Lancia Motor Club

Model Technical and Interest => Beta and Montecarlo => Topic started by: frankxhv773t on 22 May, 2016, 08:09:39 PM



Title: Another hopeless optimist?
Post by: frankxhv773t on 22 May, 2016, 08:09:39 PM
Seen on e-bay today.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lancia-beta-volumex-engine-supercharged-/112004989141?hash=item1a140480d5:g:dOMAAOSwF0NXLkzQ

200 for a stripped Volumex engine without it's supercharger. Given how rare Beta Volumex are it saddens me that people are still splitting them up. However the pre-war MG community highly value them. There is a business that rebuilds Volumex superchargers with newly cast end plates bearing the MG logo.


Title: Re: Another hopeless optimist?
Post by: srawlins on 31 May, 2016, 10:36:34 PM
I wonder how many VXs would still be around today if the engines/superchargers were not in such demand? I suspect quite a few perfectly sound cars have been scrapped just for the blowers.

As a matter of interest, what sort of money do you think a good engine, complete with supercharger, can fetch these days? The eBay listing ended with no bids....and is currently re-listed at 100 start....still with no bids!


Title: Re: Another hopeless optimist?
Post by: fay66 on 31 May, 2016, 10:55:31 PM
I wonder how many VXs would still be around today if the engines/superchargers were not in such demand? I suspect quite a few perfectly sound cars have been scrapped just for the blowers.

As a matter of interest, what sort of money do you think a good engine, complete with supercharger, can fetch these days? The eBay listing ended with no bids....and is currently re-listed at 100 start....still with no bids!
As much as anyone is prepared to pay who wants it badly enough ::)

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Another hopeless optimist?
Post by: srawlins on 01 June, 2016, 07:20:07 AM
Ha!  Doesn't that just about sum up eBay !


Title: Re: Another hopeless optimist?
Post by: frankxhv773t on 02 June, 2016, 02:08:34 PM
I have a feeling that the superchargers sell for about 500 but I'm not sure where I got that from. I suspect an engine with a supercharger attached might be a couple of hundred more.

 However this is where they are ending up. http://www.vintagemgparts.com/parts_catalogue.html

It seems a bit sad but at least you know where to go to get your supercharger rebuilt.