And BTW the lot owner is obviously a greedy dried up vulture who really knows how to make friends. I would never buy a car from him. Our conversation went something like this:
R: Are there tecords of a timing chain replacement on the 235k car?
D: No, but it doesn't need it. You don't have to replace those.
R: Well that's the first thing I would do to this car.
D: I've sold cars for XX years and never had that done. It doesn't need it (raising his voice noticeably)
R: look, I'm not going to argue the point with you.
By that time we were both sufficiently agitated, but I drove the 78 dinosaur anyway. Way too many issues-no clutch, at least ten inches of "dead" play in steering wheel, rough idle. All doable things but not on my watch. Next....