And here we provide you with the latest news concerning all FACEL Enthusiasts.
STEERING SAFETY NOTICE!
On 3/13/08 it was reported that the Facel power steering Pitman arm pin sheared off while parking a restored 1956 FV2B, resulting in complete loss of steering.
The car was traveling at slow speed and no accident occurred.
While the mileage on the vehicle is not certain, it is believed that it is a low mileage vehicle with no known accident history.
This is the second Facel power steering Pitman arm failure in 17 months.
If these vehicles were newer, the manufacturer would be obligated to perform a safety recall.
If a Vega, FVS, HK500, or Excellence is still using the original Facel power steering components, these components should preferably be replaced with new high quality components.
At the minimum, original steering components that are known to fail, such as the Pitman, the Pitman pin, and the steering arms, need to be removed and magnafluxed by a specialist to ensure they are safe and sound.
In order to avoid an accident, injury, and property damage due to steering system failure, ensure a professional mechanic has properly performed a steering safety check and/or safety upgrade before driving your vehicle.
Submitted by Mark Morgan, Facel Club USA, 03-20-08
Videoclips on YouTube!
Pictures speak louder than words!
Mark Morgan has created a number of video clips to entertain and to explain technical issues!
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Ultimate BOOK about FACEL in 2006!
Amicale Facel Vega, the international Facel Club located in France, is leading the work on the definitive volume of the FACEL
marque, focusing on the factory-era of 1954 to 1964. We are collecting information for this book and have the ambitious goal
of completing the book in 2006, which would be the 100 year anniversary of the birth of Jean Daninos, the founder of FACEL.
If you have any pictures, price sheets, factory letters on letterhead, or anecdotes to share, please contact: Mark Morgan.
Scans gratefully accepted and any item sent in will be returned.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP DRIVE!
The Facel Club USA does not charge any membership fees. Our information resources and event services are free.
However, we strongly recommend you join Amicale Facel Vega, the international Facel Club located in France,
which has currently over 400 members.
The Facel Club USA has made the following exclusive arrangement for American Facel enthusiasts to join the
Amicale Facel Vega, with the following benefits:
3 issues of the club magazine, Son Excellence, with article summaries in English
3 or 4 newsletters, with article summaries in English
Member-only access to purchase vehicle parts, accessories and literature from Amicale club store
Invitations to Amicale club shows, rallies, meetings, and events
The membership fee is only 47 Euros for the calendar year.
If you already have a Paypal account (http://www.paypal.com), send your payment directly to Michel Revoy
at Amicale Facel Vega. To make the payment at Paypal use this e-mail address "firstname.lastname@example.org"
and include your mailing address in the comments box.
If you do not want to open a Paypal account, contact: Mark Morgan at Facel Club USA.
and he will help you to make other payment arrangements. (PH: 310-528-7471)
Please support the International Facel Vega Community by taking advantage of this special offer -
FOR SALE - Keychains & Grill Badges
Display your enthusiasm with Facel Club USA Keychains and Grillbadges!
Quality chrome and hard baked enamel, $20 each, tax and postage are included within the USA.
Specify "red" or "black" fob color and "clip" or "circular ring" key attachment type when ordering.
3 1/4" diameter, quality chrome and hard-baked enamel, $50 each, tax and postage are included within the USA.
Specify "stud-mounted" or "self-adhesive" mounting type when ordering.
(Stud-mounted badges can be attached to the grill with nuts and backing bar and are easily removed.
Self-adhesive badges can be placed on the grill or any flat surface.)
For orders within the USA, please send a check or money order to:
Facel Club USA
P.O. Box 6142
San Pedro, CA 90734
For orders outside the USA, please contact Mark Morgan for Paypal payment details and foreign shipping charges!
Thank You for your support!
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