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post #316 of 1798 (permalink) Old 08-16-2017, 11:49 AM
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YEAH! Way to go. Im a few months behind you but I think by Christmas I too will be driving.


I decided to leave paint and bodywork until after I get a chance to rat-rod it around, just in case I don't really like it or want to keep it -- so if I decide to part with it, the new owner can choose paint color. I will do the engine compartment in Inglaise Verde though before I drop the motor in (betting on the come that l like the car and decide to keep it)!!

More photos! Your diff looks great -- did you rebuild it? Cheers

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post #317 of 1798 (permalink) Old 08-16-2017, 09:27 PM
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800 mile roadtrip

Just finished a 2 day 800+ mile roadtrip...Oregon to NorCal.
Topped it off with the drive on California #1. Always a fun drive. If you have never driven this highway it needs to be on your "to do" list. Long and winding with just enough twisty bits spaced out,to satisfy any boy racer. Will be doing Monterey and the Concours Italiano on Saturday. Then the return drive back. So far the Spider is running as it should.
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I got a call this morning from Nasco's- the local Alfa shop- my engine rebuild has been completed and I can pick the car up starting tomorrow!! I miss my spider, and can't wait to feel what a fresh engine feels like...and with 10:1 cr to boot.

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Joined The Club!

After getting a pretty clean bill of health from a professional pre-purchase inspection, I put a deposit on this '85 Veloce in Verde Acqua Metallizzato. I'll be flying out next week to pick it up in Bozeman, MT for a roadtrip home to Colorado via Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Garden City/Bear Lake, Flaming Gorge, and other assorted scenic byways. Does it get any better? Forza Italia!
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Started turning wrenches on my newly acquired 81 Spider Veloce.


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After getting a pretty clean bill of health from a professional pre-purchase inspection, I put a deposit on this '85 Veloce in Verde Acqua Metallizzato. I'll be flying out next week to pick it up in Bozeman, MT for a roadtrip home to Colorado via Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Garden City/Bear Lake, Flaming Gorge, and other assorted scenic byways. Does it get any better? Forza Italia!
That is such a great color. Enjoy friend!

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2017 VW Jetta Tsi
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2007 Toyota Corolla

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1984 Mercedes 300TDT wagon, rust took that one
1972 Mercedes 280SE, got in straight swap for the Discovery
1996 Land Rover Discovery
1986 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon
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I kept mine safe in the garage. Lots of weather today with chances of hail. We'll be on the road this weekend.

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YEAH! Way to go. Im a few months behind you but I think by Christmas I too will be driving.


I decided to leave paint and bodywork until after I get a chance to rat-rod it around, just in case I don't really like it or want to keep it -- so if I decide to part with it, the new owner can choose paint color. I will do the engine compartment in Inglaise Verde though before I drop the motor in (betting on the come that l like the car and decide to keep it)!!

More photos! Your diff looks great -- did you rebuild it? Cheers
The Diff Is From A Later S3 Spider (4.10 ratio), I Disassembled It, Cleaned It, Inspected It, Changed The Outer Wheel Bearings, And Added 2 Additional LSD Clutch Plates And Shims (removed 2 spacers) - 47% (?) lock.

In addition, I'm Inventoring & Reorganizing My Parts (I definitely have multiples of replacement parts and will sell off the extras when the car is finished [soon I hope!])
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Took my little Quad to a Classic Auto Show in Lacey, Washington. Not only did I bring the only Alfa Romeo to the show, it was the only Italian entry.
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post #325 of 1798 (permalink) Old 08-22-2017, 07:51 AM
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Roadtrip..1700+ miles...finished

Round trip Oregon to Monterey. Nearly incident free, we had a no start on the return trip at a rest stop. Push start and on our way. Not sure whether it was heat related, 104 degrees in Redding. Spider started after the incident.
We were accompanied by a fellow 1969 Spider owner, so two 50 year old Alfa's made the historic eclipse tour. Speaking of the eclipse we were able to view the mass exodus as we toured north. Cars were lined up from Eugene to Salem, over 50 miles. We learned that the traffic north of Salem was just as bad do we used alternate back roads from Albany to Portland.
Touring back we were forced to use the Interstate due to forest fires on the southern Oregon coast. It can be a bit unnerving traveling at freeway speeds with the multitude of air conditioned SUV's. We had no problems with the speed, it was the noise caused by those 20" tires on the SUV's.
Enjoyable but not something I would like to do frequently.
FYI this Spider has been driven to Chicago from Portland and return trip via Canada #1, so it's used to being driven .
Cheers, Jon

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I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Earplugs.

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We had no problems with the speed, it was the noise caused by those 20" tires on the SUV's.
Thanks for reminding me to take earplugs on my upcoming 1000-mile road trip. I'm used to wearing them on the motorcycle, and have frequently used them on long car trips and airline flights. If you've never tried it, you'd be amazed how much more serene and how much less fatiguing a long trip can be.

Sounds like you had a great one in any case.
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I drove my Alfa home 20miles from the shop in Portland, Or that rebuilt my engine. So nice to have it back.
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post #328 of 1798 (permalink) Old 08-22-2017, 06:32 PM
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Removed front springs. Backs will come off tomorrow. Tires are here and waiting to be mounted. Until then, giallo sits on jack stands.

It is a fierce, piercing shade of yellow, aglow with passion and defiance,
vibrating with the energy of a thousand suns, of thunder at dawn.

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Put mine up in the air in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey


It won't save it in a washout, but hopefully the extra 8 inches will give it a measure of protection.
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Put mine up in the air in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey


It won't save it in a washout, but hopefully the extra 8 inches will give it a measure of protection.
I hope you don't need all of that protection, but it's better to be safe than sorry!

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