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  1. Being one of those overseas buyers asked to use Western Union be aware this isn’t always a flawless transaction either and there is considerable risk for the buyer. As we all know once the money is collected that ends any onus on WU, hence why scammers like it. If the goods are never sent the buyer is out of pocket with no way to recover the money. The other issue I’ve had with WU is I went to transfer money to a seller using the WU online site and my bank instantly froze my accounts and sent me a fraud alert as apparently this is a common hack to steal money from accounts. So be warned. I prefer to use PayPal, despite its poor exchange rate, as it does have the option of paying the seller the full amount with the buyer covering the fees for the seller and at least there is at least a little bit of protection
  2. I have seen it done by welding the seat frame in to the new position (not adjustable). Also you might need to move the foot rest in the back if you need to move it too far.
  3. Thanks all for the advice. It’s really valuable to a first timer. Unfortunately I have to work Thursday and Friday in Tx so they aren’t an option for me this year but I’ll keep this in mind for next time. Do you think it is still worth the side trip?
  4. I’m a first time visitor to Chickasha. The plan is to arrive mid-morning Saturday. Looking for parts for my 1912 Cadillac project.
  5. Eric The reflectors have a thin coat of silver which is very easy to scratch. I suggest if you really have to, just wash them with a little warm water and soap and gently dry them but don’t rub them. I’d be leaving the cleaning of those to the lucky new owner
  6. Welcome Ejedmo5. What you have is not a set of headlights but actually cowl lights for a Cadillac from 1912 or a little later. A fairly common part that people managed to salvage off of these cars. In fact you’ll find some others on eBay currently. A little hard to tell how complete yours are because on first look they look like someone may have removed the original socket from them to convert it to another light. The brackets are correct for that period Cadillac light. My guess, and it would depend how many scratches and dents are in them and how quickly you want them sold but fair asking is around $250-300 for an average quality pair. Yours having been modified so I suspect they might sit to the bottom end but others may have a different opinion.
  7. I agree keep the nozzle moving and the the pressure down and there shouldn’t be a problem regardless of the media type. And yes there will be some heat generated, the energy from the media hitting the surface has to go somewhere but by moving the nozzle it never gets excessive. High pressure water blasting also heats the surface for exactly the same reason. A couple of other pointers if you’re doing the blasting at home make sure you thoroughly clean all oil & grease off of the car where you’re blasting before you start. Blast cleaning will not remove it but will push it in to the surface gving you poor paint adhesion. Don’t be tempted to recycle your grit to save a few bucks either as it’ll be full of rust and old paint and the last thing you want to do is embed these contaminates back in to the surface you just cleaned. Blast shops can recycle grit as they have the equipment to remove the contaminates. Also if there is any chance there is road salt present be extra vigilant about washing before blasting. Unfortunately even if you buy new media it’s not always clean. We’ve seen batches of “new” garnet contaminated with clay and a Black Beauty substitute with a high salt content. Checking for clay and rubbish is an easy test. Take some media and put it in a pill bottle with some water and give it a shake and see what settles out. The water should be pretty clear after about 5 mins. Try and see what you get.
  8. Bob, As an overseas buyer on eBay, I always look at the ships to information rather than what’s in the title or the description because the seller has to have their settings correct in the listing for the item to allow me to bid on or buy an item. However I’m lucky to have friends in the States that will accept goods on my behalf if the seller won’t post to Australia and there are freight forwarders so there are work arounds but I agree the Global Shipping option by eBay is not a good one. Of course on many occasions our items are purchased from people and businesses rather than eBay listings so this isn’t a consideration. Most of our purchases come via USPS and the minimum postage for even the smallest parcel is about USD45 which for us you have to add another 25-30% for the exchange rate. So we have to factor this in when we bid or make an offer. Time wise it’s a 7-10 day wait for air freight to a capital city and I would guess even more to a more remote location. I know it is frustrating but I am an advocate of tracking as we have watched items which were mailed to Australia end up in Austria, only to be returned to sender.
  9. Steve It’s not mine and its been around for awhile so you’ve probably seen it already www.ebay.com/itm/173523570028
  10. I agree the resistor is not there as a ballast resistor. If it’s the one I think it is it is on low voltage side of the coil to protect the windings of the coil if the ignition is left on without the car running. The wire heats up and the resistance increases and protects the coil by lowering the current. So yes it will get hot if the car isn’t running. Another quick thing to try is swap out the condenser for a new one from NAPA.
  11. John, the pipe on mine is copper and the fittings to the heads are brass. Are you looking for a complete outlet pipe or the brass fittings used at the heads?
  12. This isn’t mine and I have no connections with the seller but this came through as a new listing overnight on our equivalent to craigslist. If anyone is looking for a 1917-20 steering wheel. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/stawell/auto-body-parts/buick-steering-wheel/1192819637 of course the quoted price is in AUD. If somebody does purchase it PM me as I might be able to help you with the shipping.
  13. Try the tapping process. It worked for me http://forums.aaca.org/topic/81984-boyce-motometer-repair/#comment-346812
  14. I think whether you’re open to offers, regardless of where it comes from, is really driven by your motivation for selling. Am I selling it to clear out my shed, as a business to make a profit, etc. but hopefully no matter what your motivation, in the end it will get another car back on the road. Ultimately, as I’m sure others will be quick to point out, something is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, regardless of what we think it is worth and a “no sale” is a pretty good indicator that there is something wrong. It could be price, description or just not the right people looking. You need to decide but perhaps that low ball offer is not that bad or perhaps no one actually needs that widget we can’t live without. Unfortunately you don’t have to look far to find an earlier conversation here about the way things are priced is affecting the interest in the hobby, be it parts or cars and I think there is a direct link to the “fair” price concept here and rarity of some parts being caused by stockpiling for that rainy day. However regardless of the sale method as the seller you are in control of when you sell and I don’t think making an offer is a bad thing especially if accompanied with an explanation for the amount offered.