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Old 10-23-2012, 10:35 PM
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Sad day on "The Rock"

Well, I went to Christian's here in Oak Harbor for some carb parts and no luck. I then go up the road to A-1 and before even getting out of the truck, there was a sign on the door, "We no longer sell used parts". I went to inquire about this and they said the yard was closed as they are now "Jet City Equipment". When I asked what was happening to the vehicles in the yard (please bow your head) they said "crush 'em and send 'em to China" I guess I will have to head off island for new-used parts.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:52 PM
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Bummer. Makes one think about having a small business dealing in surplus Ford parts ... or whatever, without having to devote space as a full scale wrecking yard. Hmmmm.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:19 PM
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yeah it is a bummer... what kind of parts were you looking for?
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:43 PM
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yeah it is a bummer... what kind of parts were you looking for?
I was after an auto choke for a FoMoCo 2100 carb. Mine has a stripped out choke stove pipe but when I go to the yards I look over them all and see if something catches my eye! I see on Craigs list that NW auto recyclers in Lake Stevens is always positing trucks to part out. Might be taking a road trip on Saturday.
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I was there this morning and they have a few still with stock carbs on them, let me know if you plan on going so I could introduce my self
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:23 AM
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I was there this morning and they have a few still with stock carbs on them, let me know if you plan on going so I could introduce my self
I have a post on the main site and someone gave me an idea about Hi temp epoxy but I want to fix it correctly and not "rig" it together. I will know by Friday if I will cruze over there and PM you for your info. Thanks.
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I will try to swing by the wrecking yard tomorrow and check out some carbs. I printed out the pics you posted online to help me look to see if they have what your looking for
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I have a good idea of what your talking about for the choke. But sadly most of the carbs at my local yard are gone, manual, or destroyed and stripped form useful parts.
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Stromburg,
Post a photo of what your looking for and maybe
there is a clean fix that does not look glued.

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Yahiko, The picture is over on the main forum under the thread "75 F-100 w/ 360 carb issues". This was my pops truck and I want a perminate fix since I will have it for a long time.
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That is a depressing story.
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Good news! Went to NW auto recyclers in Lake Stevens (70+ miles 1 way) paid my dollar entry fee, and found a choke, right rear lower trim panel and a new fan with clutch for $30. Hopefully the sky will dry up tomorrow so I can get this stuff put on.
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Good deal! around here the yard entry is free but parts can vary from $10 for a $30 part to the reverse of $30 for a $10 part. It all depends on how the cashier sees the part and what kind of day they are having.
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