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  1. Thread: Fulvia oddities

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    Re: Fulvia oddities

    It's normal for Eyetalian cars to make reverse lights operational only when the headlights or parking lights are on. Seems only later did the industry figure out it was a warning in daylight and not...
  2. Thread: 1966 Fulvia 1,2l

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    Re: 1966 Fulvia 1,2l

    Really, really the kind of car I would buy if it runs as good as it looks. It's odd how the pricing can reflect maybe a slight premium for a condition that is almost unattainable but metrics can't...
  3. Thread: 1966 Fulvia 1,2l

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    Re: 1966 Fulvia 1,2l

    My experience is the lower echelon cars in Italy have had less abuse and more care, as if it was a stretch financially to get into from the first place and the holy grail in their family rather than...
  4. Re: Wanted: S2 Fulvia coupe temperature sender (2 contacts)

    I chased this rabbit for many moons .. NOS switches are readily available..They didn't work either. All tests conducted with switching on and off the fan in test modes . never did find what was...
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    Re: Car Cover Recommendations ;

    Totally agree.. My garage is attached but not heated per se but usually only 20 F below the inside of the house. It is our standard in-and-out path through the overhead. Cars are covered with flannel...
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    Re: Getting a car out of a container

    If the car has cleared customs, it should be in the warehouse of the forwarder and the container is long gone.
  7. Thread: The Last Bolt

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    Re: The Last Bolt

    I have no experience doing this but usually aligning any assembly of multiple bolts requires fishing all the bolts in part way without tightening any of them down before any are nutted and...
  8. Re: 110 years of Lancia at the Concours d'Elegance of America

    Geoff, you better check that again . The Lime Rock internet sites are not very good .. I think you are looking at 2015..maybe...but don't take my word for it.
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    Re: New Fulvia Rallye 1.3S owner

    Congrats on the car...While I have cycled through ownership of a Fulvia, I still lurk here as I find these cars still very alluring. You are a lucky owner to find this one which would have been at...
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    Re: Electric fan switch

    Arde, I had the problem and never did figure out a solution... read this thread for enlightenment and entertainment. It was one of those pesky, silly things that should have been a slam dunk fix...
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    Re: Heater vent control lever stack-up

    PTFE or commonly referred to as "Teflon" washers in the hardware store fastener drawers is what I used. As I recall, there were sizes that didn't require any modifications. They worked perfectly.
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    Re: "Sports & Exotics" Mag

    snicker
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    Re: "Sports & Exotics" Mag

    Edward.. For 10 bucks a year!!!!! ( I spend that on a cigar) I think they do a reasonably good job... Geesh.. don't expect to use it for credits in a research paper...I like the fact they feature...
  14. Thread: Almo Bosato

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    Re: Almo Bosato

    He is mentioned in --- The Racing Giuliettas--Vito Witting da Prato and Donald Hughes.. as primarily an expert on suspension tuning for Fiat, Alfa and Lancia privateers with some mention of tuning...
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    Re: leaking steering box

    Dustin, some purists might find this abhorrent but there are band-aids worth trying that provide ample lubrication and reduce or totally stop the leak. Lucas Oil has two products-- power steering...
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    Re: Fulvia con rod question

    Ed, i guess i snipped Tim's comment wrong in post #7 and interpreted it wrong.
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    Re: Fulvia con rod question

    I don't mean to be snarky.. but it is my nature... so forgive me..... Lancia did not have a patent to engineer the dynamic loads on piston rods. There are many ( if not all) engines with static and...
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    Re: Help finding Fulvia parts

    Mike Kristick as mentioned is a first class one man show who owns these cars and knows everything about them. He has some used parts and sources his new stock from Italy. Very reasonable and fast...
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    Re: Importing from Italy to North America

    Just a side note, I imported a car from central Italy and it had no anti-freeze...guess they didn't think it necessary. Might want to check yours as a bit of advice.
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    Re: Importing from Italy to North America

    Congratulations .. i am very pleased your experience was a good one. The car looks great too.
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    Re: Importing from Italy to North America

    http://bringatrailer.com/2015/09/22/black-plate-project-1960-lancia-appia-vignale-convertible/..

    Mbaum has one.
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    Re: Importing from Italy to North America

    Find an import broker who works at the port of entry in Canada and has experience dealing in antique or exotic cars.. They are like real estate agents and they have no fee for questions about what...
  23. Thread: S2 Brake woes

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    Re: S2 Brake woes

    I'm curious to know the final chapter of this... any one come up with the "what done it"?
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    Re: Engine problems - a 3 cylinder 1600HF?

    If the valve is bent.. wouldn't the valve stem retract and display a much wider gap in the valve lash measurement? One other item to check is your crank case road draft tube. Rev the engine to about...
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    Re: Engine problems - a 3 cylinder 1600HF?

    I would explore every conceivable possible solution before I took the head off.. take your time and don't panic.. as we all do in these situations.. unfortunately that is the only advice I can give.....
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