I found a folder of receipts from when I first started on my T in 92. In 24 years everything has doubled. A set of spindle bolts with brass oilers were $27.95. Now-$62.95. A rebuilt mag coil ring $119.95 now $219.19. A 30 by 3 1/2 tire at Pate in 93- $65 now a comparable tire $170. Today's prices from Langs website. June 6, 1992 I bought a complete 1914 motor and transmission for $500. It took me until March 20, 1993 to get it to run. By May 2nd a 2 piece valve broke and the Babbitt was knocked out of 2 rods. June 6 I tore it down and had it bored etc. On June 30th I had it up and running again. I guess when I was 15 I wrote everything down. I about wore out my mama's mower mowing yards to make money and my dad hauled me all over to pick stuff up. I got 90 percent of the car, used parts anyway, via UPS from Mr W.L. Arnett in Aurora, Colorado. I have his address forever etched in my memory. Just thought that was interesting.
Corey, that is very interesting. But, there has been a substantial improvement in many report parts since then, without price increases of hundreds of percentage points. I have heard tire and tube quality has gone down on the driver tires. Seems one can't win.
I've still got that tire I bought in 93 and it's not cracked near as bad as one I bought about 6 years ago.
My wife and I are coming up on 43 years and I still have my receipt for her engagement and wedding rings. You never know when you might need to get a refund.
Seriously, if I had known 43 years ago what I know now I would have purchased as many of those useless diamonds as I could get my hands on. Her set is probably now worth at least 25 times what I paid.