post #1 of Old 09-12-2011, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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1928 car repair mailer

Hope this hasn't already been posted. I'm sure folks will get a chuckle if you haven't already seen it.

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post #2 of Old 09-12-2011, 01:02 PM
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That is awesome!!!

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post #3 of Old 09-12-2011, 01:04 PM
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Wow... Can we go back to those prices??? $25 for an engine and trans overhaul - can't even buy a piston ring set for that much anymore!!

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post #4 of Old 09-12-2011, 01:11 PM
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Wow... Can we go back to those prices??? $25 for an engine and trans overhaul - can't even buy a piston ring set for that much anymore!!
Except 25 bucks were worth a lot more back then.
Think of what the average pay rates were during the great depression which started a year or two later.
If I remember the great depression started in 29. Anyone know the average amount people made in 28?
Still is a pretty cool piece of history.

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post #5 of Old 09-12-2011, 01:20 PM
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And people still complained about the cost of quality repairs even back then.

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post #6 of Old 09-12-2011, 05:14 PM
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Well, when people made $4.00 a day, $25.00 was 6 days work.

Even at only $11.00 an hour, that's $528.00 of today's money...

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