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Old 02-05-2013, 04:11 PM
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Some of the things i should not have

Cut up a goog 69 Camaro to make a Dirt Trach car
Bought a boat that burns 18 gallon of fuel an hour
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:14 PM
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LOL, I have posted the photos of my chopped top 64 Nova SS. Yep, with hindsight there is a lot we would do different.

But on the same note, what if we did everything as planned, we would miss out on a lot of treasures in life that just fall in our lap. I live with what I have and love it baby.

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oops i did it again, I guess we learn from our mistakes,But Ain't it Fun
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#1: When I turned 16 I was looking for a car. The folks across the street had a '63 split window Vette, completely torn apart in their barn. The old man said he'd sell it to me for $600. I needed something that I could actually drive to school and work, I passed up the deal (circa 1976).

#2: Back in 1977 a friend wrecked his Torino and needed another car. I told him about a '67 Mustang fastback sitting at a neighbor of my grandfathers. He bought the car that afternoon. It was a low mile big block 4 speed car, running condition, low miles, no rust. He bought the car for $800 and drove it for the next 10 years.

#3: About 10 years ago my boss was restoring a '67 Camaro and needed a tach - speedo cluster. I happened to have one and gave it to him. Shortly thereafter he ended up not finishing the car, and sold the big block tach-speedo cluster on ebay for $350 dollars.

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I sold a pretty nice 33 Ford grille at a swap meet around 1977 for $15.

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I sold a 1944 Plymouth military pickup with title after I drove it for 6 months!for 200 dollars! I picked it up when in the Marines Off the motor pool junk lot! When I was young. Then was told there was no such thing by people years later! and went to the Chrysler offices in Detroit and found out there was only a few Made!!!!!!!!! pain: Big mistake

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Ive saw a 41 and owned a 40 they are rare , a44 would be like hens teeth, im only guessing 42 43 44 45 were mlitary only

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Cut up a goog 69 Camaro to make a Dirt Trach car
Bought a boat that burns 18 gallon of fuel an hour
Is that a BlackMax?
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Is that a BlackMax?
yes but i sold that one ,i bought a 19 ft Stratous with a 200 optimax much quiter, better on fuel , about 40% less , a little faster.about 72 by GPS old boat 62mph
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I sold a pretty nice 33 Ford grille at a swap meet around 1977 for $15.

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I wish we had the swap meets around here ,we only have once a year at the local Strip ,before season starts to get ready,i need some parts and need to get rid of some others.
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I haven't sold at a swap meet since ebay. After going to a small meet last year put on by the Early Ford V8 Club like in the good old days I just may go sell at one again, that was really fun. But the big Goodguys ones, thanks but no thanks, I will sell on ebay first.

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I haven't sold at a swap meet since ebay. After going to a small meet last year put on by the Early Ford V8 Club like in the good old days I just may go sell at one again, that was really fun. But the big Goodguys ones, thanks but no thanks, I will sell on ebay first.

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Im kinda afraid of ebay is it safe,i thought i might send a part get lost ar damaged in shipping,or someone send me some junk,i need a bbc 671 blower intake with thermostst housind and blow off valve most dont have these , but i have worries ,stripped threads,hairline cracks,Heat warp bad pop iff valve,or something .Have you ever had any problems
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Yep, things happen once in a while.I have sold thousands of items and had very few problems. Paypal is the way to go with the payments, they will even back you if someone rips you off. Before Paypal I sold hundreds upon hundreds of items and they simply sent a check and then I cashed it and when it cashed I mailed the part. One day I joked to my wife how I had found a way to distribute our address so people could send me money. No kidding, that is what it felt like, it was soooo easy.

Well, now Ebay gets a little bigger slice, and with all the "stores" and retailers and crap it is a cluttered up mess compared to the simple amateur auction site it was when I started in 99. But it still works pretty good. I bought a bunch of stuff for the Rambler when I was doing it, NOS brake shoes wheel cylinders, shocks, An NOS horn button, I bought all kinds of stuff for it. A crap load of stuff I have for my Gran Sport and all the 53 Corvette motor stuff I am collecting for my truck, all on ebay.

One of the best things you can do is to set your expectations a little low. Say you buy a blower manifold, no matter what the guy says expect it to be just a little shy of how good he tells you. He says there are no stripped holes, expect there to be at least one, you know what I mean? That way when it comes and there IS one, it isn't a big deal you have already accepted that. If it comes and there are no stripped holes you are THRILLED. That is how I look at anything sight un-scene. My brother will have super high expectations and no kidding, over all these years he still does it and often gets disappointed, you have to set your expectations lower. If you are ok with that manifold with one stripped hole you need to fix, they be ok with it and buy it, if it has one you fix it if not you hit the jackpot.

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oops i did it again, I guess we learn from our mistakes,But Ain't it Fun
Im gonna have to Quit doing this
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Letting a guy you thought was a friend borrow a set of rims and a year later finding out he sold them !!!!!!!
Giving your step son a 66 Fiat spider convert (a few years ago) and him trading it for a Dodge pick up that blew up a week later!!!
Trading a 36 ford coupe 327 chevy 4 speed for a complete custom interior in your 38 Plymouth With a written receipt, And his shop getting busted for drug manufacturing and delivering, and everything seized by the Feds including your interior and you cant get your 36 coupe back
Rebuilding a 426 max wedge cross ram, for a COP!!!! Him owing a balance of 4 grand He gets divorced, the wife gets the car put in her name, You set up a lien and cant do a Damn thing, to get your money!!! ( you can trust cops right)
A guy brings you a car you do the repairs after he signs an ok! You Finnish the car and cant get hold of him, You set up a lein and find out the car is stolen from down state! LOL What a great way to hide a car LOL!!!
You build a Custom 37 Plymouth coupe, paint it candy apple red, Its done!!! the guy is you best friends nephew , your still owed 2 grand on it, he asks you if he can take it to a show right down the street of your shop LOL and he disappears !!! Its in my journal! I cant hold his Uncle responsible LOL I still have the Bill LOL Still cant find the son of a B#$%&!!!!

Put my gaser ( absolutely un street able) on the street just going to a hot dog stand down the street( a DOG and SUDS) Still had the Castler slicks on it from that day at Detroit drag way Was driving home and had a freak cloud burst 5.13 Locker on the rear no front brakes (just rears) red stop light came on cars are in front!!! Hit the brakes and was now in the sport of speed skating LOL Turned the wheel and the locker rear kept pushing the car forward! Any way! I hit A car the Gasser was impounded My points on my license were the Highest recorded in the State ( according to the judge ) That included a lot of street racing tickets

You want to hear more I can keep going LOL


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