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Old 08-20-2008, 09:18:51 PM
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I recently bought a 12hp Bessemer. I went to get it and found that a scrapper had beat me to it. They stole the brass bearing cap off the connecting rod. This was within a week from when I bought it. Then they took a hammer to one of the flywheels. The one spoke is cracked in three different places. Another in one. This engine was going to be an easy one to get running, until now. The engine still had the hot tube and chimney on it. I brought the engine home anyways. If there is anyone out there that has a flywheel or a connecting rod cap for sale, please let me know.
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:49:59 PM
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Can you find the scrapper?
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:54:57 PM
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Default Re: 12hp Bessemer Ruined

The guy I bought the engine from reported it and it was in the newspaper, but I doubt it.
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:16:44 PM
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G** D*mn it it wouldnt do me no good to find someone doing that to one of MY engines. Daggon nut cases frissle frassle frickin so an so's and that doesnt BEGIN to show how i'd feel
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:26:29 PM
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That's just so very very WRONG! people like that ought ta be shot, this is HISTORY there messin with

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i had a scrapper sneaking onto my propery one nite oh that was great i was in my shop and i caught my eye on him so i grabed a piece of pipe and found him trying to sneak my briggs b block while it was drying so i winged the pipe at him and called the cops on my cell on his ass. Too bad i missed that woulda been worth it the scary part was i live in the city in the suburbs. Atleast the cops got his sorry ass
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:39:08 AM
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coulda been a theif too i dont kno but atleast the cops got him =D he damn lucky i didnt have my torque wrench in my hand at the time or nite nite time for his ass =) i get violent when my engines get threatened because i love restoring them
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Default Re: 12hp Bessemer Ruined

too bad they think hitting one of those guys with a power tool considered assult or murder some of these guys definaly need a reminder on whose property it is, Unless they bought it keep ur dirty mits off of it
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:26:53 AM
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gatta watch about defending you and your these days though. as most of us know, crimanals have more rights then ohnest non dope smoking working people these days. You can thank your good 'ol traitor U.S. system for that.
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Default Re: 12hp Bessemer Ruined

I heard on the Atlanta news the other day that scrappers were cutting off the brass nuts attatched to the valves on fire hydrants on top rendering the hydrant useless. All for $1.50 worth of brass. What kind os POS would stoop so low! As Murphy's law prevails it won't' be their sorry A** burnt up in a fire because the hydrants were vandalized. It will be some innocent victim. I wish th metals market would take a plunge rendering scrap worthless....

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This is indeed sad to hear,you cant do much to protect yourself and your family these days,seems criminals have more rights than us.Some of these people are not dope smokers but just plain old garbage ,one more thing i never have liked scrap metal guys.they are a joke,get a real job.If i catch anyone taking anything from on of my engines or tractors i will cut your fingers off with bolt cutters.I mean it,i dont have a family and kids so i can afford to go away for a summer for making my own justice.I hope it never comes down to it.I hope you end up finding some parts for your engine.
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Its getting bad, I had a used farmall model M transmission sitting down in my woods. A locked gate and no tresspassing marked. They cut the lock and took the trans plus some other stuff, I try to keep my other engines and tractors in a shed so its harder to get at, but only so much room. I can tell of many other storys like this around here. I think it is just a lack of respect for others property. Its a good thing I for them that I was not home, they would have gotten more scrap flying there way. Phil
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Default Re: 12hp Bessemer Ruined

its odd most theifs are to lasey to work let alone try busting up a flywheel with a hamer.someone may needed a rod and tryed to make it look like a scraper and not a plane theift. hope i,m wrong ???:
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Ive been asked about getting rid of any scrap metals steel and brass or copper in particular. I told them no and made note of what color car and style they were driving around in. I dont know if they were trying to get some metal out of our yard or what they were trying to do.
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I had rebuilt a Briggs 23BP as a autoshop project when I was in high school. We had no room to keep it in the garage so it sat behind one of my dad's trucks in the driveway covered in a tarp. One day it was gone along with the parts engine I had for it. A year and a half later my dad and I were taking some cans in to the local recycleing center and what do I see off to the side where they keep the lawnmowers? It was a Briggs 23BP My dad did not think it was the same engine but I remembered some special features it had. In the end we had to buy it for $20 but at least we got it back.
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Fred,
I'm not sure, but I doubt someone would have broken the flywheel and taken parts of the eccentric if they just needed the connecting rod cap.
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I see in our local paper here that the scrappers sawed off 100 or more brand new cadalic converters right of the cars in the new car lot. At 3 to 4 hundred bucks each for scrap these guys took home some cash and caused a lot of damage. Takes a lot of guts.

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not to change the subject but around here the scrappers are breaking into vacant homes and stealing the copper water lines one house they turned the water back on and flooded it also.they don't want to come around my house.accidents do happen
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I am so very sorry to hear about your Bessemer's damage!
They're hitting vacant houses around here too (Lorain County OH) and in some cases have hit houses that were NOT vacant! -- just folks gone for the day. They've also taken to stealing air conditioners from CHURCHES and residences.
I am waiting for the unhappy day the local thieves discover the municipal facility where I work, come in with a battery Sawzall and relieve the several trucks and SUVs of their catalytics, not to mention manhole covers, pipe fittings and other handy items that could be easily loaded and hauled off!


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check the local yards for that bearing...let the mangement know you are there looking for stolen items...alot of yards one guy checks in certain metals ..and probably remember who hauled what in...also ASK and LOOK those guys stand out big time....well there's my rant on it...if do catch them..I'll bury them for free...also terrorists
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