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« Reply #220 on: April 05, 2019, 03:17:51 PM »

Hi Neil

Nankang has been the only available tyre in that size for some time. I tried two on my 1300 some years ago and was pleased with their longevity, if not the look. I contacted Michelin in Clermont Ferrand 5 years ago to see if there was any way of getting the MX-P 155 R14 80S tyres I originally had - those tyres were superb and suited the car, with a really nice kerbing rim on the wall. I know that sounds fussy, but its amazing what a difference a tyre makes to the look of the car. Sadly, the MX-P no longer existed. 2 years ago I changed to Michelin 165/70R14 which have been good too

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« Reply #221 on: April 05, 2019, 03:27:30 PM »

175/70 X 14 would have been a contemporary option on the Beta and there's still plenty of choice on that size
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« Reply #222 on: April 05, 2019, 06:33:54 PM »

Might well of been contemporary. I had a discussion with Michelin about that. Doesn't necessarily suit a 1300 with steel caps though.
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« Reply #223 on: April 05, 2019, 09:36:22 PM »

Might well of been contemporary. I had a discussion with Michelin about that. Doesn't necessarily suit a 1300 with steel caps though.

I checked my big pile of info and you are correct, not because the 1300 normally had steel rims (1600 had steels too in most countries), but, for some bizzare reason, the 1300 had 5 inch rims whereas the 1600 had 5.5 inch. For this reason the 1600 came with 175/70 in facelift format even with steels but the 1300 only had this size if specified with alloys which were always 5.5 inch.
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« Reply #224 on: April 06, 2019, 08:26:39 AM »

Hi Neil

Nankang has been the only available tyre in that size for some time. I tried two on my 1300 some years ago and was pleased with their longevity, if not the look. I contacted Michelin in Clermont Ferrand 5 years ago to see if there was any way of getting the MX-P 155 R14 80S tyres I originally had - those tyres were superb and suited the car, with a really nice kerbing rim on the wall. I know that sounds fussy, but its amazing what a difference a tyre makes to the look of the car. Sadly, the MX-P no longer existed. 2 years ago I changed to Michelin 165/70R14 which have been good too

Graham

If I'd known about the 165/70R14 I'd have probably gone with those, should have checked on here. I'll see how the Nankangs go. Will obviously last several years if I stick with them. I still like the skinny 155 look though...
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« Reply #225 on: April 06, 2019, 08:12:40 PM »

Michelin X tyres in the correct 155/80/TR14 size and profile are still available from specilaists (see Longstone Tyres) but pricey at about 100 each!
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« Reply #226 on: April 22, 2019, 04:01:54 PM »

Having driven a 100 miles or so on my Nankangs I have to say I'm happy with how they look and ride. Low speed steering has definitely improved too.

On the servicing front I got 5 litres of Mobil semi synthetic 10w/40 for 24 at Halfords (30% off) which seems great value. Certainly moving on re lubrication......!
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« Reply #227 on: May 23, 2019, 07:10:55 AM »

Another 1300 Coupe emerges. I haven't seen a green one before. It would be interesting to see what it fetches.....

https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/saturday-15th-june-2019/1981-lancia-beta-1300-coupe/
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« Reply #228 on: May 23, 2019, 07:44:17 AM »

Another 1300 Coupe emerges. I haven't seen a green one before. It would be interesting to see what it fetches.....

https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/saturday-15th-june-2019/1981-lancia-beta-1300-coupe/
Photo looks good only the phrase 'very solid' is off putting as to me it implies significant deterioration. Will be interesting to see more photos.
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« Reply #229 on: May 23, 2019, 12:21:29 PM »

I see this 2.0 one made good money in the previous auction

https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/results/results-from-saturday-13th-april-2019/1981-lancia-beta-20-coupe/

The Panda Sisley 4x4 that went for 7,400 baffles me a bit. Interesting car for sure but 7.5k? 
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« Reply #230 on: May 23, 2019, 01:48:30 PM »

I see this 2.0 one made good money in the previous auction

https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/results/results-from-saturday-13th-april-2019/1981-lancia-beta-20-coupe/

The Panda Sisley 4x4 that went for 7,400 baffles me a bit. Interesting car for sure but 7.5k? 

Superficially the 1300 looks a nicer car more original car but easier to tell once there are more photos
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« Reply #231 on: May 23, 2019, 02:21:00 PM »

Another 1300 Coupe emerges. I haven't seen a green one before. It would be interesting to see what it fetches.....

https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/saturday-15th-june-2019/1981-lancia-beta-1300-coupe/

Now this is a good colour Stuart.  (Or maybe I'm a bit biased?)  Looks great though!
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« Reply #232 on: June 02, 2019, 01:24:37 PM »

Last of my late father in law's F103 Champion oil filters used with yesterdays oil change. He bought them for his Saab 900s, and they got me out of a real hole once. I bought a pair of filters from ebay and changed the oil on my old 1300 before a run to my first LMC Committee meeting. The ebay filter didn't fit (I still have them for some reason...). That was when I found that Tony's old 103s fitted the Beta. I wasn't sure why I'd even kept them, sentiment I guess.


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