On Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:48:18 -0500, Ignoramus7326
Hope you grabbed it. I got $275 for my SAE-300 with the frozen Herc
6-banger. Either one is worth more than we paid in scrap value alone.
This one does appear to need a -touch- more work on it, though.
Are you going to paint the one you have now before selling it?
Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences.
No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.
-- Thomas H. Huxley
I heartily concur here. If I had it, I'd also see if I could get the
engine running and all that - that and a coat of paint, and you could
really come up smelling like a rose. ;-)
Or, take it in its crappy condition and get bids, then sand/bead/soda
blast it, slap a coat of paint on it, and get bids, then split the
difference three ways between you, Karl, and me. ;-D
Dang - the one is working OT out the wazzoo, the other is making
ends barely meet. Too much work for a road trip, not enough work to
be able to afford a road trip.
Sigh, time and money are constant. You either have one, or the
We will drink no whiskey before its nine.
Google SA200 rebuilds, and see what the high end is. Just getting it
running, and welding, they are almost as valuable as gold. You're getting
the hang of the small details. It's a very simple four banger, and so long
as you got good compression, the generator generates, and a few other
basics, you can make good dough on these machines. The electronics on them
should be TinkerToys for you.
Yes, and I definitely get the point that the power of the typical
welding arc (30v/120A or even 200A) is far below the power capacity of
the engine, so they do not work very hard doing welding. I love the
machine I just fixed up, it is awesome in its simplicity and good
Same thing with old yale fork lifts, a breeze to fix and they last forever.
Mine was made in 1968 and still runs like a champ. It had a blown head
gasket, got it for a $100. New gasket, plugs, points, $35.00. 4 hours time
for the repair. Have it now for 20 years.
the F163 is rated at 20HP at 1500 RPM, and 26HP at 1800 RPM. In
tractor apps they were about 35HP PTO and 31 drawbar on a good day.
The 540 Cockshutt was an F162, rated at 26pto and 31 drawbar - and
those were Shetland ponies, not Clydes or thoroughbreds.
OK, here's the most pertinent question. What do you guys think about
the tires, just looking at the picture. Can I possibly inflate them
enough to get to a nearest tire shop?
To me, they look completely shot.
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