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Old 06-27-2005, 05:10:16 AM
Ralph Leonard Ralph Leonard is offline
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Big Engine Ads has a Massy Harris for sale in Estonia. Looks real nice, but is it safe?

Would you send money for it?
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:37:55 AM
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Default Re: Estonia Engine

WICO MAG...1923 or some where around there...sparkplug ignition-(first was in 1800 sumthin') not really used 100 years ago...the engine is from the 20's or later...i think...is it safe?!?- my gut says... most likely not...

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Old 06-27-2005, 12:50:32 PM
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It appears to me that the photos that are posted with this ad were edited out of a magazine or some other source. Notice how the lines around the outer edges of the engine do not clearly follow the outline of the engine. It appears to be a cut and paste job.
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Old 06-27-2005, 01:19:42 PM
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I have an office in Estonia and currently have Estonians at my Offices here I can ask them to check it out for you.

(760) 458-9936 Cell

Shipping may Kill you but they may be able to look into that also.

I can't ask them to do this during business hours, but they are very nice people and speak very good english.

Call me any day 7:30 am to 8:00 pm. Pacific time if you want me to ask them to check it out. I'm sure that they will do it as a favor to me.

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Old 06-27-2005, 03:56:51 PM
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Well of course of its safe- in fact I have a client over there that owes me a favor so if you will simply send ME a money order for the cost of the engine plus an extra $10,000.00, I will gladly arrange shipping(at a special rate of course) and when the the engine arrives at my place I will deliver it to you and refund any extra funds, heck I will even let you use my Arizona beach house for a weekend or two for some great surfing!!!
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Old 06-27-2005, 04:47:44 PM
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Ralph,

I am serious about my offer to have it checked out.

We employ 27 people over there for technical computer support and programming.

I have met most of them when we have had them here for training and they are the kind of people you would like for neighbors. Kind and Honest.

That being said I am sure that they have a few bad apples just like we do.

I cannot garantee any thing but I can at least get their opinion and maybe get them to contact the person and talk to him in his own language.

If the person knew that someone would be back in Estonia after such a transaction they might make sure that the transaction was on the up and up.

Estonia is not that big a country.

They might also know if there is a cheap way to transport a 300lb. engine to the US.
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:39:45 PM
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Default Re: Estonia Engine

I imagine that the ad was intended for European collectors. They do exist, you know. To ship a common engine like that to the US would be absurd. I doubt that any scam was intended. Al Wait
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:53:47 PM
Roland Finkenbinder Roland Finkenbinder is offline
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Default Re: Estonia Engine

I just wanted to add that this is one of the neat things about this hobby, and this board. There is a wealth of knowledge in the folks who frequent Smokstak. Go figure that someone half way around the world posts an add and there is already a connection to check it out by someone in person. Its like the stories I have heard about engine parts getting transported the whole way across the country by folks who know sombody at one show who know someone else at another, and on down the line. It may take a whole show season, but it eventually gets to the right person
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Old 06-27-2005, 11:04:06 PM
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Same with parts and specs. Thanks Roland BobRR
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Old 06-28-2005, 04:39:24 AM
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Where in the hell is Estonia? In the Baltics?

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Ans.: http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/...k/geos/en.html
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Old 06-28-2005, 05:14:07 AM
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Dick, after learning the location of Estonia I don't think it would be practical to go any further.

Thankyou kindly for your offer of assistance
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Chuck,

Estonia is a former Soviet satelite state next to Finland that along with a few other United Soviet Socialist Republics declared their independance back when Russia was having their break away from the Communist Party and was too busy at home to resist the break away.

My Son and Daughter In Law have made several business trips there and report that it is beautifull there and that the girls there are exceptionally pretty.

I think I might like to go on the next trip if the boss (my wife) will let me.
Just kidding. I don't like to travel that much and the pretty girls are not enough of an enticement to make me travel to a place that is 11 hours different in time zone.

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