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    Re: Starting my Fulvia After Six Months

    Thank you everyone for your helpful ideas. I will never leave the car sitting like this again. It was just a confluence of unique circumstances that required it. I will update on my progress once I get the chance to get back in the garage.

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    Re: Starting my Fulvia After Six Months

    She's alive! It just required about 2 minutes of intermittent cranking by the starter. Now I just have to address the rear brakes which continue to leak fluid.

    I know that the Dunlop system is complex, so I have some studying to do. I ordered the parts catalogue from Huib. Do I need special tools to work on the brakes (i.e. Lancia specific)? THanks.

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    Re: Starting my Fulvia After Six Months

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamiltonian View Post
    I know that the Dunlop system is complex, so I have some studying to do. I ordered the parts catalogue from Huib. Do I need special tools to work on the brakes (i.e. Lancia specific)? THanks.
    you can remove the brake calipers without any special tools. Best to send them to be refurbished.

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    Re: Starting my Fulvia After Six Months

    What is the most likely source of a leak at the rear brakes? Are replacing the piston seals something that a relative novice can/should tackle at home?

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    Re: Starting my Fulvia After Six Months

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamiltonian View Post
    What is the most likely source of a leak at the rear brakes? Are replacing the piston seals something that a relative novice can/should tackle at home?
    Its not that hard to do, but I wouldn't recommend a novice do it alone. Under the auspices of a watching eye, the work is pretty easy, but there are a few things that do require care.

    You can also get the calipers new, and just replace them. Not cheap but you have new seals then.... That's a bolt-them-on job, and with some walking through on the phone, you could probably do that, more or less. Might want to get your work checked when done, but its simpler than changing seals.

    If the leak is a burst line or a poor fitting, that's something else.

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    Re: Starting my Fulvia After Six Months

    Thanks Geoff. This may be the time to update to Huib's really nice replacements. They are expensive, but I will be paying a lot to have the originals reconditioned in any event...

    A quick question about jacking the car in the rear. I know that I should place the floor jack in the middle of the axle, but this scares me a little, given that the axle is round -- especially if I'm using a piece of wood to spread the load. Is this not really an issue? Also, I plan to place the jack stands under the point where the rear leaf springs attach to the body. Is that the correct spot?

    Thanks all.

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    Re: Starting my Fulvia After Six Months

    using a wooden block on the axle tube is fine while jacking, just be sure to chock the front wheels. i usually place the jack stands under the axle tube close to the ends where the springs mount. the axle will be more stable that way. just keep clear of any brake tubes and what not. i'm assuming you are leaving the axle mounted to the springs of course.
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    Re: Starting my Fulvia After Six Months

    Thanks. I appreciate the guidance.

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    Re: Starting my Fulvia After Six Months

    Wanted to confirm that this is an ok spot for the jack stands:

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    Re: Starting my Fulvia After Six Months

    That works fine
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