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by bmarler
27 Oct 2020, 14:02
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Fulvia Ignition switch
Replies: 18
Views: 2651

Re: Fulvia Ignition switch

[quote="Vive les Fulvia" post_id=1424671 time=1603719361 user_id=66561] Thread resurrection: I think my Fulvia has a similar problem. Battery is fully charged and the ignition lights are on. Then when trying to start her the engine turns over and gets sluggish as if the battery if dying. Thereafter,...
by bmarler
15 Oct 2020, 14:43
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Front wheel bearing nut removal
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Front wheel bearing nut removal

[quote=Huib post_id=1424422 time=1602760671 user_id=167] Aha. You are using the method once described in the Magazine of the Lancia Motor Club. You need 5 people, a 2 meter extension and half a day. Persons 1 and 2: hold the table with the vice . Person 3: keeps the tool in place. Person 4: operates...
by bmarler
14 Oct 2020, 15:11
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Front wheel bearing nut removal
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Front wheel bearing nut removal

as you're finding out those things can really be tough to remove. i think you're doing the right things, but maybe a slight variation will help. for penetrating oil i find nothing works better than a 50/50 mix of acetone and automatic transmission fluid. light heating will help carry it into the thr...
by bmarler
05 Oct 2020, 15:10
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Leaky Valves, Low Compression. Many Problems?
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: Leaky Valves, Low Compression. Many Problems?

it's difficult to diagnose an engine based on these short video clips, but i think there may be a combination of things causing the rough running. start with an oil change so you know you have something to lubricate the poor engine. if the fuel pump is suspect use a temporary fuel supply and gravity...
by bmarler
30 Sep 2020, 15:39
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Fulvia S1 subframe measurements
Replies: 40
Views: 1075

Re: Fulvia S1 subframe measurements

i don't use powder coat or any other fairly brittle coating (like por15) on chassis parts. as they flex, cracks occur and water migrates under the surface. this also happens with a rock chip. by the time you notice a problem the damage is worse than it appears as the moisture has penetrated a consid...
by bmarler
29 Sep 2020, 17:18
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Fulvia S1 subframe measurements
Replies: 40
Views: 1075

Re: Fulvia S1 subframe measurements

it may not be possible to gain that much movement without cutting and re-welding the outriggers. you may also want to re-install the bolt-in crossmember at this time too. i would make some alignment bosses to locate the outrigger holes before doing any cutting. i think you're on a good path, it will...
by bmarler
28 Sep 2020, 14:55
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Fulvia S1 subframe measurements
Replies: 40
Views: 1075

Re: Fulvia S1 subframe measurements

i've been watching your progress on this project. one of the things to remember about metal is that it has a memory. if it's been moved from it's original position it will want to go back there again. but it usually takes a little overbending to get there as it will spring back after bending. when i...
by bmarler
17 Sep 2020, 15:46
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Bleeding super duplex system
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: Bleeding super duplex system

if i am only going to be opening the brake lines for a short time i just use small tapered wooden plugs for the lines. they seal good enough to slow the leakage to a few drops. i keep a few golf tees around with re-shaped tips for this purpose.
by bmarler
14 Sep 2020, 14:59
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Bleeding super duplex system
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: Bleeding super duplex system

i have a little bit more to say about this. your system was drained for several weeks. there was ample time for all the fluid to drain from the master cylinder. a better choice when going the route you took would be to plug the lines coming to the calipers so the system would stay filled with fluid....
by bmarler
12 Sep 2020, 15:32
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Girling brake caliper refurbish
Replies: 21
Views: 2407

Re: Girling brake caliper refurbish

you must be introducing air into the system somewhere. this can be anywhere in the system so take a systematic approach to it. i like to start at the beginning and work to the end. try the fitting at the master cylinder and see if you get air there. if not, move on through the system and test at eac...

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