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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-17-2016, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Alfa Parts Exchange (APE) - New owner?

Anyone deal with the new/potentially new owner from APE? If you thought Larry was straight forward this new guy who I forgot his name was insane... That's all I can say right now because I am still confused what just occurred.
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I just got an exhaust manifold from APE and I got to say they are awesome!!! Very polite and got my part in less than a week.
Like 2 weeks ago! Thanks APE!!

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I bought some ignition parts recently. He answered the phone, sold me the parts at a good price, made a joke and shipped the parts promptly. IMO Larry is a good vendor.

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It wasn't Larry Sr. or Larry Jr., a new person is taking over the entire business.
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Bummer: I always enjoyed dealing with Larry & Larry Jr, and they were very reasonable on price. I hope the new guy keeps things going okay.

Anyone have more details on the change?

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That's a bummer. I have enjoyed going down to their yard and shooting the breeze with Larry.

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You didn't...oh yes I did. '73 Berlina graduate course in rust repair. No thread yet, don't want to piss off the GTV

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I just got a reply from Larry Jr. In his typical expansively verbose style, he replied...

"It's all false. We're still working away"

Somehow, this restabilizes the Earth in its orbit.

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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


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I notice there are two websites called APE.

Alfa Parts Exchange - Used Alfa Romeo Parts

and

APE DIRECT

I note the latter makes references to bleaching a part of one's orifice (seriously!)

Is this someone's idea of a stupid joke...!!!
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I saw that website last year as well, not sure what's up with that... Oh well, that's the World Wide Web for ya...
I've been doing business with Ape for the last few years in restoring my Spider and they've been nothing but the best, it's always fun chatting with either Larry and always pleased with the parts, prices and shipping.
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one time i got larry's father on the phone.the conversation to put it nicely was indeed confusing.
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Fake NEWS!!

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one time i got larry's father on the phone.the conversation to put it nicely was indeed confusing.
Last time I dealt with that place I got yelled at, cursed at and told I was trying to pull a fast one.


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It helps if one visualizes Christopher Lloyd in "Taxi". It explains a lot.

A few years ago, on the way to my first visit to Concorso, the 2000 Touring transmission began making the "ball bearings in a tin can" noise. I was in Berkeley, miles from home and 125 miles from the show site.

Hagerty quickly agreed to tow the car without charge to my destination, but what to do when the show was over, and I was required to vacate the golf course?

I called Larry Jr. in Tracy, and explained my predicament. He said, "I'll call you back"

Shortly, the phone rang, and he said "my dad will be at the golf course at 4:30 with a trailer. What do you want us to do with the car?"

How about take it to Tracy and overhaul the trans, plus rebuild a second trans I have as a spare?

"We'll take care of it"

And they did, just as promised, on the schedule they promised, at an entirely reasonable price, which I did NOT ask them to quote before doing all of this.

Plus, I got to meet Larry, sr, which was entirely amusing, to say the least.

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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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