It's always gratifying to win an eBay auction for something that you've searched for a while. But the sometimes aggravating part is that the seller apparently doesn't really know what they're selling. This happens all the time. I can remember many a search for McCoy pottery resulting in titles such as "McCoy?" The ever forgiving question mark used to be a cause for frustration, but now I just laugh at the ignorance, naivete, or down-right audacity.
It's funny how sometimes those sellers believe attaching that name to an auction excuses them from responsibility for honest descriptions in their listings. They may think enthusiasts won't know the difference, but believe me, we do.
Anyhow, I won the remote mirror for the Grand Prix a week or so ago, and it's been sitting here in the office patiently waiting for my attention. As I stated in an earlier post, it's not perfect but with a little steel wool and some polish it will do its job nicely. I thought I'd mess around with it today and went out to the garage to replace the incorrect mirror (from a 1966 Pontiac) that's currently on the car.
Horrors! The allen screw is stripped. Think that was mentioned in the auction description? Nah. so I had to back it out by hand just to see if it lined up with the original holes in the door. It does.
Thankfully, with the help of Ames Performance, I'll have a new gasket and mounting bracket for the mirror in a few days. And while I was there I picked up two 10-ohm speakers to work with my restored OEM Delco AM-FM radio. So, I thought, "hell, while I'm doing this I may as well go ahead and replace the hydraulic hoses for the top. So a visit to Convertible Top Specialists and a hundred bucks later, I feel a Grand Prix weekend coming up soon.