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Re: Scott's problem

Since my '86 SVO went up in flames, I've been pretty quiet on this list but
still like to read about what people are doing with their cars. Someday
(soon I hope), I'd like to have another one. But one thing that's bothered
me is all the petty sniping. I feel that this list is a forum for the
exchange of information and ideas and if you have some parts to sell,
GREAT. Information is free, parts aren't. If you have a problem with
someone, then take it offline, I for one am not interested. Ford isn't
making them anymore so anyplace you can find them for a reasonable price
and BTW, Tim's prices don't seem out of line considering that we're dealing
with a diminishing supply. In terms of info, we all have widely varying
levels of mechanical skill and experience, some know more than others,
thats why this list can be great at solving problems specific to these cars
because people are willing to share their knowledge .Tim and John are both
good guys. I speak from personal experience because John is my cousin and
he's helped me countless times with my cars. I've learned a great deal from
him. In turn, I help him with his PC's because that's where I have more
knowledge. When my SVO burned, Tim offered to give me some parts to help
put it back on the road. This was before I determined that it was well
beyond my resources to do so, the car was too badly damaged. Tim was going
to Boston and he offered to stop in Hartford to give me the parts so as far
as I'm concerned, Tim is OK in my book. 

So my advice to you Scott and anyone else who flames someone on this list
for a personal gripe. GIVE IT A REST. It's not the proper place and you
annoy the rest of us who don't care.

> From: Scott Shidel... <shidel@suntan.eng.usf.edu>
> To: Mustang SVO Mailing List <SVO@SmartWorx.com>
> Subject: Re: Scott's problem
> Date: Monday, October 06, 1997 10:46 PM
> On Mon, 6 Oct 1997, John Garasimowicz wrote:
> > Scott, 
> >     Maybe if you sold some of those toys and drove something sensible
> > till you finish school
> WTF is an Escort? yeah, thats a hi rollin car..CEO's of all the major
> company's drive em.   And like I said, the Pinto has a total, a GRAND
> freakin total of 1000 dollars tops in it over that past 2 years...And
> yeah, I paid a whoppin 600 dollars for a Merkur that had little 5 dollar
> problems and faded paint.  But I am gettin the money back on the Merk
> i sell the escort.
> , you might not have to bite people for advice. 
> maybe if you would get your head out of your ass, you would see that I
> dont do that.  How often do you see me trying to help people on this
> How many times have you EVER posted to help anyone?  I would be willing
> bet my score is higher than yours.
> The whole reason I wrote what I did was becuase of the discussion a few
> weeks ago about how tim sells stuff to the list, for every penny of its
> worth, although you would think he would "hook us up" cuz we I thought
> help and help alike.  my whole point is if he doesn't cut us any breaks,
> why should we?  And what really pissed me off about him is how someone
> posted to the list about a parts car in Wa and he bought it out from
> everyone so he could sell the parts for even more!  I'm suprised he didnt
> get the shell that was advertised the other day.  I'm sure there is
> *something* off it he could sell. 
> Nice heartwarming story about your Falcon..cool car but I truly dont have
> to mork on my cars very much....
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Scott
> ->71 Pinto stonestock 2.3 EFI Turbo T5, 13.67@99 on generic radials
> ->86 Escort..A/C, tinted windows, Alloy wheels, 5 speed, good shape 
>             $1000obo
> ->85 Merkur--Someone get this Escort of mine! I WANNA DRIVE MY MERK:)