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Old 07-24-2005, 11:10:04 PM
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Thought I died and went to heaven. There were probably 50 to 60 engines. Including a 14 h.p Buckeye, Evans, Spang,Boviard & Sayfang,Reid, Ohio Oil Co. and Superior. Also had a Davis engine, the forerunner of the Galloway. I couldn't take enough pics. and if I did they still couldn't tell the whole story. Just incredible what was on this persons property. A machine shop with a lathe that was of Civil war vintage. Don't ask where, I can't tell.
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Old 07-24-2005, 11:42:20 PM
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sure is unbelivable...are you sure you did not doctor that photo?
someday I hope to find something like that....to bad that the engines are not
protected from the elements....you sure you won't tell where it is-it a shame that they just sit there.

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Old 07-25-2005, 01:06:30 PM
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Im about to have a fit becouse i dont know were you guys find that stuff and with my luck like i said earlyer in a post, i could spend a year out in the feilds and woods and not find a bolt! right now my mind is like this >>> but i remember i have my fairbanks so my mind gos like this >>> but when i go to shows and see pictures of these kind of engines in a feild and a bunch more were that came from im like this>>>


p.s. can someone give me any leads? expecially around here in indiana......
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Old 07-25-2005, 01:27:13 PM
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Another pic of same fence row.
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Old 07-25-2005, 08:28:15 PM
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I am thinking of buying this engine. It's a 35 h.p. Superior. It runs and can be started buy fliping the mag. It does have a water leak in bottom of water jacket but not bad. This motor and frame probably weights in the 9000 to 9500lb. range. It also needs the water replumbed. As you can tell it also needs tires. Oh, I forgot to mention I ran this engine for about 15 minutes and it ran at about 53 RPM. Not bad. I hope to come to an agreement soon.
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Old 07-25-2005, 10:25:44 PM
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may i ask were is this place in lafayette indiana?
is it someone selling these to get rid of them or are they in a feild somewere's? i would just like to look at these and maybee buy just one engine if i like it... dont worry, cant buy a big flywheel, for number 1, no way to tow it, number 2, and i probably cant afford a big one,....just a small one.
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Old 07-25-2005, 11:48:34 PM
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Careful, Fred......
You're not supposed to start'em until you get'em home!!!! A few years ago my neighbor bought a couple of big Famous's from another neighbor here.
He bought them "right" because the owners hadn't been able to start them for years. After the deal was consummated, the new owner made the mistake of starting one of them before loading. It took him a grand total of 5 minutes to start an engine that hadn't been run in over 15 years!! DON"T do this unless you want to get shot!! You're supposed to take'em home and pretend that you had to put a lot of work into it..........it's more politically correct, you know.....
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Don't ask where, I can't tell.
GOT ANY MORE PICS OF THE REIDS? THANKS FOR THE LOOK!!!!
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Fred:: Hope the deal goes thru.. .. It Will Give You Something To Do In Your Spare Time.. ... Maybe when he counts your money ..He might sell somemore of them.. Looks like alot there to work with.. ..Nice Find..Byron
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