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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-27-2019, 01:25 PM
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I haven't been able to find anything like Stoddard Solvent for several years, including in Nevada. So, I just buy "paint thinner" from Home Depot. Sometimes I'll spring for the "aromaless paint thinner", but it costs a bit more, and the aroma of mineral spirits doesn't really bother me. I suspect the aromaless paint thinner is..... stoddard solvent.

Varsol was the go-to decades ago.

Kerosene actually works ok for gunk-cleaning, but I prefer not to have that stink up my shop. I'll take a 5-gallon can out behind the shop for use with my spray-wand. The smell goes away pretty quickly out there.

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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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Amazingly Don, we can still get Varsol here. Of course no EPA...

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Bob put new Varsol in his parts washer just in time for me to rebuild my Super's motor in his shop. Clean Varsol in a parts washer is gearhead nirvana!
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Wow, $325 for 5 gallons. https://www.labsupplyoutlaws.com/che...ol-solvent.htm

Might have to stick to gas.

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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

You didn't...oh yes I did II. 1995 164LS 5 speed, awesome when it runs!!!

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Here it costs $7 X gallon. Too bad cannot send any.
I think it would be prudent to start sockpiling. Never know we may want to become EPA oriented. NOT

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Free Dishwashers

Free dishwashers show up on Craigslist from time to time every few weeks. People just want someone to haul away their old ones.
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