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Rare find? Easy Come, Easy GO!


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Old 02-26-2007, 09:13:41 AM
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Last December I guess it was, I posted about finding a National "Winnibago Cheif" engine in the crate in a old building I was told I could have with a IHC and alot of other junk.

Well Doesn't look like I will get it now. Went over to take a look to see if I could get to the building with my pickup because the ground was froze. The old guy who told me I could have all, passed away in Florida 2 weeks ago. His brother told me the junk was all his now and he wasn't letting anyone do anything. Very Rude about it. I didn't know the old guy had passed away.

Jeeze I screwed up by not getting my feet all muddy and getting that stuff out when I had the chance.

But beleive me I know how that kind of thing goes with family as I too am going through the same thing.
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:16:04 AM
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That sucks, you should have went swimming when you had the chance, next time Huh?
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:41:14 AM
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How many times have we read such a story on here? The old sayings about "time" sure apply when an old engine is found. Cash set aside in the wallet is good too. Instant transaction!
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:46:08 AM
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Three Rules I follow when Buying Old Iron.
1.Pay the Owner - Load It Now and Leave.
2. Pay the Owner - If you can't load it now , come back ASAP and Load It.
3. Or if it's too big or hard to move Pay the owner for it and remove the rare or hard to get parts. Then come back ASAP and Load It up.

And sometimes this works
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:00:48 AM
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Sorry to hear that Greg
Read em' and weep

http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34331
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:24:45 AM
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Well Greg...........at least you didn't blab it to everyone so someone ELSE wound up with it...........(read back stabber)..............
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Yah! Craig, remember to inform your relatives about you putting me in your will. I get the Rumely, remember??
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:21:40 PM
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RUMELY????????????????
I thought YOU were a JD man?
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:11:30 PM
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greg,sorry to hear what happen to you,the same thing happened to me years ago,except i paid and never got anything so now i do what mcanady does,pay the owner-load it now and leave,or plan B ,pay the owner if you can't load it now,strip all the good parts magneto,carb,ignitor,oiler anything of value,that way if you loose out you have something -chuck
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Another consideration is to have a receipt written out for everything, signed by the seller and a note to be picked up when....

Receipts have always been out of character for me and I really like the old school handshake deal; but we live in a world where a signed receipt can help clarify a lot of things later down the road.

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