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Old 02-02-2020, 05:17 PM
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Maybe I'm the Eternal Optimist but it looks quite salvageable to me, thanks for the pictures.
Old 02-02-2020, 05:26 PM
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Maybe I'm the Eternal Optimist but it looks quite salvageable to me, thanks for the pictures.
An empty crankcase can be made into a working engine if you throw enough parts at it.


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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
An empty crankcase can be made into a working engine if you throw enough parts at it.
Oh boy, I know how you feel

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Old 02-03-2020, 03:29 AM
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That .91 could be made usable with bearings, gaskets and a piston ring and a better cam cover, that's the only ding I see. In my hands it might look different though. It would ruin your anti-freeze during it's first bath.
Old 02-03-2020, 05:35 AM
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It could be worse at least your .91 is in better condition than my son's Ram 4X4 truck. I got a call first this morning, he was coming home last night from a Super Bowl watch party with church friends (alcohol free party just a ton of food). He hit a patch of something loose on one of those central Kansas country roads and the truck went sideways into a ditch and tore the whole front end out from under it. One tire landed 150 feet from the truck. He has a couple of sore muscles and his son got a scratch on one finger but no real injuries. I guess he wasn't driving faster than his guardian angel, someone upstairs was looking out for them.

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Old 02-03-2020, 05:51 AM
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Wow
good to hear everyone is ok.
Old 02-03-2020, 05:53 AM
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Glad everyone's ok Mike. Yep, the Man upstairs looks out for His faithful!
Old 02-03-2020, 05:58 AM
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Yeah, stuff like that really puts stuff in prospective. My son is taking today off to go get checked out to be safe and start the insurance paperwork. Its bad from the standpoint he really loved that truck. The shop was trying to talk him into an engine rebuild because his oil pressure was at the bottom end of factory specs. I'll be he's glad he followed my advise and waited.
Old 02-03-2020, 06:33 AM
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You need to tell your son that the name is NOT to be taken literally.

I mean, THIS guy certainly took it literally, Rammed into a Starbucks.



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From the looks of that picture I guess they scorch the beans on his coffee again.
Old 02-03-2020, 07:27 AM
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LOL. apparently the driver had a medical issue and blacked out, sped through, hit the curb and launched off that SUV completely missing the pole that is meant to stop vehicles from crashing into the building. He definitely Rammed into it, he hit the building where the SUV is. I guess the new Ram really does have a 5 star crash rating! Oh, and the front end stayed on too, so maybe your son can look into getting into a new Ram! I am a Ford guy through and through, but had given Ram a good hard look and had really considered it, but there were a couple things that kept me from doing it. Too new of a redesign, been there, done that, was not a good experience, not enough payload for what I use it for, and no tailgate step which I do need. Other than that, the new Ram is a Really nice truck, which says a lot coming from someone like me.
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I finally saw one of those new GMCs with the fancy tailgate running around town. I wonder what that added to the price? Remember when GMC made fun of Ford for bring out the step tailgate a few years back? And now they are copying the idea. Same with the aluminum bed Ford brought out raising the payload. They squawked about it but I hear they are going to copy that too.

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Old 02-03-2020, 08:20 AM
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GM is always 3 steps behind Ford. That monstrosity of a complication they call a tailgate is a disaster waiting to happen. If you noticed, there is no room for a ball shank in the receiver if the step is deployed. It would leave one heck of a dent if it is. It uses motors too from what I can see, and anyone who has ever had a pickup knows just how much dirt, water and gunk gets pulled into the tailgate. Then you look at the Ford tailgate and how simple it is. mechanical spring button to release it, pull it out drop it down, if you need the arm to help get in the bed pull it out and flip it up. On the GM the assist arm is in the bed on the drivers side, so you have to reach over the tailgate, or walk around it to pull it out.

It is also only available on the high end trucks, wonder why, think maybe because people who buy the high end trucks, don't use them as trucks? Yep, they made fun of Ford with the grampa step, and I really like that Grampa step, don't want a truck without one. Even my F350 has one. They made those phony commercials with dumping things in the bed to make holes. Dump enough stuff enough times and eventually even steel will get holes(but they didn't show that even though it did happen making the commercials).

GM is now making parts of the body with aluminum, however, they are putting aluminum skins on steel shells. Guess what happens when steel and aluminum touch and an electrolyte gets between them. Ask all those who had the aluminum skinned tailgates on the Expeditions and other brands where the skins corroded.

Time will tell if Ram solved the rust issues that plagued their trucks for the longest time, one of the other reasons I put off on the new Ram, up around here they all have rot, some so bad I am surprised they are street legal.
Old 02-03-2020, 08:55 AM
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Aluminum? Steel? Ram? Furd? Chevy?

Sure love my motorcycles. .



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Originally Posted by acdii
GM is always 3 steps behind Ford. That monstrosity of a complication they call a tailgate is a disaster waiting to happen. If you noticed, there is no room for a ball shank in the receiver if the step is deployed. It would leave one heck of a dent if it is. It uses motors too from what I can see, and anyone who has ever had a pickup knows just how much dirt, water and gunk gets pulled into the tailgate. Then you look at the Ford tailgate and how simple it is. mechanical spring button to release it, pull it out drop it down, if you need the arm to help get in the bed pull it out and flip it up. On the GM the assist arm is in the bed on the drivers side, so you have to reach over the tailgate, or walk around it to pull it out.

It is also only available on the high end trucks, wonder why, think maybe because people who buy the high end trucks, don't use them as trucks? Yep, they made fun of Ford with the grampa step, and I really like that Grampa step, don't want a truck without one. Even my F350 has one. They made those phony commercials with dumping things in the bed to make holes. Dump enough stuff enough times and eventually even steel will get holes(but they didn't show that even though it did happen making the commercials).

GM is now making parts of the body with aluminum, however, they are putting aluminum skins on steel shells. Guess what happens when steel and aluminum touch and an electrolyte gets between them. Ask all those who had the aluminum skinned tailgates on the Expeditions and other brands where the skins corroded.

Time will tell if Ram solved the rust issues that plagued their trucks for the longest time, one of the other reasons I put off on the new Ram, up around here they all have rot, some so bad I am surprised they are street legal.
GM has a dirty little secret that don't talk about. GMC/Chevy pickups have had aluminum components in the front end, the radiator support for one, since the 90s. The Ford aluminum bed was tested for over a year in strip mining operations I think they can handle punishment.
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GM also built the EV-1 about thirty years ago with a very hi tech all aluminum space frame.

My 1970 MGB had an all aluminum hood, with STEEL hinges, latches etc. Still no corrosion when I gave it to my old high school sweetheart in 1985.

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Mike, I never know what to say when I hear a story like that, I can only say the truth. when I hear a story like that I think of my brother. I have not seen him since 1973, so, I am so glad your son and grandson are in good shape !!

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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
GM also built the EV-1 about thirty years ago with a very hi tech all aluminum space frame.

My 1970 MGB had an all aluminum hood, with STEEL hinges, latches etc. Still no corrosion when I gave it to my old high school sweetheart in 1985.
I had a 1959 Triumph TR-3A they were prone to rust on this inside of the floor pans because they didn't drain properly. The charging system either over or under charged (You got love Lucas electrics) and if it overcharged like mine did it rusted out the battery box located in the center of the firewall.

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Mike, I never know what to say when I hear a story like that, I can only say the truth. when I hear a story like that I think of my brother. I have not seen him since 1973, so, I am so glad your son and grandson are in good shape !!
Yes, we are still counting our blessing!

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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
I had a 1959 Triumph TR-3A they were prone to rust on this inside of the floor pans because they didn't drain properly. The charging system either over or under charged (You got love Lucas electrics) and if it overcharged like mine did it rusted out the battery box located in the center of the firewall.
Were they aluminum ????

When I was a kid we had a 1959 Ford that practically rust disintegrated. The starter drives failed almost daily, the voltage regulators were no better than the worst Lucas and it leaked oil like a Texas oil well! Overheated in traffic and the brakes were like dragging your foot.Did I mention it got about 10 MPG? In 1959 almost all cars were rust involved within 3 or 4 years in Michigan weather.

I mentioned the MGB only in relation to the aluminum hood. But it did work very well for me.

Having owned over 75 British motorcycles and 10 Brit cars, I have a bit more experience with Lucas electrics than the casual backyard mechanic. From what I saw, many, if not most Lucas problems were made worse by the last person who worked on them.

If you ever visit Michigan, you can look over my 1955 Triumph TRW. It has all Lucas electrics, they had an ALTERNATOR system in 1955! The (6 volt) electrics are all original save for the battery and 3 light bulbs. I replaced the original tungsten headlamp bulb with a Halogen bulb and the parking lamp and tail lamp were simply replaced because of age. It all works perfectly at age 65


Is anybody looking for Saito 72s or 82s ? Also have a huge lot of new parts, mufflers etc to liquidate.

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That is a beautiful scoot, an alternate firing side valve should be quick.

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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
That is a beautiful scoot, an alternate firing two stroke should be quick.
Hello Dave, I will be sending out a bit more stuff this week end. Don't go looking for a muffler for your 120, there will be one:0 Also a bit more lathe fodder to fuel your imagination a bit.

That Triumph is a four stroke, flathead You would love it!
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Nice bike Gary.

Got any parts for a 91?

I need:

6527 collet
5628 prop washer/nut
91S32B gasket set
6533B cam gear housing
5038 tappets
6535A cam gear
5036A cam pin
5049A rocker covers
91S91A carb kit
5031 case screw kit
6514 cylinder screw kit

thanks
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Hello Dave, I will be sending out a bit more stuff this week end. Don't go looking for a muffler for your 120, there will be one:0 Also a bit more lathe fodder to fuel your imagination a bit.

That Triumph is a four stroke, flathead You would love it!
Yes I would, I almost embarrassed myself thinking it was an alternate firing two stroke, then I noticed bulging rear of the cylinders. Do the pistons rise and fall together or opposite? Looking forward to the "stuff".

Lonnie, I may have a cam housing or two for the .91.
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
.............Lonnie, I may have a cam housing or two for the .91.
That would be sweet

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