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New to forum - Looking for value on Toro 724

Hello, new to the forum. I'm Ryan and I live in Louisville, KY. Not exactly a snow haven but we do get it.

I grew up in Ohio and I inherited a Toro 724. I used this machine for many years growing up but it was the hardest starting engine I have ever used. I brought it to KY and did not store it well. My wife bought me a Troy Bilt when we moved into our current house. It is not able to run as it has a broken fuel tank and the engine needs a rebuild more than likely. Cosmetically it needs a lot of work too.

I have the skills to rebuild the 724 but am not sure it financially makes any sense. What would the value of it be in its current state vs a restoration? Is there value of selling the engine separately from the blower? Or since I live in KY, would I be better off selling it for scrap because no one that truly values it would drive this far to pick it up?

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do you have a picture?

I'm sure some Toro owners will chime in soon. If you have had a hard time starting it , it probably needs a carb cleaning? new plug? new gas? usually a carb cleaning and new gas solves the problem for me. or maybe a carb replacement. they are real cheap on ebay. from china but the ones i have used have worked pretty well.

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I'll post a pic of it when I get home. It was hard to start in the 80's and early 90's and hasn't ran since. My parents had it looked at several times. It always needed ether to start if it sat for a couple of days. I also remember the recoil pulling my hand back in many times and bloodying my knuckles.
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Hello and welcome to SBF ryan. Could you also take a picture of the model and serial number sticker on the lower left side of the tractor unit. That will determine the year and possibly let us help you get it running cheap so you can use it again OR sell it for more money if you choose.

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I'm not sure there is going to be much value in a restored Toro other than it would be in good mechanical shape, reliable and a certain pride in you having restored it. It sure wouldn't be worth finding and paying some else to do it.

IMHO, at some point it makes sense to just sell it and let it be someone elses project and move on to something else.

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Here's the pics of it, let me know what you think.
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Scrap only? Is the engine worth anything by itself?
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