Push hard and live
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Carson City, NV
I'll get some pics of the back side of the shoes tomorrow. Gym sort of whupped my behind this afternoon, so I'm off for horizontalness.
The tub is stripped of anything that can be removed. At least, I thought so until I'd cleaned my hands and was walking out of the shop, and noticed one "Touring construction placard", and the left rear axle support strap hanging down. They'll be off in 5 minutes tomorrow.
The steel for the rotisserie has arrived, and will be fetched to the casa tomorrow morning. Construction might begin immediately, although I've been putting off finishing the Cub Amphib annual far too long. With temps down in the 20s and wind gusts across the ridges at up to 120mph, the hangar doors may be the only thing flying tomorrow.
I picked up the first load from the powder coater, and dropped off another. There will be many, many loads to go.
I'm looking forward to having the tub up on the rotator. Somehow, that seems like an important inflection point in the process.
Oh, I got a reply from Valeria at the museo in response to my nudge. After apologizing, she promised to get me an answer tomorrow. C'mon Grigio Biacca, but it's already obvious to me that this was the original color. The real mystery will be what the interior is listed to have been.
Carson City, NV
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
Oops. Add to the "present" list, 10204 01488, 2000 Touring Roadster project
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 40 years) Over 55 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird
You can snap roll an Alfa only one time...
Last edited by DPeterson3; 01-17-2018 at 07:10 PM.