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Posted April 14, 2013 - 07:53 PM

I'm looking to purchase a Maytag engine. Its a 1932. Its been ringed, new gasket, painted, and mag redone. I'm told the only thing it needs to run is an exhaust and flywheel reinstalled. Its a foot pedal start. I don't know a lot about these other than they are neat to look at. I have been wanting to get into it a little and I can buy this one for $100. Is that a good deal? What do I need to look at? I'm gonna do a little searching to learn more about these. Anyone have any tips? Here is the pic of it. Thanks in advance. uploadfromtaptalk1365987163486.jpg

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 08:01 PM

Seems like a good price to me. There kinda expensive little things. Guys around me are asking any were from $125 to 250. So i would say $100 sounds good.


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 08:12 PM

Maytags always sell well and they usually sell high.  As long as the parts are easy to find and the only thing missing is the exhaust system, then you are probably safe to say $100.  I bet you could get that on eBay if worse comes to worse.

 

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 08:13 PM

$100 is a good buy.



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Posted April 14, 2013 - 08:17 PM

I'm hoping to go look at it Wednesday. Its about 1:30 south from me. He told me he guarantees it'll run good. If it doesn't I can give it back for a refund. Never got that from a private party sale. He said the exhausts are simple and I couldn't imagine the flywheel is that tough to install. Thanks for the help. This may be a shot in the dark, but were these used for washing machines? How much HP did these put out. I couldn't imagine anymore than 1/2 HP.

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 08:19 PM

Check the compression. Check the crank for slop in the journals. Being that it is 2 stroke the crankcase needs to be sealed too. The only thing that makes this hit and miss is the ignition. It still has compression during coasting. Does the guy have the flywheel, pulley, and nut to put it together? It shouldn't take much. When I see a deal like this I can't help but wonder what else is wrong that the owner wouldn't just finish putting it together.


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 08:25 PM

Yes they were used on washing machines. Im not sure the hp, but not much.


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 08:51 PM

Here's one

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 08:52 PM

Should have said that the picture came from one of the engine show on a club I belong to

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 02:31 AM

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 04:09 AM

Thanks everyone. I was always told to get a running or near running machine when I step into these engines. Yes everything else is there when it comes to the flywheel, pulley, etc. I will let you guys know when I go to look at it.

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 04:13 AM

All parts are available on E-Bay.


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 09:04 AM

The price is right but I'd still ask why he didn't finish it. Seems a little suspect to me.


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