An idiot abroad

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An idiot abroad

Post by ramzi » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:35 pm

While on vacation this summer, I convinced my wife that we needed a 500. Last week I picked them (yes them... thats the idiot part) up once the cleared customs in Houston. A small victory ... literally... but they sure are a blast.
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Re: An idiot abroad

Post by friedman » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:02 am

We see them listed on Ebay for amazingly high prices. Does buying them overseas save a lot over the ones being flipped here? And no, I have no desire to own one, just curious.

Cute as a litter of lab pups.
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Re: An idiot abroad

Post by mbouse » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:17 pm

now you only need a third one in GREEN
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Re: An idiot abroad

Post by abarth » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:55 pm

When there is space left in the container shipment of parts...

What would any of us do?

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Post by ramzi » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:47 pm

Oh, it gets worse. Just scored an original 508c press photo which Ive been coveting for 4 years.... will be very helpful in the restorations.

Somehow I convinced my wife that buying a second 508c as a parts car did not really count as buying another car. That's almost as bad as washing parts in the dishwasher... not that anyone has ever done that.
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Re: An idiot abroad

Post by abarth » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:44 pm

You mean "it gets better".

Great score on the photo. I have more of the same kinds of stuff and it helps when you restore or just need info.

I think most of use have used the dishwasher to help clean parts. A second parts diswasher (a cheap one that heats water as needed) will keep the spouse happier and allow you to use some kerosene in it. Kerosene is not too flamible but the dishwasher should be outside because of the odor and potential fire.

You had a Topolino, right? What happened to it?

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Re: An idiot abroad

Post by ramzi » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:43 pm

I’d love a Topolino, but sadly I’ve never managed one. It’s going to be a hard sell to the boss at this point. Shes put a limit on the car count now... so I’ll have to get creative. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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1939 Fiat 508C (Civilian)
1966 Fiat 500F
1967 Fiat 500F
1966 124 Sedan RHD (Oldest in N. America)
1972 124 Spider 2.0L
2017 124 Spider Abarth
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti
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Re: An idiot abroad

Post by bartigue » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:15 am

A key element in owning multiple Italian cars is to make certain the garage spot for Jen's car is always available and she gets something out of the deal in general. Attaining equilibrium seems to be key; therefore, a plan to built a second garage with a new bedroom on top of its is in the works.
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Re: An idiot abroad

Post by friedman » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:08 am

Among many of my Fiat buddies there is this common theme of the wife makes a statement on the total amount allowed. The best answer is to lie about the additional car and keep it parked at one of your kids' houses if they live nearby. Or like one of my friends who lives in Maryland, have so many Fiats the wife loses track.
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Re: An idiot abroad

Post by ramzi » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:54 am

And this is what you've got to love about this community. Here I thought I was the only one washing parts in the dishwasher and misleading my wife on the number of cars we have (not necessarily or legally own). :lol:
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1939 Fiat 508CM (Military)
1939 Fiat 508C (Civilian)
1966 Fiat 500F
1967 Fiat 500F
1966 124 Sedan RHD (Oldest in N. America)
1972 124 Spider 2.0L
2017 124 Spider Abarth
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti
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