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Posted June 11, 2012 - 06:54 PM

OhhhFooo!!! :mad2:

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 09:29 PM

Well, I didn't weigh in on this one yesterday, although we'd talked about it on the phone. Personal property is something that cannot be "valued" in dollars and cents. I'm sure that you've heard the expression "one man's trash is another man's treasure". This is the truest saying that I think I've ever heard. I believe that the idea of personal property should be an inviolable precept. Your Mom's dependance on that machine, as well as the fact that they've had it for so long, make it more valuable to them than it's monetary designation. In the days of yore, they hanged horse thieves because by taking a man's horse, you deprived him of his way to make a living. Your Mom's ability to get around on the farm and gather the fruits of she and your Dad's labors I believe falls into that category. A short drop and a quick stop is too good an end for this @#$%^&*, who, as Daniel pointed out, had to have known your Parents too. Please pass along my condolences to your parents and I'll pray for a speedy solution to the problem.
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Posted June 12, 2012 - 07:15 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss. Hope they find it and catch the $&%*(%^ who stole it.
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Posted June 20, 2012 - 09:18 PM

Well, it was recovered, abandoned, with a seized engine. It was about 12 miles from home, sitting along a dirt road near the area Boy Scout camp. As a matter of fact, it was the scout grounds keeper that found it. Really nice guy, name of Ted, helped us push it up the ramps even. I did get it to roll over using one hand and a back and forth motion, but it doesn't sound the same. We're gonna run some oil in the cylinder, and turn it over slow. Maybe it's a sticky ring, maybe a stuck valve, maybe a junk engine... Just don't know yet.

I know what I'll be doing the next few nites tho...

Thanks to everyone who wished us well on this, hope the engine is savable.

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 09:31 PM

That sucks now. 12 miles is a long ways to run a cart. Any clues for tracking the screwball that stole it? Hope you can salvage the engine without to many problems.

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 09:35 PM

Great it was recovered, but hate to hear it was seized. So what make/model engine does it have?

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 09:56 PM

Alan, what engine did it have in it? Glad you got it back, sorry it is damaged..

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 10:22 PM

I will have to get the s/n off of dad to verify, but it looks like the 2pg Robin engine. Possibly late 1980? I will correct myself when I get the right info :)
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Posted June 20, 2012 - 10:29 PM

Glad it was recovered Alan, but too bad the engine is junk... Does any of your parents' insurance cover it since it was stolen and recovered damaged?? I mean it was broken outside of your care.

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Posted June 21, 2012 - 05:08 AM

I'm glad it has been brought back home! Too bad they didn't just run it out of gas! Best of luck with the engine, whatever has to be done there.

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Posted June 21, 2012 - 06:44 AM

Happy it's back home, in one piece, somewhat. Fixin stuff is what guys seem to do well around here (usually due to others neglect)
Any ideas for enhanced security ?

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Posted June 21, 2012 - 06:52 AM

Any ideas for enhanced security ?


I think chaining the darned dog TO it at night... :rofl2:

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Posted June 21, 2012 - 07:31 AM

Put a siren on it. Hide the switch to turn it off.

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Posted June 21, 2012 - 08:07 AM

Sure glad you got it back, sorry about the damage. I've got a Robin engine in mine too. Do you think they just threw regular gas in it without the oil mix? Sure hope you can get it going fairly reasonable.

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Posted June 21, 2012 - 08:31 AM

I like the hidden switch thingie, never heard of dog w/ siren but it could work.. :blink:





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