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Old 06-28-2005, 10:17:35 PM
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These I just finished today--I am to lazy to paint--whacha think??
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Old 06-28-2005, 10:39:21 PM
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If it was me, I would say leave them be.....

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Old 06-28-2005, 11:31:48 PM
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d.j.

If you want to please spectators at a show fill and paint them.

If you want to please the collectors at a show it's a mixed bag some will like them and some won't.

I usually please my self and do whatever I want.

If you think that you will trade or sell either of them soon I would leave them the way they are as the new owner will probably want to do a little fixing up himself so that he can take partial credit for the work that you have done.

I have gotten several engines that were esentially runners and I always want to improve them in some way to put my mark on them.

New wheels , paint, correct some of the parts, straighten out the ignition or something to improve the appearance or running of the engine.

Those are two beautiful engines.

I do think however that you could lighten up the cart on the aircooled engine by drilling some holes in the wheels.
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I think I will take the Ingeco 6hp and clean it up [the oily stuff] and coat it with linseed oil and turpentine, and see how it looks-it has a bit of original green paint here and there-
[NO MORE HOLES IN THE WHEELS]
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d,j: I like them as found and do what is necessary to get them running "SLOWLY". It's ths spring challange thing you know, but it's now summer . Any way, "NICE" to see'em up and running. Like Dick said, you need to lighten up that air cooled cart by putting more holes in those wheels. Sorta looks out of round near the hub .
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Gosh!...If you would just run a belt from the pulley on that Schmidt down to the wheel, you would have a FINE butt buggy! ....Don't know how much those wheels would tote though, They look kinda light!...ANYWAY, I would paint the Schmidt, and leave the other "as is"

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