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« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2020, 08:17:46 AM »

Some pictures of the Nardi Knob and quickshift lever using the kit from Beta Boyz and some matt black paint.

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« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2020, 05:52:22 PM »

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Designing mounts for a new gear lever leather gaitor and using a chopping board for the plastic to fill in the S1 speaker holes in the doors.




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« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2020, 05:57:19 PM »

Fog Light solution finally and the Rear Speaker Mount




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« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2020, 03:55:11 PM »

I foolishly thought building a spare pair of power steering hubs would be easy given the tools and knowledge I have. So of course lock rings were seized, the Lancia tool broke and alternative hub had cut off bolts firmly stuck in place and somehow hardened trashing colbolt drill bits. Then the long service press started leaking and the sand blaster sand was little more than dust  Angry

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« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2020, 03:59:55 PM »

A little progress on the strut brace as I now have the laser cut top plates and D plates to attach the adjustable bar. Just welding and powder coating to go and onto the next challenge on the endless list.

 


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« Reply #45 on: October 14, 2020, 06:07:37 PM »

So slow painful progress with sound proofing fitting the gear lever and heater. Plus a test fit of the main cabin loom I re-made in modern thin wall cable.

I have also now worked out the radiator mounts and side panels, but not progressed from card board to aluminum yet. You can see the radiator is angled forwards. Helpfully both fans (1 each side) and the oil cooler all fit giving me maximum space in the engine bay for the Accusump plumbing and K&N Orion Air Cleaner cold air feed.

Currently I am working out how to fit central locking, alarm contact switches and how to install the immobilizer circuits before I paint myself into another corner!

Soon I have to give up working directly on the shell or get frost bite. Fortunately the new plywood door cards are ready, so is the new hood and I have a lot of cardboard templates that need to be made into metal so no chance of getting board whilst the body shop fix the various paint flaws. I will try to get brake lines and fuel lines finished before I turn blue and ship the car. 

Enjoy if you are one of the few that follow this.
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« Reply #46 on: October 14, 2020, 06:21:25 PM »

For the more observant I have built into the loom Switched Live distribution which is what the extra blue wires hanging on the right are about. This is to help with adding the extra fuse boxes needed for the ECU installation and the extra relays that fix the built in Lancia loom issues like slow wipers on full speed. Working this stuff out made my head hurt. Fortunately I learnt from building a full new loom and installing an ECU in the Montecarlo that wiring is first done by studying existing diagrams and designing new ones away from the car.

I am also installing fused 12V permanent distribution to not have 10 extra connection on the battery live terminal.

The impact of sorting out Earth faults, corroded connections and replacing wires that are corroded along their length (indicators and headlight earth) will transform your Beta.

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« Reply #47 on: October 14, 2020, 06:39:57 PM »

Mightily impressed with the finish of the engine bay & other areas on this build. Where did you find the clear indicator lenses?
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« Reply #48 on: October 15, 2020, 08:03:45 AM »

Hi the clear lens are common on European cars so I bought them via ebay a couple of years ago. I think Mark Wastnidge had some for a while as well. Sorry to be vague.

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« Reply #49 on: October 15, 2020, 09:17:13 PM »

Hi

Here is one side.

https://www.ebay.it/itm/Fanalino-Anteriore-Sinistro-Trasparente-Siem-8799-Lancia-Beta-Coupe-auto-depoca-/324120822985

This is complete light from other side.

https://www.ebay.it/itm/FRECCIA-FANALINO-ANTERIORE-FRONT-INDICATOR-SIEM-8710-LANCIA-BETA-COUPE-HPE-/192513089891

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« Reply #50 on: October 16, 2020, 10:32:31 AM »

Thirty years into Betas and I never knew those lenses were handed   Grin
(but on closer inspection, the later ones, like the ones that Eric has, are identical left and right  Cheesy)

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« Reply #51 on: October 16, 2020, 10:34:38 AM »

Enjoy if you are one of the few that follow this.

By the way, I think lots of us are following your excellent work, Eric, but we're not always reacting  Wink
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« Reply #52 on: October 16, 2020, 10:50:49 AM »

Thirty years into Betas and I never knew those lenses were handed   Grin
(but on closer inspection, the later ones, like the ones that Eric has, are identical left and right  Cheesy)
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The originals were Siem ones and both the lens and body are handed from what I have on mine, however these are made by Altissimo, so maybe the same both sides?

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« Reply #53 on: October 16, 2020, 03:41:23 PM »

Tremendous quality work as ever, Eric. The engine bay is immaculate, and I can tell the extra wiring that's been added by the size of the cable bundles... Cheesy  What radiator are you using? Is it an off the shelf item or fabricated to your specifications? I sympathise as regards the plummetting temperatures; I've just come back from the south of France and even there it's getting a bit chilly.
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« Reply #54 on: October 19, 2020, 09:23:06 PM »

Thanks for the heads up on these. They're nice but they're not £100 nice!
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« Reply #55 on: October 19, 2020, 10:15:45 PM »

Hi

That would be my view, though luckily I managed to salvage the lights I already had. Also trying not to spend too much more before I get the car into a MOT’able state...

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« Reply #56 on: October 20, 2020, 04:49:27 PM »

Hi Graham

That is a custom radiator with a thicker hi-efficiency core. As I am going for more than double factory power this and the Setrab oil cooler had to be carefully specified. I have 3 holes in the lower cross member for the studs on the radiator to sit in rubber grommets. The fans are curved blade ones from Car builder solutions I proved work really well on the Montecarlo with the fully loaded in hot weather trip over the Alps to Turin. You will note no cable tie things stuck through the radiator core. I think they strain the tubes promoting radiator failure.

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