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« Reply #270 on: 16 April, 2015, 08:42:08 PM »

I love bagels, oh, sorry you said beagle!!!

Well, it may be horrible, but if it runs on cow poo at least it's cheap to run!!!

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« Reply #271 on: 17 April, 2015, 08:52:44 AM »

That's what annoys me - he's already had some nice food I've paid for. I think I've been sold a pup.

Shovelling 20 tons of cow poo - I think that's God's way of saying you can't spend all of your time drinking nice wine and driving lovely old cars.
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« Reply #272 on: 17 April, 2015, 09:11:06 AM »


Shovelling 20 tons of cow poo - I think that's God's way of saying you can't spend all of your time drinking nice wine and driving lovely old cars.

I think that depends on who is actually doing the shovelling......

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« Reply #273 on: 07 May, 2015, 06:25:42 PM »

Still haven't finished the shoveling, however I have been driving lovely old cars and drinking fine wine !

Up to about 700 kms now and I have used the Appia for 19 of the last 25 days since she was registered, so gradually dealing with the gremlins. Not too many so far.

This week was a blocked slow running jet, wide tappet and strip/clean the rear view mirror because you couldn't see who you were holding up !

As usual, the rear view mirror is a work of art. I dismantled everything and polished it as best I could, the chrome was quite bad in places and the mirror faded, however it has cleaned up well and I can now see behind me.

The prism/dipping system is very simple, the flat mirror and a plane piece of glass held apart by a 8mm sliver of plastic on one side. All taped together and then mounted in a sprung frame that clips into the chrome surround.

Nice detail is the ACI sticker on the back. When and why were these stuck on ?? Been there for some time ......

Still a few more things to do , like finish the interior !


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« Reply #274 on: 07 May, 2015, 06:51:57 PM »

Very nice. I like the way you've got it cleaned up but kept the old sticker and age-speckled mirror. Reminds me of this Bugatti I saw at Dijon. It was the most unrestored but used car I've ever seen. The rear view mirror had long stopped reflecting and even the windscreen had turned opaque - so the driver couldn't see either way.  The second photo of the whole car is just because it's too nice to keep to myself.


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« Reply #275 on: 07 May, 2015, 08:42:59 PM »

Stan, if you haven't been to "Angouleme - Circuit des Remparts", it is a must for looking at unrestored and driven Bugattis, they swarm up the hill, at break-neck speeds with proper wheel-to-wheel racing, amazing and inspiring.

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« Reply #276 on: 08 May, 2015, 09:16:23 AM »

It's on my list as a definite trip to do. Trouble is I always have to work around someone being able to look after the dog! Also on my list - Monaco Historic (surprisingly cheap tickets), Classic Le Mans, Pau, Silver Flag. Angouleme is top of the list - would love to hear Bugattis echoing off of close buildings.
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« Reply #277 on: 09 May, 2015, 03:34:32 PM »

I would love to go the Monaco historic - and it's only 4 hrs drive !

Back to Appias, I bought a set of tailored seat covers this week. They are advertised on eBay Italy and are very reasonably priced (in my opinion) at 130 ish per set. My seats are not bad, not perfect, but they are the wrong colour for the rest of the interior.

I bought light grey with black piping. The vinyl is soft and uniform without the colour or texture variation of the original vinyl. They fit pretty well for ready-made covers and there are plenty of attaching loops to pull them tight. They were not supplied with clips so I made hooks buy snipping links from a length of chain.

Once fitted they needed a clean with an interior shampoo to remove some surface stickiness that I assume was part of the manufacturing process for the vinyl.

Overall, very happy with them, however one needs to remember that they are loose covers not re-upholstered seats ..... and the vinyl is modern so will not suit everyone. Once it has been used for a while, it will look better.

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« Reply #278 on: 09 May, 2015, 06:55:58 PM »

Look smart and protect the originals - perfect answer for a daily(ish) driver.
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« Reply #279 on: 19 May, 2015, 09:09:44 PM »

Getting ready for post running-in head tighten , tappets and oil change etc, but for interest, fuel economy is just under 7l/100kms or a good 40 mpg
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« Reply #280 on: 29 May, 2015, 03:29:50 PM »

Oil change done and thicker 20w60 Penrite used. I had used a thinner oil for running in. An extra plus is that the oil doesn't run down the guides when you stop and then get a puff of smoke on restarting !

Front suspension bottom guides still rattle, but thicker oil hasn't cured that one .....

You can see just how small an Appia is - I know the Disco isn't a fair comparison !


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« Reply #281 on: 29 May, 2015, 04:41:16 PM »

Is this a triple ester oil. Millers 10-60 fully synthetic is and helps reduces oil consumption through burning but not genuine oil leaks...
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« Reply #282 on: 29 May, 2015, 08:36:19 PM »

Brilliant photo...
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« Reply #283 on: 30 May, 2015, 05:43:33 PM »

Yes - hard to believe that 4 adults can get out of the Discovery and comfortably fit into the Appia.
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« Reply #284 on: 30 May, 2015, 07:16:48 PM »

More to the point, six could comfortably squeeze into the Appia, but could they in the Discovery?
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