The most expensive way of making mayonnaise
First of all: the mirror mission has been accomplished. The picture shows the last remaining one.
A few weeks ago, two Flaminias and one Aprilia made a 4.000 km trip to the International Nordic Lancia Meeting in Turku, Finland. My Convertibile had not been driven for long distances so far, so it was quite exciting. After some 300 kms the v-belt had been eaten up by one of the pulleys, although I swear I fitted a brand new one, hm. Luckily a friend of mine provided a spare one. He came in a Fulvia Sport to bring it. Classic car service on high level.
Later, when we entered the ferry, the battery was down, which was not due to belt issues, but to a week generator. Anyhow, finally we got to Turku without further problems, had a stop over in Helsinki as well.
On the way back home it was raining heavily, but the car stayed dry inside. When i was back home in the shop, I just wanted to check the oil level. But the dip stick did not show oil but a verry ugly sort of mayonnaise. Obviously some water had found its way into the oil sump.
I had refurbished the engine during restoration and was extremely frustated seeing this damage. After coming down a little bit, my standpoint now is: New task, new challenge, new tools to be made. This time: equipment to apply leakage tests on the heads and probably on the complete engine. The repair manual is showing how to do it.
No need to say that the motor is out already.
Last edited by Tedesco; 07-21-2015 at 09:39 AM.
Reason: add pics