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    Who is the cat expert in here?

    I just picked a cat. It says Ford yl84-5k283-aa on both sides of it.



    Is it a good one? Or just an average one.

    Thanks in advance.


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    I think it is Focker now that I look around.
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    punched those numbers into google, not a single page in results that was english

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    i thought he was looking at a dozer

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    Anyone know anything about gatorcore or deal with them? I can't get into their website for some reason.

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    I am not an expert (I was thinking of furry friends), but did find a catalytic converter catalog online of a buyer in Pennsylvania- sellyourcatsdirect, I don't know anything about the company, but thought it might helpful with identifying the converter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrapdollar View Post
    I am not an expert (I was thinking of furry friends), but did find a catalytic converter catalog online of a buyer in Pennsylvania- sellyourcatsdirect, I don't know anything about the company, but thought it might helpful with identifying the converter.
    Pretty nice place. They even cover $5 of the shipping. And I can text a picture and get a quote.

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    zito is who has helped me the most and has been right on , focker is good to

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    Parrothead, I have been trying to get on gator core web site for two days now and can't. My do buy a lot of catalytic converters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyscraper View Post
    Parrothead, I have been trying to get on gator core web site for two days now and can't. My do buy a lot of catalytic converters.
    I figured they were having problems. I would love to sell cats to them, because shipping would be way cheaper for me I am sure.

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    I haven't sold to them yet but do plan on bringing some things to them in the neer future. The prices on some things look good I'll let you know when I do.

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    I got some great info in here as I expected. Thanks to all. I don't usually have a chance to get cats as I like to concentrate on e-waste, but I know they have some good value.

    Here is the story. For several months now there is a neighbor that I drive past. His side garage door faces the street as he lives on a corner. I always saw a couple things stashed by this door. I could see the cat as I drove by as well as a bumper, a satelite dish and some other nice scrap stuff. I figured that he was trying to get into scrapping and was accumulating. I always tried to catch him outside to strike up a conversation, but alas it never happened. I am surprised that the cat never walked away as well as the other stuff, but we do live in a good neighborhood.

    I went out today to restock the rum and diet pepsi as there was a sale on both up at Walgreens. On my way home I am glancing down the streets as I usually do (especially on a nice weekend), and I see a pile in front of this guys house. I back up and swing over and cross my fingers.........yes!, the cat is at the bottom of the pile as well as the rest of the stuff that had accumulated at the side of the garage.

    Either he or his significant other got tired of it and it went out to the curb.

    It is nice to know that a guy can find just one and get some bucks for it even after whatever shipping may be involved.
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    man it is hard to say what it is buy the numbers lol.If you could post a picture i could tell you what it is.

    Also what is it off of and i can tell you what it is maybe let me know thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Focker View Post
    man it is hard to say what it is buy the numbers lol.If you could post a picture i could tell you what it is.

    Also what is it off of and i can tell you what it is maybe let me know thx!
    Focker this is what all the fuss is about.

    As a matter of general interest, the vial contains a bit over 1 troy ounce of platinum group metals recovered from catylitic converters, I have several filters on the go at the moment.


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    i thought you where posting a picture of a cat not the guts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Focker View Post
    i thought you where posting a picture of a cat not the guts
    ROFLMAO, its only the guts I deal with.

    That black powder is platinum, my man. Good payday coming up.

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    yeah but still lol

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    Ur better off leaving the guts in the cat. Unless u can seperate the palladium and rhodium from the platinum but id be carefull the fumes can kill u. Send me a pic 724 705 5781 ill tell u exacly what its worth so u don't get screwed. But if it was toyota I could tell u just cos I know all the codes.

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    I am the Cat Master


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