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I have heard we get older and then we die. Meanwhile back at the garage My Alfas are calling me to take one for a morning ride.

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@ 5 20 in the morning?? LOL ciao, chris

Maintaining my tenuous strain on reality.
89 164 2l Twin Spark, 2011 Tonka Dump

Recently added: an 89 75 (Milano) 1.6 litre w/44K on the klok.

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79 Alfetta GTV w/Spica, my 1st Alfa

An 88 Graduate. Not really love but interesting nonetheless.

A 68 BMW 1602 - man do I regret letting that one go!

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The title has Big Words that remind of a campaign I started a few years ago:

"Eradicate sesquipedelianism"


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UPDATE:

It has been confirmed!! Jeff is now the official poster boy for curmudgeonness.

Look in the car.....
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It's Giuseppe's giubos, not Guido's guibos, on my 78 Spider and Sport Sedan
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My wife was been very sad and wants me to change my spots because my "friends' call me a curmudgeon.. I'm going to get her this book .. https://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...&action=click- perhaps she will accept it better.. But dammmit, over my dead body will I pay for it. She's paying for it from her allowance! uncle
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I look downright ebullient in that photo (any excuse to post a picture of your Alfetta)!
And I'm pretty sure 'curmudgeonness' is a gender specific noun...

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'85 GTV6 3L, '78 Alfetta Sport Sedan
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I'll make it easier:
Stamp out sesquipedelianism!

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sesquipedelianism

Now that I know what it means, I've got to work it into conversations!

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I am an analog guy in a digital world.. Alfas since 1964, what get me the most "for those with overheating problems" if you can't figure this one... drop the tools.... I'm probably gonna die soon...that said if its got a flywheel sensor it ain't in my garage.... curmudgeon pic attached..
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The older I get.. the faster I was....
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I'm convinced humans are entirely overrated as a species.
M. Twain advised us that one goes to heaven for the weather, and hell for the companionship.
A. Bierce observed that the ocean is a body of water covering three quarters of this Earth, a world man for man.... who has no gills.
I truly aspire to an undiluted and unrestrained misanthropy. It reduces the time filling out Xmas cards, increases the amount of blessed silence, and prevents me from being arrested for *****-slapping fools.
Curmudgeonly behavior is a joyous expression of the exalted state of enlightenment called misanthropy.
Dizzy Dean noted that "it ain't bragging if you can do it".
And...
To be content and completely alone requires a well developed sense of self.

Don P
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Past Alfas...
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

Current Alfas
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

And past...
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)

And present...
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...
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