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post #10501 of 10558 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 11:08 PM
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I've been collecting year-round hillside spring water, several gallons a minute, that is piped out from under the house and pool, and store it in a 400 gallon septic tank in the lowest part of the yard. I hooked up a swimming pool pump to it and made a manifold with electric valves hooked up to a timer setup to water the entire yard. has worked pretty well for maybe 25 years now.

Nothing new for Alfas, like Richard, I hauled manure in the 91S, except I buy the bags of steer manure and load up the trunk, along with some potting soil bags. Barb is trying to get her plants in the containers in the greenhouse going before we head back east to visit Hartford again, this time for the nephew's graduation from college. I guess he aced Worcester Polytechnic (very bright kid, joins his extended family as another engineer).

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91 164S (my daily driver since 1994)
94 164LS (~Q) (trip Alfa since 2000)
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62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
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post #10502 of 10558 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 11:44 PM
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I gave the GT a much needed wash on Saturday, ready to meet up with club members on Sunday at Cars and Coffee at the Unley shopping centre. The other guys went on a dawn cruise first, but it was a far too early start for me. I am not an early morning person. My wife went with me and we had a nice breakfast in a nearby cafe and chatted to Alfa club friends. There were some interesting cars there, including a beautiful XK120 Jaguar, a couple of E Types, a 68 Mustang Fastback, a Pontiac Firebird and a Cougar. There are literally thousands of classic cars in South Australia, so all sorts of cars turn up at these events.

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2004 GT 3.2 V6 (Stromboli Grey).
2008 159 TI Sportwagon 2.4 JTDM (Stromboli Grey).
1987 75 3 litre (red). My first 75 and now my son's.
!989 75 3 litre (black). Shared project with my son.
2000 156 2 litre Twin Spark, ( Cosmos Blu metallic), my daughter's car.

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1990 75 3 litre Potenziata (black), now sold & living in Newcastle NSW.
1990 75 3 litre Potenziata (grey, sadly deceased due to fire).
1982 GTV 2 litre, red, (daughter's first Alfa)
2 x 1992 164s, (1 red, 1 grey).
2 x 1988 33s, (both red).
1985 GTV 2 litre, (white).
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post #10503 of 10558 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 05:13 AM
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Well, really yesterday... But I was to busy to post:
***FINISHED*** replacing my 1976 Spider's fuel tank!!

...need to undercoat the bottom side as the next step - to keep those stone chips away!
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As for mirrors, try to find a stick on replacement glass the same size is one way to fix them
https://www.amazon.com/Automotive-Mi...ges/7969572011

As for oil leak at rear of engine, it maybe rear crank oil shaft seal.
If you remove flywheel cover plate (3 10mm hex head bolts) you maybe can inspect location of leak better.
Thanks for the info, Steve!

Yesterday El Hefe and I had to go up to our radio tower site to work on the wind turbine, which has been down for 2 months now. We had to quit when the soldering gun couldn't compete with the wind when we tried to fix some wiring. It's even colder today, and rainy, so here we sit!

I've got lots of different Alfa 164 tasks to look forward to now: fixing the dash icon, finding the oil leak and getting "new" mirrors. Unfortunately the weather looks to be wet all week, with possibly a break on Thursday, but that means we'll be back at the tower site, trying to get the wind turbine back on line.

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"You sure the oil leaks are not from the cam cover gaskets? That's more likely."

Hi Del - that was my first thought, but those joints looked clean and dry. Again, I didn't have my really good flashlight and it was starting to rain, so I can't claim any real conclusions. Will also pursue Alfisto Steve's suggestion.

Will revisit as soon as weather permits.

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Worked on Non-BB4 today

BB4 - 1993 164L How goes it REHAB thread

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Daily drivers: USA models - 1991 164S Black Beauty II ALFISTO;

Daughter's current ride: BB1 my 164L and Her Granddads 2002 Ford Taurus is back up.

New parts hauler but not car hauler 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L H.O. V-8

Needing TLC non-blackbeast the 93 164L

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After replacing timing belt and all radiator hoses I've got a CEL with a 1214 code. I'm thinking I got the two plugs on the thermostat sensor swapped. Would that do it?

Paul - 1972 Spider - (2)1991 164S's - 1983 308 - 2001 Discovery - 1997 F350
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After replacing timing belt and all radiator hoses I've got a CEL with a 1214 code. I'm thinking I got the two plugs on the thermostat sensor swapped. Would that do it?
Just one Bosch 2-wire connector and it will only go on sensor one way.

Check and see if one of the wires terminal came unlocked in connector and backed away from terminal on sensor.

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Daily drivers: USA models - 1991 164S Black Beauty II ALFISTO;

Daughter's current ride: BB1 my 164L and Her Granddads 2002 Ford Taurus is back up.

New parts hauler but not car hauler 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L H.O. V-8

Needing TLC non-blackbeast the 93 164L

"A day without an Alfa whine is like a day without sunshine"
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Ah, I think I forgot to plug that one back in. I'll take a look tomorrow.

Paul - 1972 Spider - (2)1991 164S's - 1983 308 - 2001 Discovery - 1997 F350
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Side by each Giulia Ti and 164S Comparison

Both nice Alfas but for the price I will keep driving BB2 my 164S.

Dealer dude brought nice blue Ti AWD to our dinner meeting. He is going to have his dealership's Giulia Launch Party April 8 at 7 pm and wants us to bring our cars for show and tell.

We had 18 Alfisti for dinner tonight.

Skip owner of the red Duetto has his Giulia Ti on order but it hasn't been built yet.
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Daughter's current ride: BB1 my 164L and Her Granddads 2002 Ford Taurus is back up.

New parts hauler but not car hauler 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L H.O. V-8

Needing TLC non-blackbeast the 93 164L

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I'm jealous! 18 Alfisti for dinner! BB2 is sure gorgeous. And it's got a lower profile than the Giulia. I can't believe how big cars are now, and not necessarily that comfortable inside. Nice work, Steve.
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Minimal activity planned for the next 2 weeks but i did receive my injector kits and also the top engine seal kit so many, many items on my to do list.
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Minimal activity planned for the next 2 weeks but i did receive my injector kits and also the top engine seal kit so many, many items on my to do list.
Eibach lowering springs have that effect. I think with stock 164 suspension they are both about the same height.

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New parts hauler but not car hauler 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L H.O. V-8

Needing TLC non-blackbeast the 93 164L

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