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    Re: scorpion #1147 found - resurrection thread

    I'm also looking forward to hearing how you like them. I need new tires for my Beta Coupe and the 205/60 14 diameter is an exact replacement for the 175/70 14 stock tires.
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    You're welcome, I've always found Lancisti to be a great resource for us Lancia addicts. And it's wise to replace all the bushings now; when one goes they usually all start to go!
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    In lowering the linkage rod, were you finally able to get the ball into the socket?
  4. Re: Need help with Top Shift Limkage Bushing Replacement

    Midwest Bayless has them individually or you can buy a set of 6 for a small savings.

    https://www.midwest-bayless.com/p-14470-4259848-shifter-linkage-bushing-lancia-scorpion-montecarlo-new.aspx
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    I've done this several times, most recently 2 months ago. I know it's a bit frustrating, but not too difficult.
    1) Insert the bushing leading with the thin flange, so that would be from the back...
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    Re: Leaky brake connections

    The brakes are now working. I used a syringe to push brake fluid through a front caliper bleeder screw that purged any air inside the MC back up into the fluid reservoir. In order to prevent fluid...
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    Re: Leaky brake connections

    Yes, I’ve seen the Motive pressure bleeder and am considering getting it, but I’m uncertain about the fluid reservoir being able to hold pressure due to the two float assemblies. Have you...
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    Re: Leaky brake connections

    No I didn’t - first time working on the MC, should have looked it up before. But it primed OK and is pushing fluid through all the lines. I guess there is still air inside the MC chambers. If I use a...
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    Re: Leaky brake connections

    Good news and not-so-good. First the good: The leaky crush washer problem appears to be solved. I measured the new hose fitting height and it’s identical to the original, so that wasn’t the problem....
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    Re: Leaky brake connections

    I've measured all the crush washers:

    Original copper: 0.028"-0.030 (these were used and already crushed)
    New copper: 0.040"
    New aluminum: 0.033"

    Yes, I'm using 2 washers per bolt as you...
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    Re: Leaky brake connections

    No, I haven't heard of Beta hose fittings being undersized, it's just another hypothetical that could contribute to the leakage.
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    Re: Leaky brake connections

    If the banjo bolt is too long and bottoms out in the thread before fully compressing the crush washer, then adding another washer is a reasonable solution. But I’m using the original banjo bolt which...
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    Re: Leaky brake connections

    The master cylinder is the original so it's the correct design. It worked leak-free for its entire life until I decided it was time for a rebuild (stupid me). And the copper crush washers were new as...
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    Leaky brake connections

    I rebuilt my ’76 Beta Coupe master cylinder and calipers and installed new brake hoses and copper crush washers. I tightened everything down, pressurized the system, and found brake fluid weeping...
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    Re: Beta Coupe windshield trim

    Figures, clips would make the job too easy! So you have to carefully go around the perimeter with a razor and cut through the glue…sounds like fun. Really appreciate your help - thank you.
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    Beta Coupe windshield trim

    Does anyone know how to safely remove the stainless steel windshield trim from a '76 Beta Coupe? Before I start poking around and creating problems, it would be helpful to know how it's attached and...
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    Re: scorpion #1147 found - resurrection thread

    I've done this job several times. You've already done the hard part - getting the unit out from underneath. I haven't had any specific issues with disassembly. Once held in a vise, I was able to...
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    Re: Lancia mechanic in NY metro area?

    Thank you for the contact. They certainly have an impressive history!
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    Lancia mechanic in NY metro area?

    I've owned my two 1976 Betas (Coupe and Scorpion) for almost 40 years now and have always done my own work. As a result, I haven't used or even met a Lancia or Fiat mechanic. Well, after 40 years,...
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    Re: Beta Coupe radiator fan switch, 2 or 3 leads?

    Can't hurt. I was just pointing out the discrepancy from the wiring diagram and was curious about the rationale.
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    Re: Beta Coupe radiator fan switch, 2 or 3 leads?

    Yes, there is a lot written on the subject of grounding the radiator, both good and bad. Not sure we want to open that box...
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    Re: Beta Coupe radiator fan switch, 2 or 3 leads?

    I hooked up a continuity meter to the wire going to the washer - it is a ground. But, it doesn’t make sense that they would use the radiator as a ground as it’s isolated from the chassis by the...
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    Beta Coupe radiator fan switch, 2 or 3 leads?

    Why does the wiring diagram for my '76 Beta Coupe radiator fan switch show 2 leads, yet my car has a 3rd lead going into the copper washer? It seems that all the switch replacements I've seen don't...
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    Re: scorpion #1147 found - resurrection thread

    You're very welcome - glad these old papers are still useful. Good luck with your project (I have one the same color!)
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    Re: scorpion #1147 found - resurrection thread

    Hope this helps.
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