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Author Topic: Appia furgoncino - A fettler's voyage  (Read 132470 times)
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« Reply #600 on: 16 June, 2017, 02:30:34 PM »


What's an "all day long" cruising speed?
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« Reply #601 on: 16 June, 2017, 04:00:44 PM »

About 80 kph and 50kph on steep hills. On the way back I did 6hrs with only 1 stop at these speeds

I reckon that I got about 29mpg as well (9.8 l/100kms), which isn't a disaster for a new engine. Book says 9.4 (or just over 30mpg) for the furgoncino and 8.1 (or 35mpg) for a 3rd series berlina
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« Reply #602 on: 19 June, 2017, 09:21:57 AM »

Look on the bright side - you won't have to keep scanning the verges for speed cameras.
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« Reply #603 on: 20 June, 2017, 04:27:56 PM »

You haven't mentioned the special cargo you bought to the Sliding Pillar Rally, or the impromptu wine tasting.  Grin
I enjoyed a bottle of the Carignan at the weekend, I loved the cork!


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« Reply #604 on: 20 June, 2017, 05:55:52 PM »

That's neat Simon. We cant match that as we are using 'plastic' corks which we then have to wire onto each bottle as our wine is Pinello Frizzante. What fun we have.
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« Reply #605 on: 20 June, 2017, 09:47:00 PM »


A steady 50 isn't too bad, if you can plan a flat route...
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« Reply #606 on: 02 July, 2017, 12:04:29 PM »

Replaced the throttle spring and took the furgoncino to a vide-grenier this morning

Spring a bit too light so try another one ......

My only purchase was this delightful (!) 1950's or 60's vacuum cleaner with accessories in its original box, an SEV Atom

I know it's sad but I really like it !


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« Reply #607 on: 02 July, 2017, 02:19:24 PM »

If Lancia had made vacuum cleaners they would have looked like that. Carved wooden brush heads!
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« Reply #608 on: 04 July, 2017, 04:18:31 PM »

I used to have something similar and you could plug the hose in at either end.
It came complete with a spray gun.
I never painted the car with it but I did use it to spray the walls with water when I was doing some plastering!
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« Reply #609 on: 04 July, 2017, 07:50:11 PM »

I remember the spray gun equipped vacuum cleaner quite well, as one saturday I helped my father who damaged our volkswagen van having had a little too much to drink on a Friday evening so we fixed it up on saturday, sprayed it with the vacuum cleaner saturday evening, and went on a family trip sunday morning.... all without my mother ever knowing about it having been damaged!
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« Reply #610 on: 05 July, 2017, 07:17:03 PM »

Someone once used a vacuum cleaner like that to hoover out his boot but found out the hard way he had a fuel leak. The accumulated petrol fumes were sucked through the motor and turned it into a remarkably effective bazooka!
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« Reply #611 on: 07 August, 2017, 03:25:46 PM »

Re hoover, we used one for spraying creosote on the fence and shed years ago as well

As part of label design and promotional materials for our domaine last year, Stan came up with a great idea for some postcard-flyers. The Aprilia is well known and comes from Hergé's "TinTin au Pays de L'Or Noir".
Now that the furgoncino is finished we are planning to redo the cards , so Mathilda and I went up to the vines for a promo shoot.

Hopefully we (ie Stan !) can come up with a more personalised postcard !

ps it really is as hot as the news is reporting ......



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« Reply #612 on: 07 August, 2017, 03:41:52 PM »

What about your Aprilia??!!! Cool and wet here.....
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« Reply #613 on: 18 August, 2017, 06:40:12 PM »

I will try the Aprilia as well, but need to sort out the suspension first ....

A trip that I have been meaning to make for a while is meet up with  Alan Wesson, who sold me the furgoncino. He lives in Die in the southern Alpes so after I dropped Mathilda off for her climbing course I met up with him. I got to see his lovely unrestored, 1st series Appia and another 1st ser. that he has acquired recently - these time-warp cars still pop up from time to time

It was great fun following his 1927 Hudson down the road to his lock-up, it is big, "chromey" and has that American-car burble.

I collected the original furgoncino roofrack which I'd like to fit at some point and bought a couple of the exhaust fishtails that he sells on eBay.

You forget how big France is, and even in summer, how few people there are here. I drove for hours over mountain passes and more mountain passes and came across nobody !

Some highlights: Mt Ventoux, Col de l'Homme Mort, Col de Jean, Vaison la Romaine and La Canourge (Lozere) - put them on your holiday list !


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« Reply #614 on: 22 August, 2017, 10:40:34 AM »

Fantastic - you were on Ventoux on a clear day. Being a cyclist I'm sure you stopped off at the Tommy Simpson memorial. Also you've solved a mystery. I remember visiting those Roman ruins but after all this time I could never remember where they were. Yes, France is deceptively big.......and empty.
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