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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2636 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Auto parts stores
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 30, 2016 07:34PM

So, I go to my local parts place this morning to get a feeler gauge set...

Me: "Where do y'all have your feeler gauges?"

Sales guy: "Feeler gauges? What are those?"


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(177 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Auto parts stores
Posted by: Charles
Date: July 30, 2016 09:20PM

Rob, at least he did not ask "what car does it fit" or "whatja goina feel"?

I love it, we are doomed.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(932 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Auto parts stores
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: July 31, 2016 07:24AM

Rob, that is like the Auto Insurance commercial, You picked the wrong auto parts store :-)


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2636 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Auto parts stores
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 31, 2016 10:55PM

Maybe Kelly... But I fear they're all getting to be that way.


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(332 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: Auto parts stores
Posted by: britcars
Date: July 31, 2016 11:48PM

Rob:
A friend has a Spitfire with the GT6 engine conversion. This spring he got a set of adapters and 15" wheels. One tire shop wouldn't sell him tires because the computer stated that the car had 13" wheels.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2636 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Auto parts stores
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 01, 2016 10:46AM

LOL... Literally!


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(468 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: Auto parts stores
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: August 01, 2016 12:57PM

Imagine what would have happened if you asked for a set of points?


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3787 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Auto parts stores
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: August 01, 2016 09:43PM

I ran points in my Buick 215 15 years ago & they couldn't handle it then. I said just give me a set of small block Chevy points. They still wanted a year & model Chevy.


Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(118 posts)

Registered:
12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Auto parts stores
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: August 02, 2016 04:46AM

I either end up walking into the store with the make and model info on the car that the part I'm trying to get came from or I bring the part number. Occasionally you'll run into someone with at least some sense of what your trying to do. It's rare.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5828 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Auto parts stores
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: August 02, 2016 11:19AM

It's just a different way of dealing with it, you get used to it. But think about it, wasn't it always that way? You had to say it was for a Chevy, Ford, whatever. There's just more cars now and more parts. Most stores will still let you go through the boxes if it comes to that. I'm not sure it has changed all that much.

Jim


Oldbloke
Jim Legg
Napa, California
(91 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2013 03:24PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB GM 3.4L V6

Re: Auto parts stores
Posted by: Oldbloke
Date: August 03, 2016 03:25PM

My latest was trying to find a non-pressurized radiator cap for a universal recovery system...."whats the year and model on that...?" Duhhh!


BAD-DOG
KR Davis
Denton, TX
(8 posts)

Registered:
07/09/2013 05:55PM

Main British Car:
1975 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Auto parts stores
Posted by: BAD-DOG
Date: August 07, 2016 02:31PM

To further complicate the situation, our local O'Reilly (pronounced as Oh-Really), consistently has errors listed in their computer that will tell the sales person that their part is a direct replacement part.

Case and point: Friday this week, O'Reilly sold my son an edelbrock carb as a direct replacement for a QuadraJet E4ME electronically controlled carb for his 1986 Camaro...to their credit, it will fit if you change the ECM and the Distributor and install an adapter plate, manual choke cable, and there was still something about the transmission not shifting right as well ... I was just a little hot over the whole deal.


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