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Offline 10w30dna

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Ebay warning..fake Boss 302 distributor seller
« on: February 20, 2010, 06:29:36 PM »
Just want to let you know about the OBVIOUS fake " Boss 302" distributor (s) this guy lists on Ebay. This guy has been reported to Ebay numerous times w/o results,so BEWARE! Can you spot the HUGE clue that this was never a Boss 302 distributor? Not the fact that the primary wire enters the housing in the wrong location......no, a LOT more obvious....check it out and give your findings here...http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MUSTANG-PARTS-1969-BOSS-302-DUAL-POINT-DISTRIBUTOR_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem20af9a9748QQitemZ140385097544QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
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Offline J_Speegle

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Re: Ebay warning..fake Boss 302 distributor seller
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2010, 06:48:15 PM »
Thanks for the heads up. I would invite you to post the differences between the real and faked dist housings as you did elsewhere . If you would like ;)
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Re: Ebay warning..fake Boss 302 distributor seller
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010, 10:15:36 AM »
Jeff,
it would be great if this site could have a section on real vs fake items...
like dizzy,snorkles,shaker air cleaners.......those are the big ones...
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Offline baflstangobx

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Re: Ebay warning..fake Boss 302 distributor seller
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010, 11:14:40 AM »
FoMoCo would be the first flag.

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Re: Ebay warning..fake Boss 302 distributor seller
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2010, 08:40:54 PM »
Jeff,
it would be great if this site could have a section on real vs fake items...
like dizzy,snorkles,shaker air cleaners.......those are the big ones...

So many different ways to fake things would would always be chasing those guys.  Of course, just like posting all the ways to identify a faked Boss, Shelby, GT.....  guides only educate the fakers on how to make a better product ;)

Charles and I have talked about illustrating the judging sheets, to make it more of a restoration guide. That way we would have all the details, with pictures, of the correct/original parts. We'll see how that goes - no small project



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Offline fla2005

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Re: Ebay warning..fake Boss 302 distributor seller
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2010, 07:17:42 PM »
I have caught at least one of the well know vendors selling fake parts as Boss 302 originals. Won't use the name or names here though.