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GTXtreme19 07-21-2013 05:27 PM

77 IH worth keeping?
 
So I convinced my neighbor he didn't have the money to put into it, now I'm almost thinking I don't WANT to put the money into it. A local welding pro told me today that he could fix this for $60 and he guarantees his work or money back and money for new parts.

Opinions: scrap or keep?

Grind marks up top, something cut off?
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5541/9...426ece131b.jpg

Broken bolt housing. Part of the $60 fix
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2840/9...cbfbfcb6b2.jpg

just an overall shot
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5483/9...efbedbea87.jpg

Major break here on the bottom of the case which is the rest of the 60$ and you can see a previous repair
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3749/9...d394ffec64.jpg

Merlin Hawaii 07-22-2013 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTXtreme19 (Post 1225953)
now I'm almost thinking I don't WANT to put the money into it.

scrap or keep?

If it was a rare or highly sought after motor, maybe

But it's not

GTXtreme19 07-22-2013 11:58 AM

Well, it was free, and odds are any motor I get I'm going to rebuild anyway. Just wondering if its worth the 60$ to fix and the odds and ends to put back together.

Merlin Hawaii 07-22-2013 12:33 PM

IMHO, no

You're talking about an intact, running, rideable IH bike that's worth maybe $2,000

A lot Less than that with a cobbled together multitude of cases repairs

"Money Back Guarantees" don't mean much when you're stuck alongside the road in the middle of nowhere

GTXtreme19 07-22-2013 02:27 PM

Alright, thanks. I'll probably keep it anyway cause I've got nothing else and I'm sick of the 4 cyl jap motors that ive had and seem to be the only thing in my price range on the local CL and ebay.

Merlin Hawaii 07-22-2013 06:31 PM

Sorry, Man - that's just my opinion

GTXtreme19 07-22-2013 06:42 PM

Hey no problem. I came here asking for opinions and the stone cold truth is what I wanted, anything else would be a letdown. After I posted this I realized that it will prolly be a 5 year project but at least this way I'll know 100% all the problems and flaws and every single inch of this motor


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