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Forum: Other Italian Cars   06-20-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 468
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Posted By Tedesco
Night life at "the Farm"

The blue Vignale is about to leave, my neighbor Marius is fumbling around on his big block and a distributor tester has arrived completing my analyzing equipment.

https://i.imgur.com/rELhYPN.jpg
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Forum: Other Italian Cars   06-20-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
Pete, it has two camshafts, thus symmetric...

Pete,

it has two camshafts, thus symmetric layout of the valve train.

https://i.imgur.com/rxD8w1j.jpg

Hubert
Forum: Other Italian Cars   06-14-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
It is one of the biggest advantages of my shop...

It is one of the biggest advantages of my shop that the neighbors are not too close. Before refurbishing the ceiling there was dust gushing down when it got too loud and the windows are clashing in...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   06-13-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
Angst

The Flavia engine has been repaired (new crankshaft, conrod and bearings) and installed on the new engine test stand and has been connected to the power meter. At the beginning it did not start...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   06-12-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,265
Posted By Tedesco
Hi Giovanni, that is original Lancia design....

Hi Giovanni,

that is original Lancia design. You can find it in tavola 1, item 4, version "B" (not pictured) of the spare parts book. I have only seen it on late 2.8 engines, mainly 826.100 and...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   06-04-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
I would not say i enjoyed it, but as far as i am...

I would not say i enjoyed it, but as far as i am concerned, learning by setbacks sometimes goes deeper than learning by success. And the Flavia engines are good for a lot of learning (much more than...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   06-01-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
Hi Giovanni, the engine sat for more than 30...

Hi Giovanni,
the engine sat for more than 30 years. It was my fault, combination of laziness and lack of care.
Forum: Other Italian Cars   05-31-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
Work on the “guest cars” is about to be finished....

Work on the “guest cars” is about to be finished. The Flavia engine had been installed on the Vignale and my buddy Tom collected the car and left to drive home. One hour later he gave me a call....
Forum: Other Italian Cars   04-16-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
Yes, the trumpets have been shortened and the...

Yes, the trumpets have been shortened and the airfilter box chopped. Would be interesting to see what the long intake channels do to the running of the engine. My buddy wants to clean and put it on...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   04-13-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
Well, that exactly is the question. If we go back...

Well, that exactly is the question. If we go back in time; I have a 3c engine (or 3C manifold only) and want to do something good to the aeration. Why not get a set of Webers but do this?

No, Saab...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   04-13-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
Weird carburetor setup

There is an exciting story behind this double 3B carb setup, which belongs to a friend. But the question is, is it worth buying and restoring?

https://i.imgur.com/lJel87d.jpg
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Forum: Other Italian Cars   03-15-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
Restoration of the locks

https://i.imgur.com/Rrv2Fsg.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/wY8gEZo.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Kg50oYD.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CZ6AqSj.jpg


Today the restored locks arrived. Brilliant work executed...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   03-06-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
Giovanni, that┤s a statement!:thumbup: ...

Giovanni,

that┤s a statement!:thumbup:

Provided they did not change the stroke, the bore is about 89 mm. With a cast iron liner this layout is for racing only, because it will not last too long.
Forum: Other Italian Cars   02-25-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 20,042
Posted By Tedesco
Yellowman: "Boss said: When I┤m back I want my...

Yellowman: "Boss said: When I┤m back I want my Benz blitz blank!"
Forum: Other Italian Cars   02-24-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 20,042
Posted By Tedesco
Wash it or drive it

First ride this year for a private "car and coffee", will wash later . . .

https://i.imgur.com/fhRG19M.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Pe0RgRN.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9GlCNVB.jpg?1
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Forum: Other Italian Cars   02-23-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
It is the top of one of the tappets, "Piattello...

It is the top of one of the tappets, "Piattello comando valvole", the worst one of the twelve. I think it is the corresponding one to the flat cam.
Forum: Other Italian Cars   02-23-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
That┤s what it is all about. Sharing ideas! ...

That┤s what it is all about. Sharing ideas!

Hubert
Forum: Other Italian Cars   02-23-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
Hello Giovanni, the temperature problem of...

Hello Giovanni,

the temperature problem of cars wih original engines has been solved. I have done a lot of research and some developments on this. We even did some cooling liquid flow measurements...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   02-22-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
Hello Giovanni, yes, the ceiling and the...

Hello Giovanni,

yes, the ceiling and the roof are more than 100 years old, there was no insulation. There are two main reasons to do the work 1. save energy, 2. reduce dust. When I pumped up the...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   02-22-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
Some pics of the Convertibile transaxle: ...

Some pics of the Convertibile transaxle:


https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/other-italian-cars/218322-flaminia-convertibile-3c-7.html#post7512161
Forum: Other Italian Cars   02-22-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
Engine assembly and other works

Engine 1339 is causing some headaches because more and more issues show up. Anyhow, the crank has been mounted as have the pistons. Pistons have been balanced to excatly the same weight (accuracy...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   01-29-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
Bob, when I was a young boy, my father told...

Bob,

when I was a young boy, my father told me how to repair a bicycle. Kept on learning ever since:smile2:

Still part of the "working minority", I am very pleased that my family allows me to...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   01-26-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
Crank Art

Removed the crank plugs and cleaned the lubrication holes today.

http://i.imgur.com/FXKWOi2.jpg (https://imgur.com/FXKWOi2)

Five of the plugs went easy using a big screwdriver which I hammered...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   01-22-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
Hi Giovanni, the protrusion should be...

Hi Giovanni,

the protrusion should be between 0,04 and 0,06 mm. No shims.

Hubert
Forum: Other Italian Cars   01-21-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 78,852
Posted By Tedesco
Started reassembling of engine 1339 today. The...

Started reassembling of engine 1339 today. The tools are inspired by the original Lancia equipment. Pictures have been taken without a liner to be inserted in order to better visualize the details of...
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