Discussion in 'Off Topic, B.S., Lounge' started by Darius, Dec 5, 2017.
You've got to understand the language to survive in CarLand.
One thing they left out is that popular lie "Matching Numbers". On a Chevrolet or Corvette, it is a good possibility that I decked the block
and stamped the correct numbers on it. I've done several hundred blocks and they're out there somewhere. So that phrase means exactly
what it says and nothing more. On the other hand, what difference does it make, as long as everything looks right to the experts.
What about "ran good when parked"? Why did they park it if it ran so good?
Or what about "only needs a $7 part to be worth 3x of asking price"? Is think it would be a good investment to spend the $7...
Or "it has 431,000 HIGHWAY miles".. Not regular miles,but highway miles...
One Owner, not counting the current seller or the guy he got it from.
Many New Parts = any part you replaced since you have owned it no matter how long and many miles that has been.
Nothing about Original Miles? I don't like those, aftermarket replacement miles are much better.
Needs tune up = burned valves and rings are shot.
I bought one with a 'mint interior'. When I saw it and questioned him his reply was 'it just needs some of that stuff'. I presume the stuff he was speaking of was new leather.
Like a mint air freshener on the rear mirror.
The saying used to be, "there's a sucker born every minute" these days there are dozens...
My buddy's stepdad had a Nova that he was complaining about a part not working. He said "I just changed that!" It was during the last engine rebuild. In 1996.