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« Reply #200 on: September 09, 2017, 05:24:04 PM »

I had a successful trip to Wales. A definite highpoint was driving the B4391 between Bala and Ffestiniog, low point miles of queues on A55 on way home.

My friends Corsair Convertible was nearly written off in a hit and run accident in the spring, a fortunately rare occurrence with classic cars, so the Beta was the only older car on the trip. John and Lynne's VW California Camper introduced a new dimension to camping though....

Note classic Beta next to 'classic' caravan.


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« Reply #201 on: September 09, 2017, 08:23:35 PM »

Hi Neil

I suspect the caravan is somewhat older than the car.....

Peter
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« Reply #202 on: October 30, 2017, 09:08:33 AM »

The Coupe's most eventful year effectively came to an end yesterday when I filled out the SORN. 4100 miles since the MOT in March, 8% of the 38 years worth of total milage, including it's trip to Italy.

Rounded off the year on Saturday with a quick ride up to the Dales and a visit to Billy Bob's Diner.
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« Reply #203 on: March 12, 2018, 08:00:49 AM »

Start up and oil change yesterday. Pennasol 10/40 this year, which is noticeably thinner than my classic 20/50. Good pressure on start up, but I'll monitor and report back on any surge and leaks.

 MOT hopefully later this week (last one??).
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« Reply #204 on: March 30, 2018, 09:21:26 AM »

New exhaust bought (IMASAF - shipped from Germany in 4 days), fitted and MOT obtained. My Lancias have proved costly this year on the MOT front, but the Beta now sounds great.


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« Reply #205 on: March 30, 2018, 01:42:40 PM »

I imagine it's a lot cheaper to run than more popular 'reliable' marques like Ford and a lot more smiles per pound too. It's easy to lose touch with what other cars cost to run and tbh really lancias are very tough and reliable compared with most.
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« Reply #206 on: April 02, 2018, 09:01:21 AM »

First run out (70 miles over the day) yesterday with the new exhaust fitted. Quite a revelation, with the car running really well at both low and high revs. Obviously a good piece of kit with less back pressure than the old system, which wasn't I guess helped by the leak either.

What surprised me the most however was that the snap/crackle/pop on the overrun has completely gone....
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« Reply #207 on: May 14, 2018, 09:48:50 AM »

A 601 mile round trip was completed between Friday and Sunday to the LMC Great Northern Weekend in Drymen near Loch Lomond. Always one of the best events on the LMC Calendar and the Beta ran so well, especially on the long slog up and down the M6/M74.

The combination of last years run to Italy and the new exhaust seem to have finally delivered smooth tractable running over the full rev range.


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« Reply #208 on: May 23, 2018, 07:29:26 AM »

I got a guest slot on 3ma in North Yorkshire this year (Fiat 131 Club, part organised by Thotos of this Forum). Turin next year... mmm...


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« Reply #209 on: May 23, 2018, 10:42:51 AM »

Looks like Italy anyway on that photo!

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