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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-25-2019, 10:44 AM
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Another thing you have to look out for are the body mounts those are also dry rot by now and you can’t find those anymore. The worst thing you can do to a car is letting it sit all the seals on the engine, transmission, and rear end are all probably shot by now and as you drive it it’s going leak guaranteed the pressure on the engine and all other components will cause to leak cause the seals are not ply able anymore. Think about it, sleep on it.
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Is it me or do those tires look a little dry rotted , What do you guy's think ?
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Another thing you have to look out for are the body mounts those are also dry rot by now and you canít find those anymore. The worst thing you can do to a car is letting it sit all the seals on the engine, transmission, and rear end are all probably shot by now and as you drive it itís going leak guaranteed the pressure on the engine and all other components will cause to leak cause the seals are not ply able anymore. Think about it, sleep on it.
That's not necessarily true.

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Is it me or do those tires look a little dry rotted , What do you guy's think ?
Probably original.

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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 09:01 PM
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This SS is very clean and I think it'll respond positively to all fluids being flushed and replaced.Also new set of tires,those tires in pic are the orig BFG Comp TA ZR4's. Rock hard,guaranteed.

I've owned many low mile original Chevy B cars over the years.All responded nicely to a front to back maintainence going through.My 96 B4U just turned 20k miles,is all original except for fluids,tires and belts.It doesn't leak anything.Body bushings are excellent no cracks,etc....

What does concern me in the OP's pics is the amount of moisture this car was stored in.For the price it should not have this much,imo.Even though I feel it'll definitely clean up,I'd push him on his price,and if satisfied then take it as is.

My thoughts,Jim
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Mine is the same. Just fluids tires and belts. Just turned 33k miles.
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post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 12:10 PM
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"Original" doesn't mean crap on something that will be driven. That's a word that only matters for museum pieces. If a car is going to be used as a car rather than a thing to look at, then other words like power, handling, comfort, and reliability are far more important. For a $25K budget, getting a well-maintained example with ~50K miles leaves you with an easy $15K+ to *substantially* increase the words that matter, and probably have less random crap to replace because age-related failures have already been dealt with by the previous owner.

It's fun to look at grandma's old console TV and rotary-dial phone, but I don't want to use them to actually watch movies or dial an international number.
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