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1/28/12 8:12pm - Original Message: 'Would you consider buying this used if you were me....'
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Found this on ebay...made a dumb offer and am waiting a reply
 
Am I crazy buying this item used??
 
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1/29/12 8:32am - Reply: 'Re: Would you consider buying this used if you were me....'
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If I had not already installed a Borgeson gearbox I would have to buy it.
I have no issue with a used system if the price is right.
Good luck 


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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System
Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
Borgeson Steering box
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1/29/12 9:36am - Reply: 'Re: Would you consider buying this used if you were me....'
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Am I crazy buying this item used??

Rook, Although I've never met you in person, I think we need to break this question down into smaller portions. Lets start by looking at some of your previous posts, you seem to like bantering with Ebo, that leads to the answer to the first part of your question which is "am I (Rook) crazy?" That answer would be YES! Definitely.
Now for buying the unit used, It seems as though you might have to spend some additional money to bring it back up to being in good shape as he said you'll need a pair of outer tie rod ends. Im not sure what a new set up costs, but with a used unit you will have no warranty. Even with that said, I would probably go for it if he would accept an offer of about 50% off the original cost including what the cost of the tie rod ends would be. Best of luck with it.

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1/29/12 1:58pm - Reply: 'Re: Would you consider buying this used if you were me....'
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rod7515 said: Am I crazy buying this item used??

Rook, Although I've never met you in person, I think we need to break this question down into smaller portions. Lets start by looking at some of your previous posts, you seem to like bantering with Ebo, that leads to the answer to the first part of your question which is "am I (Rook) crazy?" That answer would be YES! Definitely.
Now for buying the unit used, It seems as though you might have to spend some additional money to bring it back up to being in good shape as he said you'll need a pair of outer tie rod ends. Im not sure what a new set up costs, but with a used unit you will have no warranty. Even with that said, I would probably go for it if he would accept an offer of about 50% off the original cost including what the cost of the tie rod ends would be. Best of luck with it.

Rodney

I would have to agree with Rod.....your crazy....and I have met you!
Also if you can get it for half price go for it. I know you were in the market for the gearbox set up, and if this saves you some kwain....then for sure you can make the gathering in May.
That will also prove to the rest that have not met you....that you are crazy.
Rod I like being arounf Rook.......he makes me look like an angel!
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1/29/12 6:29pm - Reply: 'Re: Would you consider buying this used if you were me....'
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1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

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Dan, new they're about $1300. I love mine. (Lost a couple of feet in the turning radious, but it was worth it). My set has more than 5 K mi. and there is no play in the tie-rod ends. Maybe his is loose from auto cross racing ? If you decide to go new, you may want to check out this outfit I saw in Vette Magazine "Flaming River Ind." at www.flamingriver.com/corvette. Claims full turning radius. Don't know what the price is. let us know what you decide.

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1/29/12 7:39pm - Reply: 'Re: Would you consider buying this used if you were me....'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Love my Steeroids system. It's a great price IF it works....

Somewhat of a risk, but if it works, saves you some $ if you were planning to put the R&P in anyway...

Decide carefully. 

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1/29/12 7:44pm - Reply: 'Re: Would you consider buying this used if you were me....'
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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......

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I was willing to go 600 bucks for it, but hes stuck on 849.00  im gonna pass for now and told him to let me know if he's willing to negoiate.....
 
and yes Ebo is right.....here my theme song
 
 


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1/29/12 9:18pm - Reply: 'Re: Would you consider buying this used if you were me....'
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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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I know I'm late to this, but I'd be hesitant to buy anything like that used when you don't know anything about it. I don't trust used parts, but maybe that's just me!
 
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1/30/12 8:46pm - Reply: 'Re: Would you consider buying this used if you were me....'
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All in all I should probably go this way....I originally was thinking Borgeson.....
 
I thought they were more like 900......
 
 
 
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1/30/12 8:49pm - Reply: 'Re: Would you consider buying this used if you were me....'
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considering he used the item for autocross and the boot appears to have a substance on it I looked at the item and really considered it myself. but no warrenty, no guarentee if its actually in working order after being on his vette.
I elected not to bid or make him an offer. its been listed 3 times and he keeps dropping the price. if you ask me somethings wrong with it.
 
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1/30/12 10:34pm - Reply: 'Re: Would you consider buying this used if you were me....'
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The Rook said: All in all I should probably go this way....I originally was thinking Borgeson.....
 
I thought they were more like 900......
 
 
 
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Rock, I paid $745 plus $24 for shipping direct from Borgeson

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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System
Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
Borgeson Steering box
Click here for Brian's Home Page 



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1/30/12 11:49pm - Reply: 'Re: Would you consider buying this used if you were me....'
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That sounds like a better deal, Dan!
 
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1/31/12 6:13pm - Reply: 'Re: Would you consider buying this used if you were me....'
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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......

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Redwingvette said:
The Rook said: All in all I should probably go this way....I originally was thinking Borgeson.....
 
I thought they were more like 900......
 
 
 
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Rock, I paid $745 plus $24 for shipping direct from Borgeson



Brian...did you get the set up with the new pump???

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1/31/12 10:26pm - Reply: 'Re: Would you consider buying this used if you were me....'
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No, I had to use my pump. I did take it off and clean it out as part of the install.

I believe the system with the pump is for cars that did not have power steering and it does cost more. 

The price you are showing is very good.



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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System
Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
Borgeson Steering box
Click here for Brian's Home Page 



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