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  • stu yoakam
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    Emailed again today. Says it will ship sometime this week. Said the same thing nine days ago. Should have it now but at this rate it wont get here in time to put in before vacation ends. Semi from Florida in no hurry. The shippers have a bad rep on yelp for late pick ups misplacing stuff. Just checked their website and it says three days from Tampa to KCK. From when it ships SOMETIME this week.Should just cancel the order.

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  • stu yoakam
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    Starting to look like plan B. Change the timing belt on the Charger instead of the transmission on the el camino. Have to get the parts locally or from amazon. eBay wouldn't get here fast enough. They are paving our street from scratch so when they do the last part we won't be able to get out of the neighborhood until they are done. No idea when that will be. Soon though. Several inches of concrete and then it has to dry. Its only two dozen families SOL for a day or two or three.

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  • stu yoakam
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    Originally posted by stu yoakam View Post
    Friday came and went. Did it ship? When will it arrive? Who knows? Its not important. Whats funny is eBay says they are good at communication.
    Still no tracking number or ETA. It will be strapped to a pallet so it won't fit in what we have. The shipping company they use gets bad reviews. They are closed on weekends. If it ever shows up I get to rent a truck on short notice and go get it. Or I could have had it sent to a shop here and paid to have it put in. He said getting it by next week when I am off work and have time to mess with it would not be a problem.

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  • stu yoakam
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    Free beer tomorrow. Buy one get one. Chuck Mead says buy 99 cd's get the 100th one free. Buy one get one half off. That's only 25% off. It should be BOGOHO.

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  • moparjim71
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    Time to relax.

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  • silver_bullet
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    been there done that... really feel for ya fella!

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  • stu yoakam
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    Friday came and went. Did it ship? When will it arrive? Who knows? Its not important. Whats funny is eBay says they are good at communication.

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  • stu yoakam
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    Emailed the place today. Says there is a back log and my trans SHOULD ship out Friday. I don't need it until the 20th so we should be good. It would be nice to get some kind of update after paying out $1700

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  • stu yoakam
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    In a perfect world.. I would lift the body off the frame, put in the new transmission and body mounts at the same time. Getting a new frame/doing a complete restoration would be more perfect. Need to contact them about when it will be delivered. Listing says three days, ebay says tomorrow. They say it has to be built after being ordered. On staycation the week of the 19th so need it by then if I am to put it in myself. Still need to decide if I want to do timing belt on the dodge myself or not. Need to order parts if I do.

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  • stu yoakam
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    Got a fraud alert email. Did I just buy a transmission? I am supposed to get an email so they can custom make the unit to fit my car and have the right torque converter. It says billet pump and GNX (buick) grade parts. Complete with dipstick and TV cable, etc.. I can't believe the others don't even have a speedometer gear. This might even have an upgraded oil pan.

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  • stu yoakam
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    That's what I had before. It quit in the middle of the road. It was likely the cheap remand converter that came with it. They gave me a different one on warranty but we had already put the old 350 back in and I was too lazy/leary of the OD to put it back in. That one was $700 six years ago. They are high now and most leave out the converter, speedo gear, dipstick, etc. Its extra to ship it to the house. Monster won't warranty it if you don't have a core/pay the core fee.... I am eyeing one on eBay. Its $1700 but comes with everything but the fluid and has a 700 hp rating. Plus its green. Free shipping and no core charge if i pick it up in KC. I have a week off this month if i could get it here by the 19th. Almost had a similar one bought locally but lost contact with the guy a month ago. I already spun a bearing and had to redo the crank and rods in the 350 so need to keep the RPMs down.

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  • silver_bullet
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    Thought about a 200 R4? The beefed up ones are pricey, but, will fit in the same footprint as a th350....

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  • stu yoakam
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    Awesome new episode of Hot Rod Garage. Has anyone seen it? Diesel in a 70 el camino claiming 1000 ft lbs of torque. I thought of that before but not in my budget or skill set. My other ideas are race car or farm truck. I am wanting an overdrive transmission. 700s are common but you have to shorten the drive shaft and modify the crossmember. I already have a lock up harness and throttle bracket from the one I had in 2012.

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  • silver_bullet
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    I ponder how much the boys are enjoying having dad around Perry

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