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Postby 1,6 HF » Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:56 pm

There must be something in the water. First Autoweek features Charley Jeffrie's Beta Coupé, and now the August issue of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car has a very nice 6pp article on Eric Lynn's (President of Desert FLU Chapter) gorgeous Fulvia GT.

And if that's not enough, the same Hemmings issue has a 1p article on the changes to the Lancia emblem, with a photo of a very familiar Fulvia 1,6HF.

Like I said--something in the water...
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Postby mbouse » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:26 am

aways nice when we get some favorable press. i liked the article featuring our desert friend!
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Postby jonl1968 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:24 pm

I was called by one of the editors at Hemmings S&E to arrange an interview on August 28th for a Specialist Profile article on yours truly! :-)
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Postby 1,6 HF » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:18 am

Jon,

Good luck. If you do get the article, try to find some gentle way to suggest that you proof it before publication. Hemmings S&E doesn't always do their homework. When what's now my car was featured (in the hands of the previous owner), there were a lot of errors. And that seems to be the rule more than the exception.
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Postby Dwight V. » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:46 am

'Tis sadly true. Several years ago a Hemmings writer consulted with me on a feature on the 124 Spider. In spite of my proofing the copy it still was published with several factual errors. :roll: I like S&E a bit better than Classic Motorsports but have to say the staff at CM does a better job with the details.
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Postby chazjeffries » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:14 pm

My Lancia Beta Coupe will be featured in Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car June 2011 issue. :wink:
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Postby 1,6 HF » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:29 am

Issue just arrived in today's mail. Congratulations, Charley!
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Postby chazjeffries » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:17 am

Thanks Ed,
I haven't received my copy yet, but David did send me a text only draft to read and approve before the article went to press. Everything in the article seemed to be accurate. The only thing I found that may be questionable (depending on who you ask) was a suggestion that rough shifting could be improved by using a synthetic in the transmission. There are still debates about using the original recommended GL-1 oil vs a synthetic. I use GL-1 myself.
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Postby KevinB » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:16 am

Charley:

Steve Hoelscher is gonna tell you to run Redline Synthetic in there. I have been using in in both my daily driver Audi S4 and in both my Bertone x-1/9's. It works well.

And congrats! A well done article featuring a guy passionate about his Lancia. Outstanding. (hint: I also saw where you seized the opportunity to punch up FLU. Thank you for that.)

:)
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Postby 1,6 HF » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:14 am

Charley, I run Redline Lightweight Shockproof in my Fulvia 'box. No way would I go back to mineral.
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Postby allenlofland » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:05 pm

what are you trying to do, START a fight 8)
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All ended up with minieral oil AFTER trying every brew you guys could suggest :idea:

So if anyone is listening, dont take NOBODY'S word on this subject as gospel try them out your self and decide for your self they are all basically
Safe so no hurt the gears to try as long as you dont speed shift :)
as if a Fiat/Lancia tranny could :lol:
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Postby chazjeffries » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:51 pm

I tried Redline and it seemed to shift nicely, but the stuff was starting to seep out at some places. Returned to GL-1....leakies stopped. Also a few very savy Fiat guys said the synthetics were actually too sliipery for Fiat's synchro rings. Now the fight begins.
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Postby 1,6 HF » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:45 pm

chazjeffries wrote:I tried Redline and it seemed to shift nicely, but the stuff was starting to seep out at some places. Returned to GL-1....leakies stopped. Also a few very savy Fiat guys said the synthetics were actually too sliipery for Fiat's synchro rings. Now the fight begins.
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Redline has a few different synthetic gear oils; some of which are rated for synchros and/or LSD, and some of which are not. I shift quickly, both up and down, though I always double-clutch on downshifts across the gate--anything other than 5-4. And I've simply never had an issue with Redline synthetic; even shifting quickly, I've never beat a synchro. But shifting quickly and overstressing the gears/sunchros isn't necessarily the same thing. Because I drove my HF for two years before I realized that 1st didn't have a synchro; with double-clutching I simply couldn't tell.

The restorer working on my car convinced me to go back to mineral, and that lasted only about a week; I went back to synthetic. But no, Allen, I'm not proclaiming this as gospel; just my own experience. YMMV. And, of course, my experience is with a Fulvia 'box, not a Beta.
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Postby Miltonian » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:08 am

A Fulvia Coupe Rallye 1.6 HF should have a fully synchronized 5-speed gearbox.
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Postby 1,6 HF » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:04 am

Miltonian wrote:A Fulvia Coupe Rallye 1.6 HF should have a fully synchronized 5-speed gearbox.


Sorry--not most of them. The early "piggyback" gearbox on the first +/-1000 1.6HFs has just 4 synchros. Only the last +/-250 got the S2 1600HF 5-speed. So all the 1600HFs have fully-syncronized 'boxes, but only about 1/5 of the Fanalones do. Mine's #871 of the 1258 built.
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