Hit & Miss

Evening All,
What would be a average price to pay for a Hit & Miss engine that
required to be fully reconditioned, no frost damage, mag intact, etc?
Regards, Ben
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Prices vary enormously but I would say the average *asking* figure is running about £500 - £750 for a medium sized (2-3hp) Amanco, Bradford or similar in good oily condition - less for any broken, missing or badly worn parts, more for something a tad more 'exotic' like Bamford, Powell etc.
Waiting for the flak!
Nick H
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It is most important to find out just what the engine is before proceeding! Some will fetch a lot more than others.
Any paint left? Does it rotate? Have compression? Does it run?
regards,
Kim Siddorn
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Many thanks to Nick and Kim Best regards. Ben
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"Ben" wrote
Come on then, spill - what is it and are you looking to sell or weighing up a potential purchase?
Nick H
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Hiup Nick, No, our lad has been looking for one for a few months, everyone he has looked at has had bits missing, cracked castings, generally a load of rubbish for the price they were asking. Ben
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B> Hiup Nick, B> No, our lad has been looking for one for a few months, everyone he has B> looked at has had bits missing, cracked castings, generally a load of B> rubbish for the price they were asking. Ben
Can be a bit of a minefield. I bought my Bradford from a classified ad in Staionary Engine Magazine and I see the current issue has a couple of candidates. obviously check out ebay, though it is probably best to stick to ltems you can view. But the best way is probably to get to a couple of the big sales we are always twittering on about.
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I'd respectfully suggest that a club member sale would be more cost-effective, ebay and other venues tend to have inflated pricing.
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"Peter A Forbes" wrote
Good point Peter - I have had some good aquisitions through clubs (and in a way I'd include this ng in that catagory) though usually rather less 'mainstream' than what I think Ben is after and very often on an exchange rather than purchase basis.
Nick H
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I've never had the interest in hit and miss engines myself, as I always wanted to get the tools out and make them run 'properly' !
The large stuff at Portland is quite impressive, you need to get out there and see it.
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"Peter A Forbes" wrote
When I first became interested in stationary engines as a youngster in the 1970's, the only 'proper' ones to me were of the open crank, hopper cooled, hit and miss governed, low tension ignited variety - though the first engine to actually come my way was a Petter M! Some years later I scratched the hit and miss itch with a Bradford King-Of-All as mentioned but though I still like to see this sort of engine at rallies and could happily listen to that huffa huffa huffa huffa - pop all day, my own collection has veered towards rather less mainstream (and mosly rather less expensive) stuff.
Nick H
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