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Offline OldnSlo

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He might have overpaid for that engine work...
« on: July 30, 2017, 10:17:37 AM »
..back in early '69.

This is a receipt for the grandpappys '56 F100 which my brother uncovered for me while sifting through stuff. I've had the truck now for some 30 years after buying it from the neighbor that owned it after my grandfather sold it to him (Gma and Gpa didn't need 2 cars at their age).

Tuneup labor $14.50
Timing chain labor $30

Gears we're pretty spendy back in the day at around $5 for a V8 279

I hauled it back from the CA/OR border where it patiently awaits a cab transplant (I have a donor truck), just after I complete probably 20 tractors and a few motorcycles before I tackle this one.

Thought you might enjoy a throwback to when times were OldnSlo.

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Re: He might have overpaid for that engine work...
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2017, 10:28:56 AM »
I wonder what the labor rate was? In my career i saw it go from $20 an hr to over $100 while wages went from $12 to $22.

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Re: He might have overpaid for that engine work...
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2017, 10:36:59 AM »
Seems about right. In 1976 I was making $5.85/hr -- shop charged $23/hr labor rate.

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Re: He might have overpaid for that engine work...
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2017, 05:19:08 PM »
When I started at the Ignition shop in 1962 the labor was $12.50 hour , I started at $1.50 then switched to 60/40 split and 10% of parts.
Rolling in money- sometimes $225 a week!
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Re: He might have overpaid for that engine work...
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 11:41:15 PM »
You  bet,  in 62, you could buy a real good used car for $200, total!   One could buy a drivable junker for $50.00. 

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Re: He might have overpaid for that engine work...
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2017, 10:39:08 PM »
Love looking at old receipts like that. My grandfather kept every one he ever received

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Re: He might have overpaid for that engine work...
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2017, 10:39:08 PM »