barn finds

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by dagwood, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. ElusivePedro

    ElusivePedro Layin' Low

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    One of my favorites too. The new "version" of it really doesn't have the same cashe' as that one.

    I will pay shipping tonight.

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    All I'll have ta do is dump the Mazda.

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  2. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    If you can, get over there, get it running and drive it back. My brother in law offered me his original owner 1970 Nova with the 250 straight six and turbo 350 auto, a rare combo. He said I could have it if I got it running since it's just sitting there and he bought a new RX7. So my wife and I packed up some tools, hopped on a Greyhound Bus and got to his house 300 miles away. All it took was a points adjustment and we were off. Got 25mpg and could run all day. That three speed really makes a difference and would smoke my friend's Nova with the powerglide.:lol3 Like an idiot, I sold it to the mailroom clerk at work. She needed a cheap car. Wish I still had it.:cry
  3. dagwood

    dagwood Banned

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    the old Rolvos are so much like old american iron to work on it aint even funny.

    supper easy basic stuff, so, not british electrics, lots of room in the bay to work.

    the 1800's are classic, i'd almost give a left nut fer one.
    i even liked my old 142.:lol3

    new rolvo's...not so much.


    should just fed ex it.:lol3
  4. ElusivePedro

    ElusivePedro Layin' Low

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    My step Mom had a brand new '76 350 4 door Nova.

    It was allllll boringly tan.

    But with that smog motor V8 I could at least pretend...

    Sort of like these:

    (I am OUT!)

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  5. dagwood

    dagwood Banned

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    :lol3

    my mom had the buick version but with the aluminum v6. for an almost 80's car it was a blast. blew a sparkplug out of the head beating it...and can't count the times i almost rolled it jumping canals.:lol3

    poor thing was trashed when i was done with it.:hide
  6. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    My sister called me and said a coworker was trying to clean up her dads estate and there was a BMW in his garage. Asked me to come over and look at it and see if I was interested in it.

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    A tick over 10K miles on it. Still sitting on a battery tender, it fired right up.

    I bought it on the spot and brought it home. A good bath is all it needed.
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    One ride reminded me why I had just dropped a chunk of cash on a new GS and I ebayed it.
  7. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Yeah...I'd have e-bayed that new GS too. :evil
  8. d mc gee

    d mc gee Been here awhile

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    79 RT some say the best year to have. Did you get it cheap?:ear
  9. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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  10. EatAtJoes

    EatAtJoes Ed Venture Heir

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    single-tracker
  11. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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  12. maloryII

    maloryII more north, more wet

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  13. Nemosengineer

    Nemosengineer Hair Ball

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    Things I found on my last ride...

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    And its all in the same place.

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  14. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    I'd be after that anvil........ NICE!
  15. jeep44

    jeep44 junk collector

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    Everything in those photos is a collector's item-I'd start by hauling away the Dodge (the windshield frame is very hard to find,for a start)-then I'd take the Model A aircraft tug. Even old Anvils are sought after,too.
  16. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Every town has some toothless, crazy 82-year-old woodchuck with a thousand vintage cars/motorcycles/tractors/airplanes/one-lunger engines parked all over his property that aren't for sale because "I'm going to restore them someday." These aren't "barn finds." They're "inventory for the estate sale."[/quote]

    It isn't quite a barn find, but is a old decrepit garage that no one ever goes in find. I was in between the Army and working at monterey Bay BMW. Was doing after hours plumbing and was installing a water heater in an old lady's house over in Carmel. She was the widow of a Navy Admiral. He had been dead for about 10 years, and she had not been in "His Garage" since he died. I had to go in his garaage because that is where the now bunk water heater resided. I walked in and didn't realy pay much atention to the big lump on the right side of the garage with the tarp over it. i finished the job and was about to walk out of the gearage when I remembered she had said she had not been in there since he died, so I asked What is under the tarp?

    She said she wasn't sure but it had to be "one of his cars". I asked if I could look now that my curiousity had been piqued.....it was a Porshce 956. Like new condition, and it was beautiful, even thru the dust. I opened the door and it was like new and had a little over 20K miles on it.

    I asked her if she would sell it and she said she would have to ask her son what it was worth. She called me two days later and said if I come over with $1000.00 I could have it!

    Like I said, I was just out of the Army and doing side work and a grand was like me now coming up with 20K so I couldn't get it together and the car sold. to some more lucky bastard.
  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I had the Buick version with the V8. Former govt car. Paid $20 for it. Then proceeded to put $1200 in repairs into it! :eek1

    Started blowing coolant out the exhaust and Dad decided it wasn't worth the $$ to fix. :cry

    Not the most powerul car out there, but for a first car, I coulda done worse! :nod

    Oh, and the V8 wasn't the Chevy V8! :nono Buick had their own block and heads. Found that out when I went to get chrome valve covers for it. :bluduh

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  18. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    I guessed at what I thought would be a fair price on a 25 year old bike. I almost felt bad when it ebayed for 3x what I paid for it.:lobby
  19. dagwood

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    yeah that would be the 3800. same as they put in the Rover. aluminum. heads/ iron block.. they warp and blow head gaskets on a yearly basis.:lol3
  20. Tim

    Tim Long timer

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    Spotted this a few weeks ago whilst in Spain.

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    No, not the little Suzuki 4x4, what we're interested in is under the cover.......

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    This is what it is

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    An Alpine A310.

    And on the way home through France this was in a barn down the lane from the hotel we stayed in.

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    A two or three years ago these were parked outside another French hotel.

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