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Robbo15/04/2017 09:23:41
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Anybody fancy a major renovation job?

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Alan Waddington 215/04/2017 09:50:40
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6 bids, so someone clearly does

Roderick Jenkins15/04/2017 09:55:50
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What sort of atmosphere strips ALL the paint and chrome? EVERYTHING is rustysurprise

Rod

Emgee15/04/2017 10:13:18
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Rod, all except the ally bits and probably the gears ?

Emgee

matt merchant15/04/2017 10:15:18
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has that thing been buried in a field?

Ady115/04/2017 10:17:39
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I saw a car like that once, an old standard I think, not a flake of paint but still intact

It had been sitting in a cave on the Isle of Arran for about 40 years

Dave Spicer15/04/2017 10:21:10
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I think it was dredged up from a harbour.

Ady115/04/2017 10:23:04
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Posted by Alan Waddington 2 on 15/04/2017 09:50:40:

6 bids, so someone clearly does

and the reserve price hasn't even been met yet, lol

Mike Poole15/04/2017 10:31:20
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Perhaps it has been used as a boat anchor by a super adept owner. Must have been a very corrosive atmosphere to have stripped it so comprehensively or maybe a fire but can't have been too hot as all the alloy and aluminium is intact.

Mike

Speedy Builder515/04/2017 10:57:12
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I thought "fire damage" but the plastic knob survived.

Hopper15/04/2017 11:19:56
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Posted by Roderick Jenkins on 15/04/2017 09:55:50:

What sort of atmosphere strips ALL the paint and chrome? EVERYTHING is rustysurprise

Rod

Coastal, humid, probably warm. We see a lot of it here in the coastal wet tropics, by the sea, temps in the 90s year round, humidity in the 80-100 per cent range most of the year. 1970s vintage motorbikes frequently turn up in similar shape to the posted lathe, even when stored under cover. It's a crying shame for want of a squirt of WD40 once in a while. I've seen a couple of BMW R90S's my mate picked up in similar condition. So bad the alloy parts such as brake levers and casings were flaking apart and delaminating to the point of being useless.

I love this line in the eBay listing: "was working but not used for many years" as if a scrub with a wire brush and you'll be turning out 5" gauge locos in no time.

Sadly, I have to relinquish my claim to owning the world's most abused ML7 now. He wins hands down.

stevetee15/04/2017 11:39:02
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Guys , it's just been left out in the rain for a while. Water the universal solvent.

Tractor man15/04/2017 11:40:48
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Jeez Louise! Stick some jenolite on and paint it as an amusing garden ornament. Bout all it's good for.
I've got two shapers in my garden as bird tables that the wind doesnt bother lol.
Ian P15/04/2017 11:46:27
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What is it with the Myford name that makes people want to bid on an item that surely can only have scrap value?

Looks to have been stood in a marine environment for years and it looks like it includes a lump of driftwood, possibly the box of bobs bits has some valuable items in it but I would not want to find out.

Maybe the sellers opinion that they 'think it will be OK when its cleaned up' has some influence.

Technically speaking the eBay definition of that item is that it is fully operational and functions as intended!

Ian P

Mike Poole15/04/2017 12:03:13
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Posted by Tractor man on 15/04/2017 11:40:48:
Jeez Louise! Stick some jenolite on and paint it as an amusing garden ornament. Bout all it's good for.
I've got two shapers in my garden as bird tables that the wind doesnt bother lol.

Get then on eBay, someone will buy them.

Mike

martin perman15/04/2017 12:18:26
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Surely that a weigh in job, not worth the time or money.

Martin P

KWIL15/04/2017 12:35:51
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By the time you have ground the bed again, there will be nothing left! Not even a weigh-in job.

not done it yet15/04/2017 12:50:56
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Perhaps the water pump and generator are expected to be some of the 'bits and bobs'?

Benny Avelin15/04/2017 13:28:37
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Surely one can salvage gears, crosslide, pulleys, covers and so on. It's hard to tell but it doesn't look too pitted. With regards to the price of myford spares these days, I am sure with some work you can make some money on this piece, or save money depending on your preference. In fact I would use it to practice scraping the bed, would be a fun exercise.

Benny Avelin15/04/2017 13:36:28
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Posted by Tractor man on 15/04/2017 11:40:48:
Jeez Louise! Stick some jenolite on and paint it as an amusing garden ornament. Bout all it's good for.
I've got two shapers in my garden as bird tables that the wind doesnt bother lol.

I would cry if I drove by your house and saw these machines standing there. It's a shame that machines gets left without love.

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