Lancia Motor Club Forum Banner
25 September, 2021, 07:28:31 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Need to contact the Forum Administrator? e-mail forum.admin@lanciamc.co.uk, for Database Administrator e-mail database.admin@lanciamc.co.uk      -      Copy deadline for Viva Lancia is 12th of each month.      -      For Events e-mail events@lanciamc.co.uk      -      To Join the club go to http://www.lanciamc.co.uk/join.htm
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Register  
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 [7] 8 9 10 11   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Aurelia Pininfarina Cabriolet history required  (Read 47101 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Sliding Pillar
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 1613



« Reply #90 on: 25 January, 2010, 08:26:15 PM »

Blue! Yes I know it is the same as the seats and body, but this is how it was originally, and when you see it, it works, especially with the contrast of the cream rings around the dials and the cream contrast on the wheels, and all the polished alloy and chrome.
Logged

1955 Aurelia
1961 Lamborghini
Sliding Pillar
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 1613



« Reply #91 on: 16 February, 2010, 08:09:18 PM »

I have now owned the B50 for 2 years....... and there is still a little more to do before it's on the road. I have recently repainted the black crackle finish on the heater and fitted it. Whilst doing that I did the rocker covers too. The black crackle finish went on really well after I had heated the items up in the oven. (It did make the kitchen smell a bit though!!)
Two steps forward and one backwards..... I checked the torque of the head bolts, one of which was pulling the stud out of the block, so the head is going to have to come off to fix it!  Other than that, and the hood, we are almost ready for the MOT.


* B50 Engine.jpg (230.82 KB, 1229x922 - viewed 362 times.)
Logged

1955 Aurelia
1961 Lamborghini
fay66
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 5998



« Reply #92 on: 16 February, 2010, 11:31:33 PM »

I have now owned the B50 for 2 years....... and there is still a little more to do before it's on the road. I have recently repainted the black crackle finish on the heater and fitted it. Whilst doing that I did the rocker covers too. The black crackle finish went on really well after I had heated the items up in the oven. (It did make the kitchen smell a bit though!!)
Two steps forward and one backwards..... I checked the torque of the head bolts, one of which was pulling the stud out of the block, so the head is going to have to come off to fix it!  Other than that, and the hood, we are almost ready for the MOT.

Hi Ade,
Can you go into a bit more detail regarding the process of the black crackle finish please, I did my 2c's Cam cover a number of years ago, and while it looked better than it did before, it isn't really satisfactory, and I'd like to achieve the same standard you have. whose paint did you use?

Brian
8227 Cool
Logged

Own 1966 Fulvia 2C Berlina since 1997, back on road 11-1999.Known as "Fay"
2006 Renault Megane 1 5 Dci Sports Tourer
Dedra Technical Adviser
Sliding Pillar
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 1613



« Reply #93 on: 17 February, 2010, 09:02:23 PM »

Hi Brian, the crackle paint came from Frost, I can't remember if it was their own brand or not. I cleaned the heads with an abrasive wheel first (one of those made from scouring pad type material) then degreased them, again with a Frost product. Then put the oven on to about 100oC, cover a baking tray with a couple of layers of tin foil, put rocker covers on and put in the oven for about 10 mins.
Take them out of the oven and out side to spray. As the rocker covers were nice and hot the paint crackles up straight away, so you can give it a good couple of coats. I then put them back in the oven again for another 10mins, took them out gave them another couple of coats of paint and baked them again! As they were hot the paint drys really quickly, a hour or so later they were on the car!
Hope this helps.  Ade.
Logged

1955 Aurelia
1961 Lamborghini
DavidLaver
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 4215



« Reply #94 on: 17 February, 2010, 10:52:49 PM »



...and all done before she was back from the girls night out to the cinema?
Logged

David Laver, Lewisham.
fay66
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 5998



« Reply #95 on: 18 February, 2010, 01:30:26 AM »

Hi Brian, the crackle paint came from Frost, I can't remember if it was their own brand or not. I cleaned the heads with an abrasive wheel first (one of those made from scouring pad type material) then degreased them, again with a Frost product. Then put the oven on to about 100oC, cover a baking tray with a couple of layers of tin foil, put rocker covers on and put in the oven for about 10 mins.
Take them out of the oven and out side to spray. As the rocker covers were nice and hot the paint crackles up straight away, so you can give it a good couple of coats. I then put them back in the oven again for another 10mins, took them out gave them another couple of coats of paint and baked them again! As they were hot the paint drys really quickly, a hour or so later they were on the car!
Hope this helps.  Ade.

Thank you Ade,
 that's great, Ill just tell Diane it's my feet  Wink

Brian
8227 Cool
Logged

Own 1966 Fulvia 2C Berlina since 1997, back on road 11-1999.Known as "Fay"
2006 Renault Megane 1 5 Dci Sports Tourer
Dedra Technical Adviser
Sliding Pillar
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 1613



« Reply #96 on: 18 February, 2010, 08:08:07 AM »

Luckily I am the cook in the house, so I just said keep out of MY kitchen!!
Logged

1955 Aurelia
1961 Lamborghini
Sliding Pillar
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 1613



« Reply #97 on: 21 February, 2010, 08:07:39 PM »

Another sunny weekend in these parts so I managed to get the car out of the garage to do a bit more hood frame fettling, still more to do though!  The dash is now finished with its period Condor radio, only the steering column surround to fit..........when it's painted.


* B50 Dash.jpg (282.84 KB, 1340x975 - viewed 325 times.)
« Last Edit: 22 February, 2010, 07:56:51 PM by Sliding Pillar » Logged

1955 Aurelia
1961 Lamborghini
DavidLaver
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 4215



« Reply #98 on: 22 February, 2010, 09:45:18 AM »


The radio looks fabulous - as does that metal trim on the steering wheel.  Is the whole thing a horn push or just the "wire" part of it?

The one bit that looks out of place is the key fob - a bit bright white. 

David
Logged

David Laver, Lewisham.
rogerelias
Rebel Poster
*
Posts: 951


MY 1600HF IN HEARTBEAT GARAGE


« Reply #99 on: 22 February, 2010, 01:19:24 PM »

Looking forward to seeing this at the AGM. Glad that you managed to get the cat out of the garage Shocked Shocked
Logged

FULVIA 1600HF LUSSO
1958 VELOCETTE MAC
Triumph Bonneville t120v 1972
1968 MGC ROADSTER
1958 Series 2 Appia berlina
Sliding Pillar
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 1613



« Reply #100 on: 22 February, 2010, 08:04:41 PM »

David, the steering wheel with the chrome trim is unique to the Pinin Farina cars, it is just the small wire bit that sounds the horn, but with air horns it makes a pleasing loud noise! Roger, the cat came out with the car! Embarrassed  Sorry to disappoint you but unlikley to be at the AGM, more likely to be sunning it on the Amalfi coast......holiday booked before the AGM date was announced.
Logged

1955 Aurelia
1961 Lamborghini
Sliding Pillar
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 1613



« Reply #101 on: 07 March, 2010, 07:44:00 PM »

Over the past few months one thing that has puzzled me has been the Aurelia's boot catch, it just didn't look right and didn't hold the boot closed properly. Sebastien Simon in Switzerland provided the answer with a photo from his car. It is a complicated metal arm with brass wheels at either end.  It looked rather familiar...... ah yes the Aprilia Pinin Farina saloon I broke for spares some years ago had one just like it ............. a quick search found the required item with alloy boot lid still attached!  It has now been cleaned up and fitted to the Aurelia. Boot now closes properly.  Thanks Sebastien!


* B50 boot catch.jpg (259.03 KB, 1536x983 - viewed 302 times.)
« Last Edit: 07 March, 2010, 07:49:51 PM by Sliding Pillar » Logged

1955 Aurelia
1961 Lamborghini
Sliding Pillar
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 1613



« Reply #102 on: 23 March, 2010, 07:43:50 PM »

More progress, the car has now gone to the ash framer to sort out the hood frame sticks, so hopefully with a little more fettling the hood frame will fit properly and the hood can finally be made.


* B50 in truck.jpg (179.89 KB, 1136x852 - viewed 358 times.)
Logged

1955 Aurelia
1961 Lamborghini
Sliding Pillar
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 1613



« Reply #103 on: 10 April, 2010, 07:13:17 PM »

The wooden parts of the hood frame have now been sorted and fit properly. Today I have taken the car to Pete Harding who is going to fix the head stud that is pulling out of the block, do the wiring for the new (original) indicator flasher unit, so that the rear red lights flash for indicators and then take it for a MOT...... fingers crossed.


* Hood Wood.jpg (155.6 KB, 1229x922 - viewed 300 times.)

* B50 Pete Harding's.jpg (192.11 KB, 922x1229 - viewed 280 times.)
Logged

1955 Aurelia
1961 Lamborghini
fay66
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 5998



« Reply #104 on: 10 April, 2010, 11:58:11 PM »

Wonderful Ade, good luck with the MOT.

Brian
8227 Cool
Logged

Own 1966 Fulvia 2C Berlina since 1997, back on road 11-1999.Known as "Fay"
2006 Renault Megane 1 5 Dci Sports Tourer
Dedra Technical Adviser
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 [7] 8 9 10 11   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Contact the Forum Administrator

LMC Forum copyright © 2007 - 2021 Lancia Motor Club Ltd

Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2006-2011, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.053 seconds with 20 queries.