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  1. D-50 #13 near completion

    It took 3 attempts to get the paint right.......but I succeeded and its almost done.
    enjoy the pics.
    Todd
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  2. Restauring my Lancia Fulvia 1200

    Back in Sunny Portugal it was decision time.

    We removed the engine head and I didn't really like what I saw:

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ID:	13294 This could also be seen on the head itself.

    My engine had 76 mm diameter cylinders and 67 mm stroke. I decided to bore the cylinders out to 77.5 mm and to buy the 1300 ...
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  3. Restauring my Lancia Fulvia 1200

    I took the Fulvia to the mountain roads. Superb handling, spongy breaks, sufficient power, poor idle, some water consumption.
    I took the car to the best guy in town (a former FIA tech. inspector) and we started checking things.

    Cylinder #3 was low on compression, one of the ignition adjustment springs was broken, purging the break lines didn't help. I knew I had some work to do.
    Although the car passed emission tests with flying colors, I decided that id Fulvia was going ...
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  4. Restauring my Lancia Fulvia 1200

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    This is the Lancia Fulvia 1200 Coupe Series 1 I bought on November 2016. This car has been made by Lancia prior to the FIAT take-over. It has the good old Lancia quality. The first registration was processed on may 6, 1966.

    The original owner gave her the HF looks and I decided to keep them: all original parts are in my garage.

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    The interior was clean but the dash board wood trim had to be replaced. ...
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  5. Building a 1/20 scale D-50 #12

    Hello everyone,
    Here are some recent pics of the D-50 with all of its body panels sort of dry fitted in place.
    I'm getting closer to putting color coats of paint on it but its not quite ready yet. I have to pick a nice dry warm day to paint it but I haven't seen many of them lately. Normally I just use Tamiya TS-8 "Italian red" straight out of the rattle can , but Ascari's D-50 was more maroon in color. Tamiya don't have that color so I have to decant red and maroon to a ...
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