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Hi all!

My name is Phil, and I'm in Houston. I recently aquired a nice 1988 Quadrifoglio. Fun to drive, of course, but a big change after years of driving the Dodge Ram. It is a unique feeling to be on the road and look _up_ at Corollas.

It has about 100,000 miles one it, but it's hard to say for sure as the speedometer and odometer aren't working right now. Other needed repairs:
motor mounts
rear seal
rear transmission mount
center driveshaft support
rear pinion seal
radiator leaks
tires (the ones on the car were 10 years old!)
Also replaced the clutch and clutch hydraulics. Once those were replaced the clutch pedal pivot broke.

Most of these items seem to be stuff that just got old. I don't think the previous owner was a big mainenance guy. Or he just got tired of doing it.

I should have the car back on Tuesday. I think I could have done some of this myself, but pulling the driveshaft seemed a bit daunting as a first project!

The engine runs pretty strong. There is a small oil leak at the corner of the head gasket, but my mech says it's not a crisis. I have the parts for it, and will spend some time on it in a couple of weeks.

For now, I am looking forward to getting it back from the shop and enjoying it for a while. Writing this, it sounds like there are a ton of problems, but I rationalize it by telling myself that sooner or later, these all would need repair, as on any 20-year-old car. Also, there is not a speck of rust on the car, and the body is in really good shape.

Thanks for all those who post here - it is a real education and a lot of fun to read.

-Phil
 

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Welcome to the bb

Enjoy that Spider as soon and as often as possible:D
 

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would love to see pics, enjoy your car.
 

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wow - looks good. have any interior shots?
 

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looks very nice. Congrats!
 

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So far, the only rusty spot on it is the little bulge on the hood. I read another thread where someone got a similar spot from bottoming out and busting his motor mounts, pushing the engine up into the hood.

Here's an interior shot.
 

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Rrreally nice, congrats!
Looks similar to my '90, without the dirt (o;
 

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Looks like my first Alfa. Except, you know, nicer. :)
The S3s are great everyday Alfas, and I'm a sucker for the bordello interior on the Quad. Did you get the hardtop with it as well?

-Jason
 

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She's a looker.
(blush)

Did you get the hardtop with it as well?
Yes, but I'm not sure I like it. It's kinda like a moustache on the Mona Lisa - this car looks best with the soft top-down or up. IMO. Also it's hard to store. Everywhere I move it, it is immediately in the way!

I am sure once the AC is fixed and May rolls around again, I'll love it.

-Phil
 

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Looks just like mine.......without the ripped seats!
 

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Nice car
Why are the seats mounted in reverse?
Right hand seat is in left position.
 
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