Should I sell her?

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  1. JuneyBooney

    JuneyBooney

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    Well fellas, the Corvette is costing me a couple of grand because I can't porove the mechanics messed it up but I am putting a rebuilt engine in it wiht a warranty. I have been told that I should sell her because I will probably have nothing but problems after this. What do you guys think? The engine warranty will be one hundred thousand miles or three years.
     
  2. JLB768

    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

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    I'd keep it three years, or a 100K :supergrin:
     

  3. JuneyBooney

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    I thought about that too..then it would actually be worth something..:rofl:
     
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    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

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    What kind of mechanical issues does it have besides needing a new motor?
     
  5. JuneyBooney

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    None at all. She has 39k original miles. But after talking to many experts I concluded that I would be hard pressed to prove that they didn't pre oil the engine before starting it so I am out the cash. But at least it will have a warranty that transfers if I sell her. She was running pretty darn good before she blew up. I am supposed to get her back this coming week. :cool:
     
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    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

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    I'd keep her then, but I'm a Vette fanatic, and would never part with mine, unless it was being replaced with another.
     
  7. 427

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    Nothing leaks from sitting too long?
     
  8. Another Miller

    Another Miller prankster

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    low original miles and a new motor and its a vette?



    Heck ya,keep it.Those things are classic hot rod 100%.
     
  9. peaman

    peaman liberal look

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    Cars are kind of like boats, a hole in the water you keep pouring money into.
     
  10. StarShip2100

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    maybe you need another company that changes out engines for a living. Restoration companies, insurance companies, and a lot of others do engine swaps on a regular basis. They typically give warranties with the work. And they run fine.

    On what basis is the car never going to be right again? A collectors 'matching numbers' issue? The car not running right? Ancillary systems breakdown?

    I would probably get more data to make an educated opinion. Besides, if you enjoy the car drive it. If there are a lot of downstream problems, sell it then.
     
  11. southernshooter

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    If the trans is good you shouldn't have any other major problems. Couldn't have much front end wear or anything with mileage that low. You will have a "new" car. Might as well keep it, vettes don't go down in value if they are kept up-Look at the prices of a really old one in great condition.
    I've had 4 over the years and never really had any problems. Replacement parts like alternator or starter is just chevy stuff, not like having to buy jag stuff or anything.
     
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    Sell it and buy a Mustang :whistling:
     
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    Why do they anticipate mechanical problems? If the right people put in the engine there shouldn't be any beyond what there would have been from sitting too long.

    I'd hate to see you get this far and then sell it right after it's fixed.
     
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    DR. HOUSE Everybody Lies

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    your getting fed full of BS in more ways then one buddy.

    Id lawyer up and sue the shop that screwed it up in the first place.
     
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    Are the people telling you this also offering to take it off of your hands?
     
  16. Delta-x

    Delta-x NRA Member Silver Member

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    Keep your vette. I sold mine, and have regretted it ever since.......
     
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    pics? and how much as is without an engine?
     
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    Same here.
     
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    I'm in the ballpark that agrees with the opinion that it will never be the same from now on (meaning you will always be listening for thumps, ticks, etc...) If you have the money, replace it with another. It is a status symbol and being able to afford to repair it is part of the status.
     
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    Sorry to disagree but i have a 1991 Bonnieville that needs a transmission pan gasket because i let it set for about a month.When i started driving it again it started leaking around the pan gasget.I drove this car for 3 years with no issues except for a minor fender bender and a set of brakes on the back,now every time i drive it and let it set for few minutes i find a cd sized puddle of transmission fluid on the ground.