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post #16 of 30 Old 05-27-2019, 06:32 AM
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Re: I buy the oddest things

I wonder if that thing carried propane tanks for the propane operated vehicles at an airport.

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My Dad always wanted a utility vehicle to get "ran when parked" vehicles going again out in the back forty. That would have been a dream come true.
What's the red bow-tie in front, is it functional?

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My Dad always wanted a utility vehicle to get "ran when parked" vehicles going again out in the back forty. That would have been a dream come true.
What's the red bow-tie in front, is it functional?
Looks like a horn.

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post #19 of 30 Old 05-27-2019, 10:57 AM
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Gotta make that an oooga horn!

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Thats a cool little cart . Any idea what it was originally built for ?
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I have absolutely, positively no conceivable use for a thing like that, and I would have bid on it too! It's just too cool looking to pass up. It will become one of those things that you'll create a use for later after you get it running, like a parade vehicle, or the worlds smallest ice cream truck, or if you have a river or lake nearby, it could be a bait truck. I got it, you get a small Honda generator to power an electric frying pan and you can make and sell funnel cakes...……. hot dogs?...….. maybe paint it red and make it into a mini firetruck for fund raising events. Yep, I would have bought it too, for sure.

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Just noticed the SDSU sticker on the windshield. The blue color sort of matches SD State. So, apparently, it came from the university, which somewhat narrows the possibilities of what it was used for.

My guess is sports-related support or Facilities-related, but it could have been used for transporting just about anything, including food between various locations.

Know anyone at the school you could ask?

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Well parts are on order... a new key switch (so I don't have to deal with the hacked up wire job I have designed to test everything), a new carb, some gaskets, and a new fuel pump.

I have spark, I have a good starter, I have air... but nada on the fuel side... so it appears. Also really low compression on both cylinders... but I am operating under the premise that it has some type of compression release. I have pulled the valve cover to inspect the valves and they all seem to be free and working fine. Unfortunately the parts will not be here until Monday so this project is on the back burner for a few days... not that I lack projects.

I am hoping to get some more reading done in the next few days about the engine. I am slowly finding out information about it. Its a 295cc engine that should be rated for 11 hp. Built by Robins...... at least that is the current line of evidence.



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Gotta make that an oooga horn!

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The bow tie looking thing appears to be a horn.... but there are no wires running to it. I figure once I get it running I will turn my attention to the accessories. ... I'm hoping it s funky sounding horn!

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No idea the original purpose, based on the remaining items in the cart it looks like it might have been just a transporter or building maintenance vehicle of some type. Lots of little nuts and bolts in the cracks and hidy holes.

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I have absolutely, positively no conceivable use for a thing like that, and I would have bid on it too! It's just too cool looking to pass up. It will become one of those things that you'll create a use for later after you get it running, like a parade vehicle, or the worlds smallest ice cream truck, or if you have a river or lake nearby, it could be a bait truck. I got it, you get a small Honda generator to power an electric frying pan and you can make and sell funnel cakes...……. hot dogs?...….. maybe paint it red and make it into a mini firetruck for fund raising events. Yep, I would have bought it too, for sure.
I knew there were other people out there like me.... Funnel cakes sounds like a great idea.... but I am pretty sure I would eat all the profits.

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Just noticed the SDSU sticker on the windshield. The blue color sort of matches SD State. So, apparently, it came from the university, which somewhat narrows the possibilities of what it was used for.

My guess is sports-related support or Facilities-related, but it could have been used for transporting just about anything, including food between various locations.

Know anyone at the school you could ask?

Mike
Correct, based on the title SDSU bought it in 2008. It was repainted in the last few years before being left to sit....

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Your post reminds me of a corny/funny/informative Youtube channel that I occasionally watch;
Called Taryl Fixes All Check him out. The humor grows on ya!
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post #25 of 30 Old 05-30-2019, 12:47 PM
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The one I like is Taryl's fast food tractor. A tractor with a grill in the front.


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I have a pretty good tolerance for Taryl's extracurricular nonsense (mainly, I skip over the skits), because his repair advice is very helpful. However, if you've reached the point where his "humor" grows on you, I am very worried about you...

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Now that's funny!

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Oh come on Mike. Surely you're joking.
I'm sorry but if someone can watch that fast food video and not get a grin out of that, especially when he flies over the curb and parts go flyin everywhere, (cracks me up every time I watch it) then I have to worry about THEM!
I agree that the characters and skits can be painful to watch sometimes, and I too will skip ahead of the silliness to get to the valuable information from time to time. But to say that something's wrong with someone who enjoys the humor of his videos.... really? Really? If I ever get so old, so miserable or so serious that I can't derive any joy or fun from a silly comedy skit like old Tarryl, then just shoot me now because I don't ever want to get to that point or be that guy - lol. I can't even imagine the time and effort he must put into those videos, not to mention the reaction he must get from his customers - lol. But I appreciate his efforts and, like you said, he really knows his stuff and I've gleaned immeasurable information from his channel and many grins and chuckles along the way as well.
Again, I'm not buyin it that you were able to watch the fast food video without so much as a grin. C'mon bud - you know it's true. Go back and watch it again.


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post #30 of 30 Old 05-30-2019, 11:56 PM
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Yes, I was kidding. Although, there are a LOT of people who refuse to watch his videos because of the oddities. You're right, those are the people who really need to lighten up!

Personally, I think he might be in the witness protection program or something. Either that, or he just has way too much free time, lol...

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1997 Troy Bilt Horse PTO: tiller, chipper/shredder
Stihl Kombi KM130R: string trimmer, mini cultivator, bed edger, pole saw
Echo PB751T backpack blower
Husqvarna 350 chainsaw

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