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Offline mwizz

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Re: Gas Monkey Garage has a Boss 9 for BJ auction?!
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 03:28:24 am »
Can't wait to see that episode
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Offline Tejas Remuda

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Re: Gas Monkey Garage has a Boss 9 for BJ auction?!
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 06:15:06 am »
This is quoted from a previous thread, "Looking to purchase a Boss 429":
I traveled to Dallas Friday afternoon to the Gas Monkey Garage to look at the Raven Black BOSS 429 Mustang, KK 1819.

I had a VERY SMALL, VERY NARROW, five minute window of time to view this car, so this is not and should not be considered a comprehensive evaluation of the condition of this car.  I could easily be mistaken about certain specifics or details.  Always do your own due diligence and determine to your satisfaction the condition of any car you wish to purchase.

What I saw:  Replacement tear drop radio antenna mast, both front fenders are Boss 302 style service replacement fenders.  Correct radiator and oil cooler.  OEM Ford shifter, aftermarket wheel lug nuts (they are of mixed flavor and not a matched set); road rash on chin spoiler that was lying on the roof of the car; wrong starter relay (had the standard style, not the heavy-duty hockey puck style); some aftermarket junk under the hood on the front inner fender aprons (like a fuel pressure regulator and electronic ignition module); I failed to notice the distributor details; I could not determine if the car has had a repaint or not because it was too dirty to tell, since it was still wearing the barn fresh coating of dust complete with a cat's foot print tracks.  Magnum 500's have extensive surface rust visible on wheel exterior bright work.  Aftermarket tires.  Appears to be correct B9 carburetor, but could not verify list number or date code.

Did not see:  export brace; smog equipment; air cleaner/snorkel/heat riser stove; space saver/hold down J bolt/jack/inflator bottle; brake booster/master cylinder.  They may have the export brace and the breather set-up, and perhaps the other items, but I did not see them, and did not inquire.

They were working on getting the car ready.  I believe that they are in the process of doing a brake job, which probably includes vacuum booster rebuild and master cylinder rebuild, especially since those parts had been removed from the car.  I was not able to inspect the under body or chassis components.  I failed to look for the buck tag.

The car has real potential, but it is not what one would expect from reading the hype on the B-J promotional advertisement.  It is going to take a lot of work and $$$ to resurrect these bones to a concours grade level.

Remember, I had a VERY SMALL, VERY NARROW, five minute window of time to view the car, so this is not and should not be considered a comprehensive evaluation of the condition of this car.  I could easily be mistaken about certain specifics or details.  Always do your own due diligence and determine to your satisfaction the condition of any car you wish to purchase.

Caveat emptor

Rich

I was there 1/3/14.  I forgot to mention that the car has rear window slats and rear deck lid wing spoiler.  I think that the B-J web page write-up about the car may have been edited to more accurately reflect the car's condition.

Rich
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KK 1486 Wimbledon White, 820-T - Bill Utter Ford, Denton, Texas
KK 2049 Black Jade, 820-T - Horn-Williams Ford, Dallas, Texas

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Re: Gas Monkey Garage has a Boss 9 for BJ auction?!
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 06:28:39 am »
Not sure why they say it's 1 of 5 with those combinations.
Please register your car:  http://www.boss302.com/boss9reg.htm


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Offline ed meyer

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Re: Gas Monkey Garage has a Boss 9 for BJ auction?!
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 09:27:29 am »
The guy who owns this black car called me & I was with him at B-J years ago when he sold the LAWMAN & I hauled it (for Bill Goldberg) to Floyd garrets muscle car museum TN.  Goldberg recently sold the LAWMAN & anybody know where it went?

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Re: Gas Monkey Garage has a Boss 9 for BJ auction?!
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 09:43:29 am »
Hope they make some changes under the hood.


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Tom and Aaron inspect the brake master cylinder to make sure the Boss can stop before it rolls across the block next week

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Re: Gas Monkey Garage has a Boss 9 for BJ auction?!
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 10:38:30 am »
Someone buy it before they put air ride on it and some gaudy wheels.SMH.
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Re: Gas Monkey Garage has a Boss 9 for BJ auction?!
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2014, 11:02:56 am »
Agreed, no gaudy wheels, specially black ones!

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Re: Gas Monkey Garage has a Boss 9 for BJ auction?!
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2014, 03:02:25 pm »
Does anyone know the lot # and date and time this Gas Monkey
BOSS will be on the block at the BJ ?
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Offline Tejas Remuda

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Re: Gas Monkey Garage has a Boss 9 for BJ auction?!
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2014, 04:38:00 pm »
Dave:  According to the B-J web site, the car is lot number 1077 and is scheduled for Friday, January 17, 2014.


Rich
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KK 1486 Wimbledon White, 820-T - Bill Utter Ford, Denton, Texas
KK 2049 Black Jade, 820-T - Horn-Williams Ford, Dallas, Texas

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Re: Gas Monkey Garage has a Boss 9 for BJ auction?!
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2014, 04:47:13 pm »
Tejas Remuda ,
Thank you...
I just can not sit through that auction at its full length any more...
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Re: Gas Monkey Garage has a Boss 9 for BJ auction?!
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2014, 05:54:32 pm »
They may not even show it live.They will break for commercial before it come on to make sure that they get ALL 143 Corvettes broadcasted.
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Re: Gas Monkey Garage has a Boss 9 for BJ auction?!
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2014, 06:05:57 pm »
LOL !
How true that is !!!!
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Re: Gas Monkey Garage has a Boss 9 for BJ auction?!
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2014, 06:30:19 pm »
they posted a picture with one of the heads on a bench  :o :o :o

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Re: Gas Monkey Garage has a Boss 9 for BJ auction?!
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2014, 06:40:24 pm »
???
Do they even know how to put the head back on ?
And have the engine run ???
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