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Title: New Club Member: 1970 Flavia Coupe 2000
Post by: Mike Anderson on 15 November, 2014, 10:12:49 PM
Good evening I'm a new Club member having bought a 1970 Flavia 2000 Coupe a month or so ago.
It's my first venture into Italian classic cars. For 22 years until May this year I owned a '66 Mustang Fastback, having had two other mid 60's US Fords before that. When I was searching for a suitable replacement for the Mustang a Lancia wasn't even on my radar, and I'd never heard of, let alone seen a Flavia!
Compared to the Mustang the Flavia is years ahead in terms of build quality and engineering, the only thing I miss is the raw power of the 289ci (4.8) V8.
Hope to meet other club members at events. Regards Mike.


Title: Re: New Club Member: 1970 Flavia Coupe 2000
Post by: Justin McArdle on 15 November, 2014, 11:32:39 PM
Welcome Mike. Recommend joining the Flavia 2000 consortium.


Title: Re: New Club Member: 1970 Flavia Coupe 2000
Post by: adrian donovan on 17 November, 2014, 11:29:10 AM
Welcome! - I hope you enjoy your Italian motoring!


Title: Re: New Club Member: 1970 Flavia Coupe 2000
Post by: Mike Anderson on 17 November, 2014, 11:50:53 AM
Thank you Justin and Adrain. I've joined the Flavia Consortium. Mike


Title: Re: New Club Member: 1970 Flavia Coupe 2000
Post by: Justin McArdle on 17 November, 2014, 01:03:35 PM
Hi Mike - an essential purchase for you (double check that this is the correct CD for your Flavia):

Flavia_3 which contains:
Flavia 819 Partsbook
Flavia 820 Partsbook
Flavia Technical Data book
Fotographs 819
User Manuals:
819   (English)
819   (Italian)
Flavia 2000 Coupe   (English)
Flavia 2000 Coupe Sup i.e.   (English)
815 Berlina 1500   (Italian)
815 1500 Suppl Coupe   (Italian)
815 1800 all models   (Italian)
Dunlop Brake manual S1   (English)
Dunlop Brake manual S1   (Italian)
Dunlop Brake manual S2   (English)
ZF Hydrosteering manual   (English)
Bearings reference sheet in Excel
Price: 20 including postage

http://www.viva-lancia.com/specials/cd/flavia-cd.php


Title: Re: New Club Member: 1970 Flavia Coupe 2000
Post by: Mike Anderson on 26 November, 2014, 11:56:10 PM
Hi Justin thanks for the tip. I've just ordered a CD and am pretty sure that the one you suggest is correct, as the documentation I have says it's  an "820" designation. That will be a great help especially if it's in English, regards Mike.


Title: Re: New Club Member: 1970 Flavia Coupe 2000
Post by: DavidLaver on 27 November, 2014, 10:40:29 AM
Join the consortium and I think he's got stock of "The Book" still.

http://www.flavia2000consortium.org.uk/Consortium/consortium1.html

http://www.flavia2000consortium.org.uk/News/news3.html

He might also have the "Collectors guide" at rather more sensible money that this.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lancia-Fulvia-Flavia-Collectors-Guide/dp/1899870520


Title: Re: New Club Member: 1970 Flavia Coupe 2000
Post by: Richard Fridd on 27 November, 2014, 11:09:50 AM
Perhaps keep an eye out for the Angela Verschoor Flavia book also


Title: Re: New Club Member: 1970 Flavia Coupe 2000
Post by: Mike Anderson on 27 November, 2014, 09:48:15 PM
Hi thanks for your replies. I've joined both the Consortium and the Lancia Owners Club and will order the books you recommend.Can anyone tell me please what the function is (if any) of the little knurled plastic "thumb screw" on the round chrome hinge plate down by the seat reclining lever?
I'm having to get my petrol tank repaired as I presume that new stock/replicas aren't available.
A helpful and knowledgeable lady called Elizabeth at Omicron told me that stainless steel bumpers may be reproduced for this model sometime in the future.
It's all a long way from the Mustang where all parts were available quickly and reasonably priced. In the end I estimate that probably only 33% of my Mustang was original. With my Flavia it looks like it's 90% plus!
Regards Mike


Title: Re: New Club Member: 1970 Flavia Coupe 2000
Post by: bobhenry999 on 27 November, 2014, 11:58:18 PM
Mike,

That "nice lady" you mentioned is the lovely and wonderful Elizabeth Cliffe, who knows everything about any "Real" Lancia", and along with her husband Martin, and son Andrew, are an invaluable help when it comes to keeping your car on the road, I know because I have had Flavias for over twenty years.

I bought a pair of those stainless steel bumpers for my 815  Flavia Coupe through the Flavia/2000 Consortium, speak to Colin Clamp.

Bob


Title: Re: New Club Member: 1970 Flavia Coupe 2000
Post by: DavidLaver on 28 November, 2014, 09:47:09 AM

Colin might have better tank for you as well.