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ECONOMY? #39276
Fri Mar 14 2003 08:32 PM
Fri Mar 14 2003 08:32 PM

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HOWS THE ECONOMY FOLKS??? WE ALL EITHER SELL PUMPS OR BUY PUMPS ,,OR BOTH?? IT HAS BEEN SLOW FOR ME, NOBODY WANTING TO SPEND ANY MONEY. THUS I HAVE NO MONEY [ AS COMPARED TO NORMAL] TO BUY/SPEND. PEOPLE THAT HAVE STUFF THAT I WATCH LIKE AN OLD VULTURE STILL WON'T SELL?? THEY ARE OKAY,,[DON'T NEED MONEY]..????? IS THIS THREAT OF WAR AFFECTING ANYBODY HERE?? GAS TODAY HERE IN IDAHO IS $1.76 AT 9 MILES TO THE GALLON,, YOU WON'T GET FAR FOR CHEAP!! WHATS GOING ON ELSEWHERE????????????? FRANK..

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Re: ECONOMY? #39277
Fri Mar 14 2003 09:09 PM
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Hey Frank - I saw Shell premium at $2.14 a gallon here in Seattle - i didnt get any though. I have to slow down a bit on buying myself - not alot of scratch comin my way - tattoos are a luxury. Hey Lance - you still interested in that Wayne 800 Tattoo? I do trades ya know, LOL. I am looking forward to the Portland bash in July - I have more money in the Summer , so maybe I can come home with a new Pump project - whoo hoo.

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Re: ECONOMY? #39278
Fri Mar 14 2003 09:27 PM
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$1.69 a gal. in minnesota. everything here is slowed way down. maybe spring will pick it back up?!! i know what you mean about tryin to buy things youve had your eye on awhile. they just wont let loose of nothin yet! I myself refuse to sell anything anymore. i dont feel bad cause there are alot of pump hogs around. hahahaha

Re: ECONOMY? #39279
Fri Mar 14 2003 09:48 PM
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Gas was $1.99 on Tuesday and $2.09 on Wednesday here. I went into L.A. on Wed., cheapest I saw was $2.39. The news reported gas at $2.89 self serve.
Dick

Re: ECONOMY? #39280
Fri Mar 14 2003 10:42 PM
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Well boys . the big dogs is trying to get us to use less gas , get rid of the big engines ,they started back in 74 but it didn't work , now with the market in the pooper , war at hand , texas oil companys haven't pumped anything in 20 years , just inported ,at a cheap rate , they want you to get rid of thoughs big engines , you will too. or you won't go to the store when ever you want too . you see there pushing you right now and you don't even know it ,

Re: ECONOMY? #39281
Fri Mar 14 2003 11:26 PM
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Heres what you want to say about it ,: Its Friday night and i just got paid, be a fool about my money and I try to save , honey says go go have a time and its friday night and I feel fine, I'm gona rock it up, I'm gona bop it up, who sang that song ,?????

Re: ECONOMY? #39282
Fri Mar 14 2003 11:32 PM
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There didn't seem to be any shortage of people with lots of disposable income at the petroliana auction held in Kankakee,IL. two weeks ago.

I noticed sales on low end items were strong at the Peotone show a few weeks ago. High end items sold well too. The mid range stuff didn't sell well at all. I've seen this trend at that show for a couple years.

I don't like the high gas prices any more than the rest of you. If I need gas, I buy it. My driving habits don't change much based on gas prices. My truck gets about 8MPG.

There are alot of reasons why the stock market is doing so poorly. I don't expect a turn around any time soon. All this war talk and deficit spending isn't helping.
Bob


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Re: ECONOMY? #39283
Fri Mar 14 2003 11:39 PM
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well i dont like the sound of that! 454 is my magic number! almost everything i own is 454 powered! ive got those good engines all over the floor here also! i just got back from san diego & rented a 2002 mustang rag w a V6 auto. what a dog! & the gas it used was terrible. i was constantly checkin to see if the emergency brake was on! 2.29 a gal. there. small tank in the mustang & i ran up to bakersfield & back. i bought more gallons than a good runnin carbureted 454 would take i think. seems like everyone in the country owns a 350 chev xcab suburban or tahoe 4x4 or 4x2 & they are pigs with no power. the ol lady has one. man im livin just like i do now. whether gas is 5 bucks a gallon or not. nobodys taken me off the stop lights!!! i like to get there. - it will be interesting to see what happens w/gas prices. but i aint drivin no vehicle without some BIG PULL! im addicted & thats the way its been for way over 20 years. everyone else can buy yugos. ill put more hour$ in if i have to for fuel. hahahahahaaa

Re: ECONOMY? #39284
Fri Mar 14 2003 11:56 PM
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Bob , Tom . you boys should be in bed, I had a 69 elcamino since you boys played slap the mouse, about 5 years ago I put a 307, with a 327 cam 350 lefters , board 30thou, put a 1961 carter 4 barrel ,a 4speed over drive auto matic-in the back , got 18 miles per , not good enough,bought a new 2000 dodge with a 318 , quess what , 14 miles per , kept it one year , got a toy v-6 keep my foot out of it , drive like an old man ha ha ha ha ,22-26 , when gas gits to 3.00 to 3.50 you guys will be looking for the old V W, ha ha ha ,and Sudam will be in south america, gitting money from the U>S> gas companys .ha ha m

Re: ECONOMY? #39285
Sat Mar 15 2003 12:18 AM
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well mr.buck youd hear some solid lifters clatterin from under my hood if you were around here. thats my music. i still own my first 70 SS454 chevelle ive had since i was 18. i never drank much at all, ever. couldnt afford it. more important to flush the toilet on the 850 holley. and buy more big blocks. every dime i had then went into that tank. i live for the big power. i live up a big hill that consists of a series of hills. no traffic no houses no street lights, nothin. at night i slow to a 10-15 mph crawl then stand on it. get those tires smokin and im shoulder to shoulder. i want my neck snapped yet when i hit high gear. addicted to that pull! that makes my day!!! permanent smile!!! better than sex!!! the ol lady thinks im havin an affair or im abnormal which i am. her little dogs wont ride with me anymore. hahaha - lots of bad habits out there. thats my only one. and thats how its stayin!!! hahahahahahaa

Re: ECONOMY? #39286
Sat Mar 15 2003 05:48 AM
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Our economy in this part of Illinois doesn't seem too bad...people still buying houses, new ones going up, new cars being sold--- I went by the local Texaco today and they are still holding at $1.61 per gallon, but the BP-Amoco down the street is $1.79?????!!!

If you go to the Ford Motor Co. website you can read that they claim that they have done studies and determined that people will not change their buying habits on SUV's until gas goes over $2.50 per gallon. Looks like it is getting there already in Calif.

News said last nite there is NO gas shortage, this is all just price gouging....

Re: ECONOMY? #39287
Sat Mar 15 2003 07:36 AM
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Duluth, MN U.S.A
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Things are slow up here in Duluth, but I still seem to spend all my money. You want bad gas milage, summer is coming. Time to take out the car. Small block, Dominator carb, Powerglide with brake, oh yeah and lots of nitrous. Gas, about four bucks a gallon for 110 octane, milage about 2-3. Makes my truck look like a little economy electric or something. Maybe I will try to post a picture.


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Re: ECONOMY? #39288
Sat Mar 15 2003 09:37 AM
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My other hobby is Racing , Both my boys run sprint cars, 3/4 midgits over in Canada, hook up the Ford Van to the car hauler , load tool box's, fuel,and every thing else we need to compete for the weekend, the gas gauge moves almost as fast as the tackometer, gas is still 1.70, will it hurt us this year, you bet! well be running a limited schedule ,maybe I'll get the rest of these pumps done, my wife would love that.


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Sat Mar 15 2003 12:51 PM
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Last year was really slow for restored pumps, big-ticket items, etc. But this year's auction was the biggest we've even had and I sold about 7 restored pumps in the last two weeks, so hopefully recovery is on the way. I think once bomb's start dropping people will quit holding their breath & their wallets. $1.49 in OKC, $1.36 at Sam's Club if you pre-purchase the gas on a "merchandise card" inside the store.
Seth/Vic's

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Sat Mar 15 2003 04:54 PM
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The day before Desert Storm started I bought 2,000 gallons of diesel. A few days later the price of gas started dropping..... 600 oil wells on fire in Kuwait and the price starts dropping..... can anyone explain that ??

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