Is this worth the price? It's about 20 miles from me.

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Is this worth the price? It's about 20 miles from me.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 01:31 am:

http://eugene.craigslist.org/clt/4469366166.html

What year is it from?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Coiro on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 02:23 am:

Well, it's stamped, "Ford," so it's just a Ford coil and nothing exotic like a much more expensive Kingston coil.

Lang's charges a reasonable $47 (plus a $30 core charge in lieu of a non-working trade-in) for a rebuilt,
original coil which they have tested and adjusted for peak performance so in a sense, what they're doing is
repairing and tuning your old coil for $47.

http://www.modeltford.com/item/5007R.aspx

Okay, so maybe the coil you found on Craig's List works and maybe it doesn't. If not, Lang's will give you ten
bucks for it (as explained in the webpage of the above address) and that's probably what it would cost you to
ship it to them.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Henrichs on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 02:25 am:

Danial,

I don't see a coil box in any of the pictures. This is just a plain common T coil used from about 1917-27 (with some variations in Ford name stamped on the wood case). I think he is calling the coil a "coil box & switch". I've never paid over 5 bucks for one (and that for a tested and working one). Lots of these around.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 09:37 am:

This posting has been flagged for removal. [?]
(The title on the listings page will be removed in just a few minutes.)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Clayton Swanson on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 11:14 am:

i think that process is used by bad people to get the listing removed, so no one else can see the good deal while they go over to get it. i see it often on under priced items. kinda cheeting in my book


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 11:25 am:

Interesting. Thanks Bob, Dennis.

Clayton, the guy who bought my 69 GTO a few years back said he and his friends did just that on my car a couple times. I couldn't figure out why it kept getting flagged until he came to buy it. He said he was making sure he would have time to come up with the money.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 11:25 am:

You have to have 3 people at three different computers to flag something. One person flagging it 3 times at one IP address will not remove it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Derek Kiefer - Mantorville, MN on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 12:18 pm:

Danial, that was pretty bold of him to admit to doing that... I would have refused to sell it to him and chased him off my property while screaming expletives. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 02:11 pm:

Derek, I ended up making a pile of cash in the deal so I was happy. He gave me $8K and a very low mileage 95 Camaro Z28 Convertible in trade which I sold later for a nice chunk of change.

But yeah, it was a pretty shifty thing he did.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Henrichs on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 03:52 pm:

Danial,

Most cars are "shifty" in more than one way. :-) Glad you came out OK. I usually buy high, sell low and than try to make it up in volume. :-(


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