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Today Im going to go and look at a

1970 mustang, 302 V8, power steering, air conditioning, rebuilt heads, 16 Centerlines, good vinyl top, never hit, restoration started, have all pieces, original California car.

Thats what the ad says, I called the guy and he say that the body is stright and primed.

heres a pic
http://www.smackinoff.com/car.htm

The car is for 1500, the only catch is that I need to put the heads back on and maybe a new timing chain. Is It worth it, or should I just wait?
Thanks for the repleys!!!
 

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I'll assume the rust-colored spots are rust-colored primer and not rust-colored rust...check for rust in veh thoroughly. Look at the floors, frame rails, shock towers, torque boxes, etc. Shock towers cut to access grease fittings? If any of these need to be completely replaced, it will be quite a bit of work.

Because the engine will not run, there is not a way to verify the trans works. How long has car been sitting? Does door data plate match the windshield vin#? If not, it may show door was replaced. Bring a decoding book with you to verify door info.

Are all the a/c pieces there? They can be pricey to replace if missing.

Unless you are willing to do some of the prep work yourself, (sand, prime, remove all trim, etc) the paint job can cost a few $$$. You need to factor this into future expenditures.

Can he provide receipt for the "rebuilt" heads? What does he mean by "rebuilt" heads? New springs, seals, locks, valve job, etc? If the heads are off, what do the cylinder walls look like? Is there a ridge on the top indicating wear? Is the bottom end still stock or has it been rebuilt?

Many things to consider...
 
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If the tranny and rearend are OK, I don't see how you can lose.
 

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Sorry for being O/T, but did anyone else who followed the original car pic link, encounter some sort of virus on a porn site window that popped up?
It scared the hell out of me, but thank god the good ol Norton isolated that darn thing... .
 
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yeah....theres no virus's on my site tho!
How do you think Im able to get this car? Also im not promotting my site I was just placeing my pic up there {with no adult content}.
 

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well i feel cheated! i didnt get the porn pop-up! /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif well i guess that is a good thing since i'm at work... but they have software that blocks all the naughty stuff. though i guess it probably threw up all kinds of red flags an now tomorrow they will come to my computer, box it up and fire me. oh well now i will have more time to work on the 'stang /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
 
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