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« on: 27 February, 2011, 09:15:00 AM »

I just wanted to let the Aprillia/Ardennes community know that OVS 901 (ne LXE 6) has a new home!

I collected her (no name yet) yesterday from Colin Joy with fresh MOT and drove like the wind throught torrential rain from South Cost to the east Coast without a problem (apart from a bit of a rain water leak and wipers that went on a go slow for a while). The (very optimistic) speedo registered 95 on occassions (but I am relaibly informed that my wing car only saw 70 (gps)!!

This is my 1st and probably only venture into Vincenzo territory and I would like if possible to be acquainted with other members that can share information etc. I intend to do all my own maintenance, so have an appetite for information and sources of spares etc.

I would be grateful for any history, earlier photos, etc either on forum or privately.

What an amazing car...

Tim


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« Reply #1 on: 27 February, 2011, 09:36:16 AM »

Super looking car, but why is the number plate positioned where it is? I hope to see it on the Sliding Pillar Rally in June.
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« Reply #2 on: 27 February, 2011, 09:57:07 AM »

Well done Tim on your acquisition. Over the last couple of years I've collect a bit of information on Aprilias and put it up on my little web site http://web.me.com/noelmacwhirter/home/Lancia_Aprilia.html There might be something there that could be helpful. Can't help with any of the history though.

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« Reply #3 on: 27 February, 2011, 10:36:41 AM »

Noel

Thanks for your post. I had picked up your site when thinking about an Aprilia. What a helpful site. And actually shows that it isnt that scarey to do real work on those cars.

Tim
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« Reply #4 on: 27 February, 2011, 12:55:54 PM »

Congratulations Tim,
 she looks lovely. Grin

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« Reply #5 on: 27 February, 2011, 01:01:38 PM »

Well done Tim, I have some articles on maintainence, but will have to email them as they are too big to post on here. I have had a look for old photos, but can't find any.  Ade.
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« Reply #6 on: 27 February, 2011, 01:08:10 PM »

Thanks Ade

Just taken out for a spin round the block to help dry out after yesterday, and found the choke needed a tweak, and mix control as well now like a jewel... and gearbox so sweet.

I have some maintenance stuff including english handbooks from my friend Lucas Geheniau (quite cheap set of 3 CDs) and original handbook Tav in Italian. Now I really need to take on that Italian course!!!

Tim
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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 #7 on: 27 February, 2011, 03:36:02 PM »

Tim,

Well done you! I am green with envy Ė both for the car, which looks good and for the motor house complete with corrugated iron and a roof light.

LXE 6 is in the 1985 LMC Register of Members as being owned by a Mr E J Minter from Croydon Ė he is also down as owning a B20 S6 (MKK 851 D) and a Stratos. E J Minter, known as Ted was the father of Ian Minter who I knew from a slightly earlier period. Ian had the Stratos, which I believe he sold when he emigrated to Australia in 1980. I didnít buy the Stratos, but I did buy his very nice 10 Speed lightweight Peugeot bike, which I still own. The point of this digression is that the Minters, father and son were perfectionists and only had the best of things. I donít remember the Aprilia, but I bet it was a good one then, as it clearly is now.

I canít wait to see it. Iíll lend you my specially shortened 14mm spanner, unless you already have one Ė you are certain to need one!

More photos please.

Colin
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« Reply #8 on: 27 February, 2011, 05:04:52 PM »


Prior to Colin the car belonged to the late Frank James who was a great stalwart of the LMC. (I think he was the founder of the Great Northern Weekend) I remember following him travelling at a very modest pace during the Aprilia 60 rally based on Champagne in France. I am not sure if the pace was due to his failing health or the car. I believe Omicron have worked some magic on the engine since then.
I would be surprised if there were no pictures around from that event. There were lots taken of the line-up of about a dozen or more cars. Sadly mine was not one of them as she was resting up about 30 miles away with a displaced valve guide.
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« Reply #9 on: 27 February, 2011, 07:48:44 PM »

Here's a pic from Aprilia 60, I wasn't sure if Frank was there in OSV 901, but once I enlarged the picture I could see the car, front row second from left, it doesn't help that the rally plaque is covering most of the number plate!


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« Reply #10 on: 28 February, 2011, 09:28:41 AM »

Congratulations Tim.  Its a beautiful car and I am sure it will bring many years of motoring happiness.  When I saw it at Colin's place next to a rather more modern car in the same gunmetal grey I have to say I preferred the Aprilia even though the other car was rather special as well!
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« Reply #11 on: 28 February, 2011, 03:38:00 PM »

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The (very optimistic) speedo registered 95 on occassions (but I am relaibly informed that my wing car only saw 70 (gps)!!

don't believe the guys with the gps , they're just envious, our car goes that fast too......

have fun and enjoy the mechanical voyage of discovery when you start noticing all the nice details of the car.There is a method in virtually every small feature and functional things that you don't even realise at first.

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« Reply #12 on: 28 February, 2011, 05:33:18 PM »

Best of luck with your new acquistion - she looks really well in your garage!
Prompts me to get to work on mine.....!!!
 
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« Reply #13 on: 28 February, 2011, 08:09:15 PM »

Thanks for all your kind replies. Anyone want a nice motor house?Huh?

Happy to donate to a careful dismantler that has theri own insurance and transport.

Tim
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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 #14 on: 09 November, 2011, 10:07:20 PM »

Epilogue

Old motor house replaced with new motor house.

OVS had the privilege of being first to leak oil in it. (being prepped for NEC).

Tim


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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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