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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3168 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Rockauto.com
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 07, 2017 11:02AM

Just received their newsletter in my email. What is that I see? Graham Creswick slaying the Dragon!

[www.rockauto.com]


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(792 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: Rockauto.com
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: April 07, 2017 12:06PM

How does it feel to be "Famous" South of the Border? Great shot Graham!


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(446 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
MGB Sebring GT, Arkley Spriget, Lotus 7 Stalker 3.9 Rover, 1275cc, 3.4 V6

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Re: Rockauto.com
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: April 07, 2017 01:34PM

But Graham..where was the mention of the crap distributor Rock Auto sold you in 2012? You remember..the one that stranded you in Palestine, Texas?


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2332 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: Rockauto.com
Posted by: rficalora
Date: April 07, 2017 07:44PM

Maybe that was the reference to quick replacements (although if I recall he sourced one locally) ;) But, giving RockAuto their due, I've bought a lot for my cars from them and have not had any problems. Their web site is a great research tool too.


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(960 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Rockauto.com
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: April 08, 2017 09:10AM

Quote:
But Graham..where was the mention of the crap distributor Rock Auto sold you in 2012?
In all fairness, that suspect distributor came from another major auto supply store in Detroit, not Rock Auto.....however, Rock Auto did supply my current Duraspark distributor and all is well, so far!
.......will never forget the failure event in Palestine, TX nor the kind folks that helped me get the car back on the road.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/08/2017 09:14AM by ex-tyke.


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(446 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
MGB Sebring GT, Arkley Spriget, Lotus 7 Stalker 3.9 Rover, 1275cc, 3.4 V6

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Re: Rockauto.com
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: April 08, 2017 11:56AM

Hey...just a friendly jab...sometimes mini-disasters can make for great stories for many years after...


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1109 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Rockauto.com
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: April 08, 2017 12:50PM

Let alone for someone taping the whole turnout episode!! Great photo shot Graham!


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5263 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Rockauto.com
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 08, 2017 05:29PM

We stopped, in Dan's Toyota Escort Van. But Graham's car was mobbed by blue oval enthusiasts and we saw we were redundant, so we went on.

Jim


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(446 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
MGB Sebring GT, Arkley Spriget, Lotus 7 Stalker 3.9 Rover, 1275cc, 3.4 V6

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Re: Rockauto.com
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: April 08, 2017 08:26PM

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RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(446 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
MGB Sebring GT, Arkley Spriget, Lotus 7 Stalker 3.9 Rover, 1275cc, 3.4 V6

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Re: Rockauto.com
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: April 08, 2017 08:29PM

British V8 Palestine 2012 Creswick   (4).jpg
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RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(446 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
MGB Sebring GT, Arkley Spriget, Lotus 7 Stalker 3.9 Rover, 1275cc, 3.4 V6

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Re: Rockauto.com
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: April 08, 2017 08:42PM

British V8 Palestine 2012 Creswick   (5).jpg
British V8 Palestine 2012 Creswick   (6).jpg


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(960 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Rockauto.com
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: April 08, 2017 09:03PM

Wow, Mike, those photos bring back memories!


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(888 posts)

Registered:
11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Rockauto.com
Posted by: Dan B
Date: April 08, 2017 10:38PM

Sienna.


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(960 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Rockauto.com
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: April 20, 2017 01:50PM

Seems my day in the limelight was fleeting - my ride has been ceremoniously replaced by a land yacht!


psmg
Paul Schils
Fredonia, WI
(72 posts)

Registered:
12/13/2007 10:27AM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB-GT, Buick 215 1971 MGB RD, SBF 302

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Re: Rockauto.com
Posted by: psmg
Date: April 20, 2017 04:18PM

Graham,
Some explanation is needed !!


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2332 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: Rockauto.com
Posted by: rficalora
Date: April 20, 2017 07:02PM

Paul - I think he's talking about on the rockauto link Carl posted... Graham's car is no longer there... it's apparently a living newsletter & that section now highlights a 61 Cadillac instead of his car.


psmg
Paul Schils
Fredonia, WI
(72 posts)

Registered:
12/13/2007 10:27AM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB-GT, Buick 215 1971 MGB RD, SBF 302

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Re: Rockauto.com
Posted by: psmg
Date: April 20, 2017 08:41PM

Rob, Thanks for the clarification. Graham had me concerned and I thought the world was coming to an end.



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ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(960 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Rockauto.com
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: April 21, 2017 08:40AM

Quote:
Graham had me concerned and I thought the world was coming to an end.
Not to worry, Paul,...... you'll see my usual ride in Lewisburg.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3168 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Rockauto.com
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 21, 2017 10:15AM

The Canadian Rock Auto Spokesperson lives in infamy in the RockAuto Archives. :)

[www.rockauto.com]


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(960 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Rockauto.com
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: April 21, 2017 03:11PM

Leave it up to Carl to rekindle my spirits!


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