Well, it wasn't all bad at Carlisle....
On my last pass late Friday, I picked up what appears to be a rebuilt
Volvo transmission with a J type Overdrive for $150.00. Luckily John
Esposito was there and confirmed that it was the correct J type and
could be fitted to a TR6.
The guy selling it seemed to be an honest guy -- let me walk away with
the trans to show it to John Esposito before paying for it. He claims it
was rebuilt by a reputable, but going out of business, Mercedes Bendz,
BMW, Volvo repair shop, called Elizabeth-Haus, in Elizabeth NJ. Anyone
ever hear of it.
Esposito said it was a deal so I did it. The trans was freshly painted
with new gaskets -- hard to know what's inside.
There are also some expensive incidentals to convert a Volvo J type to a
TR6, not to mention the frame conversion kit because it's headed for a
71 TR6, so we'll see just how good a deal it was. Guess a lot depends on
whether it was really rebuilt or not and how well.
Maybe I'll end up selling it to someone with a 73 - 76 and getting an A
Anyone know what I can do with the rest of the rebuilt Volvo trans after
the OD is removed -- I have a boat but it already has a anchor.. :-)
But I agree -- eBay has had it's affect on parts meets.
I was told Carlisle was all kit cars and Hondas, but seemed to me it was
mostly Triumph and MGs with some VW and Volvo's tossed in. Lots of hats
and T shirts for sale too.
It was much smaller than my last attendance in the early 90s.
Ken Davis wrote:
> Kai brought up an interesting point. I was at the Dixon Show and swap meet
> (outside Sacramento, CA) last weekend and noticed the swap portion was also
> similar. It was about 1/2 as big as a year or two ago, and in years past I
> landed a number of treasures and good deals. This year, there were lots of
> empty spaces, some good things (didn't need them, though) and a lot of
> junkier things... course, one man's junk is another's treasure, I suppose.
> As I didn't enter my daily driver in with the show queens, I really didn't
> have much to stay for after walking the paddock and the swap meet a couple
> of times. Arrived at 915, left at 1145..... Nice drive tho'
> I think Ebay is replacing the local swaps, and people are pricing their
> offerings at the higher side of E-Bay sales prices....
> So San Francisco
> 73 '6 CF7000U0
>>On another note, I think this year was my last Carlisle year, it was utter
>>crap on Friday. I cut my trip to Boston short on Thursday night to drive
>>back to PA and then head out to Carlisle on Friday... really
>>It was like everyone brought their trash and thought it was worth a