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Old 07-27-2013, 10:57 AM
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Sure, just give me a day or two. I'll try to get more pics of my buddy's chopper too, it's bigger but, way cooler than mine with pee wee 50 running gear
That'd be awesome, thank you.
Just take your time I'm in no hurry

I wish I had the slightest chance of making deals like that.
A rotten kart around here is 350Eur (~500 AU$)
a running single seater buggy around 900Eur, you'll never find a honda engine in any shape for less than 200Eur etc.

AS for the frame, you paid 300 AUD which would be great around here.
I had to pay about 120Eur for a pair of stainless steel handlebars (2x ~1m 22od tube with 2 bends) to have them made

Oh well sometimes europe is just the wrong continent.

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Old 07-27-2013, 10:20 PM
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...& today I cut the rest of the grass with the other one

After cleaning & sandblasting the rust from the fuel bowl, I did the usual basic carb cleaning, rinsed the tank, put it all back together & it started second pull.

Now I'll replace the broken recoil springs & flip this one, hopefully, for a profit (I don't see that being too hard)
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:41 AM
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Fantastic, you've got to love that! Every now and then I get the chance to flip something for a tidy profit. It really helps justify the hobbies, doesn't it? I've got a good sized generator here that's going to go out the door for double what I paid once I get around to sourcing a carb kit.
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I recently got my hands on a couple more mowers, one only needed a carb clean & off it went, doubled my money on it...

The other one, not so lucky, dead coil...

Oh, Sid, sorry it took so long (3 months ) but, here are the pics of my micro chopper. The last pic shows my daughters 20" bicycle behind it for comparison... TBH, I haven't touched the thing in months, been woring on something non motorised...

EDIT:...& I've done it again; just picked up a GX200 clone for $50 (well, $51 to be precise); seller bought it to build a go kart for his grandson but the kids mother said "**** no!" He threw in the wheels & tyres for free.

Yes, it's lime green &, yes, that's a reduction box, not sure what ratio yet...
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:27 AM
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What a score on the engine. Those reduction boxes are great.
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Picked up yet another mower the other day with the description "it used to run fine but now it won't start"

Well, when amateurs play with things they know nothing about, bad stuff usually happens...

Below are some pics showing the condition it was in when I got it...

First thing I did was reroute the spark lead back to where it's supposed to be. Then I pumped the primer a few times & off it went. Then it started backfiring out the carb. I gave the carb a quick clean but, no change...

As I have another engine almost identical, I swapped the whole carb & tank assembly, just to rule out the carb as a problem. It still backfired but, not as bad.

Then it dawned on me; backfiring out the carb usually indicates an ignition problem so, I moved the spark lead away from the metal casing & no more backfire. Put the original carb back on, moved the lead again &, again, no backfire

Now I'll just put a bit of heat shrink over the damaged section of the plug lead & it should be good to go...
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A friend of my ex went to a local auction looking for a generator but ended up with this instead. Realising that it was no good to her & thinking she had wasted $40, she called me & asked if I wanted it; she tried to give me a description &, thinking I had an idea what she was talking about, I said "ok but, can you send me a pic just to make sure". I almost fell over when I saw the pics...

I gave her an extra $10 to cover auction & transport fees so, I paid $50 for this, brand new in the box...

The worst part is now I have to find a good use for it...
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Score!!!!
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Perfect, it even comes with electric start!

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Has a lot of similarity the Predator's being sold here; HF doesn't sell an electric start model of the 6.5 HP though..
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Well, I've been at it again...

For some time now (I mean, about 6 months) I've been looking for a small motorised high pressure cleaner; many have come & gone because they were a bit more than I wanted to pay but, last week, this one appeared on ebay with a starting price of $50; description included "Needs a new pull start rope" but I thought "worst case scenario, I have a GX140 sitting in my garage doing nothing"...

I ended up with it for $55 & a 20 minute drive from where I had to drop my daughter...

One thing not in the description was one of the wheels was in pieces, everything was there... except the bolts that hold it together...

The pics below were taken at 5:31pm; the video was shot at 6:06pm...

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Hahha good job Fabroman! I see some nice stuff in this thread! Anything planned to put that engine on?
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Nope, it's still sitting on a shelf in my garage...dry
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