the flexi hose to the hub...also the brake pipe is held onto the body by a cable tie I think there should be a clip that locks the flexi cable to the bracket in the wheelarch...as well as that the copper brake pipe has corroded to the banjo thing and the whole lot is turning so will have to give it a bit of heat...really wanted to get the brakes back together so I could move the car as I will be starting my exam marking in a couple of weeks...Arrgh
Clarkey
the minidisc player I fitted is great  :) :) :)


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: frankxhv773t on 14 May, 2019, 06:30:26 PM
There's a metal "P" clip that bolts to the strut to hold the brake flexi pipe. I'll try and get a picture for you.


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 14 May, 2019, 08:43:04 PM
Thanks Frank...are any new ones available? I think there might be one on the passenger side.
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 15 May, 2019, 08:14:19 AM
Like this/


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: frankxhv773t on 15 May, 2019, 07:10:21 PM
Nothing that sophisticated Tim. It's just a flat strip of tin wrapped round the flexi pipe, pinched together at the ends with a hole to bolt it to the strut. I haven't ever seen new ones but it would be simple enough to make.


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: frankxhv773t on 15 May, 2019, 07:27:54 PM
Like this.


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: fay66 on 15 May, 2019, 10:26:48 PM
Like this.
The suggested new clips position can be seen top left holding the pipe to the bracket, with small hole showing.
Brian
8227  8)


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 16 May, 2019, 10:49:50 AM
Fay is right it is the top left one... I've found a source on ebay so I'll buy a set of 4. The clip Frank mentions I can't get off as the bolt is seized a bit of heat when I get up there next week should shift it.
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 16 May, 2019, 10:52:11 AM
If any one else needs some
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4X-CLASSIC-FIAT-500-126-900-600-BRAKE-PIPE-HOSE-CLIP-LANCIA-ALFA-ROMEO-X1-9/323313220957


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: frankxhv773t on 16 May, 2019, 05:53:29 PM
I tried too post earlier but got booted out. I realised I was thinking of the attachment for the flexi hose itself rather than the journal to the brake pipe and acknowledged that Tim was correct.


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 27 August, 2019, 11:17:48 AM
Moral use a spanner the right size...the flexipipe clips are off so I managed to get one caliper back on still need the heat on the flexi to metal brake pipe as the union is corroded to the copper pipe and threatening to snap it so  will have to go easy on that one.The new clips work a treat
Clarkey


Title: Re: E55 LBR the parallel project
Post by: lancianut666 on 30 September, 2019, 09:09:01 AM
Hi all
Managed to get the other caliper on after a bit of heat loosened the flexi to metal pipe union...will try and get the brakes bled this week.
Clarkey