Even when we go on a 5-7k mile run with an Alfa with cc, such as the LS with cc, we never even think about using it. We are generally on and off the throttle, partly because the roads we choose to drive on, and also because there may be traffic to deal with, as we are always a little faster than the norm.
I remember an old SAE journal article which stated that the safest way to drive was always slightly faster than the norm, so that you are generally coming up on traffic, not being stuck in groups. I believe in that as well, and practice it when we drive. Lol, sometimes even faster, believing the research which indicated that when you drive a little faster, you are more alert and, of course, a safer driver. Oh, yes. Early freeways had no curves built in, so they were finding that drivers were falling off the road asleep at the posted speed limits. Later highways had curves built in to reduce this.
BTW, dd does not need cc at all. Just too much going on.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 04-27-2018 at 07:44 PM.