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Garage sale score! Now with pictures!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ChopTopJimmy, May 19, 2012.

  1. ChopTopJimmy
    Joined: Mar 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,446


    Stopped at a garage sale yesterday. Lots of the usual baskets, glasware, kids clothing... Then off in the corner he had a few misc. engine parts, heads, clutches and a few carbs. Initially I walked right by them but on my way back I noticed a couple of 2 barrel carbs. I thought they were Ford 94 but as I picked one up they guy says, "yeah they are Strombergs". Mind you they were large logo 97's also! I ask how much and he says, I don't know how about 5 bucks for the pair? I ask if he has any more, which he didn't. So I gave him $5 and smiled all the way home. Wish I could score like this every time I visit a garage sale... Usually I leave empty handed! CTJ
    Last edited: May 20, 2012
  2. Damn good score....
  3. aircap
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,473


    Ya done good!
  4. SaltCoupe
    Joined: Jun 10, 2010
    Posts: 2,377

    from Indiana

    Very good score. Lucky you stopped to look!
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  5. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,457

    from California

    wanna trade for some baby clothes? I go garage sale-ing once in a while and all I see is baby clothes.
  6. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,297

    hombres ruin

    Wow $5 for strombergs .. No way that can be beaten. Damn lucky
  7. 60galaxieJJ
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,525


    Sweet Jesus! That's a awesome score
  8. forty7ford
    Joined: May 6, 2012
    Posts: 204

    from Iowa

    Wanna double your money? I'll even pay for the shipping. Nice score.
  9. AstroZombie
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,788


    A few years back there was a guy that bought an Ardun conversion at a yard sale. That story tops all, but man you scored!! I thought I was livin' good last weekend picking up a DeWalt angle grinder for a buck, but you got me beat! I love yard sales! I always ask if they have any car parts, tools, or signs. You just never know...
  10. nice need to bottle your luck and sell it by the case
  11. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,998

    from nor cal

    Ain't that the f'n truth........^^^^^^

    Can't get much better than that on the 97's. That's gotta make ya feel good.
  12. ChopTopJimmy
    Joined: Mar 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,446


    Hey guys, Thanks for all of the gracious offers to buy/trade for the carbs. However, I think I will keep them and look for a 3rd one to complete the 3 duece setup on my sons Merc Flathead... CTJ
  13. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    no pics...didn't happen

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  14. jroberts
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,572


    Talk about a score--can't get better than yours. Congratulations. I just love this kind of stuff.
  15. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack

  16. Ted H
    Joined: Jan 7, 2003
    Posts: 312

    Ted H

    Congradulations. Great score!
    First thing I do when I go to a garage or estate sale is ask "where are the old rusty tools and broken car parts?"
  17. chevydave1965
    Joined: May 2, 2010
    Posts: 370

    from Iowa

  18. tjmercury
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 589


    Great score, always pays to look twice
  19. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,860

    Retro Jim

    Great score !
    I bought a Stromberg large logo w/alum. intake off CL about 5 years ago for $25 ! I was the first one to answered the ad so I got it .
    Got a big heavy real USA made anvil for $50 off CL for being the first caller !
    I also have a great yard sale find as well . Last summer my wife and I stopped at a yard sale full of car parts . Well they all were Chev parts from engines to transmissions and I am a FORD guy . Anyway I always look to see if I can find something to use or flip . Well there was a 4 speed trans . It's a SBF toploader 4 speed trans at that . Well I ask how much and he calls his friend . He says $100 . I made an offer of $60 . He tells his friend and he says yes . I go and tell the wife and she says are you kidding me ? She says I will be right back and off she goes to the bank ! At another yard sale I also found an early 4 speed Hurst super shifter complete and got if for $5 from the guy that had it along with a ton of other parts he had for a Mustang he owned many years ago . I have been very lucky at yard sales many times when it comes to car parts .
    It just pays to be lucky sometimes !

    Retro Jim
  20. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
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  21. Insane 49
    Joined: Apr 16, 2010
    Posts: 29

    Insane 49

    Wondered when someone was going to drop that.
  22. 40FordGuy
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
    Posts: 2,908


    That beats my $50 "RUG" toploader !!!!!!!! Great score !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. ChopTopJimmy
    Joined: Mar 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,446


    Here are a couple of pics for the naysayers. Sorry about the cluttered work bench... CTJ



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