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  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭tyney


    Mine for the last 13 years


  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭tyney


    Then there's this more recent project


  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭tyney


    And then there's this yoke.
    I bring this out quite a lot, but it rarely draws any interest.
    It's by far the best original car I've ever owned. Complete rebuild of all suspension components, so it drives like a new car. Great brakes, excellent handling, everything working perfectly. Interior re stuffed with original vinyl on all surfaces. Never welded.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,004 Mod ✭✭✭✭Wibbs


    That Berlina is bloody lovely. :)

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭tyney


    Ill post some more pics later.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭tyney


    Very 60's


  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭tyney


    Engine and subframe out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭tyney


    Rebuild


  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭tyney


    Oily bits back together


  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭tyney


    Here is the root of my problem. I see this as art.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭tyney


    Hub


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,225 ✭✭✭MrCostington


    Beautiful collection tyney and thanks for posting your resto work!

    Do you use them much?


  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭tyney


    Beautiful collection tyney and thanks for posting your resto work!

    Do you use them much?

    Every week I get one of them out. Once the roads are reasonably dry, I find an excuse.
    I took a day off late last summer. Washed all 3, then air-dried them by doing 100 miles in each of them. Most enjoyable selfish day of my year. All 3 taxed and insured. Proper modern tyres on them, and running lovely.
    The Appia is a 58. Column shift with sliding pillar suspension and drum brakes.
    The Berlina is a 68. Disc brakes, better suspension and so much more refined after just 10 years. The Coupe is a 76, another 8 years saw 4 pot calipers and a 5 speed box.
    It's funny driving them chronologically. The advances over 20 years are remarkable.


  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭tyney


    If I was to sell all 3, I wouldn't have the price of a new family car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭kev1.3s


    tyney wrote: »
    If I was to sell all 3, I wouldn't have the price of a new family car.

    Ah ya would john, you could buy a new dacia I'm sure and at least you'd have a 201 plate


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭kev1.3s


    Actually you could do a hell of a lot better than a dacia.


  • Registered Users Posts: 64,332 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    tyney wrote: »
    If I was to sell all 3, I wouldn't have the price of a new family car.

    I'd say you would :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭tyney


    unkel wrote: »
    I'd say you would :)

    You would be surprised. They can be picked up for modest enough cash. Lancias were very expensive new, but are not really on collectors radars.
    A 68 capri was around 890 pounds.
    A fulvia was around 1700 pounds


  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭tyney


    kev1.3s wrote: »
    Actually you could do a hell of a lot better than a dacia.

    An Alfa giulia is 40k.
    Replace stylish sporty Italians with stylish sporty Italian.?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,862 ✭✭✭RobAMerc


    tyney wrote: »
    If I was to sell all 3, I wouldn't have the price of a new family car.

    now thats a collection of REAL classics !


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  • Registered Users Posts: 64,332 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    tyney wrote: »
    You would be surprised. They can be picked up for modest enough cash.

    A family car (say Skoda Octavia) is €22k

    You put down some values for your three cars that add up to less than €22k and I might buy one or two of them from you at those prices :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭tyney


    unkel wrote: »
    A family car (say Skoda Octavia) is €22k

    You put down some values for your three cars that add up to less than €22k and I might buy one or two of them from you at those prices :pac:

    My comment was a little tongue in cheek. It's easy keep cars that didn't cost much to buy.
    The coupe has been an absolute joy to own and I will never part with it. The others are nice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 64,332 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    tyney wrote: »
    The coupe has been an absolute joy to own and I will never part with it.

    And so you shouldn't. It looks stunning!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,862 ✭✭✭RobAMerc


    tyney wrote: »
    My comment was a little tongue in cheek. It's easy keep cars that didn't cost much to buy.
    The coupe has been an absolute joy to own and I will never part with it. The others are nice.

    I had a 74 Fulvia coupe I tried to restore. I think I had every mechanic in the town out trying to get it running right - a bunch of lads used to looking at Ford CVH engines had not a clue or hope I am afraid, I'd say a few of them ended up looking for refuge with the local Toyota dealer as a direct result.

    What a car though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭tyney


    RobAMerc wrote: »
    I had a 74 Fulvia coupe I tried to restore. I think I had every mechanic in the town out trying to get it running right - a bunch of lads used to looking at Ford CVH engines had not a clue or hope I am afraid, I'd say a few of them ended up looking for refuge with the local Toyota dealer as a direct result.

    What a car though.

    I struggle to get it running properly. Every now and then I accidentally get it right.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbcSRA3D5Ng


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,862 ✭✭✭RobAMerc


    I bought it having dropped a valve - I took the head off and sorted the remarkably little damage myself, but the alloy head seemed to be beyond any of the mere mortals who lived locally. When I finally got it sorted ( I think we used 2 or 3 ) the solex carbs were like Chinese to a Spaniard, I ran out of money before I ever got to really own it. Sad times.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭kev1.3s


    tyney wrote: »
    I struggle to get it running properly. Every now and then I accidentally get it right.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbcSRA3D5Ng

    Dont mind john being modest, hes the master of fulvia engines.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,468 ✭✭✭Titzon Toast


    Here's my youngtimer, it's been off the road for about 4 years now. I'm hoping to get back out in it this summer.
    One owner before me, full service history. 2.2 vtec with 4ws.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,295 ✭✭✭Harcrid


    Ended up buying this one today. Great condition inside and out, and drove the 120 miles home without a problem.

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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 5,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭kadman


    Unwanted family project ended up in my yard in pieces 3 months ago.
    Now on the button:)

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    Just making new leather seat covers, then here we come:)


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