I've been getting lots of letters on the Flaminia Transaxle page. It seems that folks like gearboxes. If you can find an original shop manual the images of these boxes are few and usually blurry., kind of like a bad FAX from the old days.
Here's an early S1 Fulvia Zagato transaxle. Interesting to compare its' design & build quality to the Flaminia. I took photos from angles that answered questions the manual doesn't hint at . I'll just post 'em now, & soon I'll add some commentary.
Compare this mainshaft nut retaining method to the Flaminia: Only 1 nut here, and staked, instead of two nuts separated by a pinned plate.
View of San Francisco this afternoon:
A chronic oil leak on these is this top bushing in the shift linkage. Lets' whip up a new one with no slop.
(Nice old 1943 Monarch EE from the lend lease act here. This one came back from England via Connecticut & Oregon, & now lives in Berkeley California.)
Installation/removal tool in the foreground. Real handy to have a lathe or two around for these projects.
New one in, old one out:
A delicious fit on this shaft: not quite snug, but not loose either. gloriously smooth in operation.
Linkage going together:
It must have been fun to work at Lancia: Lots of entertainment in the workforce. How do I know?
Surrounded by comedians obviously. Who else would have used yet another ring nut sunk into a hub & hard to get to, torqued to some ridiculous Kgcm number, and to top it off, left hand thread. What? Left hand thread?
but it's on the right side of the car.... That's an aberration on normal protocol & a very nasty trick.
Yet another chance to make a new socket. 7 different ring nut sizes on this transaxle and not one interchanges with the Flaminia.
Nice to look at:
Ready to go...