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Old 10-04-2011, 06:08 PM
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Hi Derek,
Wonder whose is going to get painted first??? Some delay for mine as painter insisted on resanding and priming again.
This is no doubt you will win this race! I am trying to raise funds to catch up with the bodywork bill.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:16 AM
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On the brink of bankcruptcy soon too with my projects.
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:29 AM
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It does make it hard to complete the car when my 4 year old daughter decides to finish off the tickle fight I was having with my 2 year old by coming in with a flying fist! Dentist bill: $5000

Oh well, I'l do what I have to do. Anyone need a kidney?

On another note I am babysitting my brother's car and I took it for an italian tuneup after work yesterday. It is now tuned...
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:08 AM
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No thanks on the kidney, I'll stick to buying other people's restos . . . . . . . at half price
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- Pinyo - '72 Super, 2L/4.30LSD (pictures)(and more) - for that late mid-life crisis!!
- Gina Lolo Bianca - '65 early Series 1 Super, white/lt.blue-gray, stock 1600/4.56 (pics)(more pics) (Blog) - for the heck of it now!!!
- Mr Meconium- '73 Giulia Super 1.6, Giallo Piper/black, very stock (pics) - for another Euro trip?
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- El Blanco - '75 Super, ex-Nuova to earlier Super style, 2L/4.30LSD, white/gray-black - pics - SOLD
- Colonel Mustard - '67 Giulia Sprint GTV, Giallo Ocra/black, very stock, 1600 (pics) - LINK
- '70 1300 TI, 2L/4.10LSD, white/black - for a short while only . . .
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:44 AM
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That's some right hook Derek ! Yeowch !


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... at half price
That almost sounded like 'The truth about restos' which we daren't think about, let alone discuss. in fact I've repressed it already. What was I talking about ? Oh look, shiny thing...
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:40 AM
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You know I exaggerated . . . a bit . . . but it is the unfortunate truth when you look at the prices that nicely resurrected and restored cars go for. I'm just too lazy and unskilled to take on a major resto and really admire you guys who take these projects on, and the future buyer really appreciates your efforts ((left jab ) . Onya mates, Bruce
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- Spider Veloce, '69 US1750/4.56 LSD (pictures)(and more) - since '75 for that early mid-life crisis!
- Pinyo - '72 Super, 2L/4.30LSD (pictures)(and more) - for that late mid-life crisis!!
- Gina Lolo Bianca - '65 early Series 1 Super, white/lt.blue-gray, stock 1600/4.56 (pics)(more pics) (Blog) - for the heck of it now!!!
- Mr Meconium- '73 Giulia Super 1.6, Giallo Piper/black, very stock (pics) - for another Euro trip?
Gone-
- El Blanco - '75 Super, ex-Nuova to earlier Super style, 2L/4.30LSD, white/gray-black - pics - SOLD
- Colonel Mustard - '67 Giulia Sprint GTV, Giallo Ocra/black, very stock, 1600 (pics) - LINK
- '70 1300 TI, 2L/4.10LSD, white/black - for a short while only . . .
- Benjamin - '76 ex-Nuova to 1600 Super (pics) - for the 2011 Euro trip
- '69 1750 Berlina (wish I still had)
Links
Pinyo's 2010, 10 wk, 8000 mi "Super" Euro-Trip Blog - LINK
Benjamin's 2011, 7 week, 3500 mile "Super2" Euro-Trip Blog - LINK
Gina Lolo's 2011 Alfa Convention, 3350 mile Roadtrip blog - LINK
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I think there's a perverse relationship between the cars and the restorer sometimes. Sometimes it's not so much about enjoying the car long-term - but more about the daring rescue, the 'safe home', and then the 'putting it to rights', all culminating in handing it on to someone else to enjoy when you find another basket-case to adopt.

Unfortunately - you pay the price fiscally, emotionally and temporally for the 'privilege' of returning the car to it's former glory, perhaps with some mod cons / updates thrown in to put your stamp on it, before you release it back into the wild.

I'd dearly love to fix up a Citroen DS... Brilliant engineering - all those hydraulics to bleed... I'm such a masochist....

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The DS is an easy car if you accept it was ahead of its time even in access & maintenance. Just like a modern car there is a hell of a lot of dismantling before you can get at much. Brilliant car but when I work on our DS I allow 3 times the period I would allow to do the job on one of our Alfas.
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Aww c'mon guys, I'm trying not to think about how much this is costing! I think I'd rather be ignorant of the total bill once all is complete. Just keep the eyes to the front and don't look back!
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I can attest Derek, when it comes to these projects; ignorance is bliss.

You've still got that GT to build too!! Lol.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:09 AM
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I can attest Derek, when it comes to these projects; ignorance is bliss.

You've still got that GT to build too!! Lol.
I know! as much as I am focused on my Super I can't get my coupe out of my head and what I want to do to it no thanks to you! I do like that dual master cylinder setup from Alfaholics...
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:22 PM
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Spent a few more hours on my car last night. It is nice doing the final sand. I just wanted to glide my hands all over it cos its so smooth, but I keep getting told of with 'keep your greasy mits off it!' If I want the paint to stick I should listen to my painter!
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yeah - sand it with latex Derek!!

What brake system are you going to end up with in the super - standard ?

PS I think you'll focus on that GT again soon Derek. I managed to collect a few more nice trinkets on my current meager budget.

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yeah - sand it with latex Derek! What brake system are you gogin to end up with in the super - standard ?

PS I think you'll focus on that GT again soon Derek. I managed to collect a few more nice trinkets on my current meagher budget.
The Super will stay single circuit, with a new master cylinder, rebuilt bonaldi booster, ATEs on the back and GTV6 Brembos on the front (you know where they came from)

As for the GT, I was thinking about it again last night. It is a nice clean shell but with need of tiding up a few panels that werent done to my liking so it will move along fairly well when I do start. I do like the AH dual master cylinder setup for it, and will wait to see how yours all comes together.
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Thanks for that Derek - no pressure now! Your GT looks to be in excellent shape. I wish.

Do you think you could/should go dual circuit on the Super ? or not possible.
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