How bad do you want it

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: How bad do you want it
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ROBERT BERGSTADT on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 02:13 pm:

check this out on e bay

eBay item number:
151419341800
1 person watching, Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 02:16 pm:

not that bad


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 02:20 pm:

It's all our fault for talking up how great the original editions are on this forum... :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Carnegie on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 02:43 pm:

http://www.ebay.ph/itm/WOW-SERVICE-BOOK-FORD-MODEL-T-DETAILED-INSTRUCTIONS-SERVI CING-FORD-CARS-300-PAG-/151419341800?pt=Motors_Manuals_Literature&hash=item23414 bcbe8


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 03:14 pm:

There are cheaper alternatives at eBay too: http://www.ebay.ph/itm/Model-T-Ford-Service-Manual-Detroit-MI-Reprint-by-Polypri nts-/131316396344


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 03:32 pm:

ĦAy, caramba!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 04:15 pm:

I wonder why I got a link to the Philliphine version of eBay when I searched?? Well, here's the original US listing.. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Model-T-Ford-Service-Manual-Detroit-MI-Reprint-by-Polypr ints-/131316396344


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Clayton Paddison (Vancouver Washington) on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 04:34 pm:

That is a reprint.....a modern reprint. you can buy these through most Model T parts suppliers for $29.95....and I just bought one at a used book store (in mint condition) for $8.

Why is this $150?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 04:50 pm:

Think I'll list mine on Ebay for 100.00 and see what happens!!

Its just another person thinking that anything that is fairly old and Model T related is worth a fortune.

It happens fairly often.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Spaziano, Bellflower, CA. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 05:09 pm:

According to the listing, this item is located in Luxemborg.

I don't think these books are falling out of the trees in Luxemborg as well as Model T owners, for that matter.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:10 pm:

Sure looks like the "black bible" that came with my '20 when I bought it, although now it's goobered up with lots of dirty fingerprints! What a great book for working on these cars.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Elliott, Tigard, OR on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:24 pm:

Here is my favorite. It has been on E-bay for months if not years. How long should it take them to figure out it's not worth that much.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MODEL-T-rear-end-26-27-HOT-RAT-ROD-FORD-FLATHEAD-V-8-/12 1455447275?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c474f0ceb&vxp=mtr


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Clayton Paddison (Vancouver Washington) on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:34 pm:

That is hilarious Scott! :D


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 08:20 pm:

It costs that much because it's for a MODEL T 26 27 HOT RAT ROD FORD FLATHEAD V-8. Plus, it comes with a beer can. What more could you ask for your $400?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike peterson on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 08:32 pm:

Hey guys, that's the way he ebays, he knows its not worth that, but someone will offer less, he will take it off ebay, no fees, and if he gets his $400 more power to him, before u cut ppl down, u should know more about them, I know him , so this is why I know this. just think how them ppl lurking in the shadows of this forum, the newbies see this making fun of ppl. makes them feel all warm and fuzzy about this forum.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Mikeska, Denver CO on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:02 am:

It was a beautiful day here in Denver. I did not have to go to work so I took the 1914 Touring for a long drive. I was having a blast but then noticed a strange noise. I thought that it was coming from the right rear wheel. Then I noticed that the speedometer was swinging wildly. The speedometer quit working and the noise went away. I thought that one of the chain links had failed. When I got home I took the cable off and found that there was nothing wrong with it. Hmmmm. I then noticed that the driven gear off of the wheel had backed off and was not making contact with the gear on the wheel. I tried to move it back but everything was tight and I was unable to move it by hand. I decided that I needed to consult the speedometer book that I had bought from Russ several years ago at Chickasha before I screwed something up. Spent the next 3 hours looking for the book. Never found it but I did find many books about T's that I had forgotten that I had including a Floyd Clymer book that I have no idea where or when I got it. I also found 3 copies of the T bible. Who knew that I had $450.00 worth of these books! Who said that Model T guys are cheep!

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Conger on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 05:51 am:

So, the bottom line is that the fellow with the $400 rear end is using eBAY for free worldwide advertising? Hhmmmmm...I think that tells me all I need to know.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike peterson on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:16 am:

yep. theres a lot that do that scott, nothing new


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Elliott, Tigard, OR on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:58 am:

As an Ambassadors to the hobby we should be educating people new to the hobby what certain parts are worth not trying to rip them off.
I would feel horrible if someone new to the hobby paid that much for that rearend.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Wetherbee on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:45 pm:

Another issue is the newbie who sees an original 09-10 super rare super good clean rear end sell for more than some "restored" mid 20's T's would, then they find some rusted twisted stone wall "art" mid 1920's one and think "if A then B"...

I agree with Scott, education is key - And the same time I agree a little with Mike's post that bashing might be fun, but could keep the newbie from getting more interested. As for his buddy using predatory sales tactics, all of life is buyer beware and the internet just makes it more important to learn before you jump.

Sadly, the thing I've found is that most people who ask your opinion have their own mindset beforehand and if he thinks that field iron is worth 10k and you tell him it might go for 1, 2,3 hundred (or anything less than their expectation) then he is usually the one to start doing the bashing and you are suddenly the $%#^45 trying to rip him off...


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