A friend of my Dad's is moving after retiring and used to be a Mopar buff... He is moving to a retirement community and he was cleaning out his garage and called me knowing I had a start-up engine company and wondered if I could use a few engines and parts that he had to get rid of ASAP. He did not know what was all there he simply said - "Get a box truck and bring your engine hoist" I did.... Before we go in to the garage he said "just take this, I don't want any money for it, you always did my oil changes and kept the cars running." We go into the garage and he GIVES me (And would not accept ay money at all) three like new 426 HEMI engines complete. Carbs to pan! two Wedge 440's and three sets of Hemi heads boxes upon boxes of NOS Mopar Parts still in the factory boxes - sprung and valved.... Needless to say I am buying this guy a steak dinner and giving a lifetime of free work. He refused a dime... He wanted them to have a "good home" They don't even need paint! I'm going to detail them, go through them and re-bearing,re seal, and clean em up and put them on stands on display in the shop. Nicest guy in the world..... He was talking about wanting a Beretta autoloading shotgun for this season so I got a copy of his FOID# (Perks of being a former cop) and I'm picking one out today for him for Christmas. I'm going to auction off his Super Bee for him and he is going to shit when I get him at least 90k for the car, He wanted 6 grand for it and I told him he was nuts and to just trust me and I'd sell the car for him. 20k miles and it sat for years (He lost use of his legs from diabetes years ago) it sat since 77 he said.
My ultimate gloat!
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