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Today 01:43 PM
DPeterson3 My hope is that a 1300, regardless of rear end, when driven at 4,700’ above sea level, will be barely fast enough to reach the speed limit, even going down hill.
Today 01:21 PM
Jim G
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Stopped in Sac for a look at a Giulia Super Nuovo 1300. Runs well, but the right structural sill is essentially gone. Not sure about left side, but one might assume. I don’t see it as a candidate for restoration, but it might work as a first car for a teenager. I doubt the owner will accept a price appropriate for my intended use. We’ll see.
If it has the 1300 in it and the original rear end. Its peppy enough for a teenager to keep up with traffic.
Today 12:48 PM
DPeterson3 Stopped in Sac for a look at a Giulia Super Nuovo 1300. Runs well, but the right structural sill is essentially gone. Not sure about left side, but one might assume. I don’t see it as a candidate for restoration, but it might work as a first car for a teenager. I doubt the owner will accept a price appropriate for my intended use. We’ll see.
Today 11:27 AM
xalfaracer Congratulations, just saw the results in the daily blog from CI.
Today 08:55 AM
PS70
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Best of marque (Alfa) out of 102 present.
Pirelli “Best Fit” award.
Congratulation !
Today 06:49 AM
DPeterson3 Sun burned, bone tired, car loaded and headed back to upholsterer to get top installed, happy.

Best of marque (Alfa) out of 102 present.
Pirelli “Best Fit” award.

Prize from Pirelli is a 1/5 scale F1 tire used for wind tunnel testing. Was told they cost $600. Hmmm. Door #3? Maybe use it as a Planter?

Lounging in bed at a B & B in Watsonville waiting for the fog to lift a bit.

Everyone from the local Alfa Club were stupendously kind and generous. Almost made me wish I lived close enough to break my own aversion to clubs. Hale fellows, and gentle ladies.
08-16-2019 01:49 PM
xalfaracer Looking for a new project? I found this while looking for Alfas at Bonnieville.

https://bringatrailer.com/2018/06/10...pider-project/
08-14-2019 08:56 PM
DPeterson3 BTW, Div... I’ve had ten inflight engine failures in single-engine aircraft. I no longer assume “if”. I’ve gotten expert at having one eyeball flying the plane, and the other assessing the merits of landable fields within gliding range.
08-14-2019 08:52 PM
DPeterson3
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As an ex-military pilot that is precisely why I said it. It was ingrained in us to take nothing for granted. Sorry if it came across wrong... but those things are ingrained . i was just looking out for your safety under duress.
Ah... No duress. Maintain an even strain. I’ve had “Rambo”, my 64 M20E Mooney for exactly 40 years and three engines... the last one of which I rebuilt. Flying him to Monterey has far less stress than taking the Mazda down to Walmart.

To end the day, I ended up in an unexpected meeting with the high school football coach. My hormonally chaotic 16 year old sophomore grandson just got moved up to Varsity. First game six days after Concorso. Coach likes his combination of extreme fitness and feloniously violent tendencies. He dead lifts 415 and can clean 225.

The boy is also first chair Euphonium AND Bass Trombone in the Senior Wind Ensemble, and first chair Bass Trombone in the Jazz Big Band.

Interests and talents not often found in the same body. When combined with a criminal psychology...... watch out!
08-14-2019 05:09 PM
divotandtralee
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I beg your pardon?

I’m almost finished with the story boards. Got laundry to do. A teenage boy in full hormonal meltdown. A tournament bridge game tomorrow with one of my regular partners, who had a triple bypass 10 days ago. His playing will be enhanced by oxycontin.

Flying is about the easiest and least stressful thing I do.
As an ex-military pilot that is precisely why I said it. It was ingrained in us to take nothing for granted. Sorry if it came across wrong... but those things are ingrained . i was just looking out for your safety under duress.
08-14-2019 02:58 PM
DPeterson3
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Try to switch gears and put mind on the flying part
I beg your pardon?

I’m almost finished with the story boards. Got laundry to do. A teenage boy in full hormonal meltdown. A tournament bridge game tomorrow with one of my regular partners, who had a triple bypass 10 days ago. His playing will be enhanced by oxycontin.

Flying is about the easiest and least stressful thing I do.
08-14-2019 01:31 PM
divotandtralee Try to switch gears and put mind on the flying part
08-14-2019 12:13 PM
DPeterson3 Car loaded, and off to back load several Porsches described as “not suitable for street use”.

I can see the several dozen exceptions to perfection, but I’m not gonna worry about it. Just a few administrative elements to attend to, pack the plane, and I’ll be ready for an early Friday departure.

What could possibly go wrong?
08-14-2019 09:31 AM
MAS Restoration My 2016 Concorso Italiano visit with my restored 1960 Giulietta spider veloce (there's always bigger fish in the sea), and they lost all the paperwork for judging! But it was fun.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13co...w?usp=drivesdk
08-14-2019 09:25 AM
MAS Restoration Good luck Don! Have great weather, a lot of fun and meet some great people. Give us some feedback on the great yellow color. Check my next post on my adventure there in 2016. Mark
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