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What did you do Alfa [and 164] related today?

I had a slow to go Alfa day today.

First off I worked on setting up my wife's future garden plot permiters with 4x4 eight foot posts. I tilled up part of the area yesterday with my neighbor's roto-tiller. I have to get more soil and compost trucked/trailered in before spring.

Did I mentioned we have been having a real heat wave this week. It has been tee shirt weather. Such a relief after 20-40 degree weather.

75 ° Partly CloudyFeels Like 75°
Relative Humidity 41%
Barometer 29.87(Steady)atm
Dew Point 50 °
Visibility 10.00 Miles
UV Index 1 Low
Wind Speed W 18 to 24mph

I did move two 164's today to get my truck and trailer out so I could take a load of Alfa parts to my storage unit.

With Sara wrecking her car and so much stuff already here, I got a bigger storage unit so I could move out some stuff before I start the salvage operation of it.

When part of your rear yard adjoins your neighbors front yard you have to be creative in your landscaping and be considerate.

Yes I will restore some green grass this year. There was a children's play house in the barren area that I took down but I must admit I killed the rest of side yard grass with my Alfas under the Old Oak tree project.

You can see how far in second tree dented in right side of her trunk lid.

I may use my spare Milano Verde rear wish bone to give her 164B new rear legs as it is now sitting on a wheel dolly.

I set up garden plot as a L-shaped plot so we can still get into back yard to store Alfa rescue projects behind rear gate.
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My garden and I'm **** proud of it.
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Ye Olde Oak Tree project with truck and trailer behind rear rear yard fence.
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Daily driver and parts hauler but not car hauler 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L H.O. V-8

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My project for the last three days has been getting the red 75 3 litre back on the road after two years in the garage so that my son can start driving it. I got the alternator reconditioned and fitted. Getting those things off a 75 is not easy. I fitted a new piece of hose on the crankcase breather, re-fitted the throttle linkage, changed the coolant and cleaned out the expansion bottle and changed the oil. I siphoned out 40 litres of old fuel so as to avoid possible bad running and clogged injectors. Today I will put in 20 litres of 98 octane ULP and hope it fires up and runs with no leaks etc, then I will give it a much needed wash. It is hard to believe it is nearly ready to go after all this time.
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I think your problem is you have to many red Alfas!

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Hi - I need a good picture or instructions showing the connections related to the throttle plate. I just finished putting another engine in my 88 Milano Verde and I thought I had it - but I cannot reve the engine from the pedal - only by moving the throttle plate by hand. Any good pictures would help.

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Hi - I need a good picture or instructions showing the connections related to the throttle plate. I just finished putting another engine in my 88 Milano Verde and I thought I had it - but I cannot reve the engine from the pedal - only by moving the throttle plate by hand. Any good pictures would help.

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You can't put these posts in other people's threads. Also, this is the 164 forum, not Milano. You're not going to get an answer here even if you post this question in its own thread.

On topic, I did nothing Alfa related today, but yesterday I put the cover over my soon-to-depart parts car so the city stays off my back, and talked with a friend about a running 164L 5 speed he has for sale. Maybe I'll be back in the fold (with a running car) soon.

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I posted a link of his problem over on Milano tab.
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I unpacked the quarter panel I purchased from Alfa 35 to repair rust damage on the Q! Tomorrow have to pick it up from work and bring it home. Can also finally get a cover on the LS I purchased as a parts car, now that the snow is almost completely melted. Of course it's supposed to snow again on Sunday.

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I unpacked the quarter panel I purchased from Alfa 35 to repair rust damage on the Q! Tomorrow have to pick it up from work and bring it home. Can also finally get a cover on the LS I purchased as a parts car, now that the snow is almost completely melted. Of course it's supposed to snow again on Sunday.
Tom are you in a suburb of Milwaukee? No I see you are west of it. I am by birth from WI (Janesville), but grew up on a farm north of Madison (current hot sport in news).

Many of my now deceased family lived in and around Milwaukee and West Bend.

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Today I drove the silver 164B pulling the trailer loaded down with 2 rolling tool chests, one large tool box, a floor stand drill press, motorcycle jack and a few other odd and ends. I'm move the shop from the greenhouse to the large garage at our new old house.

Also I tried starting the red 164S...no go...I think it's the fuel pump I think I'll be going a head first dive into the trunk soon

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I just enjoyed driving my Alfa today.....to work and back in light fast traffic.
It was a warm FL day and the sunroof was open.
The speedometer has started to malfunction but who watches that anyways....
I need to fix it so that the odometer continues to tell me when the gas is about to run out as the yellow fuel warning light shines as it feels like.

Between a major work event I hope to play with our Alfa's this long weekend.
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Buying more parts for the 164 LS , of course!

Making a inventory of what part need fixing on my 1959 Sprint 1300cc engine Needs a new cylinder head installed this spring.

Driver side rear strut to come off soon on the 164 , soaking the bottom two bolts with Kroll.

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Haven't gotten to drive my 164's but a couple feet so far today as I moved two of them to get my truck out. I am moving into a bigger storage unit so I will have some more room to store 164 parts as I begin to salvage out Sara's totaled 164B.

I got out of smaller unit and into larger one but have some reorganizing to do so I will have room for QS's parts.

I hope to drive Black Beauty to Italian Bakery for our weekly car guys tire kicking as weather warm enough to be outside again today.

OBTW, we are supposed to have a new Fiat 500 at our Alfa monthly dinner meeting on Monday night.

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I swapped some PM's with Steve about 164 fuse locations. I still havent been called about my 500 yet.
Steve, one of my best friends and a former Alfa owner Doug lives in Janesville now.
Just leaving now to go get some cat food. But in the F-150, not an Alfa. I have a lot of cats. I guess.

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