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Happy Thanksgiving Day for those of us in the USA. Enjoy this day, and give thanks.

Otherwise, nothing Alfa related today.
 

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I drove the GT in perfect weather, through the beautiful countryside to visit my friend Shane, (Alphie), yesterday and spent the afternoon talking Alfas and seeing what he has been doing lately. As usual there was the intoxicating sound of the 3.2 Busso and the joy of flicking the GT round the twisty roads and powering it up the hills. Driving doesn't get any better than that. There will be more of that on Sunday when we take it on the club cruise to the Barossa Valley wine area. Our son will be driving the black 75 with his girlfriend, so it will be a family Busso V6 day.
 

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So far today I have by-passed (jumpered) the bad R/F brake pad sensor wires with a jumper wire at the connector in R/F wheel well and not the dash icons stay off.

Next I honed out a GTV6 clutch slave cylinder for a friend and installed new piston seals.

He blew out slave seals when his clutch release arm pivot ball sheared off. He is a machinist by trade so I am sure he will find a way to get threaded end out of tranny bell housing. He had to pull tranny as he couldn't get broken off threaded end out even with clutch assembly off.
 

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It was just over three years ago when I brought Blackie home on a U-haul trailer and started posting my "Reinstatement" thread. Now, after about 40,000 miles behind the wheel, I just realized that I have never turned the radio on. :)
 

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It was just over three years ago when I brought Blackie home on a U-haul trailer and started posting my "Reinstatement" thread. Now, after about 40,000 miles behind the wheel, I just realized that I have never turned the radio on. :)
Did it work?
 

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The amount of steering fluid hiding out in the boots of a leaking rack is impressive.


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Keeps it off the garage floor, lol.
 

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Yep, them there boots can hold a whole reservoir full of fluid and then there some more!
 

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I had a few hours available so what did I do?

I pulled front head on Non-Originale the white 164L to cure oil leak from bad head gasket molded ribbed seal and dowel pin o-ring.

I HAVE CAR SOLD AND NEED TO CURE THIS MAJOR PROBLEM.

Link and/or pix to follow/ I R whipped but I gotter dun!

I didn't have anything else to do so I pulled front head.

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/7323009-post15.html
 

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"I didn't have anything else to do so I pulled front head"

Idle hands do nothing but get into trouble and create work, lol.
 

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Didn't have anything to do today, either, so went to the local Duwamish Tribe Long House for a Native American art show. Bought a couple of items. The 91S drove smoothly as usual.

Interesting because the Duwamish Tribe is not recognized by the Feds even though they are the tribe of Chief Seattle (c. 1786 – June 7, 1866). He was a Suquamish Tribe (Suquamish) and Dkhw'Duw'Absh (Duwamish) chief. The city is named for him, although the city fathers at that time would not let him live in Seattle, only his daughter, Caroline.

I've read that evidently the other local tribes do not want that tribe recognized because they don't want them cutting into their own casino business.

Later, I watched the first half of the Apple Cup cross state college rival football game. The #5/6 Huskies (Dawgs) thoroughly routed the #23 WSU Cougars (Cougs), 45-17. Hopefully, the Dawgs will get invited to the National championship Playoffs if they win the overall PAC 12 championship. That will be a tough game against either USC or Colorado.

Then after that, cooked dinner for us, as I usually do, left over turkey, etc, then watched a French mystery "Blood on the Vine". Good show. Also worked on my N gauge railroad, studied the Milano fuel system routing, and asked about a part on the BB. Now watching a newer PBS version of 'Anne of Green Gables', which is situated on Prince Edward Island. Is that your old homestead, Richard? Read the new Autoweek mag review of the new Giulia. They liked it a lot.

All in all, a nice relaxing day after Thanksgiving. Now to concentrate on Christmas presents.
 

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Never lived in PEI, Del, but visited many times. We lived in New Brunswick. Sharon was also watch the PBS Green Gables show.
 

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Tried to replace rear pads on my ’83 spider. Pulled the old ones out and could not get the new ones in. Put the old pads back in and put everything back together. I’ll try again another day. Why is it never easy?
 

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Why is the engine still in it Paul? If you have a Ferrari that needs work, the engine needs to come out:)
I didn't have anything to do today, so put the starter back in the black Alfa. It's a cloudy rainy day, so I had the garage closed up. While I'm finishing up, I hear a noise outside, like the rims I had stacked up fell over...no wind or anything so I go have a look. A guy is throwing them in the back of a pickup. When I impolitely asked what he was doing, he took of running. The driver of the pickup said he had nothing to do with it and the passenger told him they were his. The driver left when I came in to call the cops. Cops arrived arrived, took a report and said they would drive around looking for him, but probably wouldn't catch him. This is the third incident here, including the hit and run that totaled my silver 164. Each time the cops announce the same thing...they won't catch the guy. They've succeeded each time. Time for a change in attitude on their part and a carry permit on mine!
 

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I've figured that at least half the people can likely be thieves. I'm sure the guy didn't know what car the wheels are from, but figured he could hock them for drug money.
 

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Why is the engine still in it Paul? If you have a Ferrari that needs work, the engine needs to come out:)
I'm determined to do this with the engine in the car - lol - but there's a definite learning curve. It took me about an hour to get the aft distributor cap off (yes, there are two) I tried to re-terminate the bad wire to #1 but it still doesn't work so out the whole thing came again but the second time it only took me about three minutes. It all started with an intermittent misfire at low power that I was able to turn into a non-intermittent misfire by futzing around with it. So I guess it's time to replace these 33 year old ignition wires which, on a Ferrari, you do by building your own set from scratch - the red sleeves and boots are re-usable.

Only problem is where do you get bulk 7mm spiral wound ignition wire? Not at the auto parts stores anymore, they only sell complete "sets", couldn't even buy a single pre-made wire to cut up so it looks like the internet is my only option. :blush:
 
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