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Model Technical and Interest => Aprilia, Ardennes and Ardea => Topic started by: lancialulu on 27 February, 2011, 09:15:00 AM



Title: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: lancialulu on 27 February, 2011, 09:15:00 AM
I just wanted to let the Aprillia/Ardennes community know that OVS 901 (ne LXE 6) has a new home!

I collected her (no name yet) yesterday from Colin Joy with fresh MOT and drove like the wind throught torrential rain from South Cost to the east Coast without a problem (apart from a bit of a rain water leak and wipers that went on a go slow for a while). The (very optimistic) speedo registered 95 on occassions (but I am relaibly informed that my wing car only saw 70 (gps)!!

This is my 1st and probably only venture into Vincenzo territory and I would like if possible to be acquainted with other members that can share information etc. I intend to do all my own maintenance, so have an appetite for information and sources of spares etc.

I would be grateful for any history, earlier photos, etc either on forum or privately.

What an amazing car...

Tim


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: JohnMillham on 27 February, 2011, 09:36:16 AM
Super looking car, but why is the number plate positioned where it is? I hope to see it on the Sliding Pillar Rally in June.
 Regards, John 


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: BlueSky on 27 February, 2011, 09:57:07 AM
Well done Tim on your acquisition. Over the last couple of years I've collect a bit of information on Aprilias and put it up on my little web site http://web.me.com/noelmacwhirter/home/Lancia_Aprilia.html There might be something there that could be helpful. Can't help with any of the history though.

Noel


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: lancialulu on 27 February, 2011, 10:36:41 AM
Noel

Thanks for your post. I had picked up your site when thinking about an Aprilia. What a helpful site. And actually shows that it isnt that scarey to do real work on those cars.

Tim


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: fay66 on 27 February, 2011, 12:55:54 PM
Congratulations Tim,
 she looks lovely. ;D

Brian 8227 8)


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 27 February, 2011, 01:01:38 PM
Well done Tim, I have some articles on maintainence, but will have to email them as they are too big to post on here. I have had a look for old photos, but can't find any.  Ade.


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: lancialulu on 27 February, 2011, 01:08:10 PM
Thanks Ade

Just taken out for a spin round the block to help dry out after yesterday, and found the choke needed a tweak, and mix control as well now like a jewel... and gearbox so sweet.

I have some maintenance stuff including english handbooks from my friend Lucas Geheniau (quite cheap set of 3 CDs) and original handbook Tav in Italian. Now I really need to take on that Italian course!!!

Tim


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: ColinMarr on 27 February, 2011, 03:36:02 PM
Tim,

Well done you! I am green with envy Ė both for the car, which looks good and for the motor house complete with corrugated iron and a roof light.

LXE 6 is in the 1985 LMC Register of Members as being owned by a Mr E J Minter from Croydon Ė he is also down as owning a B20 S6 (MKK 851 D) and a Stratos. E J Minter, known as Ted was the father of Ian Minter who I knew from a slightly earlier period. Ian had the Stratos, which I believe he sold when he emigrated to Australia in 1980. I didnít buy the Stratos, but I did buy his very nice 10 Speed lightweight Peugeot bike, which I still own. The point of this digression is that the Minters, father and son were perfectionists and only had the best of things. I donít remember the Aprilia, but I bet it was a good one then, as it clearly is now.

I canít wait to see it. Iíll lend you my specially shortened 14mm spanner, unless you already have one Ė you are certain to need one!

More photos please.

Colin


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: ben on 27 February, 2011, 05:04:52 PM

Prior to Colin the car belonged to the late Frank James who was a great stalwart of the LMC. (I think he was the founder of the Great Northern Weekend) I remember following him travelling at a very modest pace during the Aprilia 60 rally based on Champagne in France. I am not sure if the pace was due to his failing health or the car. I believe Omicron have worked some magic on the engine since then.
I would be surprised if there were no pictures around from that event. There were lots taken of the line-up of about a dozen or more cars. Sadly mine was not one of them as she was resting up about 30 miles away with a displaced valve guide.


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 27 February, 2011, 07:48:44 PM
Here's a pic from Aprilia 60, I wasn't sure if Frank was there in OSV 901, but once I enlarged the picture I could see the car, front row second from left, it doesn't help that the rally plaque is covering most of the number plate!


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: bruciebonuz on 28 February, 2011, 09:28:41 AM
Congratulations Tim.  Its a beautiful car and I am sure it will bring many years of motoring happiness.  When I saw it at Colin's place next to a rather more modern car in the same gunmetal grey I have to say I preferred the Aprilia even though the other car was rather special as well!


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: Scarpia on 28 February, 2011, 03:38:00 PM
Quote
The (very optimistic) speedo registered 95 on occassions (but I am relaibly informed that my wing car only saw 70 (gps)!!

don't believe the guys with the gps , they're just envious, our car goes that fast too......

have fun and enjoy the mechanical voyage of discovery when you start noticing all the nice details of the car.There is a method in virtually every small feature and functional things that you don't even realise at first.

William


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: tzf60 on 28 February, 2011, 05:33:18 PM
Best of luck with your new acquistion - she looks really well in your garage!
Prompts me to get to work on mine.....!!!
 
Regards,
Tim F


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: lancialulu on 28 February, 2011, 08:09:15 PM
Thanks for all your kind replies. Anyone want a nice motor house????

Happy to donate to a careful dismantler that has theri own insurance and transport.

Tim


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: lancialulu on 09 November, 2011, 10:07:20 PM
Epilogue

Old motor house replaced with new motor house.

OVS had the privilege of being first to leak oil in it. (being prepped for NEC).

Tim


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: fay66 on 14 November, 2011, 01:54:01 AM
Epilogue

Old motor house replaced with new motor house.

OVS had the privilege of being first to leak oil in it. (being prepped for NEC).

Tim

What a lucky Lady!

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: the.cern on 14 November, 2011, 11:29:54 AM
Very smart Tim, and, yes OVS is very lucky and you are very fortunate.

Is there by any chance just a little corner at the back where I could hide my next acquisition whilst waiting for a suitable time to tell 'she who must be obeyed' about it ??  Just a thought !!!!!!!!

                           Andy


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: lancialulu on 14 November, 2011, 12:32:50 PM
Andy(Cern)

Sorry all 4 spaces are taken!! And stupidly while I have a nice roof space to elevate another project there isnt space to fit the 4post lift. Didnt think of it at the specifying my requirements.... and dont want to use a 2 poster...

Tim


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: davidwheeler on 16 November, 2011, 02:03:34 PM
There is a fair amount of information on the Technical Matters Only thread as well.


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 16 November, 2011, 07:18:47 PM
It's not too late to install a pit.  http://mech-mate.co.uk/Motor-Pits.html


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: Parisien on 16 November, 2011, 07:26:49 PM
Congratulations, am sure the car will be as well looked after now as it has been in the past, enjoy!


P


Title: Re: OVS 901 has a new home!
Post by: lancialulu on 16 November, 2011, 08:41:28 PM
It's not too late to install a pit.  http://mech-mate.co.uk/Motor-Pits.html

The old garage (1910) had a pit which I retained albeit the builders took out two sides during groundworks (they rebuilt it). However a lift would mean getting a car out of the way whereas it would have to be a much larger pit to achieve same and how would I get the car out afterwards....

Tim