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#1 Amigatec OFFLINE  

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Posted July 04, 2013 - 04:04 AM

Well it's the wrong color, the screen assy for the front of the motor is missing, the guard around the blade is homemade and not original, and they didn't replace any decals.

I would question the rest of the rebuild as well. $1299 is WAY to high.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...ME:B:SS:US:1120

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Posted July 04, 2013 - 04:09 AM

It must be one of them rare one off models.  :D

 

The down payment is more than I would even pay for it.



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Posted July 04, 2013 - 07:30 AM

These bogus inflated prices are getting out of hand. The original attraction for us was that these GTs were cheap to acquire and repair. If I wanted to pay antique prices, I would buy Kentucky rifles or carnival glass. .....well at least Kentucky rifles.

 

What we need to do is leak the story to the papers that the price of GTs has peaked and tanked due to the war in Syria. Tell everyone that the value of a tractor is totally worthless.

 

Maybe we need a forum here to tell folks how little these mowers are worth.



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Posted July 04, 2013 - 08:13 AM

It must be one of them rare one off models.  :D
 
The down payment is more than I would even pay for it.


Yea $300 would be more than enough.

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Posted July 04, 2013 - 09:57 AM

the part I liked is the green paint on the side of the wheel where they didn't mask it off right. That's got to be worth at least another $500.



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Posted July 04, 2013 - 08:44 PM

These bogus inflated prices are getting out of hand. The original attraction for us was that these GTs were cheap to acquire and repair. If I wanted to pay antique prices, I would buy Kentucky rifles or carnival glass. .....well at least Kentucky rifles.

 

What we need to do is leak the story to the papers that the price of GTs has peaked and tanked due to the war in Syria. Tell everyone that the value of a tractor is totally worthless.

 

Maybe we need a forum here to tell folks how little these mowers are worth.

 

The "Whats it worth" threads are the main cause of price inflation in my opinion



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Posted July 05, 2013 - 06:01 AM

The "Whats it worth" threads are the main cause of price inflation in my opinion

Yes! So, so deflate your responses. A good Wheel Horse or CC is worth $200, tops!



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Posted July 05, 2013 - 06:20 AM

Another thing, I believe this has the wrong motor as well. Since I have one of these, I have been downloading every picture of these I can find. Mine is a '53 model with a square top Model 8. This has a round top Briggs, the engine tag is missing, so I don't know what motor it is. Also every one of these I see has a square gas tank mounted on the back of the motor, this one has a round tank mounted on the side. The decal on the tank is easy to find on eBay, don't know why he didn't replace it, he took the time to strip all of the red paint off and paint it with orange, and he took the time to build a custom guard or the blade, so keeping original wasn't an issue.

I am almost positive the motor has been replaced, but with what?

This is what it's supposed to look like.

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Posted July 05, 2013 - 06:22 AM

Yes! So, so deflate your responses. A good Wheel Horse or CC is worth $200, tops!

 

Thats why I no longer answer those kinds of threads :smilewink:



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Posted July 09, 2013 - 10:59 AM

Another thing, I believe this has the wrong motor as well. Since I have one of these, I have been downloading every picture of these I can find. Mine is a '53 model with a square top Model 8. This has a round top Briggs, the engine tag is missing, so I don't know what motor it is. Also every one of these I see has a square gas tank mounted on the back of the motor, this one has a round tank mounted on the side. The decal on the tank is easy to find on eBay, don't know why he didn't replace it, he took the time to strip all of the red paint off and paint it with orange, and he took the time to build a custom guard or the blade, so keeping original wasn't an issue.

I am almost positive the motor has been replaced, but with what?

This is what it's supposed to look like.

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Sorry, I'm a bit off topic here, but what is the black "tube" going up the handlebar from the engine?



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Posted July 09, 2013 - 11:30 AM

Sorry, I'm a bit off topic here, but what is the black "tube" going up the handlebar from the engine?

Air Cleaner, I think.

 

If not air cleaner, then snorkle for cooler air?



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Posted July 09, 2013 - 11:39 AM

its a snorkel to keep the weeds and stems from blocking the fan housing. Its missing the part that goes on the upper end.



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Posted July 09, 2013 - 03:44 PM

Yes! So, so deflate your responses. A good Wheel Horse or CC is worth $200, tops!

 

 

Were else did we see a over priced DB??? hmmmmm.....



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Posted July 11, 2013 - 06:18 AM

I see this is reposted with No Reserve.

http://www.ebay.com/...ME:B:SS:US:1120

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Posted July 11, 2013 - 06:48 AM

Must've been reading our thread. :D




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