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post #16 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-22-2017, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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RE: Del, too quick to part out a car? It was rear ended 5 years ago and I have had neither the time, money or interest to fix it up.

I have moved on.

I know you are the president of the 164 preservation league, think of this as a way to keep others on the road as well as making the few left all the more valuable.

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"I know you are the president of the 164 preservation league"

Steve deserves that title.

"think of this as a way to keep others on the road as well as making the few left all the more valuable"

Yeah, I know that argument.

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Cheryl, that was good for a laugh. 59 Alfas, OMG! I've seen pictures in Pat's books and it looked like your backyard had Alfas stacked in there like 'cord wood'.

As I look around the kitchen I have both Montreal instrument clusters and a C.I. 2000 plug wire set on the table. I finally moved the Montreal rear bumper to the garage last week along with the Duetto ash tray and Two-Liter air filter housing that were on the kitchen counter top. After 'she' left, I now can use the Pampered Chef turkey baster anytime I like!

Seriously Richard, Alfar7 -I wondered what the 7 was for but who am I to say you need help?
I heard a guy say one time that rather than get married again, he'd find a woman that he didn't like and buy her a house and a car.

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For those of you that doubt our children's enthusiasm for Alfa or being taught about Alfas early on, for those of you that missed it in Hagarty's a couple of years ago, (and there were many who saw it and contacted me), you'll see Lee and Kay with the Berlina before Patty was born. The picture is on page 2, bottom row of the picture box. (BTW, I am not responsible for the publisher's spelling/misspelling of Alfa.)

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Well, for me she gave up her kids, so asking to rid of an Italian car carcass seem like a fair trade
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And about those cute "kids," I'd take them in a minute...the problem is they grow up and mess up paint jobs on Alfas. Pat had just painted his red GTV and one of the goats decided to stand on top of it. Pat was so infuriated that he ran toward the car yelling at the goat. What did the goat do, slip and slide in the paint trying to get off.

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Damnnnn kids.....get off my car

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Surprised I haven't heard requests for the radiator, the door handles, nice seats, doors or hood or even trunk lid.
Wife said, "tick, tick, tick, tick.........

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Like all good things, it takes time. When selling Alfas and parts, you never know how long it will take before the interest builds. Contact the guy selling Alfa parts in Astoria. Maybe he might be interested. Otherwise pull the removeable parts off and store them in one of those places.

The only thing I'd be interested in would be the rear bumper top chrome strip if undamaged.

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sounds like she might be "kidding".
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Looks like it will be a sunny weekend.

I'm going to take off the hood and front fenders and silver strip, door handles, mirrors and seat motors out, window motors too,

Tuesday the scrapper comes and takes the car away.

If anybody wants those parts or others, I advise you to call me after 9AM Portland OR time. I own bars and often don't get home until 4AM.
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I still want the vacuum booster

Please. I am sorry to tell you it is not all that easy, but if you are determined to not save the car and want to take the engine out for yourself, that would make removing the brake booster a bit not as difficult. To get to a brake booster requires getting behind the false firewall. You could leave the master cylinder on it and cut the brake lines if that would make it easier for you. You should also save the brake cylinders and pads for yourself.

Lots of other parts I could use to finish resurrecting a five speed I have that was in a front end bang. Frame is re-sectioned and I have green pieces to finish (could also use a new fuel pump). Unfortunately, the car is supposed to be red. Were is not so enjoyable driving these cars repairing them would be just too expensive.

But why not save all you car, leave the front intact and graft the perfect rear I have on another LS onto yours. Better yet, why not get some Portland technical school where they teach body repair and have them do it as a project? And instead of having it all hauled off for junk, why not call the local "Pick a part" and sell it there cheap?

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I already answered that. The car has been in the driveway for 5 years. If in 5 years I have made no effort towards saving the car, my heart has clearly moved on to other projects.

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Surprised I haven't heard requests for the radiator, the door handles, nice seats, doors or hood or even trunk lid.
Wife said, "tick, tick, tick, tick.........
Can we presume you are keeping the AC with the engine?

Are the 94 LS trunk struts the same as on a 92S?

I would be interested in both sun visor assemblies and foglights.

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You do NOT want trunk struts, as they overload the hinge attachments and cause damage to the fenders as well as the inside structure above the rear panel when the top of the struts end up splaying out. Design error. Had that start to happen with my LS, and quickly changed the trunk over to springs instead, throwing out the struts. Fixed that problem. Much better, no worries.

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72 Morgan 27 (water time since 1976)

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If the motor mounts have been replaced or otherwise known good I could use a set. Same for front and rear struts but that might be more trouble than it's worth.

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Re parting out the alfa

If you have it (them), the chrome strips from the sides of front bumper would be useful. de-twisted mine on right side but still looks a bit ugly.

Remember: Your alfa could be kept looking gorgeous for 20 years. Your spouse....
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I have the chrome strips. they look good. Any tips on removing them nicely?

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