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26 July 2017 07:38PM
Hello everybody,

I am currently looking to buy a Lancia Fulvia coupe 1.3 or 1.6 in order to participate in historical rallies, which as always been a dream. I recently moved to Austria for work and do not have yet the network required to spend hours doing mechanic on the car for it to work properly (garage and tools missing)
As a mechanical engineer passionated by Lancias I have been doing a few trips to Italy recently in order to try "fully restored" cars sold at higher end prices as I would like to get a ready to use car and keep finding floors in cars that should be working, I think, much better than they actually do.

Since I never got the possibility to get a good reference drive from a car properly restored I would like to get your opinion regarding the play I always encountered in the driving wheel. The technical manual mentions a maximum play of 1cm but the one I have tried had more around 3 to 5 cm which provides a really weird and unsafe feeling in the turns which is surprising regarding the handling qualities attributed to the car on reviews and forums.

I understand that old timers would not handle like modern cars do (and I do not expect them to) but I found very surprising the significant amount of play I always encounter in cars that have been said to be restored by " mechanical experts".

Could you please, based on your experience tell me if it is normal to get such feeling or if like I am suspecting, I am facing sellers that are more specialist in cloth polishing than proper mechanics capable of properly restoring a car...

Many thanks in advance
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