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Old 03-15-2019, 09:54 PM
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From what I can see in the picture, it looks like a pretty fine hot rod with a few minor details to be straightened out. Nothing to be gained by speculating what else might be wrong with it when you can't see anything.
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From what I can see in the picture, it looks like a pretty fine hot rod with a few minor details to be straightened out. Nothing to be gained by speculating what else might be wrong with it when you can't see anything.
There were a lot more photos. I didn't want to share them and have everyone pick the car apart. From the photos I saw there were a lot of details missed but it sure looks good.

I guess my point was that to intelligent prospective buyers, small details can make a big difference in perception of the build quality and therefore sale price.
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I still can't imagine what that inner belt is running on the passenger side? Surely it doesn't have a smog pump.
That inner belt is running between the water pump and crank pulley. It's just a secondary belt in case it ever threw the alternator belt.
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Bob W., I am also an optimist like you. This car has a few visible, fixable flaws, so what's the problem; just fix them. When I bought my 'stalled project' 1934 Plymouth there were a few obvious, fixable problems. Hotrod builders fix problems, so I just started fixing problems. I started to notice a theme in my Plymouth, the previous builder couldn't see into the future and visualize a problem coming. When he got to a dead-end problem, he just started building something else until it raised it's unengineered ugly head. On and on he went, painting himself into corners. I did not look this car over well enough before I bought it. Anyhow this one car has eroded my optimism in engineering. That's why I appeared slightly pessimistic in this discussion.
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I would like to see pictures of the whole thing. It looks interesting.
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From what I can see in the picture, it looks like a pretty fine hot rod with a few minor details to be straightened out. Nothing to be gained by speculating what else might be wrong with it when you can't see anything.
It does look pretty solid built from those pics, but a closer look would be wise if thinking of buying it. I agree, mostly minor stuff you could work out pretty quick. Sometimes an extra set of eyes is helpful to see things I've missed.
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:51 PM
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It does look pretty solid built from those pics, but a closer look would be wise if thinking of buying it. I agree, mostly minor stuff you could work out pretty quick. Sometimes an extra set of eyes is helpful to see things I've missed.
For sure they're mostly minor things that indicate a closer look is needed. I guess I just expect something at that price range to be a little more sorted.
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