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Gas Engine Auction, 300 Engines


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Old 05-29-2017, 11:05:23 PM
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The bore is fairly clean , the crankcase is greasey and the one valve still shines.
I am looking for pidtures of the carburetor. I have located 2 and castings for other carb parts, but am unsure of the correct style .
I was hoping the bidder up could give some advise. I think one bidder is a staker, but the other not sure. Some one said it was a larger older lady, I do. nit hear so well any more, but it was Katie, or maybe K t? Anyone see who was bidding ?
I need exhaust to quieten things down, and proper carburation.
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I posted this else where, and no one said anything, probably a good thing, i am sure I should mind my own business. I was tempted to start a thread on how to load engines weighing over 1,000#. I'm a heel. It must be a good way. I am still looking for a loaner to try it on, anybody, Jon ? Tom ? Alex, anybody want to try it ?
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Yes you should probably mind your own business. That is my engine and it is just going to be a yard ornament, I wouldn't think of hooking a good engine like this, although it didn't hurt a thing. Anyone need a connecting rod for a 6 hp Sparta economy LOL.
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I would never have thought that, but we see it, learn something new every day.
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Old 05-30-2017, 02:54:04 PM
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I know it looked kind of crazy hanging there. I am going to take the clutch pulley and some other small parts that are salvageable off of the engine and the rest will be a flower planter. I did some quick FEA and it turns out that the connecting rod has about a 3/1 safety factor for lifting the engine before it reaches its yield point.
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Old 05-30-2017, 04:02:04 PM
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Interesting, I was trying to bid on the engine, but my hands were stuck in my pockets waiting on things I did not win.
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I had a conversation with the man who was hired to remove and line up the engines for this sale. It seams there was some animosity and frustration with the estate. The man stated that the attorney told him to do exactly what the executor told him to do. And he then claimed that the executor told him explicitly to wrap the straps around the connecting rods, if I seen that before the sale, I would have bid less than I did. What a bunch. He further stated he told the man they needed to remove the drain plugs that were in the engines that had been covered up or were inside. The executor told him to "leave them in". They then sat outside, and many were freeze cracked.
He further stated that he hook many of the engines by the flywheels and yanked them from the ground and that they were tossed about. He said they were all nothing but scrap metal junk.
I did not keep a straight talley on prices, but estimated they all brought around 150,000-200,000 dollars. High priced scrap.
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What did the John Deere ek 3horse go for ?

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What did the John Deere ek 3horse go for?
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I could not make the sale, what did the John Deere ek go for?
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Old 06-29-2017, 11:44:25 AM
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I don't remember seeing and EK there. I wasn't looking for one so I may have missed it. But there was one on the Gordy Nelson estate sale last week by forest lake, Mn. Not sure what it went for but I heard things sold good.
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