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Bum deal on a motor I bought

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by THR1LL3R, Feb 29, 2012.

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  1. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,462


    Write up one of those hilarious craigsilist ads and peddle it as a "Special Ford boat anchor"...ya never know...

    And Plumbid, you spelled "Caveat emptor" correctly.

  2. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,199

    from middle ca.

    bummer . buyer beware . i think we all have been there at least once ......
  3. H.G. Wells
    Joined: Mar 11, 2006
    Posts: 386

    H.G. Wells

    When I was 17 I bought a "posi" rear end out of a Monza for a V8 Vega I was playing with. When I got around to installing it I found out it was a peg leg. Figured if I was not smart enough to check it out before I exhanged cash it was my own damn fault. Great lesson.
  4. M_S
    Joined: Feb 20, 2008
    Posts: 542

    from SoCal

    Seriously, it's small claims. You've been watching too much CSI.

    I always communicate with my tenants via email for this very reason. It's come in handy in court on more than one occasion.
  5. My grandad had cattle and horses and bought and sold them all the time.

    He used to say, "if you buy a horse and the damn thing falls down and dies on the way home, don't bitch and moan about it...a deal is a deal".

    He always stressed that it was up to you to know what you were buying and not to completely trust any seller...ever. Sometimes even honest sellers don't fully know what they have.
  6. Altamont
    Joined: Jun 15, 2008
    Posts: 44


    You have to research that kinda stuff...
  7. VonWegener
    Joined: Nov 19, 2009
    Posts: 786


    If you ever come out west I'll buy you that chicken dinner and tell you everything about that Rust free 1950 Buick Convertible I bought 38 years ago.
  8. Can I get all the serial numbers from the car first?
    Not falling for this again..
  9. rcoffey
    Joined: Dec 13, 2007
    Posts: 161


    hey! hand! pay attention!!!!!!
  10. VonWegener
    Joined: Nov 19, 2009
    Posts: 786


    HaHa. Same deal as yours kid. Nice old guy with cool cars and parts. Buick was parked in a small garage. I could only see it from the front......
    All my older friends were laughing at me for buying the rust bucket unseen...
    But hey I was just a stupid kid and wanted the car so bad.
    The good thing from all this is that you will not do the same thing to the next guy.
  11. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,922


    Five pages of replies so it's probably already been said but maybe worth repeating:
    It's your lack of care you bought something that you knew nothing about.
  12. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,223


    Try reversing it.... Let's say a year later, you found out it was a rare factory test prototype Y block. Would you go back and give the seller more money? No being a troll, but...;)
  13. Did I buy a lottery ticket? Hey as long as it doesn't turn
    out to be a SBC I won't feel like I got ripped off..
  14. Wow I didn't get that, Thanks for the cliff notes.
  15. drptop70ss
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 1,184

    from NY

    I think the OP gets the point, but how you could of never heard any horror stories from friends before you bought the engine is beyond me, unless you are a newbie. No way to buy things unless you know as much or more than the seller. If I took every sellers word for gospel I would have a garage full of gold..cause every rear is a 4:10 posi, every BB chevy is a 454, and every small block is a "corvette" engine, right? And many sellers do not have any idea what they have, just what their friends have told them.
  16. Yep!

    Tough love at first, then learning lesson, then some tounge 'n cheek fun, now just redundant bullshit.

    I think "THR1LL3R" got the point and now this thread is just going down "drama row".
  17. 55chevr
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
    Posts: 956


    Every Y Block Ford engine is described as a 312. I had a 55 Ford that had the original motor and I was told it was a 312- of course it was a 272. Not sure if anyone would really care if they are looking for a nostalgia engine. That 272 ran good. Wish I still had that car.
  18. 57tony31
    Joined: Jul 20, 2008
    Posts: 632

    from Woods

    Anything but a sbc and you got ripped off hobo....You know in the back of your mind fords cant run lol...................

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  20. BOP-Nut
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 746


    You better change your user info under "cars" ;)

  21. Now that was uncalled for. :(
  22. BCR
    Joined: Dec 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,262


    Last edited: Mar 1, 2012

  23. I though I had finally navigated my way to the end of the world wide web .... and up pops this thread!
  24. 8FLEET9
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
    Posts: 733

    from MASS.

    what do you care? you prolly couldn't tell the difference...

  25. Sweet Ratrod bro!
  26. ttarver
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 406

    from austin

    Close this shit already!!!
  27. Skeezix
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 845

    from SoCal

    Another victim
    Stop deal
    Move on
  28. buyer beware.........
  29. Ruggie
    Joined: Sep 23, 2011
    Posts: 131


    What he said
  30. Assumption is a motherfooker, I'll assume this thread is near death.
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