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Author Topic: Lancia and De Virgilio  (Read 5124 times)
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« Reply #15 on: 22 March, 2021, 02:31:25 PM »

Thanks for the clarification Geoff.

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« Reply #16 on: 23 March, 2021, 08:30:41 PM »

Hi Geoff, correction on your remark about the water pipes.  Water EXITS the cylinder head TO the radiator header tank, not the way you described it. Also, it`s not that amazing to pass through the chassis tube like that, because the engine is sitting low to get  the centre of gravity as low as possible and the transverse leaf spring is right in front of the water outlets, so there`s not much option other than welding water tubes through the chassis tube to give a direct route to the radiator. That way it cuts down the amount of possible leak points with long lengths of pipes and hoses.

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« Reply #17 on: 24 March, 2021, 11:44:36 AM »

I am really pleased (for you Geoff) that demand for your excellent book has allowed a reprint .......and I am pleased for me that you did such a thorough job in the beginning that I don't need to buy the 2nd edition.
Its a great pity more historical motoring books aren't written as carefully.

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« Reply #18 on: 07 June, 2021, 06:49:00 PM »

For those of you who are interested, the book has now been reprinted and is currently being shipped from the printers. It was sold out some years back. It is essentially the same book, with only a few small errors corrected.

For European customers, it can be ordered from Gilena in Brescia:

For North Americans, please contact me directly (as the publisher is no longer in business).

Not sure what to tell my British friends... shipping is likely less expensive from Italy....

Thank you,


I took delivery of a copy of Mr Goldberg's book last week, as ordered from Gilena in Italy. It is truly excellent and fascinating on the science behind the 60 degree V6 Aurelia engine. There are also some great period photos, both of cars and the works. One puzzle the book did not answer (and nor do Brian Long's books or W O Weernink's) is what exactly was Lancia making at the Via Monginevro factory in Turin after the Chivasso plant opened in 1962? Obviously the admin/HQ function was taking place in the Palazzo Lancia skyscraper but in all those acres of factory built space what was being built? Were Flaminia, Flavia, and/or Fulvia engines still made in Turin or was all that too shipped out to Chivasso? If anyone knows of an English language book on the factory/manufacturing history of Lancia, I would love to hear about it.
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