We got a wonderful email from fellow Woody Boater Chris Dail, who sent us this amazing email. Wow, it works, the community came through. Thanks to all our fellow Woody Boaterins, Boaterites, Boatererzins, Boaters.. What ever we are , we are great together, thanks again! Here is the wonderful note.
Between my morning coffee and the daily articles, nothing else keeps me even keeled quite like your online publication. Each morning after fighting rush hour traffic on the capitol beltway I eagerly look forward to the 15 – 30 minutes where I can go to Woody Boaterville with a hot cup coffee. The information I glean from your site as well as the entire community is so valuable. The main reason I am writing you is because I have been after a pair of Ford FE interceptor exhaust elbows for two years with no luck. I missed my chance about eight months ago on ebay but they were attached to a pair of manifolds. Since I already had three pairs of manifolds I could not justify the $700 asking price. I was already heavily invested in the exhaust manifolds I had even though they were missing pieces. Once I saw the Woody Boater Classifieds section go live I immediately posted a want add. It was my hail Mary attempt to locate these elusive elbows.
Within twelve hours I had a response to my add from a reader that had one elbow laying around. One is better than none so I bought it. Not a day later another reader contacted me saying he had a pair that was being taken off an engine he purchased at auction. Since his boat is a V-Drive, these elbows would not work. I made him an offer and we did the deal. The amazing part to this story is that during my correspondence with him, he said there was elbow that he would let go too. He didn’t need these parts so big win for me. The only question was will the third elbow be a port side or starboard side. I didn’t ask questions, we agreed on a price and set up shipping.
Parts arrived today and I am please say that I now have two complete pairs of elbows for the engines I am building. This would not have happened if you guys had not launched the classifieds section. I have sifted through ebay, craigslist, other obscure “boat parts for sale” ads and of course other forums for 2 years.
It’s a momentous occasion to finally have the parts that have eluded me for this long. The one thing I have learned is that when you find the parts you need one better buy em because they don’t show up often.
Now it’s time to hunt down the easier stuff to find.
Here is the link to the ad, I don’t think he needs anymore. I will take down the ad tomorrow