I am happy. I "struck" right "out of the shoot" and bought a BBK throttle body for my new Corvette JUST before BLACK FRIDAY. I had been watching the prices for the 52 mm. BBK throttle bodies on eBay and comparing them to the black Friday specials the vendors had been offering. I had been considering sending the throttle body off to an aftermarket rebuilding firm -- and I found one, Dr. Injector, in Federal Way, Wa., very nearby, who specifically addressed rebushing the throttle shaft, the particular problem: my throttle body had a loose, wiggly shaft that caused a significant vacuum leak. It plagued the previous owner who wound up applying a weird copper colored spray all over the intake area (those of you who saw the car late August on eBay will remember its odd appearance). That was a vacuum sealant, and luckily, it removed readily with acetone and lots of rubbing.
So now, I am here at the keyboard anxiously awaiting the maillady to deliver my new BBK throttle body. Friends convinced me that with the money I saved (the 1987 coupe was a really good buy), the $273 for the new BBK over $179 for the rebuild was a good choice.
BUT... it now seems that what I did kind of skewed the rest of the BLACK FRIDAY / CYBER MONDAY thing. I was going to wait and act after I saw the deals "pile up" but I was convinced to "act now" and I did. I am really glad I did because it doesn't look like the deals got any better. And now, all of the extensions and even a CYBER TUESDAY offering are getting annoying. Seems like there still are some holdouts out there, still waiting for a while longer before they apply that discount!
I am wondering if I didn't act then, if I would be anxiously peering on the internet for that DEAL on pins and needles like the psychologists want us to do. At 60, I don't think I have that kind of energy anymore. I think I'll go out into the garage and polish the Corvette up. Maybe consider painting the floor shiny gray in the spring... At least let the computer cool down.
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