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OT - I'm thinking about it...

Mickey Richaud

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Lovely machine! That gauge pod is fantastic. Big job, though...
 
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tdskip

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No kidding - could be a life's work sort of thing. But imagine hustling that around fast sweeping turns watching the gauges and listening to the engine with the windows down.

OK, now only 50% sure....

I bet the mechanicals are actually OK, these are tough engines and drivetrains.
 

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nothing there time and money won't fix.
 

mrv8q

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Sure, a little taste of Italian, and you forget your meat and potatoes cars.....
 

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which, unfortunately I don't have much of either.
 
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mrv8q said:
Sure, a little taste of Italian, and you forget your meat and potatoes cars.....

Yep, feeling the pull. Probably a bad idea to be on eBay after the Best of France and Italy show. :laugh:
 

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I know a guy who has one. It went 130 mph with his family's snow skis on the roof rack.
 

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Boy, does that look like a pit made to pour money into. Maserati parts prices are just a tad higher than Triumph parts.
 
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Brosky said:
Boy, does that look like a pit made to pour money into. Maserati parts prices are just a tad higher than Triumph parts.

No kidding Paul! I guess it depends on where you want to go with it. I personally like scruffy but fast/reliable. For me it's a good trade off on the cost curve. So long as they are protected/stabilized for the next caretaker after I'm done with them getting them running and enjoying them (but not worrying about cosmetics) is the right point of the cost curve. Not for everyone to be sure.

That said - I bet an engine rebuild would be more than what most of us paid for our first house. Grin.
 

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I'm really glad that I'm not retired or that I don't have more garage space or I'd be a real pack rat collector. I've seen about five cars this month that actually thought; "What If".

Then I realized that the "if" would be divorce court and passed on all of those silly notions.
 

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One Italian money pit at a time -- I allowed you the Alfa, but that's it. Back to work for you! :nonono:
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Always liked Masers, had a '62 3500 GTI by Touring....the parts tho...and the inline 6 3500 was easier to work on than the 8's if you had the webers and not the FI (I had the FI and it worked great..that was luck).
Look for an older 3500 with the Touring alloy body if you have to go there...still has 4 seats (had adult GI's in the back of mine) and faster than the QP due to pwer/weight ratio.
 
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