Steve & Liz Jackson
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While I “rant”, I also would like to add what appears to be a very honest ad for a vehicle, so what if it’s a Merc, we like them here.
While the lettering is large enough to read from the next room, it helps us older folk read without squinting. The photos are excellent and cover good and bad on the vehicle. A pretty fair and thorough representation of the car.
Please tell me why the word “restoration” is even used in this ad. I looks nothing like it did in the show room.
All I would like to see is some more honesty used. I purchesed a truck that was on E-bay. It is my daily driver and will be my tow vehicle. It was represented honestly and the buyer and I struck a deal. I have no regrets as this type of truck is not plentiful in my area.
We, in this field, I feel should lead the way best in representing our cars for sale or describing in photos, we all know our own imperfections and we don’t have to be embarrased by them.
Try this ad from Craigs List,
Bike has been setting for many years. Motor does not turn over. Bike is
COMPLETE except missing stator, flywheel, sidecover and headlight. Would
make a great restore project. 400.00 o.b.o. please call or text me
@xxx-x-xx-xxxx. If no answer,leave message,i will return your call. No
The word complete (much less capitalized) should not even be in this ad. Do you agree?
I have done that! At least it is honest. I did that on my first car. Made $100 over what I gave, even said I rattle canned it.
OUCH, that looks, not too good. I hope that never happens to me(again). Too many stories involving racing. If you do rebuild or redo, make sure you get someone to do the machine work that is familiar with the Ford engine, especially the FE. My latest 428 was done that way. I searched out the one I wanted and spoke with him several times before using his services.
James, I had one of my 390’s loose oil pressure to the point of it knocking, but still running. I was racing it at the time, so I assumed I spun a bearing. When I pulled the motor, I found all bearings very good shape. Then I found the rear camshaft freeze plug had come out. This allows the pressure drop. I had put “press in” plugs when rebuilding it many years ago, but now I know better and use a “screw” in style, with locktite! Just another thought.