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    1. I think the additives are more for the solid...

      I think the additives are more for the solid lifters than the crank/bearing, but I do have an Alfa buddy that uses Brad's Penn and he actually has a knocking noise on start right now. Unrelated to...
    2. I think you asked it pretty well. I only really...

      I think you asked it pretty well. I only really know Milanos (and GTV6s by extension), but here's my take:

      The timing belt doesn't have enough wrap on the passenger side cam, so timing belt skips...
    3. Some video from the trip. An Alfa owner from...

      Some video from the trip. An Alfa owner from Seattle recommended some excursions off of I-90 not too far out of Seattle. Here is one:


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFx06Uu0jVE

      And, we...
    4. Hmm, narrative journalism - would that be more on...

      Hmm, narrative journalism - would that be more on the R&T side of the spectrum? And do you 'benchmark' any existing work to get that narrative journalism style? This was one of my favorite reads in...
    5. I'm having trouble imagining not buying this. In...

      I'm having trouble imagining not buying this. In the 36 years since the first Busso V6, they must have figured out how to get some belt wrap on the timing belt.
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      Sweet trip! Did you stop by to see Dave Mills of...

      Sweet trip! Did you stop by to see Dave Mills of Columbus Import Auto? Maybe we've name dropped him before? Or do you know some Cummins folks?
    7. This car actually came from California, but the...

      This car actually came from California, but the seller did buy it around 2009.

      There is another Verde for sale in Portland. Depending on how much you want to spend, and how much you car about...
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      A buddy at engineering school did just that, and...

      A buddy at engineering school did just that, and he ended up working as a race engineer on a pretty competitive Nascar team. Which is harder than it sounds. A lot harder than your typical entry...
    9. After 35 hours of driving, the new Milano is back...

      After 35 hours of driving, the new Milano is back home. I'll get some photos and a write-up onto the blog sometime this month. Meanwhile, here's a shot of some questionable behavior with 2,000...
    10. I'll document the trip for sure. I like...

      I'll document the trip for sure. I like traveling with more tools and parts, but I do know these cars inside and out and I've gone further in much scruffier cars.

      CL ad is down so no photos...
    11. Well, found an 88k mile car in Portland. No...

      Well, found an 88k mile car in Portland. No rust, no issues (claimed). Sent a guy to drive it and put it up on a lift. He thinks it checks out. Called the owner's mechanic. He said it checks...
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      Haha, just trying to show that most of the TCL...

      Haha, just trying to show that most of the TCL could have a conversation with him and shoot the sh*t about Recaros or whatever. This is a guy who didn't like our other cis brother's GTI because the...
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      Since it seems to be the topic and some seem...

      Since it seems to be the topic and some seem pretty uncomfortable with the subject of non gender conforming people, I'd like to add:

      My little brother is a trans guy (was a girl) and drives a...
    14. It's pretty, but might not be worth it over a...

      It's pretty, but might not be worth it over a Milano, depending on your style. Milano is the same chassis, with the advantage of a Busso V6 and some nicer modern options. Very comparable to an e30....
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      EDIT: didn't read the last post, oops. Nice R! ...

      EDIT: didn't read the last post, oops. Nice R!

      Nice list of cars. What kind of "lifestyle" are you leading? Those are great cars for driving your friends around in, and have enough trunk space...
    16. Ok, my car burned in a fire. I'm now looking...

      Ok, my car burned in a fire.

      I'm now looking for any rust-free GTI in decent condition. I'm most interested in nice and dry, rust-free car with a nice interior, but I'm open to see what's out...
    17. Well, after losing my Alfa and MK1 GTI to a fire,...

      Well, after losing my Alfa and MK1 GTI to a fire, the FiST will be my only car for a bit. It's a bit large/unresponsive/isolated/comfortable for my taste, but at least it's useful for moving stuff....
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      Gasket set $135:...

      Gasket set $135: http://www.international-auto.com/index.cfm?fa=p&pid=2509&posid=4648997

      Suspension rebuild kit $610: https://centerlinealfa.com/suspension/2263

      Brakes $300 (plus $70 for front,...
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      Definitely true. That said, despite the...

      Definitely true.

      That said, despite the owner's thousands of hours into the car, the car isn't really that special. I know of a clean $8k Milano with 63k miles and rebuilt engine, transaxle, and...
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      That car shouldn't really be priced above a clean...

      That car shouldn't really be priced above a clean e30 track car. Do they go for this much? Maybe they do. This thing isn't really even breathed on either.

      Either way, awesome car.
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