Molearys 1970 buick skylark street sleeper

Discussion in 'Cars for sale' started by moleary, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Yeah Chris, I do like that 2 minute extension after each bid past end time. Overall I had a good experience just would have played it a bit more on the reserve to prompt a little more action.
     
  2. cjp69

    cjp69 Gold Level Contributor

    I have seen some seller's make comments once the reserve is met or close to met, like "we are real close", "ready to ship to a new home', etc.

    I also know in the recent sale of a Stage 1 4 speed coupe, the reserve wasn't met, and the buyer and seller quickly agreed on a price after the auction ended. Not sure if buyer had to pay a commission or not........
     
  3. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Right, I was actually going to start yapping it up but I didn’t. If an auction ends and no sale, BAT sends you the email of the highest bidder and seller can sell it outside of BAT and no buyer fees. I didn’t try to reach out to the highest bidder yet.
     
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  4. 2.5

    2.5 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for listing those.
    I can see both sides of the bidding process. If I knew that I was going to be out of town and not available to bid at the end of the auction I could put in a proxy bid. If I were the seller it would be nice that those that could bid would keep the bidding going thus extending the time.
     
  5. cjp69

    cjp69 Gold Level Contributor

    The way I look at it, if I really wanted to buy a car on BAT and was going to be out of town when it ended, but didn't want to make my highest bid early, or wanted to wait and see where the action ended up, I would setup a reminder and bid on my phone from wherever I was. I mean if you want it, you want it, lol! Don't be afraid to take your phone into the delivery room and bid while your wife is giving birth! :>)
     
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  6. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Indeed!
     
  7. 2.5

    2.5 Well-Known Member

    Sure you would. Lol
     
  8. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm thinking about it!

    I think it also allows the bidding to go higher if multiple people are interested at the end...
     
  9. cjp69

    cjp69 Gold Level Contributor

    Absolutely. It is a great feature for sellers and eliminates sniping.
     
  10. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    I’m seriously contemplating taking the nitrous out if it as that really hampers it being insurable for a street car, and, I think that’s BS as guys can supe up their cars with big turbos and get insurance.

    It certainly does not need the nitrous, and I haven’t hit it on this engine yet, nor do I think I’m going to at this point.

    The build purpose was a street car built for race duty. Without a roll bar, mid / low 11’s capable NA.
     
  11. Super Bald Menace

    Super Bald Menace Frame off oil changes

    I think removing the Nitrous might also make the car sell easier. While I believe you haven't used it yet, most sellers say they haven't used it and potential buyers rarely believe that claim. Its an awesome car and I bet its thrilling to row through the gears.
     
  12. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Yes. It’s fun and the VGate is so kewl. I’ve made some decisions on this car that we’re tough, like cutting the hole in the hood for added carb spacer, and modifying the trans tunnel for the VGateshifter linkage, and rolling the inner lips for the slicks to clear…but, all worth it.

    The acceleration is intense, and not much on the street can beat it.

    Only regret in hind site, the hood. I wish I had known more about EFI as there are ones that may have still fit under the hood and could have really checked all the boxes on Street Sleeper.
     
  13. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    I looked up my notes and as it sits right now, there is 7/8” clearance below the hood. That’s with the Proform 950 carb, 2” Wilson style spacer and the 3/4” nitrous supply sport-star plate. The carb is 3-1/4” from carb flange. Even dropping out the 3/4” Nitrous plate, I don’t think there is a unit that will fit under the hood with the 2” spacer. I can’t bring myself to take that out, as Dyno doesn’t lie, and proved it added 25 Hp & Tq. I’ve seen 2” tall throttle body units.
     

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