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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.....

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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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