Tonight I did a dumb thing, I went in to Advance auto parts. This kid
asks if he can help me. I figure sure, what the hell. I ask for header bolts
for a 77 305. He says "I don't think there is such a thing."
Seeing smoke coming from my ears he asks someone else who tells him
where they are at. I follow the kid over to the spot in the isle, and he
says "what do header bolts look like?" I grabbed a pack and said "Tell me if
these fit a small block chevy."
I saw the paper catalog hanging from the shelf, I wanted to see if he
was smart enough to read it. He says "I have no way to know what any of that
is." I swear I almost pimp slapped the boy.
I wouldn't have went to advanced for header bolts, execpt it's friday
night, it was 8PM and all the real parts stores had been closed for hours. I
have forgot to purchase them the last 15 times I have been to a real parts
store. So I paid $6 for china made Mr Gasket brand header bolts.
Atleast I got my free headers bolted to the 305 in my 77 C-10. If I can
remember to, Im going to get a few other parts to replace what has been
pillaged, so I can get the puppy to move under her own steam.
Maybe im just getting too old. For some reason I expect people that
work in parts stores to know what they are selling, where it is at, how to
make sure it's the proper item, and to know whats good and whats junk.
77 C-10 305/TH400/3.73's/9 leafs per side: $75
Hooker Compititon Headers with 1& 5/8's primary tubes: Free
Mr. Gasket Ultra Seal Hader Gaskets: $8.50
Mr. Gasket China made header bolts: 6.00
Being able to have less then $200 in it and drive the truck past the morons
house I got it from: Priceless.