December 13, 2021 at 11:06 am #98687Paul SaundersParticipant
I recently purchased a 1967 Lancia Fulvia Sport 1.3 which was last registered in 2000. It is mostly intact and the engine is not seized. I am going to go through a patient careful process to presoak the pistons, replace fluids, belts, plugs, fuel, etc. before I try to start it. The previous owner had manuals, a nicely bound 11X17 book of parts/components prints and a ton of his handwritten notes. The latter included references to the Lancia Parts Consortium . I tried contacting them only to find out that the business is no longer solvent and it appears that the parts were sold to another “salvage” yard in PA that I have not been successful at contacting.
I am trying to locate one or more parts sources. Also, I am going to do much of the work myself but would also like to locate a reliable mechanic that is familiar with Lancias as a fallback in the event I get into something above my pay grade! I am located near Gainesville, FL, but depending on how badly I need help, I might be willing to either ship or transport the car to a more remote mechanic.
Any help with parts’ sources or a mechanic would be appreciated. Very excited about this new project!
Thank youJanuary 3, 2022 at 7:28 pm #98700RandyParticipant
Congratulations on your wonderful purchase. My first F-model Lancia was a ragged, rusty righthand drive 1968 Fulvia Sport that I bought from a lady who emigrated to the U.S. from the U.K. and brought her favorite car with her. It always looked like a rolling parts car but after I went through the mechanical things it needed it was one of the most reliable cars I’ve ever owned. Not to mention a conversation-starter.
The Lancia Parts Consortium is a piece of old history now. It’s been gone for years. For parts you can contact Mike Kristick at (717)292-2962 or via email at email@example.com. He is located in Pennsylvania. He has always provided superb service.
Best of luck with your superb car.January 6, 2022 at 6:46 am #98702Paul SaundersParticipant
Thanks much for the information, I am sure this will be very helpful. As the car has not been registered, and likely run since 2001, I am currently going through all the systems to refresh, flush, etc. fluids, plugs, filters, etc. The new parts the previous owner had have been of value, but I will need other things that he did not have spares for. I am also fortunate because the car came with the owner/operator manual and a nicely bound book of 11 x 17-ish schematics for virtually component of the car!
Thanks again for the contact information, I’m really looking forward to getting the car running and taking it for a test drive!January 11, 2022 at 1:39 pm #98705RandyParticipant
Is that a parts book you have? The format sounds enormous. If so, it will be very helpful to Mike if you learn how to interpret it and can then provide him with part numbers. It cuts down the potential for error. But just having the diagrams is very helpful.
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