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About mensanguy

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  1. While searching on the local Craigslist, I came across on what may, and I say May, be a 16v car for parts or salvage. I say that because of the badge on the side front fender. No pics of vin were provided, but the seller wants 2k or offers. Could be a great parts car/ Located in Waldorf Md.
  2. I am in need of various interior parts--Royal cabernet color. Anyone have a parts car??
  3. Cruising thru Craigslist I found a dealer with three TC's for sale, at really cheap prices. Check them out DEALER RETIRING - ALL INVENTORY MUST BE SOLD BY JUNE 22nd. Reasonable offers will be taken and unreasonable offers will be considered.
  4. Great!! Can you post some good pics of it? Also, tell us what it needed, and other info.
  5. This is called good marketing. Some of the parts are a good deal, some are not. Before ordering, double check the prices vrs eBay. Sometimes Ebay is a lot cheaper. Also, make SURE that the parts are definitely a fit for your year and model. Just because they say it will fit doesn't mean it really will. I wrote a article about this on this forum earlier in the year, check it out for the full story.
  6. Ok, I took your advice, and it is now listed on E-Bay. Take a look!
  7. One of the best things about our cars being nearly 30 years old is that you can register them as antiques ( in my state) and pay very little regarding insurance and taxes, However, this comes at a cost, in that you can only legally drive them a limited # of miles per year. That said, mine are left sitting a lot. How much of todays formula gas should be left in the tank to prevent problems? Should we keep it full to avoid condensation, or keep as little as possible in to keep it from going bad? I personally keep less than 1/8 full, and add fresh gas every time I use them. What do you think?
  8. There is one on ebay for sale that is running, #204067, add that one to the list..........
  9. Is there any way to glean thru the various states DMV files to locate how many are left? Searching for the particular year or engine code?
  10. Nice looking 89 TC at the Bakersfield Calif Co part auction. Interior looks great, 89k on odometer. Red! Sale is 4-27 Could be a great deal for someone
  11. I have two that are running, but the like button only registered one.....
  12. Spring is here, and it's time for me to thin out the fleet. The wife wants the garage back, and I want ( not need) to sell my '89 TC with only 16k miles. Thought it was a keeper, but I found two 16v's that I like better. I have had good luck, and some bad luck, with E-bay, but a site such as Bring-a-trailer seems to have some merit. Not looking for astronomical top prices, but somewhere around 5K. The car really is a garage queen, all original with some of the carpet protector still unremoved. How would you sell this car if you owned it? I want a clean sale, without a lot of hassle and haggling.
  13. Wish I'd known about removing the air box and throttle body--it would have saved me a bunch of frustration and scraped forearms! Hemi, you are a wealth of good information. Glad you are around!!!
  14. Just did this job. If you have a lift, you got it made. If not, use a jack and follow the procedure below. 1-chock all the wheels 2-loosen up the left front wheels lug nuts 3-jack up the left side of the car-high as possible 4-remove the wheel and tire 5-contort your body so you can reach underneath thru the suspension, and manipulate your arm up to the fittings 6-this is where a crows-foot wrench or stubbys are worth their weight in gold. 7-there are two sizes of fittings, I believe 11 and 13mm With a little luck, and finesse, you should be able to loosen all three fittings and remove them. A WORD TO The WISE-- be very careful with how you move and handle the brake lines, in that if you get them out of alignment, they are a beach to get started again. Ask me how I know this.
  15. I agree, Rock has some great prices on select items BUT- I would like to add my two cents worth based on my experiences 1- Make sure that the part is the correct part for your vehicle. A lot of times the parts are listed by an interchange chart or something like that, and they will not fit. Example- spark plug wires for a 16v. There are 27 items listed, but none of them will fit the 16v engine. When in doubt, check the part numbers with other sources. Yes, Rock allows returns, but what are the savings if you pay $13.99 to have it shipped to you, and have to pay 13.99 to ship it back ( 28 bucks for shipping total) to get a refund on a part that is a "real-Deal" at 7.99?? Which brings me to no. 2-- While you are ordering parts online, open another screen and check prices at Ebay or Amazon. I have found this to be an ideal resource for price comparisons, and in a lot of cases the same, identical OEM or compatible parts are a lot cheaper than Rocks closeouts, and many offer free shipping. Just because they are closeouts at Rock doesn't mean that they are a great deal, although I have gotten some great bargains at the site.