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« on: 08 January, 2021, 09:13:53 AM »

I am a new member and wanted to hello to the forum.

I have a S2 1972 1.3s, I acquired it 07/19 to use as my daily (Weekend driver).
Car is solid (Well so far) and mechanically sound , paint work looked fine but I knew it wasn't great and as the car lives under a cover on the drive it has proven to be the case with micro blisters appearing.
I have and will continue to tinker and tidy her up, first big job will be to improve the ride....suspension/rubber/steering.....over time.
As much as I'd like to be more hands on I just do not have the space....or skills for that matter, my neighbour is a mechanic and has done work on my 1967 Alfa GT Jnr so have him to rely on.

I will be keen to leverage the knowledge from the experience here on the forum.

Cheers
Robin.




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« Reply #1 on: 08 January, 2021, 11:34:49 AM »

Hi Robin
Welcome to LMC forum. I am sure you find many members willing to share their knowledge especially on Fulvias which is the largest car group in the club.

BTW your second photo gives a new meaning to Fulvia Corse!!! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: 08 January, 2021, 11:50:25 AM »

Hi Robin
Welcome to LMC forum. I am sure you find many members willing to share their knowledge especially on Fulvias which is the largest car group in the club.

BTW your second photo gives a new meaning to Fulvia Corse!!! Grin
Welcome Robin,
I thought at first someone had sat on your Fulvia in the second image, but pleased to see all was OK when I opened the image!
Great forum and as Tim says its the largest group, with lots of assistance available, from very knowledgeable owners
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« Reply #3 on: 08 January, 2021, 11:51:35 AM »

Robin, welcome to the forum and happy travels in your new Fulvia.  

Do you find much of a ride difference between your Junior and Lancia?
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« Reply #4 on: 08 January, 2021, 02:11:32 PM »

Thanks all.
Id say the Fulvia is a more sophisticated drive smoother power delivery, more refined engine....of course there could be a multitude of reasons for this but that's my gut feel/instinctive response (There is no carpet, matting or sound installation in the Alfa as its due for a repaint at one pint this year) both are nimble and fun to drive but it does feel a little more refined. However I have recently replaced all shocks and springs in the Alfa and the ride is now very plush....hence why i am keen to do similar on the Fulvia.

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« Reply #5 on: 08 January, 2021, 03:34:23 PM »

I have recently replaced all shocks and springs in the Alfa and the ride is now very plush....hence why i am keen to do similar on the Fulvia.

Cheers


Shock absorbers - yes if not original DeCarbons. Springs not critical unless you know you have a problem (normal problems - previously replaced with inferior aftermarket, or sagging, or broken leaf)
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« Reply #6 on: 08 January, 2021, 04:00:47 PM »

Was thinking shocks and replacement rubber with some TLC on the existing springs. The rides not harsh just feels 'rattley' similar to how the Alfa felt, thinking new soft rubber and perhaps shocks will freshen it up so to speak.
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« Reply #7 on: 08 January, 2021, 08:22:01 PM »

Check the rear spring bushes and the rear shackle blocks they can wear and make the ride rattley, also the rear shock absorbers as Tim advised.
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« Reply #8 on: 08 January, 2021, 10:50:12 PM »

Thanks will add those to the check list.

Would I be correct in thinking tackling the rear suspension is easier/less time consuming than the front ?

On the basis that if dropping the front sub frame it would be advisable to spend time and effort on other work when out ?
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« Reply #9 on: 09 January, 2021, 08:17:24 AM »

Thanks will add those to the check list.

Would I be correct in thinking tackling the rear suspension is easier/less time consuming than the front ?

On the basis that if dropping the front sub frame it would be advisable to spend time and effort on other work when out ?
no need to drop thesubframe to work on the front suspenion. Indeed some (myself8ncluded) say it is easier to remove the front spring if you have the weight of the car as an assistant. Dropping the subframe will take the car off the road for a longer period as well and you will get involved in a myriad of other work that was not a priority to keeping your car as a daily driver. For rattles check rear shock absorber mountings and silencer not fouling the body due to worn/insorrect straps.
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1998 Zeta
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« Reply #10 on: 09 January, 2021, 10:40:07 AM »

Hi

Second image adjusted.....

I do hate the auto orientation that photos from new phones etc give you.

Peter
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« Reply #11 on: 09 January, 2021, 01:53:37 PM »

As I have suggested to "New Member" posting under Delta/Prisma it might be an idea to start a topic with a more pertinent name so we can follow your progress. Everyone who joins the forum, and people do every day, will be "New Member". I would like to think you have rapidly ceased to be "New Member" and are now a regular contributor.
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« Reply #12 on: 09 January, 2021, 01:55:03 PM »

Check the rear spring bushes and the rear shackle blocks they can wear and make the ride rattley, also the rear shock absorbers as Tim advised.
I'd also check the bushes in the Panhard rod, my Berlina sounded as if something was falling off the back end when mine went!
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« Reply #13 on: 09 January, 2021, 09:19:15 PM »

Thanks for the useful pointers specifically not need ing drop the sub frame, I will investigate all areas covered.

Also noted on the New member header.......as the initial poster am I able to perhaps change the titie to Suspension advice ?

Thanks for the responses.
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« Reply #14 on: 09 January, 2021, 09:34:44 PM »

If you eventually need to do major work on engine/gearbox it is easier to lift the car off the subframe than to try to remove either from inside the bonnet.   All is then revealed and it really does not take long.
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