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Maybe I paid too much???


This Roper found it's way into my trailer this morning and my wallet got $100 lighter. .....No compression....I was hoping for a stuck valve or something, but no such luck. I took the head off and the piston, she no move. So at the very least the rod is broken. It's a 12 hp B&S. I wonder if the rod out of an 8 hp is the same?....Probably not, eh?

The thing does have a new battery and looks pretty good otherwise.

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I saw the thread title and then who wrote it  omg.gif  Hadta find out what you were talkin' about Ponch aww  Heh,heh...I'm just yankin' yer chain. No, ya didn't pay too much! The tires alone look to be worth that amount. Ya gonna fix it or scrap it? Could go either way huh? hmm

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Depends what I can do with the engine..........parts for these are common, or I have a B&S twin sitting in the shed......Gonna measure that up for size maybe......Then will probably put it up for sale..........I dont need it and its not very collectible.

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Ended up putting the twin in it....a friend bought it for $350...........

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Do you find them or do they find you ? winkbiggrinwinkbiggrinwinkbiggrin

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A bit of each....I look at Kijiji and Craigslist ads......and I run an ad, stating that I am looking for old tractors......Have done pretty well with that....have had a few given to me, $50 for one Ford, $75 for another, and $100 for the M-F yesterday.......

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It's way cool when you can do something that you are good at, that you really enjoy and make a profit at the same time.thumbsup.gif



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Yup...win-win. biggrin  And the little tractors are way cool. You must have quite the collection now Poncho. aww 
My son and I are gonna do that old '72 over and keep it. The 12hp B&S runs strong.

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