Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Peoples Republic of Vermont
Sometimes you can tell if stuff has been added by previous owners by looking at the installation to see if it was done at the factory or at a later date. Things like holes in sheet metal drilled instead of punched, complementary equipment missing, etc.
In the case of A/C, you should see tinted glass throughout, punched holes in the firewall for the hoses, proper wiring harnesses and connectors, punched evaporator drain hole in the floorboard, etc.
In the case of disc brakes the use of correct hard lines back to the distribution block and the factory proportioning valve, proper dust shields on the spindles, OE calipers, 2-piece rotors, etc.
Of course, stuff could have been replaced over the years, but a good hard look can reveal things.
What, me worry?
- Alfred E. Neuman