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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2014, 10:23:35 AM »

I think the trick is sympathetic improvement where it looks original but runs better, imho originality can be taken too far

Agreed.  Originality is only relevant (IMO) if you want a concourse car - and I've never seen a concourse Beta (a couple that come close but .....)

If it improves the car (mechanically) then go for it.  Visuals are rather more subjective but I have no issue with non-original wheels etc.
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« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2014, 01:54:20 PM »

The concours thing is a bit odd to me too. I am sure I will see e-types, Astons, etc at the NEC on Friday that haven't seen the fresh air or turned a wheel since they were there last year.

If you can afford to have something just to look at, fair enough, but for me it's got to be used.

Just my opinion.
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« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2014, 08:45:48 PM »

Concours is a bit lost on me, you can't really enjoy a car assembled to that standard far better to look close to original standard as it left the factory no false shiny bits and over polished engine bays.
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« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2014, 08:27:21 AM »

Have you picked up a pump yet Mark? This looks like it would do the job with some reasonable clearance?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOS-Fuel-Pump-for-Lancia-Beta-LAR-Torino-Montecarlo-Coupe-Spyder-HPE-/331388237781?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4d284737d5
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« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2014, 10:05:57 AM »

I got , and with some good old Black Country fettling with the file on redundant bits of casting, made it fit. It is pretty snug though.

Had spotted this though and the top design does appear to add some headroom.

One for the parts box?

Mark
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« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2014, 09:29:08 AM »

Did you buy the one from Mark W?
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« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2014, 10:02:33 AM »

No, it was another e-bay one for a few quid less. Box says it for the Beta range but I had to file down the stub from the die-cast injection point to radius the top to give me a few mm under the manifold. The untrained eye wouldn't tell I had done anything. Also turned the top round.

The original pump has a tapered top ( Steel) to give the same clearance.

Mark
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