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Old 03-07-2010, 09:09 PM
 
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Hello All,

I actually live in Ausin TX and I am thinking about buying a classic car in Memphis. Unfortunately flying to Memphis is SOOO expensive. I am trying to find someone who knows cars well enough to look at car for me and give me a quick run down from a visual inspection/test drive. I will pay. I need someone who knows or can do the following:

1) Check for rust. This is a big one.
2) Drive the car and let me know how it starts and handles
3) Figure out what speed transmission is in the car. Its an automatic but the owner isnt sure if it is a 2 speed fordomatic or a c4, ect.
4) What type of engine is in there. Its from a 82 Mustang and looks to be a straight 6, but again owner is not sure what exactly it is.
5) Other mechanical parts, i.e. generator or alternator, drum ect.
6) How straight the body is for painting..

I'd rather come down myself, but seeing as it is cost prohibitive to fly directly to Memphis, I was hoping to get an expert second opinion before pulling the trigger and having it shipped here. Please let me know if you are interested or can refer me to a company/person who is.
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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I beleive I qualify for this position. DM sent
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:29 PM
 
Location: memphis
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Default classic car inspection...

If you haven't found anyone yet or still in need... let me know... it's about all i've done my whole life... restore/build autos...
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:17 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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There's a classic car club that meets in Bartlett. Ask them. They're sure to know.

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Old 03-12-2010, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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Me and the OP have corresponded. Turns out the Mustang was a heap
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:34 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. I received more detailed pictures and decided not to buy or have inspected. Thanks!
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