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Topher
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« on: 07 February, 2021, 06:16:07 PM »

I love the look of my Fulvia but the rear ride height takes the edge off the side on view. Any ideas on how to drop it 40-50mm?
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« Reply #1 on: 07 February, 2021, 06:27:47 PM »

I have added a middle leaf upside down to two of my Fulvias. Worked well on road and track. The brake bias valve 'drop link' must be shortened to avoid rear wheel lockup under braking. Richard
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« Reply #2 on: 07 February, 2021, 09:21:36 PM »

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Has any work been carried out on the rear suspension in the recent past ?

If so, I'd check that the springs were correctly pre-loaded to the Factory's recommendation before the relevant fasteners were tightened.

When I got my current S1 coupe it was sitting very high at the back so I slackened everything off, put the rear up on axle stands & added 'ballast' to the boot (I used new bags of gravel) until there was a gap of 80mm between the spring plate & the bump stop rubber - in my case it took 5 x 25kg bags - then tightened all the fasteners to the recommended torque.

The car then looked (&, more importantly, drove) as it should !

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Topher
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« Reply #3 on: 08 February, 2021, 09:08:14 PM »

Can you give me some info on the extra leaf. Where would I get one and if it a Lancia one which one is it. Also I知 not sure how I would add to the existing leafs? Thanks.
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lancialulu
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« Reply #4 on: 08 February, 2021, 10:22:28 PM »

No extra leaf is necessary. Unless your springs have been re-tempered they just need setting correctly - slacken off all (every one) of the silent block mountings and compress the rear suspension with weight in the boot so there is a 80mm gap between the top of the rear spring plate and the bottom of the bump stop and then do them all up (the torques are high for the rear spring mounts). You may find they have not been done up tight at all....
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Its not the winning but taking part! or is it taking apart?
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 #5 on: 09 February, 2021, 08:55:07 AM »

As I hope to set my suspension as soon as the weather improves can someone tell me what the torque settings are for the rear spring of an S2?
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« Reply #6 on: 09 February, 2021, 09:55:43 AM »

As I hope to set my suspension as soon as the weather improves can someone tell me what the torque settings are for the rear spring of an S2?
if you buy the cd from vivalancia.com its all there.
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Its not the winning but taking part! or is it taking apart?
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
Topher
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« Reply #7 on: 10 February, 2021, 01:13:23 PM »

I just sent off for the CD. Problem now is how to view a CD in 2021, I知 sure I値l find someone with an old pC with a CD reader 😉
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lancialulu
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« Reply #8 on: 10 February, 2021, 03:33:54 PM »

I just sent off for the CD. Problem now is how to view a CD in 2021, I知 sure I値l find someone with an old pC with a CD reader 😉
You could ask for a wetransfer file transfer......
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Its not the winning but taking part! or is it taking apart?
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 #9 on: 10 February, 2021, 03:47:52 PM »

I purchased the Aprilia CD a couple of weeks ago from Huib (Viva-lancia) he gave me the option of CD or Wetransfer, received it the next day 
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Topher
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« Reply #10 on: 27 February, 2021, 08:05:15 PM »

Hi
I have the torque settings now, my problem is getting a socket to fit the clamp on the leaf springs, it痴 too tight for a normal socket to slide over the nut. Any suggestions? Also should I slacken the bolts before I put the ballast in the boot?
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« Reply #11 on: 05 March, 2021, 12:48:37 PM »

AF or Imperial???  Or do you mean there is insufficient room in which case you will just have to use a ring spanner and pull hard!
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« Reply #12 on: 05 March, 2021, 06:17:12 PM »

Hi
I have the torque settings now, my problem is getting a socket to fit the clamp on the leaf springs, it痴 too tight for a normal socket to slide over the nut. Any suggestions? Also should I slacken the bolts before I put the ballast in the boot?
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slacken every bolt including shocks and panhard rod then torque everything after ballast.
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Its not the winning but taking part! or is it taking apart?
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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