Fresh iron

Gents
This morning i went to a local farm to replace the radiator on a ford
6810 tractor.
I took the camera with me and got some pics of a couple of engines that
i have known about for about 20 years.
They belong to a family member of the farmer who lives miles away and
he refuses to sell them. The lister looks to be in good shape and turns
over but the Petter is very rusty and is siezed solid but it's complete
and very restorable, it's a shame to see them neglected like this but i
suppose there not getting any worse, i'll have to keep trying to strike
a deal but it does'nt look very promising.
Pics at
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Regards Gary.
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gary millward
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Gary... Nice pics bit of a shame re the petter nice earlyer example with a T&B Magneto, You do wonder why people wont let them go and prefer to see them rot.
Rgds bob
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Bob
If it's on a farm then farmers can be funny buggers. A mate of mine bought a whole load of blacksmithing equipment, anvil, swage blocks, and all sorts of useful tools from a farmer who had kept it in his barn for years, refusing to part with it despite selling all sorts of other stuff at his regular farm sales.
My mate was browsing for some old iron to rework and the farmer asked what it was for. When the old boy found out he was an armourer he offered him the whole lot at a really good price.
"I bin waitin' for someone who'd really use it, not just turn it into a bloody garden ornament."
25 years later he's still using it ;-)
Gyppo
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J D Craggs
The thing with farmers I discovered 30 years ago is to never start by offering what an engine is worth. Every time I tried to offer a good price for an engine I was always turned down. Then I tried offering a third of the price & when refused offered a higher price. Eventually (sometimes before we reached the correct value) when I made an offer with a suffering look on my face the farmer would think he had stopped me robbing him & agree to sell.
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Dave Croft
> > > >>Gary... > >> Nice pics bit of a shame re the petter nice earlyer example > >>with a T&B Magneto, You do wonder why people wont let them go and > >>prefer to see them rot. > >>Rgds > >>bob > > If it's on a farm then farmers can be funny buggers. A mate > > of mine bought a whole load of blacksmithing equipment, anvil, swage > > blocks, and all sorts of useful tools from a farmer who had kept it in > > his barn for years, refusing to part with it despite selling all sorts > > of other stuff at his regular farm sales. > > My mate was browsing for some old iron to rework and the > > farmer asked what it was for. When the old boy found out he was an > > armourer he offered him the whole lot at a really good price. > > "I bin waitin' for someone who'd really use it, not just > > turn it into a bloody garden ornament." > > 25 years later he's still using it ;-) > > Gyppo > > The thing with farmers I discovered 30 years ago is to never start by offering what > an engine is worth. > Every time I tried to offer a good price for an engine I was always turned down. > Then I tried offering a third of the price & when refused offered a higher price. > Eventually (sometimes before we reached the correct value) when I made an offer > with a suffering look on my face the farmer would think he had stopped me robbing > him & agree to sell. > > -- > Dave Croft > Warrington >
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gary millward
Exellent advice Dave i'll give it a try when i can get hold of him. Regards Gary
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gary millward
They dearly love to haggle, and I'll swear some of them feel deeply insulted if you don't.
If I ever win the lottery millions I shall make a hobby of go around looking like a scruff (no change there), offering farmers really ludicrous sums of money for junk ("Will you take ten grand for that rusty old combine?"). Just for the pleasure of watching them refuse, and laugh inwardly at seeing them wonder what the hell I know about it that they don't ;-)
Gyppo
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J D Craggs

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