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Sep 29, 2017, 12:05 PM
Where is Bum Farto ?
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Engines of fleabay, Part Deux.


Wow, get a load of this one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EXCELLENT-VI...p2047675.l2557

Some serious coin there.
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Sep 29, 2017, 01:03 PM
Where is Bum Farto ?
This one made me chuckle.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KB-40-engine...sAAOSwbihZyUHb
Sep 29, 2017, 01:19 PM
Where is Bum Farto ?
And then this one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/K-B-40-Vinta...4AAOSwpktZzl6C

Heh,heh.
Sep 29, 2017, 01:36 PM
Rough Landing
rainyday101's Avatar
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Originally Posted by Bumfarto
In his own words:
up for sale is a KB 40 toy engine
the engine is fully restored and is in great condition!
Crank moves up and down.

I might be mistaken, BUT I thought the crank went round and round!
Sep 29, 2017, 02:44 PM
Engine Frankensteiner™
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bumfarto
I love the little hole in the side of the crankcase. Must be the "nitro" injection port.

Here's one that has been in the hands of the inexperienced.
https://www.ebay.com/i/362116324353
Price check in aisle 3!
https://www.ebay.com/i/152616925320
Price check in aisle 690!
https://www.ebay.com/i/253075511182
Wow.. it doesn't end - how ludicrous it is that some people think these engines are worth that much.
https://www.ebay.com/i/282636772915
Last edited by 1QwkSport2.5r; Sep 29, 2017 at 02:58 PM.
Sep 29, 2017, 06:41 PM
AMA 46133
I cannot take credit for this one. The link was on another thread. However it seems real appropriate in this thread also.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Graupner-O-S...MAAOSw311ZrMuu

I hope no sucker will buy it.
Sep 29, 2017, 08:10 PM
1977 kawasaki kd100-m
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that's funny, its got 52 bids and its at $2,054 and in the similar items thing at the bottom of the page it shows the same condition engine for $255 but it now price. gotta love ebay.
Sep 29, 2017, 08:33 PM
Where is Bum Farto ?
Auction fever, or shill bidding ? Or both ?
Either way, pretty crazy.
Sep 29, 2017, 11:13 PM
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Current high bidder looks like a shill bidder to me. Only one item bid on in their history and that many bids makes it pretty obvious.
Sep 30, 2017, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by gmwahl
Current high bidder looks like a shill bidder to me. Only one item bid on in their history and that many bids makes it pretty obvious.
Agreed, that's pretty suspicious. The other bidder is a train guy, which are their own breed. If you thought airplane guys can be weird, hang out at a train store...
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Sep 30, 2017, 03:20 PM
the great Gassifďer
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Originally Posted by Bumfarto
"Crank moves up and down"....

Great remark!
Sep 30, 2017, 04:05 PM
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The K&B .40 with the hole drilled in the case doesn't look too bad. I bet he has been reading all the 'how to clean your motors' threads. Maybe Nitrous injection? For $50 US, I should get rid of a few of my old K&B .40s.
Sep 30, 2017, 09:52 PM
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In my opinion, that hole in the side of the case, looks to be a pressure tap fitting. Someone likely wanted to use a pump with it. It could maybe be used as a fuel tank pressure-izing fitting too. Usually people tapped the backplate for pressure pulses, but one could put the fitting most anywhere on a engine though.
Oct 01, 2017, 11:55 AM
Where is Bum Farto ?
Earl wins the cigar !
I did not install it, but I did use it for tank pressure.
And yes, I've been doing lots of reading here.
Best,
Oct 02, 2017, 08:08 PM
Where is Bum Farto ?
Dummit, missed this lot...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Large-Lot-Of...p2047675.l2557

$10 apiece....
Someone sniped it.
Anybody here get it ?


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