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Author Topic: Series Three Berlina returned to the road  (Read 16823 times)
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GerardJPC
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« Reply #105 on: 29 March, 2021, 05:12:20 PM »

Ludicrous levels of excitement caused by repaired numberplate light.






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1962 Appia Berlina
1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat S2 FOR SALE
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 S
1983 Land Rover SIII 88
2009 Jaguar XK
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« Reply #106 on: 31 March, 2021, 09:39:53 AM »


Sometimes its the little things.  Looks gorgeous.  Did you put a chair in the right spot to appreciate it for a good long time as well?
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« Reply #107 on: 31 March, 2021, 10:53:43 AM »

Not quite, but I do confess that with all old cars I like walking around them outdoors at night when they have their lights on, and also enjoy just sitting in them at night, lights on or off.   A classic car can be a time travel device at any time, but at night all the more so.   There are quiet roads near my place that have few or no road markings or modern road furniture, and you can easily take a drive in the 60s or 70s if you like, especially after dark.   I don't smoke, but very occasionally think that I ought to, to perfect the period experience (remembering however the US reviewer of the Appia who described its ashtrays as the sort of ashtrays that would make you give up smoking).  As for seatbelts when time-travelling, the Appia poses no dilemma in that regard.
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1962 Appia Berlina
1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat S2 FOR SALE
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 S
1983 Land Rover SIII 88
2009 Jaguar XK
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« Reply #108 on: 31 March, 2021, 04:11:38 PM »

My 3rd series made me happy every time I drove it.  It just made all the haste and stress go away instantly.  I should never have sold it....
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« Reply #109 on: 01 April, 2021, 07:01:06 AM »

I've had much more glammo classic cars and ones that go faster and so on, but the Appia is just such fun, and it possesses rarity, Italianate style, and superior engineering, to set it apart from cars of similar age and charm such as Morris Minors.  
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1962 Appia Berlina
1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat S2 FOR SALE
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 S
1983 Land Rover SIII 88
2009 Jaguar XK
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« Reply #110 on: 01 April, 2021, 07:14:24 AM »

It is my favourite as well.  I remember a few years back when Martin Buckley did his annual summary of the cars that he had driven the previous year for Classic and Sportscar magazine, his "standout" car was an easy choice - the S3 Appia.  And he doesn't usually like small cars.  Everyone should have an Appia!
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Augusta berlina, Appia S3 berlina
Flaminia convertible 2.8 3c Touring
Beta spider S1 1600, Gamma berlina S1
Gamma coupe S1, Delta 1.6 multijet
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« Reply #111 on: 04 April, 2021, 04:36:17 PM »

Appia Easter!

New rear brakes and alternator fitted.  The car has just sprung a leak at the exhaust manifold gasket and is noisy and a bit down on power.


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1962 Appia Berlina
1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat S2 FOR SALE
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 S
1983 Land Rover SIII 88
2009 Jaguar XK
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« Reply #112 on: 15 April, 2021, 08:43:36 AM »

Old car ups and down as usual.

I appear to have clouted one of the wheels on a pothole or something - there is some damage.  I may check out how the spare wheel is.

In any event the wheels could all do with painting.     I should look this up, but does anyone know the name of that distinctively Lancia pale yellow colour?   The colour of Crema Inglese.  OK then, call it custard.  I realise that not knowing this means that I must forefeit some Lancista points!

The hubcabs are all a bit dented.  I have bought another set found lurking on eBay Italia - they look better in the photos than the ones on the car, but even if they aren't when they arrive, it's always good to have spares anyway.
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1962 Appia Berlina
1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat S2 FOR SALE
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 S
1983 Land Rover SIII 88
2009 Jaguar XK
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« Reply #113 on: 15 April, 2021, 09:10:10 AM »

correct name is Avorio Antico

There is a good discussion here on various colours for various Lancia wheels...

http://blog.lanciainfo.com/?p=12
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1955 Aurelia B12
1967 Flavia Vignale iniezione
1967 Fulvia 1.3HFR
1972 Fulvia 1600HF
1972 Fulvia 1600HF
1972 1600 Fulvia Sport
1979 2500 Gamma Coupe
1988 Delta 1.6GTi
1998 Zeta
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« Reply #114 on: 15 April, 2021, 09:55:31 AM »

Grazie!
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1962 Appia Berlina
1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat S2 FOR SALE
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 S
1983 Land Rover SIII 88
2009 Jaguar XK
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« Reply #115 on: 15 April, 2021, 03:22:12 PM »

Ah ha!  Found on eBay - a paint that might do to touch up the wheels on an interim basis - at least the bits where some old balance weights used to be.



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1962 Appia Berlina
1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat S2 FOR SALE
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 S
1983 Land Rover SIII 88
2009 Jaguar XK
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« Reply #116 on: 15 April, 2021, 03:46:17 PM »

You ought to be able to get it mixed up for you by a paint factor if you have the code. Brian Hilton got it made up for his Fulvia wheels. I get touch up paint for stone chips etc. on my bodywork made up in a little bottle with a brush.
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« Reply #117 on: 21 April, 2021, 09:22:48 AM »

Here is the exhaust manifold removed.  One stud was stuck, and broke during removal.  The old gasket was very knackered.



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1962 Appia Berlina
1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat S2 FOR SALE
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 S
1983 Land Rover SIII 88
2009 Jaguar XK
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« Reply #118 on: 30 April, 2021, 06:50:02 AM »

The Appia now has a new exhaust manifold gasket and new manifold fixings to replace the tired and broken old ones.  The horn is working again, and the car is in all respects fit for spring jollies.   If work permits I will get the Appia out from behind the Beta that is blocking it in today and take the Appia for a pootle.   A set of undented hubcabs has arrived from Italy - three very shiny, one a bit dull.  The ones on the car at present are all rather battered.   
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1962 Appia Berlina
1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat S2 FOR SALE
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 S
1983 Land Rover SIII 88
2009 Jaguar XK
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« Reply #119 on: 01 May, 2021, 05:07:05 AM »

Pubbing -





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1962 Appia Berlina
1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat S2 FOR SALE
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 S
1983 Land Rover SIII 88
2009 Jaguar XK
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