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#721 NJKen OFFLINE  

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Posted May 01, 2013 - 11:03 AM

Yikes !! .14 per lb ? They'd have to pay that at gun point around here.
This is today's prices from the place I go. They don't pay the highest, but it's real easy to get in and out of their yard off of a major highway.

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I'm able to get about 5-10% more per lb, but that would require me going into Camden NJ. No thanks, I'll just take a little less and live to spend it.
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Posted May 01, 2013 - 12:23 PM

Wow... a iPhone app for scrap prices.... nice!



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Posted May 01, 2013 - 01:55 PM

I should have said Irony not clean aluminum. I am always amazed at how much prices vary from one region to another.
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Posted May 01, 2013 - 02:13 PM

How much is it here?



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Posted May 01, 2013 - 02:15 PM

Yikes !! .14 per lb ? They'd have to pay that at gun point around here.
This is today's prices from the place I go. They don't pay the highest, but it's real easy to get in and out of their yard off of a major highway.

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I'm able to get about 5-10% more per lb, but that would require me going into Camden NJ. No thanks, I'll just take a little less and live to spend it.

 

That's pretty close to what I get here. Unless I take it to Tampa. Like you, no thanks.



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Posted May 01, 2013 - 02:53 PM

Steve best way to find what pries are there is to call around. Different yards pay differently. One word of advice though - if you take stuff to GL Gorden make sure you get paid actual weight on your load not an average weight. I haven't been up there in years but they used to have this thing where they paid you an average weight on your car. for example if you took a small car they paid you an average of what a small car would weigh not what the one you actually brought in weighed.
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Posted May 01, 2013 - 04:31 PM

Still going strong out here in the shop, but I thought I would take a break.

Got out and started working on the TroyBilt today. It was acting weird. I ran perfect cold then when it warmed up it would shut down and wouldn't even turn over unless I took the spark plug out and relieved the cylinder pressure. SO I decided to take a video of it and ask why it was doing it. I figured that your expert advise would help me out.

Well that was definitive wasn't it.


So with that engine done for a while I pulled it of the frame and pushed the carcass of the tractor out the door. Then I pulled in the twin of the one I sold yesterday (only with a busted real axle).

This engine runs perfect so it will get pulled off and put on the TroyBilt. There isn’t much else salvageable on this tractor anyway so it is bound for scrap.

Since my neighbors brother came over and paid me the last he owed on this Lawn Machine and paid me to deliver it I am off to take it to him.

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Posted May 01, 2013 - 04:51 PM

Yikes !! .14 per lb ? They'd have to pay that at gun point around here.
This is today's prices from the place I go. They don't pay the highest, but it's real easy to get in and out of their yard off of a major highway.

attachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1367424072.309768.jpg

I'm able to get about 5-10% more per lb, but that would require me going into Camden NJ. No thanks, I'll just take a little less and live to spend it.

 

About the same as Ken here in my area.  Batteries are $8 each car size, GT & motorcycle batteries $4 each.


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Posted May 02, 2013 - 02:33 AM

Check/set your valve clearance on the Briggs..



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Posted May 02, 2013 - 08:11 AM

I think it is a little more serious than the valve. When it died it sounded like someone putting a car in part at 40 mph and then hitting a brick wall. It doesn't sound that bad on the video but in person it was bad. At first I thought it had caught something in the starter gear on the flywheel because of the ratcheting noise. In a day or two I will take it apart and see what the damage is.



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Posted May 02, 2013 - 08:14 AM

Sure sounded like something serious, like a rod.



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Posted May 02, 2013 - 08:26 AM

My money is on the rod too. I would say that the ratcheting noise was something falling down in the gears



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Posted May 02, 2013 - 09:03 AM

Ah.. That aint nothing. Just spray a little WD40 in the cylinder and it'll be alright.

 

 

actually.. sounds like that motor is D O N E .. done. Even though if it broke a rod that's an easy fix but if it scarred the cylinder you might as well go ahead and scrape ngine unless you know someone that bores those engines. Then you run into the whole situation is it a cast iron sleeve OR the block is all cast (which I am pretty sure nothing has been cast since the late 70's early 80's). If it's sleeved you are limited on how much material can be taken out of the cylinder wall.. Anyway I am not saying anything you don't already know.

 

 

Anyway.. Good Luck!



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Posted May 02, 2013 - 10:50 AM

My money is on the rod too. I would say that the ratcheting noise was something falling down in the gears

Sorry to hear it broke something. At least you have a spare engine!



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Posted May 02, 2013 - 10:52 AM

Kenny I only have 4 more single cyls. I might want to be careful LOL>




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