Re: [GFS] another '58 update
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Re: [GFS] another '58 update



$800 to adjust and tune the carburetors?  That is absurd.  Spend your
money
on a shop manual and then you can adjust and maintain them
yourself....Paul
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From: "kdfmotors" <o2cooled@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <goldenfin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 10:26 AM
Subject: [GFS] another '58 update


> Well.. remember how I had threatened to get an estimate on the work
> needed to get my '58 driveable?  Well, I called up a local Hot Rod
> type shop that I had toured a month or so ago, that I felt I could
> trust, and got some ballpark figures over the phone.
>
> Here's the guys rough estiamtes, including parts/labor:
>
> Brakes:                        $1,400
> Rear Springs:                  $300
> Shocks:                        $150
> Carburetor adj./tune:          $800
> Exhaust (from manifolds back): $400
>
> hmmmmmmm....
>
> The guy was a hoot too "that figure for the brakes is just a ballpark
> number I throw out to scare people" arrived at from years of
> experience, etc.  Their complete brake job includes all *NEW* lines,
> hoses, wheel cylinders, shoes, master cylinder. Rebuild of the
> booster, etc. A fairly comprehensive job. They also have the
> advantage of lifts, a garage that isn't 10 degrees F. and those funky
> American tools I don't own.  Plus, it's the *brakes* man, why skimp?
> i plan to DRIVE this car, ya know. Plus I can deduct from that
> estimate whatever I've already spent on parts. So that, I may have
> them do.
>
> Springs, shocks, I can do myself.
>
> Tuning those carbs is a mystery. and they're fresh from the
> rebuilders.  Once they're set right, I'm sure I can maintin them from
> then on though.
>
> Exhaust, why not.. I can't stand Meineke and crap places like that.
>
> Plus, this is the same shop that I will be taking it too for body
> work, and while it's there, they could take advantage to give me a
> comprehensive estimate on that work....
>
> I asked what the timeframe would be like, and he responded "we own
> our own wrecker, what's your address, I can come get it this
> afternoon"  how long would it take? I asked "We can spend your money
> at about $2k a week".
>
> So guys, whatcha think?
>
> Brian
>
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