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new life for the Appia

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Recent improvement on the Appia – Gianni (mechanic and friend at Autosprint in Chicago) checked the compression and this 58 year old motor still had 140psi in all the cylinders. So with that in mind, he took the carb apart, and started measuring the jets. Found them reduced in size from years of crud so he bore them out to the correct original size. Sounds simple enough – but oh, what a change.

The car has new life. What used to be calm…. put your foot to the floor.. and wait, has now changed. There is (if 43hp can count for HP) power now, and the car has a nimbleness and a little bit of oomph. Its a whole new car, absolutely delightful. Passing folks at highway speeds,  up to an indicated 85 without even trying hard.

Moral of the story: keep looking. Horses are there to be found.

Written by Geoff

July 9, 2017 at 11:04 pm

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  1. Maybe it should now be rallied?
    Glad to hear that she is running so well!

    Sam Danenberger IV

    July 18, 2017 at 5:20 pm


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