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Old 01-17-2005, 02:47:48 PM
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As usual I need another project...been that way for a while. Seems engines are few and far between. Kinda hopeing for a H&M or TG flywheel engine. Any one care to provide tips for hunting down old iron...Come on help a rustaholic out

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Old 01-17-2005, 07:31:44 PM
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here is my advice to you! be Very patient in your search!, remember if you look for it, you'll never find it. ( kinda like a girl friend that likes old iron )! you'll find one in no time!

Stay warm and see y"all at the shows!

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Mac, if you look in your local yellow pages and find something that has to do with farming, tractors, oil field equipemt, ect. And just ask them if they know where a guy might find an old engine. Now keep in mind most people wont have the sligtest idea of what your talking about. But, all it takes is one guy that might know a guy who knows a guy. If you were closer I would take you to a few places where can literally be waist deep in engines and pick em out for nearly scrap price. Boy, I may have really opened a can of worms!
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Barns MAN, Barns!!!! Dont just go speeding past the old farms. Drive slowly (and carefully) and just take a few quick glances. Or better yet have someone drive for you while you look. Walking isnt always helpful, as you might see something and gawk; and that might be noticed by the owner who thinks youre casing the place (which you kinda are). Driving could even put you up higher for a better view. Im still working on getting an engine thats in a barn that you cant see from a car but is clearly visable from a truck. I drove by it a bunch of times until i drove by it in my truck and BLAM, there it was in plane site!

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Old 01-18-2005, 08:25:26 PM
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If you can take a running engine to a local parade,small fair or similar
rural event you often get oldtimers or others to stop,watch and visit.
Often times they will remember owning engines or seeing them.You may get some leads or at the least hear some local history and meet some
great people.
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Nows the time of year to go junkpile and fencerow hunting, ravines as well. Guy I talked to had a friend who used a spotting scope mounted on his side window of the pickup. He spied one junkpile where he could see, I guess ,flywheels. The property owner said go ahead but when he got to the pile he couldn,t find it. Had to go back out to the road and get a reference point and then went back.
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I use a spotting scope too. Have not found anything with it yet, but it was a good excuse to buy a spotting scope.
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Maybe I'm just thick But what is a spotting scope? I always carry binoculars in my truck, which aren't very conspicuous
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Doug: A spotting scope is just a small (usually) telescope used by target shooters, hunters, bird watchers, etc.. Usually in the 10-60X +/- range. Check the link below for what they look like.

http://www.cabelas.com/products/Ccat20762.jsp
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