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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Are all Corvette enthusiasts nuts? Currently at $200+ dollars for an A/C belt!! Look: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-cg...item=599683987

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post #2 of 53 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 01:00 PM
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Money to burn baby...
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post #3 of 53 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 03:01 PM
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They're not nuts, just misdirected. Kind of like the guy recently selling the 69 Camaro who said it had Z/28 bucket seats, like there was anything different about them. If I apply their logic to my junk box, the radiator support bushings or subframe bolts I removed and replaced should be worth more because they came out of my 69 SS Camaro.
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post #4 of 53 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 03:15 PM
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i wonder what else that belt fits? i bet it will fit stuff other than a vette, but a fan belt for a truck or impala doesn't exactly command a high price in the rich boy marketplace.

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post #5 of 53 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 03:46 PM
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It's not just the Vette owners. I had a guy who wanted $100 for the external GF 432 fuel filter.
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post #6 of 53 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 03:57 PM
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I dont understand,OK so we get on a guy for wanting to rebody a rotten rusty Camaro with a rust free shell thats correct except for the car came with a 6cy instead of a V8 and now its 180 the other way, this guy is not so smart for buying a NOS part for his car so it will be 100% correct no matter what the cost.I dont think the price is so bad if you really need the part to make one complete.
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post #7 of 53 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 04:25 PM
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that doesnt account for the fact that, ITS A FAN BELT!
i wish people would buy the stuff i try and sell, for insane prices, i'd be the happiest guy ever.
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post #8 of 53 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 05:04 PM
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There are various types of automotive enthusiasts (sp?) and various levels with in each type. Expendable cash has a lot to do with where you fit in the mix. Personal taste plays a part also!! One guy might cut up the dash in his daily driver to install a CD player. Someone else trying to piece together an SS would give up his beer money for a year to find an uncut dash! The guy with a real copo or Z that was raced from day one would pay big dollars for a piece of plastic called radio delete or heater delete!!

If you had a rolling text book in your garage you would pay the price if you needed a belt, hose or sparkplug wire!!

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post #9 of 53 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 05:12 PM
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$200 NOS,It may be a little high for most but just try to find another one.If you spend from 50-100K on your car/resto the $200 bucks is a drop in the bucket for the correct piece.If you don't plan to go this route fine,but why call them nuts?


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post #10 of 53 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 05:37 PM
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I agree with Dennis especially on the first two points
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post #11 of 53 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 06:24 PM
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it all adds points and points make money, if i had the right vette id do it too.
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post #12 of 53 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 06:31 PM
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I don't think it is just the concorse(sp?) guys and purests that are "crazy" com'on how many of you have spent a "little more" then what normal people think you should have for that one part that would just look perfect in that one spot with the over priced thing you bought last week?
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post #13 of 53 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 02, 12:36 PM
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i wonder how much one of those hardcore resto guys would spend to get half a tank of date coded, 1966 vintage 100 octane premium leaded gas? how about if it was in a 35 year old gas can? i suppose he would also need som NOS oil to put in the crankcase...
hell, i have a bridge i could sell, it is on oceanfront property in the Mojave desert...

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post #14 of 53 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 02, 03:35 PM
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novaderrik, I clicked on your link and looked at your pictures and yes we understand your pain! Keep pluging tho and never forget it looks like a Camaro whyle "your" underneath it.
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post #15 of 53 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 02, 04:08 PM
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i dont think that was called for.
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