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« Reply #60 on: March 15, 2021, 03:38:52 AM »

Lots of views on eBay and carandclassic, but so far the only offers are:

1.  swap for a Porsche 944 in a tomato soup colour.  Nice enough, but not my bag!

2.  PX for a 2000 Honda Civic plus some (not enough) money.

eBay yay!

Things may pick up as thoughts turn to spring and post lockdown jollies, but Betas are probably still a hard sell outside Lancia World because of all the pub mythology and Clarkson nonsense.   I  might give the car a whirl with The Market, who charge 5% IIRC.  It has matching posh tyres so ticks their boxes.
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1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1962 Lancia Appia Series 3 Berlina
1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe 1800
1975 Lancia 2000 HF Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat Series 2 (project FOR SALE)
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 Sport
1983 Land Rover Series 3 88
2009 Jaguar XK 5.0
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« Reply #61 on: March 15, 2021, 03:44:03 AM »

rossocorsa, I am trying to piece together the history of HJD 208N.   

Please feel free to correct any errors here -

https://www.lancia.myzen.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=12276.msg88161#msg88161

If you don't mind, could you very kindly email me via this site at your leisure so that I can bother you with a couple of no doubt foolish questions about the car.     
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1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1962 Lancia Appia Series 3 Berlina
1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe 1800
1975 Lancia 2000 HF Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat Series 2 (project FOR SALE)
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 Sport
1983 Land Rover Series 3 88
2009 Jaguar XK 5.0
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« Reply #62 on: March 23, 2021, 01:18:35 PM »

I highly recommend the Amethyst digital ignition voodoo.   The Beta is flying.  That 1970 Porsche 911 going up that hill yesterday might have wondered what the bronze coloured blur whizzing past might be.   The only 1970s car with a 1.6 engine that I have driven which was quicker was a Lotus Elan Plus Two with a big valve Lotus/Ford 1.6 twin cam and two fat Dellortos.

I will probably still have to sell the car to free up space and money for my latest Lancia purchase, but I will have fun with the Beta first.
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1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1962 Lancia Appia Series 3 Berlina
1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe 1800
1975 Lancia 2000 HF Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat Series 2 (project FOR SALE)
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 Sport
1983 Land Rover Series 3 88
2009 Jaguar XK 5.0
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« Reply #63 on: April 27, 2021, 11:02:14 AM »

I have been enjoying this car so much just recently that I am not sure about selling it....

In addition, my Fiat 124 will be off the road for major welding for a while, so for sporty, nippy buzzbox fun, maybe I should keep the Beta after all.  My 2000 HF can be for more languid cruising duties as it is a bit more chilled out on motorways than the Beta is. 
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1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1962 Lancia Appia Series 3 Berlina
1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe 1800
1975 Lancia 2000 HF Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat Series 2 (project FOR SALE)
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 Sport
1983 Land Rover Series 3 88
2009 Jaguar XK 5.0
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« Reply #64 on: May 12, 2021, 03:52:15 PM »

OK, decided:  I am keeping the Beta for now because it is lots of fun.

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1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1962 Lancia Appia Series 3 Berlina
1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe 1800
1975 Lancia 2000 HF Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat Series 2 (project FOR SALE)
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 Sport
1983 Land Rover Series 3 88
2009 Jaguar XK 5.0
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« Reply #65 on: May 12, 2021, 11:10:49 PM »

Hi Gerard

Good man!

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« Reply #66 on: June 15, 2021, 07:42:32 PM »

Correct use of standard fit Negroni holder -


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1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1962 Lancia Appia Series 3 Berlina
1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe 1800
1975 Lancia 2000 HF Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat Series 2 (project FOR SALE)
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 Sport
1983 Land Rover Series 3 88
2009 Jaguar XK 5.0
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« Reply #67 on: June 17, 2021, 05:37:34 PM »

CHOOOOONZE!






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1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1962 Lancia Appia Series 3 Berlina
1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe 1800
1975 Lancia 2000 HF Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat Series 2 (project FOR SALE)
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 Sport
1983 Land Rover Series 3 88
2009 Jaguar XK 5.0
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« Reply #68 on: June 20, 2021, 08:57:43 AM »

Weekend jollies in East Sussex -



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1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1962 Lancia Appia Series 3 Berlina
1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe 1800
1975 Lancia 2000 HF Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat Series 2 (project FOR SALE)
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 Sport
1983 Land Rover Series 3 88
2009 Jaguar XK 5.0
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« Reply #69 on: June 21, 2021, 05:08:25 PM »

Hoorah for Ziebart -


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1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1962 Lancia Appia Series 3 Berlina
1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe 1800
1975 Lancia 2000 HF Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat Series 2 (project FOR SALE)
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 Sport
1983 Land Rover Series 3 88
2009 Jaguar XK 5.0
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« Reply #70 on: June 21, 2021, 05:21:52 PM »

I think you might need to find a better method for securing that number plate Gerard!
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« Reply #71 on: June 21, 2021, 06:08:25 PM »

It is temporary, because I am waiting for the UK T plate to be re-registered.
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1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1962 Lancia Appia Series 3 Berlina
1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe 1800
1975 Lancia 2000 HF Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat Series 2 (project FOR SALE)
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 Sport
1983 Land Rover Series 3 88
2009 Jaguar XK 5.0
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« Reply #72 on: June 29, 2021, 04:41:31 PM »

Filter King fitted - hopefully this will assist with some fuel debris problems that I have been having.

 

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1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1962 Lancia Appia Series 3 Berlina
1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe 1800
1975 Lancia 2000 HF Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat Series 2 (project FOR SALE)
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 Sport
1983 Land Rover Series 3 88
2009 Jaguar XK 5.0
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« Reply #73 on: July 06, 2021, 06:01:20 AM »

Lonely station runner at 0420.


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1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1962 Lancia Appia Series 3 Berlina
1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe 1800
1975 Lancia 2000 HF Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat Series 2 (project FOR SALE)
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 Sport
1983 Land Rover Series 3 88
2009 Jaguar XK 5.0
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« Reply #74 on: July 20, 2021, 06:09:16 AM »

The Facebook Beta Groups are useful for parts.  I have at long last found a matching Vitaloni door mirror for my Beta.  It's as new.  This presents a quandary, as the mirror that is on the car at present has been painted black because the chrome is pitted.  I had better check out getting that one re-chromed, as it seems a shame to paint the shiny new mirror black.



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1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1962 Lancia Appia Series 3 Berlina
1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe 1800
1975 Lancia 2000 HF Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat Series 2 (project FOR SALE)
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 Sport
1983 Land Rover Series 3 88
2009 Jaguar XK 5.0
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« Reply #75 on: July 20, 2021, 08:23:19 AM »

Hi Gerard

You can also get it chrome sprayed as I saw on a recent episode of Salvage Hunters Classic cars. It was an episode with a Volvo Amazon.

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« Reply #76 on: July 20, 2021, 09:21:16 AM »

Thanks, that might do it.
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1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1962 Lancia Appia Series 3 Berlina
1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe 1800
1975 Lancia 2000 HF Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat Series 2 (project FOR SALE)
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 Sport
1983 Land Rover Series 3 88
2009 Jaguar XK 5.0
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« Reply #77 on: July 20, 2021, 12:57:24 PM »

Lovely mirror Gerard!

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« Reply #78 on: August 20, 2021, 11:19:40 AM »

Some minor improvements:

(1)  a new perspex cover for the instruments - now clear instead of cloudy.   I have still to get the oil temp gauge working, and I am waiting for a new fuel level sender to arrive from Italy.

(2)  fitting of replacement stalks - the wiper stalk had broken off, and the wipers had been wired to work from a switch under the instruments.   Now they work as they should, and I have the intermittent setting again.

The car is running well.
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1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1962 Lancia Appia Series 3 Berlina
1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe 1800
1975 Lancia 2000 HF Coupe
1977 Princess 2200 HL
1981 Lotus Eclat Series 2 (project FOR SALE)
1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
1982 Moto Morini 350 Sport
1983 Land Rover Series 3 88
2009 Jaguar XK 5.0
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