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Old 03-28-2008, 02:49 PM
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Hmm, that might be getting a little expensive (guesstimate ~$1K just for the gasoline roundtrip) for us East coasters ! We also need to get the rusty A/C compressor working first !
I was thinking about this kind of thing;
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/car-...ica-rally.html

As well as this king of thing;

Come on...

My wife and I decided to go to Las Vegas one year and an hour into the trip we decided instead to go to New York. We simply made a right turn and headed east, instead of north. No problem.

Lexington, Massachusetts USA to Palm Desert, California USA and back.
2,947.2 miles / 25 mpg = 117.88 gallons * $4. a gallon = $471.52 one way * 2 roundtrip = $943.04
See...
It's not even $1,000!

Your Alfa can get 25 mpg with your right foot using the gas pedal lightly, right? And as for the A/C, you only need it around late June to late august. It's hot, but with a cold drink and the Sierra Nevada's beckoning, it's doable!
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:46 AM
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April Fools + Alfa + $1 lift ticket + fog + spring skiing + 4 hrs on slope
+ rain (3pm) + 260 miles drive + several speed traps =

another "crazy + al + cheapo + heavenly + fun + exhausting + wet + adventurous + lucky" day ?

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I was thinking about this kind of thing;
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/car-...ica-rally.html
Interesting! Will love to do a pan/loop/zipzap across the US (and Europe, ...) some days !

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Your Alfa can get 25 mpg with your right foot using the gas pedal lightly, right?
I have a feeling it will be hard to keep a light foot for those straight roads - especially those in the middle of the country !
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:56 PM
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Is it Spring yet? I'm officially sick of shoveling my driveway and not driving the GTV.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:26 AM
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Is it Spring yet? I'm officially sick of shoveling my driveway and not driving the GTV.
I with ya on that pal.

now I know that when you get old you should move to Florida.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:27 PM
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I have so much work to do on both cars that I can't believe it. It's too cold and snowy to consider doing anything. I'm just back from a week in Florida, where I convinced myself that I might be able to do a few things. It's amazing how quickly such plans go out the window when you feel the temperature and see a foot of snow on the ground!
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:48 AM
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I have so much work to do on both cars that I can't believe it. It's too cold and snowy to consider doing anything. I'm just back from a week in Florida, where I convinced myself that I might be able to do a few things. It's amazing how quickly such plans go out the window when you feel the temperature and see a foot of snow on the ground!
I know! Nothing worse than cold tools-cold floor-cold parts. I haven't touched my car all winter. The cold kept me from replacing the brake pads and rotors on my Saab, I ended up paying someone to do it. (something I wouldn't have dreamed of in my younger years!)

The other day, I needed to adjust the traction clutch on my snowblower. A simple task to tighten the barrel nut on the cable--even that was a chore with frozen hands.

I just don't have the tolerance for cold anymore.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:37 AM
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Cool Cold?

Yes, I suppose it is a bit nippy. Got a long sleeve "T" shirt on this Ayem
Must be about 64 degrees now but supposed to be about 68-70 by noon or so.
Ahhhhhhh..........
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I couldn't resist a drive the other day...even if it was just for a few miles..

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Ah stop complaining, think of us poor buggers out here in Aus, and especially for those in Adelaide and Melbourne where it was over 40oC all week, I think it maxed out at 45 in Adelaide, though I did read on another thread where some poor soul in the outback was talking of the temperature reaching 52 and he was talking of taking his 164 for a drive. Try working on the car in that kind of temperature and it would make you wish it was a little cooler.

Myself, I am just glad it didnt get above 30 in Hobart and at least the AC in the 156 Sportwagon could cope with such temperatures.

Nah give me the snow and cold anyday, at least I can put more clothes on, chains on the car and go to the mountains for skiing. Dave
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:04 PM
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Yeah, but, do you know how hard it is to hold on to a wrench at 0 degrees F ??

I'll take the middle ground, somewhere between you guys getting baked down there, and us freezing our butts off up here !!!
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Fair point, I can imagine,..not pleasant, either that or it freezes to your skin, yeooch !! In between, yes thats good.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:59 AM
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Well, it's not doing a very good job of warming up this spring in New England, is it? Last year I was driving by this time (and had my front end crunched almost a year ago). No rush, though--the Spider needs new tires, and that's delayed until my tax refund arrives.

I expect it will warm up and be more pleasant after Thursday, when my divorce becomes final. (Dealing with that has kept me off the BB for a few months; just too much to deal with.)
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:12 PM
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I've already had the Spider out a few times in the last couple weeks, might even take the hard top off on Friday as it is supposed to approach 70 degrees!

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Old 04-14-2009, 12:57 PM
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Last night: freezing rain....last week lost two big trees in a storm (8" of snow)...today
it's raining; but the 'temp.' is dropping...the Alfas are STILL hibernating...when will
Spring arrive?....Ed K.
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