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From: Fisher or Elizabeth Jones <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 20:18:40 -0500
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Greetings everyone,<br><br>
<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>I've been
a member of this and several other lists for between 12 and 15 years,
admittedly in lurk mode for the last several years.<br><br>
<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>My husband
used to have a maintenance and repair shop in San Antonio, TX until he
went into semi retirement some 14 years ago. <br>
&nbsp;<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>He didn't
get rid of ANYTHING.<br><br>
<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>I'm sure
you know how that goes, maybe I won't be able to get another
.................. whatever.<br><br>
<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>He isn't a
particularly tidy individual, either, so, the result is that our place is
a treasure trove, or a horrendous mess, depending on your point of
<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>He always
promised me that he would get the place sorted out, and that everything
would be in a proper place&nbsp; -&nbsp; you know, all the cars, body
parts in one place, engine parts here, carbs there, trannies there
<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>I'm sure
you guessed it, it never did really happen.&nbsp; No matter.<br><br>
<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab> Last
November, during the week of Thanksgiving, he suffered two strokes in
quick succession, which resulted in damage to the neurons in his brain,
and he now has progressive dementia.&nbsp; <br><br>
<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>It has
taken me several months to get to this point, but I have decided to
divest myself of all of his 'collection'.&nbsp; There are several bodies,
in varying states of disrepair, lots of very used body parts; suspension
parts, and parts about which I have no idea.&nbsp; There is a pole barn
packed to the gills with 'stuff'; an eighteen wheeler trailer with stuff
(cranks, cams, brake stuff, air filters, clutches etc); an indeterminate
number of transmissions, in various conditions; blocks galore etc. etc.
etc.&nbsp; There is even a fiber glass Camaro body!!!&nbsp; There are
several Porsche cases, and maybe other related parts.<br><br>
<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>Most of it
is British, mainly MGB or Midget stuff, with odd bits of Triumph and
Mini, maybe even a few Healey parts.&nbsp; Kip Lankenau (of Kip Motors)
may be interested in buying the NOS pieces that we still have for all
manner of cars, but there really is a lot of 'stuff'.<br><br>
<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>So, being
practical, I just need to get rid of it.&nbsp; I do not have the time to
try to inventory any of it (I don't even know what it all is), so I don't
intend to use eBay or similar avenues to do it.&nbsp; I can arrange to
have it hauled off for scrap, but it occurred to me that if there was
anything that any of you might be interested in, you ought to have first
go rather than just scrap it all.&nbsp; I don't intend to put a price on
anything, I'd leave that up to the individual.&nbsp; I intend to keep my
own B, and those of my daughters, so I do want to keep spare blocks and
trannies for them.&nbsp; <br><br>
beginning the weekend of July 4th, I'm having a rummage ( and I do mean
rummage) sale.&nbsp; I will not look to see if we have a .............. I
really don't have the time.&nbsp; I am far too busy looking after my
husband and the rest of my family.&nbsp; I'm sorry if that sounds
arrogant, I don't mean it to, I'm just being realistic.&nbsp; I'm not a
young woman, and my time is entirely spent in looking after them.&nbsp;
My plan is to make every weekend available until it is all gone, so that
means either taken by Brit auto fans, or hauled to the scrap yard,
whichever comes first.&nbsp; I don't want to try to make anyone feel
obligated, you obviously aren't, I'm just letting you know about
<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>We are
situated just outside of Comfort, TX, north and west of San Antonio,
about 12 miles from I 10.&nbsp; Anyone wanting directions is welcome to
email me.&nbsp; If I can help, I will, but don't expect too much.&nbsp;
I'd rather you brought your own tools if you planned to dismantle
anything - I will need to hang onto his tools for working on my own car,
and the shop is slated for a more careful inspection when I have more
space and time.<br><br>
<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>Thanks for
your time, I really appreciate you sticking with me 'till the end of my
elizabeth Jones<br>
<font size=3 color="#0000FF">Fisher or Elizabeth Jones<br><br>
&quot;A gentleman does not motor about after dark.&quot;&nbsp; Joseph
Lucas 1920 </font></body>

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