35 Cent Engine

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Vaughn on Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 09:36 pm:

I picked up this engine at a salvage yard yesterday, 35 cents per pound! They weighed it at 550 lbs $192.50 total. The salvage yard owner had picked it up at an auction where he was buying scrap. It has a 1923 serial number and is clean with no visible cracks or problems. Salvage owner did not want to see it go for scrap, he contacted Bud Redding who in turn contacted me. I think this was a good save. I gave the scrap yard owner my card, he said he would let me know if he comes across anything else in the future.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 09:40 pm:

Well done! Looks like it's really putting the hurt on that milk crate.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald-Federal Way, Wa. on Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 09:42 pm:

Good find, Thank the salvage yard owner for all of us, there are some good guys out there.

Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 09:48 pm:

Good save! And yes -- pass on our thanks to the salvage yard owner. It probably would have been easier for him to just scrap it. And it looks way too good for that.

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 09:52 pm:

That's a nice find at a fair price but a little high for scrap.

I often pick up shorts or drops of various metal stock--Rounds, channels, tubes, flats, etc. Around here, it goes for 15 cents a pound. Back when it was 10 cents a pound, I got my Whitney-Jenson 4 ton punch. Cost all of $12. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Vaughn on Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 09:57 pm:

It was an agreed upon premium price. He initially wanted $500. So we negotiated and settled on a price.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike_black on Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 10:01 pm:

THe scrap yards around only PAY 10-13 cents/lb, but if you want to buy something from them, they charge you 35-45 cents and a dollar/lb for aluminum (like scaffold "boards")


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Stewart -Calif. on Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 10:03 pm:

It always great to see any Model T or Engine saved. Just hook up the auger and you are in business.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 10:31 pm:

I did also find a T engine (1922) for about $200 yesterday, but not at a scrap yard. 550 lbs - are they really that heavy? It was easy to load, since the guy selling the engine had a tractor with loader forks, but I thought unloading at home was pretty easy too - I just laid four tires on the garage floor behind the car, two on top of eachother and slided the engine out onto the tires :-)
heavy load


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Monday, September 30, 2013 - 12:26 am:

Yikes! I sure hope that wasn't Mamma's vehicle. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Monday, September 30, 2013 - 03:21 am:

She won't notice anything - the tarp saved the carpet and the bumper. That '98 Renault can take a lot of beating without any noticeable damage :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Monday, September 30, 2013 - 10:02 am:

Mike I guess the scale at the scrapyard is correct. I thought a complete T engine weighed around 375-400 lbs.
That engine looks in really good shape. It didn't look like it had laid in a pasture for years and rust up.

Maybe I was stronger than I thought I was years ago when I loaded up a T engine in the trunk of my 68 Dodge Dart in the mid 70's.

Good find! Wish I could be so lucky.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Monday, September 30, 2013 - 10:09 pm:

I had 2 complete blocks without oil pans and 1 transmision in the back of my 77 impala wagon and it was a LOAD.I was bumping spots on the interstate with my trailer hitch.1 of those engines is in my TT dump truck.
I am so thankfull that some of the scrap yard owners help save this stuff.I know it means more money to them but they could just scrap it all and say boo hoo when we ask.
I pickup old antique gas engines and such all the time in the 20 dollar range and the guy knows to save the old stuff for me or my buddy when we come by.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Scherzer on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 09:27 pm:

In away it's sad to see items being worth more as scrap metal then as a restorable item. I have this old but running 1953 TD-9 International bulldozer that I can get more in scrap iron then I can get for it as running dozer give the price scrap iron is going for these days. Bob


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