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Offline Rick66

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Mustang Inspection
« on: December 18, 2018, 01:41:07 AM »
I am Flying over from Perth to look at a 69 Mach 1 that I am going to buy if its in great condition but need someone to help with the Inspection of the car. Unfortunately I can only come over on the 27th Dec so no shops are open to get a Mechanic out to check the car over,
So I was wondering if anyone experienced is bored on the 27th Dec and is willing to help a Guy out. I have owned two Mach1's before but its always good to get an Independent view as we buy with our Heart most of the times ;)
Send me a message if anyone is interested.
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Re: Mustang Inspection
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2018, 10:24:04 AM »
might be a good idea to mention where you want the inspection done, state etc.

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Re: Mustang Inspection
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2018, 01:01:42 PM »
I think its clear the car is in Victoria given where you've posted the request but it could help if you indicate exactly where the car is.

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Re: Mustang Inspection
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2018, 10:02:05 PM »
Hi, sorry for that ......
Its in the suburb of Hallam in Melbourne

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Re: Mustang Inspection
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2018, 12:04:54 AM »
Or if someone can recommend a good Garage, I will try to call then to see if they are open, I can drop the car off for a check over, somewhere close to Hallam as I dont know Melbourne

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Re: Mustang Inspection
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2018, 02:29:48 PM »
Try Hallam Performance. 8 David Lee Rd Hallam. 03 9702 3030. Recommended to me by another MOCA member and I used them recently for an exhaust manifold fix. Lots of old and performance cars there, but not necessarily Mustang specialist.

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Re: Mustang Inspection
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2018, 09:07:21 PM »
I have owned two Mach1's before

Then you know exactly what to look for! 

Just park your emotions for the duration of the inspection and you'll be OK.  :thumb:
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Re: Mustang Inspection
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2018, 09:48:11 PM »
https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Ford-Mustang-1969/SSE-AD-5739358/?Cr=0

Does anyone know anything about this car ? Seller is very quick to answer any questions I have, also did 3 short Videoīs on the car .
Just thought someone in here knows of the car ??
Thanks, coming over to Melb on the 27th to look at it

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Re: Mustang Inspection
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2018, 11:09:14 PM »
Thanks, coming over to Melb on the 27th to look at it

Umm, ad say deposit taken...  :bolt:
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Re: Mustang Inspection
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2018, 11:11:52 PM »
Umm, ad say deposit taken...  :bolt:
Yes thats me, I paid a Deposit and Flying over on the 27th from Perth to look at the car

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Re: Mustang Inspection
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2018, 09:22:32 AM »
Yes thats me, I paid a Deposit and Flying over on the 27th from Perth to look at the car

Oh, OK - for a second I thought the guy had sold it out from under you...

Looks nice from the pics, but you'd need to be an expert on what's original vs. not with CJ cars as that represents a fair part of their value.  I know the first thing the experts here will pick on - the cheap Grant steering wheel in place of the original rimblow item.

I'm sure you've done your homework, but anyway here's the current info on the car as far as VicRoads are concerned:


Results for 69cjbb as at 26/12/2018 09:14 AEDT
Registration number: 69CJBB
Registration status & expiry date: Current - 28/10/2019
Vehicle: 1969 BLUE FORD COUPE
VIN/Chassis: 9R02R127370
Engine number: 5J16
Registration serial number: 5514505
Compliance plate date: Not available
Sanction(s) applicable: None
Goods carrying vehicle: No
Transfer in dispute: No

Obviously that engine number is not the correct format for the car so either the motor is not original or the engineer/RWC inspector couldn't find the number and stamped a new one.

Good luck tomorrow!  :thumb:
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Brian

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Re: Mustang Inspection
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2018, 06:06:21 PM »
So how did you go?

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Re: Mustang Inspection
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2018, 11:19:55 PM »
Not Good, wasnt even a 428 engine in the car ;) For me thats looking for something Orginal it wasnt the car for me at that price. So the Search goes on and if anyone wants to sell or thinking about it then get a message to me before the wife takes the money for something boring like a House Deposit ;)

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Re: Mustang Inspection
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2018, 09:30:46 AM »
Not Good, wasnt even a 428 engine in the car ;)

In hindsight the engine number should have been your first clue -  an original 1969 CJ motor should be stamped with a partial VIN on it somewhere.  You could then have asked the seller and he would have either had to come clean or lie and hope you were too ignorant to find out.

I notice the car still comes up as 'deposit taken' and 'unavailable' on CarSales but has also been updated as having a 427 top-oiler motor so just wondering what's going on there?  In any event they are being a bit optimistic asking for $109K for a CJ car without a correct motor.
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Re: Mustang Inspection
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2019, 11:29:32 PM »
In Hindsight I was too Eager and should have done my Homework and asked more Questions but THANKS to Jiffy in here and his Brother who both came with me and helped with the inspection I saved myself alot of money.
Its so good to know that there are still some honest Good people left in this world. Jeff took nearly the whole day to show me some great Victorian Hospitality .

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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2019, 11:57:29 PM »
THANKS to Jiffy in here and his Brother who both came with me and helped with the inspection I saved myself alot of money.
:agree: A big plus one for you, Jiffy!
Cheers,
Brian

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Re: Mustang Inspection
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2019, 01:20:19 PM »
I had to do something right eventually, and I didnít get a speeding ticket to do so...!
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Re: Mustang Inspection
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2019, 02:17:01 PM »
I had to do something right eventually, and I didnít get a speeding ticket to do so...!

Your karma is back in balance...  :thumb:
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Brian

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Re: Mustang Inspection
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2019, 10:00:08 PM »
The way that Black Cobra of yours goes, its a wonder you didnt Jeff :)

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Re: Mustang Inspection
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2019, 10:37:42 PM »
Iím thinking of waking the beast again tomorrow....
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