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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-21-2007, 03:09 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all, I have been lurking on this board for quite some time ( a year or so) just before I bought my 89 Graduate from E-Bay and drove it home 650 miles Texas to Iowa!! (Awfully trusting arenít I?).

After body work, Wolfe Steal, and a new interior it's starting to look pretty good. Used to own a Fiat 124 so I'm not completely new to Italian cars, and have owned more than a few British bikes- hence the screen name T120 Bonneville.

Just drove it round trip to Ohio to visit family and I must say it is such a pleasure to drive! It still needs plenty of small things and cosmetically it could be better but I am a pretty good mechanic (remember the British bikes) and love to dig into it!

Just wanted to say Hi and I have really enjoyed the board very, very much. You guys have helped me out more than you know!! I will try to be more sociable in the future. There are sooo many knowledgeable people on this board that even though I may know a thing or two it is a bit humbling!

Thanks again for the help and I will post a picture or two.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-21-2007, 04:43 AM
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Yo, welcome aboard!
Are you related to the IAP sponsored "Bonnie" the Alfa record holder for landspeed in her class...LOL

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-21-2007, 09:15 AM
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This board is one hell of a community. Enjoy it and don't be shy about asking for help. There are a ton of helpful people here.

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Wow! Another Alfa in Iowa. I know of only one other Alfa Spider in the state. Now with you, that makes at least three of us.

Welcome to the board. Maybe I'll see you out there on the back roads one of these summer nights.

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Just got a '90 Graduate as well. . .

What color is yours? What are your plans for fixing it up?

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There is a very good chance that I will be moving to Decorah, a few miles up the road from you in Oelwein... Hope to see you out on those lovely backroads. That part of Iowa bluff country is the best kept secret.

Look for my 90 Graduate in coming summers....
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Welcome to the BB! When you're ready please consider posting some pictures.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-24-2007, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Here are a few pics.

Glad to hear that there are a few others in Iowa. I havn't seen any yet but always looking!

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-24-2007, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Shrink pictures

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Change the quality level to something lower when you save the picture. (should be a pop up box or an options tab when you save to jpeg, or at least there is in most cases)




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