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One of the many things that irritates me more then the usual complaints of poor fit, not exact as the original, etc is when a part is passed off as a reproduction rather then a service replacement. To me a reproduction should be as close to the original part ESPECIALLY in appearance as well as fit and finish. Now I know I am probably sounding like I am making a big deal over nothing but follow along. What I thought would be a reproduction of the original water nipple for the intake was a DORMAN HELP product #56356 still in the DORMAN packaging. Mind you the fact the same part could be bought from Advance Auto Parts or O'Reillys for $6.99 which means I paid 71% more for the same part not counting the shipping too. Then to add insult to injury I bought a total of 7 items on this invoice and 4 of them were Schaffer's Classic Reproductions parts, One from Show Cars, one Dorman, one from GarDen Classic Parts. The last irritating thing is that I ordered part number 139285 heat riser insulation and of course no where on the website does it give you the length or let you know that there are TWO lengths although going to my Schaffers catalog sure enough there are two different lengths. SO guess who gets to pay to ship back the wrong item and the stupid Dorman hose nipple. I went through 3 different vendors to get the CORRECT rear parking brake cables because of poor descriptions and ignorant vendors.