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Ardun heads at "yard sale"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BigO, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. Yeah, but you'd still cry........
  2. eightbanger
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 378


    unbelievable score!....thats the shit that dreams are made of!...congrats
  3. Drive Em
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,748

    Drive Em

    You would be suprised what I still find at yard sales in El Paso. Did you go to the yard sale at Oxford and Pershing a few months ago? It was advertised in the paper. A guy had been collecting and hoarding car parts his whole life, there was parts stuffed all the way up to the rafters in some places. I bought a pair of very workable '26-'27 T coupe doors for $20.00, an NOS in the box '60 Lincoln speedometer for $5.00., a pair of Guide 682C headlights for $10.00, a box of 15 Hurst and other brands of 4 speed shifters for $10.00, and five '37 Ford wide 5 wheels for $20.00. I Ebay'ed the shifters and made almost a grand. On Sunday, I bought a very rare pair of chrome 1970 Boss 302 valve covers at the Clint swap meet for $2.00, they ought to bring at least a couple of hundred on the 'Bay. Keep your eyes peeled, because I find cool stuff all the time.
  4. FoMoCoPower
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,490


    I found a MINT Fulton visor in the garbage a couple weeks $300 for it on Ebay.....
  5. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
    Posts: 8,410

    Flat Ernie
    Tech Editor

    He waited longer than 2 months & offered 'em to HAMBers first, so you can't ban him...:D

    Looks like #2:
  6. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,428

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    That totally rocks man..
    and some of my friends laugh at me for taking my wife to garage sales..I have found some real cool stuff.
    remember 90% of garage sales are run by women wanting to rid their houses of clutter..
    great scores are out there..right time right place..
    been thru many and have found nothing..but the ones that i have found suff in have made up for the duds.
    But nothing like this have ever come my way..that was an awsome score.
    I continue to go to Garage sales and estate sales..who knows maybe some day i will find a 32 in a box for 100 bucks:eek:
  7. Danimal
    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
    Posts: 4,129


    I can vouch for VRF going to garage sales. He's called me for a 60s Buick, a 460 Lincoln, a pool filter, and some other stuff. Always a good deal. Never what I need. I'll keep taking his calls though, he'll find SOMETHING eventually!

    And $8000, that is one hell of a profit! I'd still find the parts and put them on my car if I had one but they'd go a long way towards funding the WHOLE car without them.
  8. 31whitey
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,214


    hahaha....I had no idea those ARDUNS that were for sale in the classifieds

    were the same one I made the smart ass comment about back when they were found.

    Really cool you offered them up here first at a reasonable price.

    Thanks man.
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  9. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,459


  10. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,063


    that DOES fucking rule that hes offering them here, and i personally think the price is LOW... he could egay em for way more..

    that being said, we should close this thread because people that suck get all pissy when someone makes money.. even if that person is tryin to help us out first.. i HATE when people get mad about that.. so stupid!
  11. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,627

    from Hypocrisy

    I'm convinced I'm gonna find a panhead engine for $100 one of these days.

    Good score, very congrats to you.
  12. skwurl
    Joined: Aug 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,620


    Man that is too cool. I thought 5 bucks I paid for Holley 94s was a killer deal. Congrats man.
  13. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,969

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Money isn't bad really... They would fetch more on eBay... But, I shutter at the thought of preparing those heads for use - valves, springs, etc... It's gonna take some bucks.
  14. Halfton65
    Joined: Nov 20, 2007
    Posts: 405


    And our next HAMB auction item is....

  15. It would seem at the price he has them listed for you would still be ahead of $15,000 for the new ones. But, if they have to go to Ardun for the prep, maybe not.
  16. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,969

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    I think if you know your shit, you could come in under a set of repops... If you need help, you'd be better off doing the repros...
  17. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,276


    Nice score. I never have luck at yard sales but always do "estate" sales, especially in older neiborhoods. Best I've done was bought a large pile of misc parts from the 30's for 20 bucks, as I was loading them up the son came out with a large, heavy box and gave it to me. He said since I liked old cars I might have a use for it, he'd throw it in. Inside was a complete set of Hollinders from 1928 to 1965.
  18. Abomination
    Joined: Oct 5, 2006
    Posts: 6,701




  19. 27 ARDUN
    Joined: Feb 25, 2009
    Posts: 2

    27 ARDUN
    from BRAZIL

    Nice to see taht. I have a nice history of ardun engine found in brazil. Not only one, there were two. One of them i still own and are almost done to put on my ´27 roadster. I hope people enjoy the history!
    Check for some pics on my album!
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2009
  20. wow, cool hearing that these things still happen. ill never drive past a garage sale again without stopping!
  21. Timmy Z
    Joined: Feb 16, 2006
    Posts: 189

    Timmy Z

    Lucky.....Glad you found em!!
  22. That's like going into a dive biker bar and leaving with Angelina Jolie. Score.
  23. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,357


    holy freakin heart attack ardun parts for $300 , i wouldnt have been able to get my wallet out quick enough , score of the year
  24. Wow awesome congrats on the find and the flip. Had you not bought them a scrapper would have melted them down.
  25. h0twired
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 133

    from Winnipeg


    He was probably pretty mad when he got back. ;)
  26. jms
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 87

    from Chicago IL

    Hehe. At least he didn't write into his will that they be bolted to his coffin. Now that would be taking it with you!
  27. Dirtynails
    Joined: Jan 31, 2009
    Posts: 844

    from garage

    In New Zealand? I was around cars there in NZ probably before you were born and found lots of interesting and rare cars in the 1960's . And not one of the owners were going to let anything go cheap . Every man jack of them knew what they had and I've found a Jordan,a prewar Sunbeam, A couple of Genny Hudson racers,countless Indian motorbikes,a few BSA's ,and as for Fords and so on the list was endless. No cheap stuff in NZ garage sales. :D:D:D
  28. notebooms
    Joined: Dec 14, 2005
    Posts: 2,075

    Alliance Member

    ah, this story puts me in a good mood. great find.....

    that said, I betcha the dead husband has already turned over in the grave, dug himself out and up and is headed your way. As payback, he'll be looking for your BRAINS!!!....

    -scott noteboom
  29. Acey_Deucey
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 744


    oh my god. Thats awsome.
  30. 303racer
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 497


    cool post from 2007

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