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Old 08-12-2009, 09:46 PM   #106
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Anyone remember the Pontiac Tempest Super Duty ebay auction?

My brother in law, sitting 3 miles down the road made a killer deal on THE "Charlies Angels" and "50 First Dates" Bronco on Ebay. I think it was a 74. It was blue, with all kinds of goodies in the glove box; manifests to Hawaii and the like. I think he paid <$5k and sold it for $10k after cleaning it up. I believe it went to NY.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:30 PM   #107
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Not exactly a barn find, but the last remaining AMC dealership is in Pikeville, NC. The lot still has quite a few of the dealers inventory, unsold since AMC closed shop.

http://www.classiccar.com/garage/blo...ealership.html
have a look:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=440636

you can compare the pics in your link from 2002 to these in 2009
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:32 PM   #108
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:09 PM   #109
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I found this in a barn, covered in mung. I got it to run but upon inspection the crank was shot due to bearing rust, and one rod was bad. Do you know how many new rods were left in the US ...One. To have it installed on the crank, and have the crank rebuilt would have been stupid money. So I sold it for $100 and broke even.

Kawasaki S3 400cc smoker, ahh the plans I had for it.

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Old 08-13-2009, 05:00 PM   #110
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I found this in a barn, covered in mung. I got it to run but upon inspection the crank was shot due to bearing rust, and one rod was bad. Do you know how many new rods were left in the US ...One. To have it installed on the crank, and have the crank rebuilt would have been stupid money. So I sold it for $100 and broke even.

Kawasaki S3 400cc smoker, ahh the plans I had for it.

I've seen whole crank sets and motors on flea bay all the time.

and there are several triple websits that stock nos parts. just sayin.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:12 PM   #111
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you can compare the pics in your link from 2002 to these in 2009

Missed that thread. Great photos and write-up.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:50 PM   #112
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I've seen whole crank sets and motors on flea bay all the time.

and there are several triple websits that stock nos parts. just sayin.
Yeah, I have more than a few posts over at kawasakitriplesworldwide.... thats a long assed url btw... But, good luck finding "good" hard bits for the bastard 400, the H1 and H2 are easy compared to the 400. The crank rebuild labor with new bearings and one rod was over $600 when I talked to one of the two guys in the US that had the proper tools and experience to rebuild the crank in the first place. That bike makes a shovelhead look cheap and easy (OK, shovelheads are cheap and easy.)
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:04 PM   #113
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Here's one that I found in a North Carolina barn in '93 and paid $450 for it....I should have taken a pic before I washed the dust off of it.

This is after I got it cleaned up and running and had my Dad send me a plate so I could ride it up to MN and leave it with him.



This one wasn't actually in a barn...but a farmer's climate controlled workshop. $700 in '06...those are the original tires with 1,300 miles on 'em.

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Old 08-14-2009, 10:14 PM   #114
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I offered this one up here first.

Nobody cared

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...highlight=1930
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:24 PM   #115
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I offered this one up here first.

Nobody cared

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...highlight=1930
Still don't
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:52 PM   #116
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I offered this one up here first.

Nobody cared

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...highlight=1930

Neat piece of history.

But if I showed up at the house with "barn find" that left us $6,500 lighter, I imagine my wife would find me a barn of my very own.
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:05 AM   #117
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There was a 1970 Ranchero sitting in our local town...

I sniff around and get to the owner.... He knew his days were running short. I tried pretty hard not to be a vulture and the guy was pretty cool and we did have several hours of fun conversations, which I think he really appreciated.

One day the Ranchero was gone. His apartment was empty.
I've come to believe that nice guys usually finish last in the barn-find game.

My father is an inveterate barn sniffer, he's got antique vehicle radar like nobody else I know, with a particular passion for old boats. He's never looking for a steal, rather he enjoys forming a relationship w/ the owner, usually offering a more-than-fair price too.
I'm always amazed how often his offers are rebuffed, only to have the vehicle/vessel later liquidated and/or sent off to an indeterminate fate.

Most recently it was a yard full of disused post-War Grumman aluminum boats (square-stern canoes, Sportboats, runabouts-- particular favorites of our family). My father has faithfully stopped in on the old guy for years, always reiterating his interest, even getting to know the guy's neighboring adult children. On my father's most recent visit he learned the old guy had been moved to a home. Upon bushwacking their way out behind the barn he was surprised to find big holes in the grass where the boats slept so many years, the old guy's son equally surprised, saying "Wow, I just assumed my dad finally sold them to you!"
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:53 AM   #118
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:14 AM   #119
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:46 AM   #120
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