How to decipher classified ads

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  1. rlireland

    rlireland Content Team Staff Member Moderator

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    These apply mostly to antique/classic cars but I'm sure we've seen them used to describe Binders too.

    RUNS FINE...I was going to say “runs excellent” but had a last minute attack of conscience.
    WELL-MAINTAINED...I occasionally changed the oil.
    LOOKS LIKE NEW...Just don’t try to drive it anywhere.
    ALL ORIGINAL...I never had anything fixed, adjusted or replaced
    NEEDS MINOR REPAIR...Doesn’t run.
    IMMACULATE...Recently washed.
    NEEDS MINOR OVERHAUL...Needs engine.
    REBUILT ENGINE...Cleaned the spark plugs.
    DRIVE IT AWAY...I live on a hill
    DESIRABLE CLASSIC...No one wants it.
    RARE CLASSIC...No one wanted it even when it was new.
    OLDER RESTORATION...First owner washed it.


    NO TIME TO RESTORE IT...Can’t obtain parts
    95% COMPLETE...Other 5% doesn’t exist.

    Courtesy of Nuts & Bolts, monthly publication of the Santa Cruz Valley Car Nuts, Green Valley, AZ.

    Roy
     
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    So true so true :yes:
     
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    willy Binder Driver

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    Good Father/Son project = its in about 12 different boxes in the shed.
     
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    jasonzbtzl High Wheeler

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    As it applies to IH vehicles:

    "Rust in Usual Spots" = everywhere that is left, that is metal

    As it applies to Scouts on Ebay:

    "Restored" = raised at aleast 4", cheap wheels, craigslist used tires, roll bar un-painted, no-hardtop left, no radio just the hole in the dash and now too big for original radio, no console but can provide the base, back seat re-upholstered (black), front seats (tan) left alone only a small tear in side. One fiberglass fender, but paint matched to the beautiful teal color the rest of the truck is. Bumper is handmade from steel to resemble originals. Has AC, but not hooked up, probably just needs a "charge". Runs great, never been off-road.
     
  5. SkiorDie

    SkiorDie Farmall Cub

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    I think I just fell for about half of those.
     
  6. John Donnelly

    John Donnelly Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    "Ran when parked" = It ran when I parked it on the side of the road when it overheated, but the engine seized up not too soon after.

    I had to tow it home.

    -John
     
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    Dennis Bernth Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    "Trans could use fluid change and bands adjusted" = was slipping like hell but I drove it home 30 miles before adding four quarts of fluid.

    "Small drip from rear main seal" = what ain't rusted never will, cause it spews oil all over the undercarriage at 55mph

    "Engine has slight tick" = at least two rod bearings are hammered, but four quarts of Lucas quiets it down some

    "Brakes need to be looked at" = don't drive this heap without having something soft in front of you to stop you! And when you do 'look at' the brakes, you'll be able to shave with the edges of the rotors they'll be so thin.
     
  8. Poul Brix

    Poul Brix Farmall Cub

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    Oh boy did I fall for that. As a newbie in the Scout world, I was taken for a ride when I bought my Scout 2 years ago for $3500. I have now put $6000 into my Scout and now I cannot afford to keep it.

    You live and you learn. Sad but true

    Poul
     
  9. Paul "Misterfixit" Schulz

    Paul "Misterfixit" Schulz Super Mod from Downunder Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    There is a part number for that leak Dennis, its the patented 'IHC anti corrosion treatment' for which most owners paid extra to have optioned onto their Scout.
     
  10. Dennis Bernth

    Dennis Bernth Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    No kidding! I forgot one you see a lot on Ebay too.....' needs wheel alignment'= with those two foot long shackles, don't drive over 35 mph, use both hands, hold on tight, and it only takes two lanes to stay on the road
     
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    "It is rusty but I have seen them a lot worse" = You can still make out the outline of most of the body panels.

    Roy
     
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    George Womack Y-Block King

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    Handyman's dream:

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    "Everything's been gone thru"

    After checking this vehicle over very carefully when I got it home (after falling for a similar ad), I realized I don't have the money, talent or days left in my life to make this thing remotely presentable. So, here ya go!
     

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