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#16 dodge trucker OFFLINE  

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Posted June 02, 2014 - 05:26 PM

Yes, it is a bit discouraging, but it's a result of the way the consumer power equipment market has developed. Prices are cheaper in real terms than they were 30 years ago and as a result the equipment is not as durable or serviceable as it was. If you want equipment that lasts you've got to pay much more for commercial grade stuff. The price of commercial equipment is probably more in line with the inflation corrected cost of our favourite GT's built in the golden age.

not as durable.... you can say that again!

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Posted June 02, 2014 - 06:08 PM

I received some info in the mail today.I am leaning towards doing it,Not so much to have an income but for the knowledge.I have a good source for parts at a very good price.An example I just rebuilt a small flojet carb and the kit cost me 10.00.Cheapest place online was over 16.00 plus shipping.
So if I do repair work it would not be on a large scale.In tne next 5 years I will have an unlimited supply of engines from the grave yard as some have seen my post about.