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About rocky5517

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  1. If you send your booster to Dewey ( which I think you should) ask him about re-finishing it with the proper finish. My 67 was originally a gold cad/ I let him re-finish the booster. the cap for the reservior, AND the hood latch!! He suggested I throw in the hood latch, and I was really happy.
  2. Years ago my company washed and repaired a high rise bldg in Ft Lee Nj. Really windy. The chemical we were using was ammonium bi flouride ( not available anymore). The wind drift caused the chemical to land on cars below; even tho we had guys stationed on the ground with water hoses, the metal trim of certain cars was damaged beyond repair. The only cars damaged? Mercedes Benz. We were working over a stock brokerage company. Any exposed stainless , mirrors, trim, around the headlights ( this was 30 years ago) was ruined. What a lawsuit!!
  3. I had callled my IT gut, thinking my computer had been hacked. MAybe a little advance notice next ime.
  4. Wasn't there some things written about not using ex manifold gaskets because it's better not to have something (gasket) interfering with letting the manifold cool off evenly?
  5. Good one Ed! Little Willie was a chemist Little Willie is no more What he thought was h2o Was h2so4
  6. I have a nice hood spear for sale; prev owner had it re-chromed. He said it was from a 66. Asking $50
  7. Selling Star Wars air cleaner with original base and nut. It was restored, has a few dings but looks good. First time I displayed it at a show I won "Dealer's Choice". Co-incidence or not? Asking $750 plus shipping. Trying this forum first, then V8 Buick . Thx, Sam from North Jersey
  8. I was having trouble listing my car so I went to Google and asked 'How to sell a car on Ebay". I was directed to a site that looked exactly like e-bay's site re asking info about the car. Everything looked good until it asked a lot of info re credit card #'s, pay pal info, checking acct, etc. When I had ebay on the phone I told them about it. They said it sounded like a scam but they didn't seem too concerned. I made a report about it anyway.
  9. I was on the phone with them twice before getting my ad straight. I went thru e-bay motors; there's a way to list it for a set price as opposed to an auction "Sell it Now" I think. You can always say "Or Best Offer" in your text. It isn't easy. I got more action from Hemmings. Careful with craigslist- home of the scammers.
  10. I bought mine from OPG and pd $499 incl delivery, I think, about 5 yrs ago. I chose the one that had the bearing already set into place. Never had a problem since.
  11. Have a good look at the rear seal while you're there. You'll never be that close again.
  12. By the way I posted ( last week) which venues I used and the rate of serious buyers. Hemmings was #1, followed by e-bay. Classic Auto Trader was zero ( only has it on for a week) and Craig's list had a few but that;s where the scammers lurk. Luckily I found a local buyer. And here in Jersey we've had about half of our cruise nites and shows rained out, which was my biggest disappointment. The local guy saw it on Hemmings ( the electronic version, not the book). The book that I'm still listed in doesn't come out till September.
  13. I just went through this with my 67, which I finally sold. Don't waste your time. I had virtually the same pitch, from 3 different guys; they're all the same. I like the car/ it's for someone else/I'll pay asking price and arrange pick-up. But the tip off is "Do you have Pay Pal"? I had a guy tell me "It's for my brother, a surprise for his birthday"/ I'll pay asking price plus $50 to take it off the advertisement. He said he was on a drilling well in the Gulf and didn't have access to e-mail ( while e-mailing me). But it always starts with "Pay Pal".Whether its a text or e-mail, it'a always the same. Once you say " I don't have Pay Pal" they go away. I called Pay Pal and they said IF a transfer was made and the $$ cleared, then it's yours fair and square. But they said there's a lot of scammers who will always try to outfox you. If they sense greed ( I'll give you asking price") I think that's how it starts. Two of the three scammers were from Georgia. When I asked 'Aren't you gonna ask me to lower the price" they get funny/ also, when the mention PayPal without asking for any pix or info, tell them to get lost. I told one guy I was driving the car and I got stuck on a grade crossing and the car got cut in half by a freight train. I said as soon as I find the other half of the car I'd have it welded back together. He said "OK" Let me know when you're ready". Seriously.
  14. Maybe I'm mis-understanding, bit if you're doing the water pump, and you're going to do the timing chain, isn't it a snap to change the gear at the same time? When we did my water pump/fan clutch/rebuilt oil pump/install new fuel pump ( I was getting all AC Delco parts at cost) I would have sworn the gear was right there, begging to be pulled off. Which we did/ am I confused? Also, as you know, the front cover is cast aluminium and very soft. I ruined mine by prying it off with screwdrivers. Had to get a new one from OPG, $500 with the bearing already pressed in. I get confused easily these days so bear with me