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1 day ago @ Hooniverse - Thursday Trivia · 0 replies · +1 points

Well I could have guessed WWII, but there is no way that I could have given a specific date.

2 days ago @ Hooniverse - Malaise Showdown: Cosw... · 0 replies · +2 points

I was away from my computer at the time the auction ended. I had already talked myself into spending up to $3k on it, but was all but certain that it would go for more, so didn't bother throwing that bid in. There are a few Cosworths on Craigslist right now, and people are (crack pipe) asking $2k-$3.5 for basket cases. When I woke up and saw that it ended at $3k, I kicked myself for not, at least, throwing my $3k bid on it. (which would probably have meant that it would have sold for $3050 instead).

I'm licking my wounds, telling myself that it's for the best. It's not like I need a $3k Vega.

And I had every intention of doing a write-up on it for possible publication here on Hooniverse. With frequent craigslist and ebay finds posted, and the dangerous game of Craigslist Crapshoot, it is inevitable that I will eventually buy something I don't need by way of Hooniverse. Next time, indeed.

2 days ago @ Hooniverse - Malaise Showdown: Cosw... · 2 replies · +2 points

Alas, I did not up my bid. At $3k, someone got a great deal, and I feel a bit bad that it wasn't me.

3 days ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Asks- What'... · 2 replies · +12 points

If only they had seen fit to let us buy them in the US.

3 days ago @ Hooniverse - Malaise Showdown: Cosw... · 5 replies · +4 points

My $2750 bid didn't hold up. I'm not willing to spend what I think it's actually worth, but I might be willing to go a little higher. I'll wait until the auction is closer to ending, and make an assessment based on whatever the bid is up to at that time.

3 days ago @ Hooniverse - Malaise Showdown: Cosw... · 7 replies · +5 points

The bidding is now up to $2524 (my bid - not my max). We'll have to see if it holds up, or if I have to reconsider how much I'm willing to spend.

3 days ago @ Hooniverse - Malaise Showdown: Cosw... · 10 replies · +5 points

This wasn’t even close for me. I’ve wanted a Cosworth Vega for quite some time. $3600 looks like a deal for a Cosworth in that condition, but now that the Buy-It-Now has vanished, I don’t have the luxury of trying to justify spending $3600 on a car I don’t need. At the current bid of $2499, it’s a no-brainer, and if it doesn’t budge between now and the end of the auction, I’ll have to throw a bid on it. I don’t know that I’d go as high as $3600 (even though I think it’s worth that and then some), so now I have to figure out at what price I walk away.

3 days ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Asks- What ... · 1 reply · +1 points

Yep. I've got Lovell's on mine. Actually, my radius rod bushings were still okay, but knowing them to be a weak link I replaced them anyway while I was tearing into the front end to replace the tie rod ends (1 bad, replaced both) and strut mount bushings/bearings (both bad).

3 days ago @ Hooniverse - Classic Captions – T... · 0 replies · +3 points

After trading in the family Vega for a much larger LeSabre, Tom’s wife, Maureen, exclaimed “It’s so big!”
Tom responded with an air of self-satisfaction.
The kids reacted in ways respective of their understanding of the innuendo.
And Maureen’s legacy is such that, to this day she is remembered simply as “She.”

(This was what I came up with, but you beat me to the "That's what she said" joke)

4 days ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Asks- What ... · 3 replies · +4 points

Radius rod bushings.