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Hot Rods Probable Scam...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by GordonC, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. GordonC
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  2. If I can quote an old line “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”


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  3. squirrel
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  4. arkiehotrods
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    A woody that nice for $20K? Of course it's a scam.
     
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  5. paul55
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    Or, they forgot a zero!
     
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  6. B Bay Barn
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  7. Why are you wasting your time....(why am I?)?
     
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  8. flatheadpete
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    Well it only has 3/4 of a cam. Won't run without a whole cam...o_O
     
  9. zzford
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    It's the real deal. Totally legit. The car is owned by a Nigerian Prince. Seems he has an overstock of 39 Ford woodies. Consequently, in order to get his collection down to a more manageable level, he's offering this one at a giveaway price.
     
  10. GordonC
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    Jim, thanks I hadn't thought of doing that.

    Paul Bennett - wasting my time? I guess that could be said for all of us on just about any hobby topic, but the main reason was to spread the info about a false car ad so the ass hats that do this type of thing to us car guys have less of a market to scam folks. If thats a waste of my time then I guess I am guilty.
     
  11. BJR
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    Thanks for posting. Not a waste of time if it keeps one of us from getting ripped off.
     
  12. models916
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    I'm sending him a MO for 25,000 and he will mail me the change.
     
  13. 49ratfink
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    I have to wonder what the scam is. are they trying to sell it without having it and the buyer not seeing it?
     
  14. They are probably trying to get a deposit to "hold it" for some sucker/s.
     
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  15. The 39 guy
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    It's a beautiful car..... Thanks for the tip Jim and GordonC for the heads up.
     
  16. KRB52
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    That makes it a straight V-6. Better gas mileage.
     
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  17. tubman
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    Worth twice the price, especially with the "Automatic" "manual transmission with a Columbia".:D Who was the old time comedian who used to say "You can't hardly get them no more"?
     
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  18. PEE WEE KING You Can't Hardly Get Them No More RCA VICTOR 47-6005
     
  19. tubman
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    Never heard of him; did he have a "country" background?

    (EDIT : Googled him; yep, that's the guy who started it, but George Gobel picked it up from him; that's who I was thinking of.)
     
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  20. Dirty Dug
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    There was recently a '32 roadster, looked to be concourse quality, listed on Seattle Craigslist for $20,000. For the hell of it I responded through craigslist asking for a phone number and and gave mine. I received a response telling me to send them an email address so they could send more pictures. These people are just phishing for email addresses, simple as that.
     
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  21. models916
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    In the old days…..3 is 300 duration, 4 is 400 lift hence the 3/4 for short. This was a pretty big cam in the 50s.
     
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  22. First time I've ever heard that. So, "full race" would be .400 duration and .533 lift?
     
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  23. choptop40
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    Don't get scammed by a kindegartener......
     
  24. custom_lettering
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    Hey Jim great tip to google the description in the ad. I just did it to 5 listings and every one took me to the original ad where the car is really for sale.
    I only respond to craigslist ads with phone #s anymore.
     
  25. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Hell yeah they are. Look at Squirrel's link to the real add.
    Like K13 said, they're probably hoping multiple people will wire $1000 deposits to them. They'll chum with hundreds of these ads hoping to hook a few suckers. Its like the old direct mail ad or telemarketing game of hoping to get 2 sales on every 100 you send/call out.

    When you guys see this stuff on your local C/L, click on "prohibited" to flag the ad as spam/prohibited item.
    If it gets enough flags, C/L takes down the ad.
    I do it all the time on C/L. Lately, there's been a lot of car ads featuring cars with outrageously low prices with a lot of crooked numbers (ie: $ 2314 for a restored 68 El Camino). The cars in the photos are clearly not taken in Socal as they have brick houses, snow, etc. in the background. The photos also usually have a gmail email addy pasted on them. Total red flags.
     
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  26. models916
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    3/4 in reference to a cam had nothing to do with percentage or fraction. It was a numeric designation for the cam spec's without giving the full numbers. There was no such thing as a full race cam nomenclature back in the 50's. Most people listening to the car talk in the day had no idea of the cam number and just took it as that. Through the years it took on a skewed meaning.
     
  27. Anything on CL to get my attention has to be within an hour's drive. And no bullshit in the mean time. Always take a bigger than you buddy along. Free lunch and beer is a huge incentive for most.
     

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