I have a stack of generators and starters I salvaged from a barn collapse. See photo. They are in bad shape but can be rebuilt. My local junkie will give me about $2 each. They are probably not worth shipping because of their weight. Any suggestions what to do with them?
Take them to Luray and peddle them for $5 each. From what I've seen at auctions, you'll sell all of them. That will pay for a space with a few dollars to spare.
A good scrap yard will give you quite a bit more than $2 each! If they turn, you might get $20 from a core buyer... If they turn when connected to a 6v battery, you should get $20 from a T guy.
Hey Tom , lets make a deal . pm sent
I see way more than $24 in parts there, starter drive, generator gears. etc. etc. I hope you two can make a deal!
Many times a starter or generator which does not work can have a parts swap with another and make one which works. Since the car can also be started with a crank and can run on mag without a generator, it is worth taking a chance that your "overhauled" part will save a lot of money. Or if you have the equipment to work on them yourself, you can rebuild them and sell them as "rebuilt". Anyway, don't throw them away, either take to a swap meet or have a club member who is going to a swap meet take them for you.
The starters have good core value. Some of the vendors have offered credit or cash for them. More than $2.
My country has zero of those. Zero.
Try selling them overseas to people that don't have any.
Just because the starters and generators are rusted and seemly no good is not always the case.
It's amazing to me that some may think that they aren't any good.
Probably at least half of the starters and generators armatures are still good. A good rebuilder can get most up and going and be good units that will last a good while and probably as long as you own a T.
With all the parts available from T parts houses makes going through them a easy job.
I would check with Lang's. They say they will pay $30 for a complete, unrusted core. In the same notice, they say that the starter must be rebuildable. Perhaps they would pay something less then $30 for the ones that you have, but still more then $2.
I hope someone can save those from the scrapper.Regardless of the cash value, core value is more important.
We made a deal. They all went to a good home not scrap.
Good,folks will have more parts available to them that didn't go thru the smelter first!
That's great! Old rusty stuff can be made good use of and made to work again. That's what our hobby is fun and all about!
Rusty old model T "junk" usually ain't junk. :-)
Is it the fact (perhaps only in my own mind) that so many parts are still out there and good to use due to decent practices when first produced a hundred years ago? I just walked down to my new pile this spring, uncovered it, chose a starter, cleaned it up and voila!
That's wonderful news Tom!
"folks will have more parts available to them" Hehehe! Unless Marcello is a hoarder like some of us! :-)
Sorry Mack, nothing intended. :-) And yet you are quite correct on many levels. :-)
A good friend of mine said "Never throw anything away, you can always add on to the building"
Im glad that i met Tom Will ,great Gent, and made him some extra space . But besides that : I AM A MODEL T PARTS HOARDER !!!
And if anybody needs some of the starters , i
gladly share .
Until proven otherwise, I have to believe that you are a decent chap.
Just because I am old, cynical, and some say cantankerous, I am, nevertheless suspicious of someone on the 'net who fails to use their real name.
And I tend to be critical...perhaps unnecessarily so, but since you are a relatively new poster (I think), look at some of the many, many, extremely numerous posts on the Forum over the years. Most of us use our REAL names.
Hope this was informative - I do wish you success in your endeavor - we always need good, reliable parts suppliers.
David. — old, cynical, cantankerous, suspicious.
I never thought of you as any of those things.
But I must admit that my wife tells me that I am too trusting and am blind as a bat in the daylight, amongst other unprintable things.
Fred,I try to behave myself at the meetings and while on tour...
I used to be more trusting, but with all these "alternative facts", I hardly know what to believe anymore
How do these look? They're in a running car now.