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  1. #11 Re: Warsaw to Italy again 
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    Day 5 Sunday

    Continued down the narrow canyon and then up another one to get above the valley and see the sunrise. Stopped after passing a bridge to make some pictures an decided to have a walk downstairs to see it from the river level and had cappuccino by the way. Beautiful windy roads and views changing dramatically every few kilometers.
    I was going south near Bolzano and Trento but not entering the cities.
    T-shirt seemed to be just right for the weather.
    And all of a sudden it happen again...
    I was leaving Arsiero when my clutch pedal did not come back. A few wires were not broken so I was able to adjust the remains and move from the spot. I was not able to put the gear in with the engine running but started engine in the first gear and have enough slide not to jump forward. Switching the gears up was somehow ok but to reduce I had to adjust the revolutions to suit the gear before I could push it in. After a few kilometers I’ve found an overcrowded parking area where I was able to roll in and find a safe spot.
    On a Sunday evening the only things I could do about it was a walk to a small chapel on top of a hill and have a glass (small jar) of wine in a bistro nearby.

    1. Sunrise
    2. Bridge. Overhead panorama
    3. Window view
    4. Rainbow
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  2. #12 Re: Warsaw to Italy again 
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    Day 6

    I’ve heard the first wire breaking in Warsaw so visually inspected the clutch line. It must be one of the internal wires as it looked perfect. I have a spare line in my garage and had the thought to take it but somehow didn’t packed it.
    Fortunately on my post from last year there was a picture of my fixed clutch line so I was able to show what I’m looking for. It is much easier than explaining it in Italian.
    Thanks to the failure and resulting walk (9km) I was able to discover a very nice walking/biking way that was originally a railway line Rocchette-Arsiero. From a local MOT station I have been redirected to a suitable metal store. Paid 0.70 euro for a steel rope union - a bargain. At 10:40 I was on my way again.
    I left the mountains and the temperatures raised so a T-shirt was even too much and I started thinking how to install an air-condition into the Berlinetta.
    After cooling myself in the Pad river I’ve found that Imola is almost on my way.
    Bikers had a training so I was not allowed on the track. (Its a joke. Ha, ha)
    After enjoying my again smoothly running car in the morning I was a little upset to find that she occasionally cuts out. Seems like water in fuel or fuel starving. With low throttle it was running but increase caused to cut out. I had the same problem with my very first Marlin drive UK to Poland. It was dirt collecting on the pickup line filter in the tank. Just a stop and some shaking and the problem disappeared for some time.
    Not this time. I was able to drive further but some of the comfort and relaxed feeling has gone. The flat part of Italy was finally passed and I have reached the hilly land again.
    Decided to stop on top of one of them and use the light before sunset to check the carburetor. Nothing wrong found. Beautiful sunset seen. So far so good for the day.

    4. This parking area was full in the evening. You may spot the Berlinetta and the chapel
    3. Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari
    2. Mountains again
    1. Sunset
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    Day 7

    Started at 6:10 am with about 250 km to do. Nice, empty roads with great views. Even first 100 km passed smoothly but then another cutout happen. I have topped up the tank twice since the first cutout. So checked the electrics. Disconnecting and reconnecting the capacitor (or ballast resistor - aluminium cylinder with plastic end and three spades connectors of that only two are used) seemed improve running.
    A short plunge in a river just before noon and the drive continued in temperatures above 30 C and sun shining hard. The last 100km of roads were even worse than Polish.
    Anyway at 3:15pm I arrived to the destination. A short calculation showed exactly 1600 miles were done.

    1. Morning
    2. Selfie
    3. Nice river to cool down
    4. Arrival
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    The real holiday.

    The three days in Acquasparta had passed in a moment. We did two trips: to Assisi and a very short one to a starting point of a round walk around the neighbor hills and an abandoned village. Now we are on the way to Ciampino airport. As we I mean now me plus wife plus daughter and her friend. The Berlinetta stays in Italy with my son and his girlfriend.
    Regarding the cutouts I tried to tinker around the ignition electrics to find next morning that she did not start at all. So I’ve run all the points I touched before and after reseating the three pin connector to optical distributor sensor (Lumenition) she started immediately. Let’s hope that this was the primary problem and not a new one caused by myself.
    Just one picture of Assisi but in different light than last year.

    Thank you for your attention and nice comments.
    To be continued in two weeks....
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    Well... it was continued. But I did not found time to update.
    Time is still short so just a few pictures to warm you up and give inspiration for the summer plans.
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