1978 Lancia Beta 1600 Coupe

1978 Lancia Beta 1600 Coupe

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Breadvan72

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46,182 posts

127 months

Saturday 26th August 2017
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Super rare and super spenner, alas!

Breadvan72

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46,182 posts

127 months

Monday 28th August 2017
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Betaboyz appear to have closed down - several emails unanswered. I cannot get an MoT and tax the Beta until I can get its wipers and horn fixed.

Parisien

594 posts

126 months

Breadvan72

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46,182 posts

127 months

Monday 28th August 2017
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Yes, but if you send an email there is no reply. It's a one man band and I think that the bloke is busy with his day job. I have been emailing him every few weeks since spring, but no response. There is a Lancia parts place in South Africa so I will try there.

e30m3Mark

14,611 posts

137 months

Monday 28th August 2017
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Lovely.

I had a black 1600 HPE a few years ago. Despite being an auto I loved it. It had zero rust and bucket loads of style.

Anyway, look forward to updates.

Breadvan72

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46,182 posts

127 months

Monday 28th August 2017
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So do I! But that depends on parts suppliers ... or successful bodging by my mech when he returns from his hols.

Parisien

594 posts

126 months

Monday 28th August 2017
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B72, am a member of the LMC, will stick a post up there to enquire and get back to you if I get a response!


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peteracs

3 posts

127 months

Monday 28th August 2017
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Hi

Put up a post on the Betaboyz forum and I am sure that you will get a response from the members. Mark does have a habit of taking a while to respond sometimes, have you tried texting him?

Peter

Breadvan72

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Monday 28th August 2017
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I will try that.


js68

294 posts

101 months

Monday 28th August 2017
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Jimmy Recard said:
Talking of Jeremy Clarkson, the one he drove in Africa on Top Gear also had a broken window winder as I recall. Common problem?
Mine went on what turned out to be a not so romantic weekend in the Cotswolds due to the several hours spent trying to force the drivers window closed in torrential rain when I should have been having dinner...

Top buy Breadvan - so underrated, very fine motor carriage

arguti

1,405 posts

150 months

Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Breadvan72 said:
Betaboyz appear to have closed down - several emails unanswered. I cannot get an MoT and tax the Beta until I can get its wipers and horn fixed.
What parts do you need exactly; have you tried http://www.martinwillems-webshop.nl/shop/lancia

Happy to remove wiper arms from my stored volumex if needs be but getting to the engine bay might be more tricky!

PS the PM feature of PH has not been working in last few weeks - not sure current status

Edited by arguti on Tuesday 29th August 09:06

Breadvan72

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46,182 posts

127 months

Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Thanks v much for the Dutch link. The wiper arms are OK but I need the switchgear.

arguti

1,405 posts

150 months

Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Breadvan72 said:
Thanks v much for the Dutch link. The wiper arms are OK but I need the switchgear.
Column stalks? the repro ones are readily available and even a new original one here!

http://www.ebay.it/itm/LANCIA-BETA-COUPE-SPYDER-DE...


Breadvan72

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46,182 posts

127 months

Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Stalk and some sort of relay I am told, My mech has not yet checked the car.

Breadvan72

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Tuesday 29th August 2017
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arguti said:
Column stalks? the repro ones are readily available and even a new original one here!

http://www.ebay.it/itm/LANCIA-BETA-COUPE-SPYDER-DE...
Thanks but that is LHD.

arguti

1,405 posts

150 months

Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Noted - I see the lancia.co.za has separate part numbers for LHD and RHD, I just assumed they would be the same.


carinaman

16,662 posts

136 months

Thursday 31st August 2017
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I love the HPE shape, but that looks very classy in that shade. And no sunroof.

Breadvan72

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46,182 posts

127 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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I have been busy and so have not had time to contact the South African Lancia place but now will do so. Betaboyz appear to be a lost cause, which is a shame because of the good stock holdings there. Maybe someone should persuade the bloke who runs it to sell the stock to someone who has enough time to run an old car spares business, but as I suppose the bloke has almost got a UK monopoly on Beta spares he can just carry on ignoring customers until he can be arsed to respond to them, if that day ever comes.

Veeayt

3,139 posts

169 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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BV, any pics of the welding?

Breadvan72

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Monday 11th September 2017
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Er, no. Apparently it involved some bloke in a mask waving a scary melty fire stick thing at the car while it was in a shed.. I am afraid that is all I know.

PS: if you meant pictures of what happened after the fire brigade had doused the flames, you can't see, really. There are a couple of small bits where the car is grey rather than bronze but they are hardly noticeable.

Edited by Breadvan72 on Monday 11th September 22:14