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On the way to NJ. from working 3rd. shift in Pa.


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Old 02-14-2005, 01:58:15 PM
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Sunday morning, I stopped at the Flea Market. No engines, but I got a lead. Not knowing what it was (a Z-D or Callahan, big or small), I rushed home, put stuff in the truck, got the county maps out, laid out the trip and away I went. When I arrived at the farm nursery, it was vacant. I knocked at the door of the house and a 72 year man answered. I introduced my self and he said sure he would sell it. Go take a look out back in the second big red barn way out back, and Ill be right out. I found the barn and way at the other end with the chickens was a little 2HP T/G'nd WITTE :P , real rusty, stuck, broken rocker support on the head, but it had a WICO, the broken part and the crank. About 10 minutes later he showed up, and after some small talk (including what's it worth) I made him an offer. Then we talked a bunch more (interesting old guy) and he said he would just keep it for awhile. OK. Then we got on the topic of convertables and he tried to sell me a 1986 Chevy Cavilier convertable that had half the dash torn apart due to an electrical problem. Went home empty handed, but that's ok as I really didn't want the WITTE, even for what I offered. I mentioned my Sunday hunt to a new guy at work Monday morning, and he said to me, oh yea, would you be interested in a Schramm engine air pump set up ? Probably free. Said he will check it out this week. It's real close to work . Here we go again
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Weren't those 1986 Chevy Cavilier's the one with the digital dashs? Heard they were notorious for having problems. Let us know how the Schramm deal works out
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Paul...........................I'm surprised your wife even lets you out of the HOUSE anymore!!!!.....................................
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Graig: The pressure is on at home to "RETIRE" , but I'm having so much fun at work with "BREAK's" and all. The best part is going home in the morning when most everyone else is going to work. OH, I forgot the "FLEA MARKETS" I stop at on the way home on Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun. . The Monday market is too far away and not on the way home You never know what will turn up The Chevy convertable is not something on my want list ......
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