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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Flogknaw, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. I got this piece of excrement for less than a grand. Not cheap for me but cheap by todays standards.

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    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 2,355

    from IDAHO

    1957 Rebuilt Rochester Fuel Injection With Correct Distributor $175.00 (1975)... s-l1000.jpg
  3. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,259


    Was given an untapped 30# tank of R12 Freon from a service station that went out of business.
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  4. jimgoetz
    Joined: Sep 6, 2013
    Posts: 470


    Got these valve covers at a swap meet for $6.00 years ago. DSCN1236 (2).JPG
  5. Boden
    Joined: Oct 10, 2018
    Posts: 747


    It’s hard to read this and not cry

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  6. One of the coolest free things I have gotten was this sign. It was rolled up into a ball and I straightened it as best I could.... stuff.jpg
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  7. Are you Mike Wolfe or maybe Frank Fritz?
  8. Nope. I am John S. Keiser.
  9. Got theses chrome Guide headlights for $5 a piece.
    Got another set of them from the same guy for the same price that I gave away.
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  10. paul philliup
    Joined: Oct 3, 2013
    Posts: 211

    paul philliup
    from ohio

    IMG_20161211_081402431.jpg I bought this HEMI around 1985 running for $5000.00. ran it for 9 years
  11. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,261

    from California

    I bought a 1969 GTO Judge for $300.00 in 1978. saw it at the Turlock swap around 10 years ago for $12,000.00 pretty much just as I sold it only no longer running.
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  12. glrbird
    Joined: Dec 20, 2010
    Posts: 580


    Bought 2 factory F code 2x4 intake manifolds for 57 fords for 5$ each in 1970. Still in the garage
  13. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 8,732


    I'm too old to remember things from years But about 6 months ago I was moving my daughter out of her apartment and a guy pushing a shopping cart with cans loaded in it was passing by.

    I'd just got there and in the bed of my truck was several beer cans, I told the guy to hop up and grab them, he did, walked back up to me with this big assed wrench in his hand, first thing that came to my mind was "fuck, I just gave this guy some recyclable shit, now he's gonna jack me?"
    He holds the wrench out and says "will you take this for the cans?"

    1-1/2 Proto box wrench.

    I gotta get out more, or less?

    Anyone mention their Ex-wife yet?
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  14. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 8,732


    Now that's a cool story!
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  15. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,571

    rusty rocket

    Bought a pristine 32 dash for $20 last year at a swap meet. Guy thought it was an old pick up dash.
    Was given two 4'x6' sheets of 1/8" brass about ten years ago when scrap prices were sky high. At the time I was building my 32 sedan and the proceeds paid for the set of five classic instruments gauges.
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  16. Got my o.t. 1970 GTX for $200.00. I ran like a raped ape.
  17. Gabby
    Joined: Apr 14, 2007
    Posts: 281


    My son picked up Grancor heads and intake for a flattie for $200.
  18. In 1989 I won a 58 Pontiac sedan on a $5 ticket. 20190726_233031.jpg
  19. Got this 1965 Dodge truck for free when a buddy needed it moved. I drove it for two years. Every time it started to sputter, I rotated the spark plugs and it ran like a champ for two or three weeks and then I would do it all over again. Picture 2867.jpg
  20. My Dad gave me my first car which I still have....I was 15.... post-37352-143137999616.jpg
  21. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 2,280


    I just threw up. I wanted one of those sooooooooooo bad.
  22. pigIRON63
    Joined: Nov 25, 2019
    Posts: 468


    One of my dad's good friends gave my the start to my new project, a 53 Morris Minor and a 63' 283 with matching Powerglide. The freebies are good but sometimes you have to exchange some money so I traded around and ended up with 5 bucks in this cool steering wheel. 20191202_145717.jpg
  23. Wanderlust
    Joined: Oct 27, 2019
    Posts: 493


    5A63BAB6-A166-4F36-96BB-86B54A8F9D02.jpeg Got this for the grand sum of a dollar ( Canadian)
  24. Was looking in the Sunday want ads back in the 80s and saw an ad for 4, American Racing wheels for $80. I rushed right over to the address and the lady said I was the first to answer the ad. By the time I got the money outta my pocket, there were several cars pulling up to the house. Sorry, she told them...wheels are sold as I was loading them into my El Camino. It was a set of 15X8.5 Torque thrusts. I sold one pair to a buddy and the other pair was on about 5 cars of mine....let 'em go with my sedan delivery and regretted it ever since. I just bought another pair a few months ago but had to pay $400!!!!! deliveryN48chev.jpg
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  25. Dago 88
    Joined: Mar 4, 2006
    Posts: 2,202

    Dago 88

    Brought this '34 coupe ute 6 hours west of Sydney Australia for $10.oo in 1970.:) ute 1.jpg ute 2.jpg
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  26. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 11,239

    jimmy six

    Ordered some stuff from J C Whitney years ago. On thing in the box was a complete cam and kit which checked out to be a copy of the L-79. It was one number off what I ordered. Never sent it back and still have it.
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
    Posts: 997


    I was at a nearby swap meet and was just visiting with an old gentleman. And he asks, would you want to by an old car grill for $10? I asked to see it. He pulls a 1942 Ford grill out of the back of his van. Olive drab green (military) and in prefect condition. Done deal. Two month later I sold the grill on the H.A.M.B. for $425 to some nice guy in Canada. He said he couldn't fix his old one for $425

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