Ever since Vere Lancia started building engines some thirty years ago we have done so with the help of very skilled suppliers who were always helpful in finding new solutions and improvements. Still, turning spoken word into useful practice all comes down to testing. 

That's why we do a first test build up and check the changes made in a second build up. Once we are absolutely sure all parts function freely and do their job well we start the final third build up.

Only the highest tuned engines then are mounted to a static stand to allow a run in and adjusting of the carbs. When leak free the unit - as all other engines we build - is then lowered in one of our test cars or the clients car for serious rolling road sessions. Want to hear one scream? start the movie:



Of the many engine types we worked on we chose the Fulvia V4 to explain the process on this site. They are the most commonly used rally and hill climb cars around. But as said before, all we write about the youngest of all can also be read as concerning the elder sisters.

With one difference: some elder type of engines do need more parts to be replaced by stronger new ones. Think of the Ardea's with their aluminum conrods or the simple designed crankshafts of the Appia. Or if the original part hinders the higher output we are looking for we redesign her as we did to this Flavia manifold: