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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-16-2003, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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¿Dónde está el servicio? (or do you want to have a bath in a bar?)

Estoy borracho (but I don´t think that somebody is drunk with two beers)

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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-16-2003, 04:56 PM
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Almost there Carlos.
Your web server is prompting for a user name and password when I open this thread.

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Great spider Carlos,, you are doing a good job with your english.. do keep in touch..
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Bienvenidos Carlos! Great looking Spider! Another white Spider to join John M's.

It looks like someone installed the lovely stainless steel bumpers from an earlier model. Unless those rubber bumpers were a US only 'feature'. It's nice to see carbs on a later series 2 Spider too.

Say Keven, perhaps you need to come down from the RPV hill once in a while. There's plenty of opportunity to speak Spanish down at the lower elevations.

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That's my pimp line (sorry for the terrible spelling).

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Very nice spider Carlos!!!

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Thanks everyone for the spanish lessons. I have now more than doubled the number of words in spanish I know! Thanks to you, I can ask for the way to the bathroom and say that I am drunk - only that wont be necessay, as it will be obvious to everyone...

Great Spider Carlos! Looks very clean and original.
I believe the bumpers are original euro-spec. Rubber bumpers were a US requirement. A not-so-grateful feature also seen on MGB, Spitfires, TR6's, Fiat 124 etc. Since the stream of 60's and 70's sportscars have turned around and a lot of the cars are returning to Europe, a whole new industry have emerged her of garages converting the US-spec cars to Euro-spec: installing chrome bumpers, removing emissioncontrol equipment etc.

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Thats un coche que mira muy agradable. Im alegre usted podía finaly fijar los cuadros.

Thats one very nice looking car. Im glad you were finaly able to post the pictures.

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As well says 164QV, the rubber bumpers of the Spider series 2 were mounted only in the versions for the American market, next to some variation but emission controls..... the Americans were Also the only ones equipped with Spica injection system and exhaust gas recirculation system or catalytic converter

In Europe, twin carburetors were even mounted in the series 3 until the electronic Bosch (abot 1987) injection was mounted. Also existed A version of the series 4 with a 1600 cc engine (that I believe that it was not sold in the USA) that maintained the Twin carburetors (Weber, Solex or Dell´orto).

Thats one very nice looking car. Im glad you were finaly able to post the pictures."

"Parece un coche muy bonito. Me alegro de que finalmente pudieras enviar las fotos"

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Hey Carlos:

I want your bumpers. I am very jealous of the chrome. We got the big rubbers as you noted. Great looking car. You have it looking extremely nice. And welcome to the board.

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[SIZE="1"]1978 AR Spider Veloce 2000....the first and still here...Bianco
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Awesome spider!! Congrats.
Here in the "New World" we usually refer to the bathroom as the "bano", somewhat crude. I think I will start using the proper "servicio" term from now on, seems a more elegant way of saying it.

I live very close to San Pedro, so I do speak Spanish very frequently, just rarely have the chance to write it.

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