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Old 01-19-2010, 04:51 PM   #226
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the sickness runs in the family, my uncles barn

Ah, the venerable 125 cc 1967 Monkey Wards Riverside is in the front - my first bike, back in 1969.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:53 PM   #227
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It blows me away looking at the 850 rotting away! I understand we all let life get in the way of fun but letting old iron rot stumps the mind! The 850 looks pretty complete why not bring it back to life where it belongs. The rotting CBX kills me as it was always my dream bike so smooth and what a sound!!!
Let's face it - people who let fine machines rot away are sick.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:55 PM   #228
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lol, the 850 runs. right after the picture, I put in a battery and it started second kick. it looks worse than it really is.
face it, people that let fine machines sit and rot, make it easier for us poor folks to buy them. without the sickness , no "barn finds"

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Old 01-19-2010, 05:03 PM   #229
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lol, the 850 runs. right after the picture, I put in a battery and it started second kick. it looks worse than it really is.
You are killing mei I'll beleive it when you post pictures of it running!! How's the CBX run? It just ters me up seeing all these grand machines turning to rust and BWS nests.

It reminds me of a fine bottle of Dom (champagne) that an old girlfriend's father let us uncork, it was dead but you could still tell how good it was before it turned. He had cases of the stuff all of which had turned because it wasn't consumed a f'n waste!!
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:10 PM   #230
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You are killing mei I'll beleive it when you post pictures of it running!! How's the CBX run? It just ters me up seeing all these grand machines turning to rust and BWS nests.
Te CBX ran when it was "put up" I'm sure that no fuel stablizer was used though. The Norton does run.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:12 PM   #231
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You are killing me!!!
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:13 PM   #232
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I'm sure he just lets the Maserati sit around too, eh?


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57 abarth I found it, my dad bought it, and now after 25 years...



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Old 01-19-2010, 05:16 PM   #233
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You are killing me!!!
cbx my ass, look at the two in front of it with the tractor seats.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:16 PM   #234
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All at Sharps on the East side of Plattsmouth NE. There's more than what I've posted too.

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Old 01-19-2010, 07:52 PM   #235
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57 abarth I found it, my dad bought it, and now after 25 years...



WOW!

I had one of those in the late 80's. What a great looking, fun to drive little car! I took out the cranky Abarth engine (the head had been milled down to nothing, and I didn't want to put miles on it), and replaced it with a 903 I rebuilt. I took it racing a few times and had a blast passing the big dogs in the twisties, and watching them blow my doors off on the straights.

God, what a fun little car. Wish I'd never let it go.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:03 PM   #236
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same barn

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Old 01-19-2010, 09:29 PM   #237
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57 abarth I found it, my dad bought it, and now after 25 years...





Never seen one before now! Cool!

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Old 01-19-2010, 09:32 PM   #238
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That's a damn shame!

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Understatement of 2009 award to JVB!!!!!

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Old 01-19-2010, 09:45 PM   #239
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Never seen one before now! Cool!

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Beautiful car, even in that hideous blue.

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Old 01-19-2010, 10:12 PM   #240
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There used to be a fellow just south of Altus, Oklahoma, that had a few acres of old iron..'40's, 50's and 60's, a few '70's model cars and trucks. It all sat there.....and sat there......and sat there. He wouldn't sell anything, would run you off if you stopped to ask or inquire. Never could figure out just what he wanted to accomplish by that. Eventually, he died or was put in a home or something. His son commenced to sell it all off, but by that time it was all pretty worthless, rusted, unsalvageable junk. I think there were a few gems to still be had, but the rest pretty much got sold as scrap metal. There was a late 60's Plymouth musclecar that had a tree that grew up through it!

Damned waste. Just can't figure folks like that.
Two or three years ago I went to a place on the other side of Oklahoma (All I remember is we went through Tulsa to get there) once with a buddy looking for parts for his 59 Fleetside. We had no idea what we were about to see. This guy's personal parts stash consisted of literally hundreds of American cars from the 40-70s, mostly 50s. He let us just walk around and check it all out on our own. It was pretty neat but sad at the same time, lots of piles of rust that used to be some really cool cars.
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