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Jeff
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From: Moore, OK USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 07-29-2002 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Hey, Tony! Where did you say I could get a new ring and pinion?" Try Blumenthals was the answer. "Where's that!" Over two blocks and then south a mile or so on your right. "Okay!" At the parts counter. "You guys have a ring and pinion, 3:50's for an 8" Ford? Hold on, I think I saw one of those sitting on a back shelf. A minute later the counter guy plops a dusty box with a blue oval on it. Sure enough inside there's a ring with the Ford oval and C4OZ-xxxx-C or something like it stamped into the side. "How much?" Counter guy looks around for a price list but none is found. He excuses himself for a moment then comes back saying $220. Needless to say I put down the Visa and walked off with it. One just never knows about this NOS stuff...just pops up when you least expect it!

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mustangs68
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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
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posted 07-29-2002 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of the best kept secerts is the Parts Dept. at your local Ford Dealer..I got several NOS parts for ours and was dang surprised each time
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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 07-29-2002 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I ask our local Ford parts guys if they can get older part numbers, they look at me like I'm from Mars!

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John Z
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From: Morgantown, WV
Registered: Jul 99

posted 07-30-2002 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Z   Click Here to Email John Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been to the local Ford dealer exactly twice. Their philosophy is that if the part doesn't fit what they have in the new car lot, they don't stock it. Why stock parts for new cars? Are they prone to a lot of failures? Don't know much about new cars, my low mileage vehicle is my 68 Stang.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-30-2002 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In Ford dealer's defense, it's a business decision. There are a heck of alot more '98 Mustangs on the streets than '68s. If you have to tie your money up in inventory, would you put it in a part you sell ten times a year, or once every ten years?

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Moneymaker
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posted 07-30-2002 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
10-4 Steve, 10-freaking 4.

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RICKS
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From: Ocala, FL
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posted 07-30-2002 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RICKS   Click Here to Email RICKS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's hardly anything "meaningful" available through Ford anymore, they obsoleted most of the classic Mustang part #'s over 2 years ago, leaving only a handful of mechanical and wear/safety-items applicable to 65-73 Mustang. Those items that are still available at the dealership are also available from any mail order company. And besides, all us mail order companies by & large sell original Ford parts for straight "Ford suggested retail" anyways. This is usually CHEAPER than you'll pay at the dealership because most slimy dealerships these days typically tack anywhere from 5% to 15% ON TOP of "Ford suggested retail", and that becomes the retail they charge the public . In other words, all you're really getting out of the deal is the warm and fuzzy feeling of buying a Ford part from a Ford parts counter for your Ford. Now, there is always the remote chance that you'll find an obsolete "treasure" languishing on the shelf at a Ford parts department, and those are GOOD deals because they usually sell obsolete parts for whatever the last retail price happened to be. These are usually parts they neglected to return when they did their periodic "dead-stock" returns to the central distribution warehouses. The best way to scoop up on those types of parts is not to wander into your local dealership and see if it's your lucky day. No, you simply go online and do a "PartsVoice" search using the original Ford part # you're looking for. Partsvoice scans the inventories of dealerships across the U.S., and gives you a list of all the dealerships showing that part in stock. I've struck alot of "gold" for my cars on Partsvoice. How hard do you think finding N.O.S. trim and moldings and interior pieces for a '78 Fairmont Futura? Hard???? I cleaned up on PartsVoice, found 90% of what I needed sitting under blankets of dust at different dealerships across the country. Why am I bothering with a '78 Futura? It was Ford's ceremonial "150,000,000th Vehicle", and it needs some help to look new again.

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ccode67
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From: douglasville,ga,usa
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 07-31-2002 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My local Ford dealer has a parts manager who is a bonafide Mustang and Ford freak, any Nos parts that are worth getting from his dealership are safely tucked away in his garage I'm sure.

But, he is one heck of a nice guy, and will BS about cars all day if you give him the chance, and he sponsors a very large Mustang show every year, using the dealership parking lot and building for the show with many door prizes.

I tried a small dealer for old parts, he just laughed, said they were picked over long ago.

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