December 13, 2021 at 11:06 am #98687
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 #98700
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 #98702
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 #98705
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.January 27, 2022 at 12:20 pm #98709
Hi Randy. It is a very comprehensive book with drawings and parts lists cross referenced to the individual parts in each of the drawings. The parts lists are in Italian, French and English. I tried to paste in a couple images in this post, but didn’t find a way to do that or attach images. If you’re interested, if you send me an email, I can respond directly with a couple photos.January 27, 2022 at 4:30 pm #98710
That sounds like a parts book. I never had a Fulvia parts book back when I owned my two Fulvias but I’m very familiar with the Flaminia parts book and I suspect they employ similar methodology. It’s a great tool for locating the correct part when you need one and saving yourself and Mike Kristick frustration. And as you can see it’s a great tool for understanding how something is put together. Your car type is probably 818.332 and your engine type is probably 818.302 but check your VIN plate and the engine number to be sure because sometimes there are surprises. You will want to use those type designations to see which parts go on your particular car. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.orgFebruary 2, 2022 at 11:14 am #98713Godfrey DiGiorgiParticipant
I have a factory Fulvia parts book (revision 4/1969) and a compendium of the factory service manuals (some pieces obviously reproduction from different manuals) covering Berlina, Coupé, and SportGT Zagato. They’re in decent shape.
Are these documents not already available as PDFs somewhere? I thought I saw at least one website that listed them on DVD when I was hunting for a car.
If not, I may take on the project of capturing these docs to PDF files at high resolution, but it’s a big project and will take quite a bit of time and effort.
One West Coast supplier I’ve been working with is http://www.lalancia.com … Another is pieces-fulvia.com in France and another is Historic Racing Works (shop.historicracing.de) in Germany. I have been lucky in that there’s a local shop here in Sunnyvale, CA that has experience and expertise with the Lancia Fulvia, Continental Motors. All of these have done well by me so far.
GFebruary 2, 2022 at 12:12 pm #98715
Thanks much for the additional contacts. I did find a site as you stated that provides PDF versions for sale on CDs. They are available in several languages. The links are about 1/2 way down the home page at this link: https://viva-lancia.com.
I just purchased a new air filter from Mr. Fiat. He has parts listed on his site, not sure about the extent of his inventory, but he had the filter and shipped it out within a day – which is miraculous in this crazy time in our lives!
Regarding the local shop, 10 years to late on that. I used to be a partner in a business and we moved several times between Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and San Jose.
Thanks again for the contacts, greatly appreciated.February 2, 2022 at 6:05 pm #98716Godfrey DiGiorgiParticipant
Thank you for the link, Paul!
I really didn’t want to start that scanning business. It’s way more expensive in time and effort than paying $92 for the CD collection … 😀
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