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Lancia Motor Club diary 2014-12

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We have been doing some brake work on an Aprilia, as well as sorting out an driveline imbalance which was one of the wheels. This is now ready for the owner to collect, and its place in our workshops will be taken by an Aurelia B20.

The Flaminia GTL paintwork is complete. The trimmer has made and fitted a new headlining to the car—this has to be done before the glass can be refitted, and a new dashboard cover. The bumpers, lights and other brightwork have also been refitted and the contrast of the brightwork against the Newmarket Grey paint looks wonderful. The wheels are being refinished which will finish the car off beautifully.

The Touring Convertible has arrived back from having new carpets, seat covers and a convertible top made. He also made extra seat covers to protect the leather, and a lovely period style tool roll from the same materials. The engine bay is now being tidied before the engine is refitted.

The red Flaminia Touring GT we are looking after has had its engine rebuilt, and we are waiting for the radiator to come back from repairs, but that car is very nearly finished.

IMG_2613Another Flaminia is due in shortly for some paintwork and we brought a RHD Touring GT restoration project out of storage (we can restore it for you if you want) to aid making some floor panels for a car in Australia.

The Aurelia restoration project is finished. We have done quite a bit of test driving and we are confident that the car can now be released back to the car of its owner to enjoy.

The crashed Fulvia Zagato project has started. We will have to cut out most of the boot floor as accident caused much of this structure to distort.

Work has started on the Fulvia Zagato Competizione replica, to make it a bit more road friendly. The suspension has been raised to give it a bit more ground clearance, and the track rod ends were all very worn.

Elizabeth has to send some lambs to the butcher shortly, so if anyone wants some rare-breed lamb with very low ‘food miles’, then get in touch. Meanwhile, the ram has been busy with his wives, which will probably mean yet more lambs in March.


FULVIA HANDBRAKE SHOES / CORE CHARGE AMNESTY

We are currently having a batch of Fulvia handbrake shoes made as people have not been sending back their old units. We need people to send back old units – brake calpers, brake shoes, starter motors, alternators / dynamos to ensure that the next person isn’t held up.

INSURANCE VALUATIONS

If you have cars insured on agreed valuation policies, please make sure the current value is realistic. Over the past few years, the values of many cars have increased. Some by a lot, some by a smaller amount. However if you are underinsured, the car may not be repaired or you have to contribute to the repairs.

ELECTRONIC IGNITION SYSTEMS

New distributors with electronic ignition internals using Bosch service parts. Available for Aurelia, Flaminia, Flavia, Montecarlo, 2000 and Fulvias.

LANCIA LYBRA 2.4 JTD SW FOR SALE — X reg (09/2000). Black with tan alcantara interior. Two owners from new, Approx 83,000 miles. Needs some TLC. MoT until 06/15, taxed until end of 2014. Cheap!

PARTS:
New: Centre track rods, Flavia 819, 820 Coupe, 2000 Saloon and Coupe
Soon: Fulvia / 2000 handbrake shoes
New: batch of reproduction Fulvia wheel bolts
Also: wheel nuts with open or domed head and correct curved seat
New Montecarlo electronic ignition distriutors
New: 2000HF electronic ignition distributors
Also: as above for Fulvia, Flavia, Flamina and Aurelia
New: Cromodora wheel centres – Fulvia & 2000
Also: Dunlop wheel cylinders, all sizes Flaminia, Flavia, Fulvia
Also: Girling brake calipers, Fulvia S2/3, 2000
New: batch of Aurelia jacking point covers
New: batch of Fulvia top and bottom ball joints
New: Fulvia reproduction fuel tanks.
New: Flaminia steering dampers
Also: Fulvia engine, gearbox and subframe mounting rubbers
Also: Fulvia subframe rear legs (aka outriggers) ready to fit.
New: Flavia engine gasket sets—also Flaminia, Aurelia, Beta etc
New: Fulvia Coupe S2/3 front indicator lenses, orange or white
Also: Workshop manuals for most models
Also Carb kits for Fulvia, Flavia/2000 and Beta models
Also: track rod ends and ball joints for many models.
Also: Fulvia pistons—standard and high compression options
New: Delta Integrale style HF stickers, small, medium & large
Also: World Rally Champions 1986-1992 decal (ideal for Deltas)
New: Beta brake hoses, front and rear
Soon: more steering wheel bosses, Fulvia, Flavia, Beta, Montecarlo