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    Default Detroit Local: Parts Galore engine and trans sale

    Parts Galore, which operates 3 self-serve junkyards in the Detroit area, announced a sale on engines and transmissions:

    https://www.facebook.com/PartsGalore...05785636250173



    Engines are normally priced as "ENGINE- ANY WITH ACCESSORIES" for $199.99 plus a $55.00 core deposit.
    Transmissions are normally priced as "TRANSMISSION – ALL" for $99.99 plus a $15.00 core deposit.

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    Now's the time to go pull that LS.
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    Those parts galore yards look amazing. There are some good yards around here, but nothing with as many panthers I see in yall's pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    Now's the time to go pull that LS.
    Absolutely...or in my case a complete 2.3 EFI to swap my miserable, oil-milkshaking carb 2.0 in my Ranger...giving this some serious thought.

    It also puts a bit of pressure on to figure out if the wagon engine is good (oil pressure and compression). 8 Mile has a Mark VII with a 5.0 HO.

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    Those parts galore yards look amazing. There are some good yards around here, but nothing with as many panthers I see in yall's pictures.
    It's that way because of how prevalent Panthers are as daily drivers in Detroit. They're literally everywhere. Boxes can be seen in regular traffic, aeros are still in service as taxis, 98-02 whales are still active cop cars complete with authentic peeling white paint and rusted roofs. Drive through the hood, every 10th parked car is a Panther.

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    Also, a large portion of the population in and around Detroit (myself included) either works for one of the big 3 or one of their suppliers. So I think part of the reason that not just Panthers but domestic vehicles in general are so prevalent in the Detroit area is a conscience effort to support the local economy.
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    ^bingo.
    Hence why I love shopping at local Detroit U Pull It yards for stuff - lots of supply At least for interior parts that havent baked to death in the sun like southern cars.
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    Nice deals!
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    Well yeah, the Big 3's influence is slowly waning though.. More and more 'Yotas and what not all over the road.

    And I thought Ashley was supposed to be keeping me posted about Mark VII's in the junkyard???!!! We need a power antenna and a few other things, would love to get matching rear floor mats and an LSC cluster for the thing, those are plug and play, right?? We also need the air intake tube that goes from the air filter box to the TB. Maybe this weekend we'll go but it's our anniversary so she might not want to hit the yard. Sunday I might be exchanging my '69 Plymouth for a '77 Dodge. Hmm.
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    Also, if anyone needs a 4.9 straight six & M5ODR2 trans I've got one in my garage. 180k miles, didn't smoke, tick, knock or use oil. We've been saving it in hopes of finding a clean F150/250 that needed a heart transplant but so far no dice there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    Well yeah, the Big 3's influence is slowly waning though.. More and more 'Yotas and what not all over the road.
    ...
    From what I've seen I would agree that this seems to be true.
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    Ann Arbor was like a huge clash with Metro Detroit. Metro area was clearly domestic big 3 - not so in Ann Arbor...imports ruled out there.

    Found a mint 90-94 dash while I was up there awhile ago but was unable to get it as closing was eminent and was leaving town next day. Oh well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TecNickal View Post
    Ann Arbor was like a huge clash with Metro Detroit. Metro area was clearly domestic big 3 - not so in Ann Arbor...imports ruled out there.

    Found a mint 90-94 dash while I was up there awhile ago but was unable to get it as closing was eminent and was leaving town next day. Oh well...
    That doesn't surprise me at all about AA.

    There's always next time on the dash. Like you said, our interiors don't get baked up here and Panthers back to the late, maybe mid, '80s are still pretty common in the JYs here.
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    Unfortunately, the sale ended with the end of September. On the bright side, the engine in the wagon is at least usable and the Ranger will survive another winter without blowing up, so I didn't miss too much of an opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TecNickal View Post
    Ann Arbor was like a huge clash with Metro Detroit. Metro area was clearly domestic big 3 - not so in Ann Arbor...imports ruled out there...
    Well, not always. When Ann Arbor turned hipster that's when it started to happen.. Can't stand AA. Went there two years ago or so to see Cake and then John Hiatt. The people, ugh...
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    Never cared much for AA myself. However there are a lot of areas north , west and south of it liked to cruse in my car or motorcycle
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    Aka: come clear us out so we don't have to store this crap.

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    I would guess it's to help rotate inventory, yes. A lot of product has been sitting out for quite a while now because it's only piddly little stuff getting pulled and bought.

    Two LSCs. I don't think either one had collision damage though. Bit of a gamble. With collision damage you can say with confidence the powetrain should at least "work". No damage makes you suspect the trans first, engine second.

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    Are those the ones you showed me? I still haven't gotten out there. Mostly because I've been going round & round with the shop that swapped the engine in the truck as they refuse to fix the exhaust leak and now the thing's oil adaptor gasket & rear main seal are puking. Mind you, these are things I had them replace while the engine was out. Had to get a second opinion on the exhaust leak because they don't trust my diagnosis. Mutha phuka I know my vehicles and their noises! I know a ghawddham exhaust leak from pinging, you fools... So frustrating..

    I'm still trying hard to keep the Town Car out of the rain and wet roads.. Wish we hadn't sold the F250 yet. Wish we had a spare garage spot and that I had more time & more equipment to do my own diagnosis and work. Shops these days are terrible, least from my experience.
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    Yes. Two LSCs at Warren Ave and one at 8 Mile, none were missing engines or trans as of the last times I saw each of them. But if I see an AOD car in the junkyard and it isn't obviously there because of collision or structural failure (recall the red box Vic folding in half at the front doors), my mind goes right to the trans being bad.

    Reviewing my pics...

    Warren Ave 1991


    Warren Ave 1988


    8 Mile 1990


    Given how rough cars can be in Detroit area traffic in general it's hard to say how much body damage was or wasn't the cause of them being junked. It isn't exactly uncommon that I see cars that look like these on the road in Detroit.

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