For those who may be toying with the idea of scoring one of these, I have a little background info that I got from talking to a gentleman at the seller's store. Basically, they bought a large container full of new old stock from a liquidator in AU that was full of "at least a hundred" of these clutches, but to their surprise, they weren't of a mixed variety, but instead they're all the same and only compatible with the SS/Caprice (and Holden brethren). Apparently, they had hoped they would be more saleable to a wider audience here, but instead found themselves stuck with a $hitload of these, and with only a very limited audience, so they are selling them off at clearance prices to get rid of them. He swore they are all legitimately new (old) factory stock pieces, and if ordered today, would ship right out tomorrow. For those wondering about a pilot bearing, he did say their kits don't come with a pilot bearing. I asked about their pricing on eBay since it also has a "Make Offer" option there, and he indicated the boss would likely give a little, "but not a whole lot".Someone please correct me if I've gone wrong somehow, but I was looking to replace my clutch/flywheel recently and found this ebay listing for australian manufactured OEM replacement. The seller has a near-perfect reputation and the item is listed as new GM parts. Considering I never intend to go after monster horsepower, the price was an immediate winner for me.
Based on that, I went ahead and made an offer of $275, to which they countered back with a $285 offer, so I said lets meet up at $280, which they accepted. The total cost (with CA. tax added) was $304.50. Just wanted to let others know there are even further bargains to be had on top of the original bargain!
Here is their (non-eBay) store website in case anyone wants to contact them directly for any further clarifications:
Specializing in 82-2002 Camaro and Firebird's, we offer everything from restoration parts, performance parts, used parts and services for all 82-2002 Camaro and Firebird's! Located in Easley, SC, we ship worldwide and also have a store front for local customers. Be sure to call or email us for...