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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LoneSpar, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. LoneSpar
    Joined: Oct 21, 2010
    Posts: 250

    from Pacific NW

    She wants me to sell them. She knows they are worth something,she just didn't realize how much.

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  2. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,797

    from Earth

    How do you sell stuff like this? CL? Fleabay? Forum classifieds?
  3. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,802


    You sir, are a true gentleman, I'm sure you will get a good payback some were down the road. Bob :)

  4. badsix
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
    Posts: 108

    from oregon

    SELL? Portland swap meet first part of April
    Jay D.
  5. Frankie47
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,841

    from omaha ne.

    What a tasteless statement....shame on you....maybe she is like most and choosing between buying food or buying her meds......either way it is none of our business.
  6. HAMB classified is a good place to start selling.

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  7. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,880

    from Minnesota

    A honorable response if one is selling for just themselves.
    Set a price and see what happens.
    In this case as the cash raised is for another the free market of that big auction place should be used.Set a good price and let the market dictate the final number.
    I had 2 good friends who as a dying wish asked me to clean out buildings and sell the contents with the proceeds going to the wife. Both times there were items that sold for far more than my expectations,even after doing market research and putting items on at what I deemed fair market value.
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  8. roughneck424
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
    Posts: 1,084


    Well said.
  9. wade57
    Joined: Nov 17, 2010
    Posts: 165

    from BC Canada

    Good on you Lonespar. It must have been quite fun going through that time capsule
  10. Thumper
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,610


    You Sir.....are a class act. For what your will be rewarded on down the line. :D
  11. tiredford
    Joined: Apr 6, 2009
    Posts: 509

    from Mo.

    Good Karma back to you.
  12. 48fordnut
    Joined: Nov 4, 2005
    Posts: 3,922


    Whether she has money or not.that's not the issue. You are doing an honorable thing. Glad to have you here.
  13. zoomma
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
    Posts: 272


    Your the man.
    Great thing that you're doing.
  14. LoneSpar
    Joined: Oct 21, 2010
    Posts: 250

    from Pacific NW

    I a built a little model so that I have something to refer to as I put the Tri powers together

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  15. dargman69
    Joined: Mar 10, 2014
    Posts: 13

    from istanbul

    Very classy, LoneSpar.
    Joined: Aug 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,222

    from Colorado

    That is cool, man you have good karma coming your way.
  17. INTEGRITY.... Its the only thing that no man can take from you. but its sad that some just give it away. you my friend have it...good on you
  18. Way to go!!! Kinda cool that a hobby enjoyed by her husband is now helping her in a time of need.
  19. creepjohnny
    Joined: Dec 1, 2007
    Posts: 877

    from Sunland,CA

    Mike Wasson at maybe interested in some of those. Send him an email. Maybe easier than lugging to a swapmeet. He restores Pontiac tri power carbs and manifolds perfectly

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  20. 283john
    Joined: Nov 17, 2008
    Posts: 813


    I was thinking it was possible that she likes this guy, knows he's into old car stuff, and wants to bestow a gift upon him that she knows he'll appreciate...and get her garage cleaned out at the same time.

    I was also thinking it was possible that she could have been offended that he would take said gift, sell it all off, and come back to her with the money saying "look, I know how poor you are and all..."

    I didn't know the full scenario. Didn't know that they had discussed selling it for her profit. If she told him she wanted the most money out of it and he's going to make that happen and not skim any off the top, then absolutely he is a prince among men.
  21. LoneSpar
    Joined: Oct 21, 2010
    Posts: 250

    from Pacific NW

    Everything sold will be for HER profit. I built a model out of the parts as a reference for putting them together. She thought or was cute and said I could keep it when its all done. But all the money is for her.

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  22. phoenix5x
    Joined: Dec 26, 2007
    Posts: 241

    from Ohio

    Would be interested in some carbs and an intake for a 390 if you happen to find some...or at least let me know when they go up for sale on


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  23. LoneSpar
    Joined: Oct 21, 2010
    Posts: 250

    from Pacific NW

    So far the 2 bbls are all Rochesters. I have a few Holley 4 bbls and Carters

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  24. sadsack
    Joined: Jan 29, 2014
    Posts: 72


    you da the man
  25. Wedgehead426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2013
    Posts: 114


    You are doing a good thing, and down the road it will come back to you. My wife and I once went to a estate sale, and the young couple were selling off "dads" stuff. I picked up a wooden wine crate on the floor that had a bunch of ammo, some gun leather and a like new in the box Ruger Standard .22 pistol. I asked how much for all of it as I like firearms also. The guy asked the woman how much did she want for the "gun stuff". The woman said she didn't care, she just wanted that stupid stuff gone. I asked the guy if maybe he wanted to keep them to pass onto his kids someday and he told me to make a offer, no way his kids are going to have anything like that. Ok dude, I give you $100 bucks for all of it. He had his hand out before I could even reach for my wallet. Did I feel guilty? Hell no! I still have my dads tools, guns, and fishing rods, and I hope my son will keep them also. But if it was a situation like yours, it would have been different. You did a good thing helping that lady out.
  26. Nice job. All the time and effort spent is probably nothing compared to the smile that is on the ladies face when everything is cleaned up and the bank account is satisfied. All the hot rodders above are cheering you on and the arseholes below are wishing they had your heart of gold.
  27. got rust2
    Joined: Nov 6, 2013
    Posts: 310

    got rust2

    Good job, what's your stall number in Portland?
    I'll be there in the morning.
  28. LoneSpar
    Joined: Oct 21, 2010
    Posts: 250

    from Pacific NW

    Yeah I'm still holding on to them. She asked me not to sell em yet. I don't know what the holdup is. My shop is quite the mess now

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  29. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,530


    Guess she wasn't as ready to part with those parts as she thought!

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