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Old 11-23-2007, 10:13 AM
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Anyone ever buy a tranny on-line?

I have seen several on-line sites plus a few on ebay. Has anyone ever purchased from any of them and what were your thoughts?

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Old 11-23-2007, 10:42 AM
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A friend of mine bought 2 rebuilt Ford AOD transmissions from a really nice guy with an Ebay store in Georgia....The price was really good. They were supposed to fit a smallblock...

They don't, and the guy maintains that they will fit, even though he has been sent pictures of the transmissions sitting in position to be bolted up to a smallblock ....with big wide spaces between bolt holes.

Yay for ebay.

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I purchased mine fron Bowtie Overdrives.com. I had a lot of peice of mind as they actually do have a shop which does custom installations of them, and they had loads of information about setting up their products properly. Also, they encouraged phoning them at any time when dealing with their products if help was needed.

I had a great experience, took a little long to ship, but. Tranny and other components work great. Only gm overdrive units though....
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Question about eBay and big items....................Doesn't the shipping costs kill any savings that you may get?
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Question about eBay and big items....................Doesn't the shipping costs kill any savings that you may get?
Depends. I just purchased a rebuilt Saginaw close ratio 4 speed for my Deuce project and shipping from MI to AZ was $80. I didn't think that was too bad considering its kinda heavy. If I had purchased one around here it would have been at least a couple hundred bucks more and then I probably would have to drive 3 1/2 hours down to Phoenix to pick it up.

The thing to keep in mind when buying ANYTHING on E-bay is to check the seller's feedback. This will give you a very good idea if the guy is 1. Honest and 2. describes his items accurately. Believe it or not this really does tell you a lot about the seller.

I have two rules when buying on e-bay. The first is that I won't buy anything that doesn't have pictures and second, I won't buy anything of any value from anyone that doesn't have at least a 99% positive feedback rating. Even then I read all his feedback. This system seems to work pretty well because I've been buying and selling on e-bay for several years and have never been ripped off.... not even close. I also pay via PayPal whenever I can. My funds on PayPal come from my credit card so if anything happens and the purchase price was over $50 I can dispute it on my credit card, plus PayPal does have some purchase protection when you use it.
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best advise I ould give you is to buy from one of the numerous sponsors on the different websites and search the sites for thier feedback I am very weary myself of buying anything from e.bay
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Old 11-23-2007, 05:29 PM
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I would research the Summit Racing and Jegs web sites.

Large companies may be a safer bet if you do not buy locally.
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Unless you are in SnowShoe ... or Onehorse town ... there should be someone in your area that builds transmissions. I had my 700R4 built by a local guy that builds a LOT of transmissions for the drag race guys and he also has a large converter rebuild service.

So far ... so good. He custom made the stall converter ... after I told him the engine specs, car weight and rear ratio. It is about perfect.
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Unless you are in SnowShoe ... or Onehorse town ... there should be someone in your area that builds transmissions.
Or Show Low, AZ.
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We have a couple of Phoenix Transmission's (Fort Worth, Texas) 700R4's in our club. As far as I am aware of no complaints.

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Or Show Low, AZ.

I've seen a trans shop or two up there.

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Thanks for the advice guys. I'm just looking at my options right now. But all the info is helping make the decision.

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Or Show Low, AZ.
A-One Transmissions
640 East Old Linden Road, Show Low, AZ 85901

Affordable Automotive
800 North 16th Street, Show Low, AZ 85901

@ least two ...

If they are any GOOD ... now that's the question
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A-One Transmissions
640 East Old Linden Road, Show Low, AZ 85901

Affordable Automotive
800 North 16th Street, Show Low, AZ 85901

@ least two ...

If they are any GOOD ... now that's the question

I wonder IF that information is out dated? Did you call them?

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I wonder IF that information is out dated? Did you call them?

No ... I did a MSN phone number search for transmission shops in the 85901 zip code.
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