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post #91 of 234 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 04:32 PM
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91quist -- Welcome!

Ah, East Haddam! When just out of college I worked in East Haddam at Witcomb USA bicycles, building custom bicycle frames, a quarter mile from the Goodspeed Opera House. But that was 30 years ago, before I knew anything at all about Alfas, so unfortunately I can't recomend a mechanic.

No doubt someone will jump in... and I think I've seen recomendations on the Board if you search.

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post #92 of 234 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 04:38 PM
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Anyone here from Boston area with a Giulietta Sprint .

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Thanks for the welcome, Fred. The Goodspeed Opera House is still operating and the lower CT River valley area, or the "Valley-Shore" to include towns like Old Saybrook, Westbrook, and Old Lyme, still remains a great place to drive the Alfa: scenic, uncrowded, lots of twisties (but too many potholes as well).


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I'm in Glastonbury restoring a 74 GTV, and might be a resource but don't claim to be an "Alfa mechanic". However, there is a guy in town here where I've seen Spiders in his lot, as well as Lancias and Fiats. If you're interested send me a PM and I'll stop by and check the place out.

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post #95 of 234 (permalink) Old 02-26-2006, 07:02 PM
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91quist - If you're interested, the only Alfa mechanic (full time) left in CT is Alfas Unlimited in Norfolk, you know way up Rt 44. Nice guys, cars, and garage of stuff. I love looking at garages full of stuff...

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John, welcome aboard! I used to work in New London and have done a lot of kayaking in northeast CT--the Shetucket, Willamantic, Quinnebaug and the Natchaug. There's an excellent Alfa mechanic in Warwick, RI. His name is Jim Byrne and he runs Dublin Motorcar Co., (401) 739-2727. He's a certified European Masters Technician. I had a waterpump replaced there on a Spider (a nasty job, because there's no room to work) and the price was competitive.

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post #97 of 234 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 07:09 PM
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from clinton, ct

looking to get a spider.

had an 86 spider from 91 to 95, sold it to buy an audi. now i'm going to sell the audi to get an alfa again.

well back to reading old posts and searching
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Well, I think that makes three of us from Clinton (that I know of). Welcome to the board.

Keep your eye on the classifieds section of the Alfa Owners of New England website ( There are sometimes some nice Spiders listed there.

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A newbie here and checking in. Long story short - I had a weekend (American Muscle) car and had to get rid of it because of lost space. My situation changed - after I sold my car of course - and I'm now aching to fill the void (GTV ), so it's probably a good thing that I join the BB to get as much info as I can before I buy. I also joined AROC-AONE.
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Dan Weiss from Boston. Loving my 1991 164L. Look forward to meeting some of you at the next local event.

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Mt. Washington Vintage Hillclimb

Anyone going up for that? I'm not that far away from it. Might make for a nice informal cruise.
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Brian Shorey here, long time AONE member and Alfa Digester. Some New Englanders might know me.

I've actually been registered on this BB for a while now, but never really contributed or kept up with it (anybody got any tips for keeping up with individual messages?).

Current Alfas - 1972 Spider, 1972 GTV, 1972 Berlina (advertised here a couple months ago), 1976 Alfetta GT, and 1983 GTV6 3.0.

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John here from Glastonbury.

Recently purchased a '84 Spider to sooth the withdrawls of selling a 71 Karmann Ghia cabriolet.

So far the treatment is a sucess! (Karmann who?)

BTW, there is a garage here in town ( that both the founder/owner and his son (Angelo) are long time Afisti. They don't advertise it per se, but they do work on Alfa's on what seems to be a fairly regular basis from what I see when I do a drive by or have had my daily drivers worked on. I've seen various model early 60's to 90's there at times

From my experience, nice folks to deal with, honest and reputable.

Any interest on the part of other Connecticut members to have an informal get together some time next year for a "shine and show"?


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