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I’ve inspected the timing belt and I’ve noticed that it’s a little further out than what I initially remembered it being. If I’m not mistaken the timing belt shouldn’t be this far off. I’m not sure if it’s rubbing against the plastic cover or not until I get a change to remove it.
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Got tired of sitting around the house so took the 91S out for an extended drive. Enjoyed that, car sounds great, with a nice burble in the exhaust when accelerating. One pleasant drive, esp with little traffic. Only drawback to the excursion was that I had to stop by the local supermarket for a few normal vittles. No problem with their supply, even for toilet paper. I guess everyone who panicked and hoarded the tp has now filled their garages and basements with hundreds of rolls, lol.

Only thing that happened at the store that was bothersome was that while everyone was keeping their reasonable distances, a d#mb*ss walked right up behind me and started asking me questions about some food, right into my face. Startled me, and I retreated quickly, thinking, man, get away from me. He was paying zero attention to being at a reasonable social distance, even if there wasn't this virus situation.

At my age, 78, and above, the fatality rate from getting this particular virus is significantly higher, so I don't like to take undue risks. Doesn't stop me from doing normal things in life, for sure, but depending on your age and wellness, the virus risk can be significant, this virus clearly not being like ordinary flu regardless of what some think, with it being sooo infectious, and no vaccine (yet). Jeez.
 

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My 91S's surfaces have never been so sanitized, as I wipe all of the inside surfaces with sanitizing wipes after going to the grocery store, etc. The other Alfas are fine, as they are not being driven anywhere. Can't wait for decent weather so I can clean up all the cars on the outside, maybe with a little wax. That way I can put the car covers on to protect the ones in the carport from the sun. Actually ,even the garage queens, LS, SS, have car covers (yes, I know, overkill). For Alfas, the sun is a killer, esp for the interior, along with uncorrected body rust, of course.

We still have panic driven people hoarding sanitizer bottles and wipes, toilet paper, and bottled water (?). Talked to a long time friend of ours living in Texas, and he mentioned that his Japanese wife (really lovely person) had panicked and had gone out and bought several hundred rolls of tp, and dozens of bottles of Hello Kitty sanitizer bottles from her local Japanese goods store. Most people hadn't thought of that store having sanitizer. Jeez. I reminded him of the famous soy sauce panic in Japan years ago. People panicked and ended up buying enough soy sauce to last them a decade or two, lol.

Lol, I predict that there is going to be a lot of people feeling very foolish later when they realize that their basements and garages are full of tp and bottled water (our water here is so good, why are people buying expensive bottled water?), good enough for a decade.

Stay well, and please be considerate of the needs of others, esp the first responders. This is NOT just like the flu, what with emergency rooms filled to the brim with very ill people. This will eventually pass, and we can return to something more normal, enjoying our Alfas, doing things with others.
 

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I been working from home. Were ready [the hospital that I work for] for the wave to hit here in CT.
Went to checked on the Giuietta Spider which is in storage at a neighbors house. One mouse caught in one of the traps. No evidence of any mice in the car. Both air intakes, inside of the eyebows have wire screens, so no getting in the heater that way :)
Milano had a fuel relay issue. Engine would not start after a drive in the country last week. I did some reserch on the bb and found that just cleaning the contacts usually does the trick. Yep, the relays just needed cleaning of the contacts.

164 LS is still in the car bag, may get around to opening it up in a month.

Stay safe,

Frank
 
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