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Yea right, $500 bucks without the original tank. Maybe this is another Museum Piece price. :rolleyes:
 

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that tank looks like its ready to fall off
 

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That is what I call overpriced. $250 to $300 if running well. Not like it is in mint condition and the lawn mower gas tank looks really bad on the machine. Original most likely rusted out.
 

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should look like this scott
 

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Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)
I don't really understand what we are looking at here..the large engine cover looks original, paint matches, although I have never seen a cover like that on a Toro before..and yes, the gas tank is very odd..but why? Anyone have any photos of what this is supposed to look like?
the guy put a new style gas tank on there. where as it should have been the shoe box style in metal or plastic. if you get my train of thought.:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: the guy jerry rigged the new style BRIGGS fuel tank on there.
 

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Well, I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt on this. Maybe the guy just didn't have the means to do it right or maybe h couldn't find the correct tank. Believe me Ive seen lots worse rigging. Price is crazy though.
 

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Well, I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt on this. Maybe the guy just didn't have the means to do it right or maybe h couldn't find the correct tank. Believe me Ive seen lots worse rigging. Price is crazy though.
I think thats the point they are trying make. You can't ask top $ for a jerry rigged machine. If they do that kind of work on the outside, what's the inside of the engine like?
 

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Someone used what was available. Not sure why he didn't use a plastic Tecumseh tank and some large ty wraps though, you can find those things anywhere for next to nothing and they more or less fit. Or an '87+ Briggs & Stratton tank for that style engine which is plastic.
 

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my Gilson Unitrol had a rotted out tank. so many holes it could not be fixed. I put a $10 Tecumseh metal tank on it from an HM80, because the Briggs tank is hard to find locally, and the ones on Ebay cost as much as what I paid for the machine. no big deal. the straps actually fit it.

he could have at least put it on there straight...but ?? hey, it's only a snowblower ?

what I'd like to know in the pic is, what that thing hanging down from the left handle bar ?? :confused:
 

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I might just have to go look this thing, after all I live minutes away from it's location. I was really hoping it was a rare blower and he had it grossly under priced, after seeing it and reading the post I was quickly corrected in my thinking.
 

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I paid $175 for my toro 826 and $25 of that was a tip cause I got a flat on the way to the guys house. he came out to where I was stranded took the tire and had it plugged
 

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Uh Oh, he might be amongst us and heard us talking smack about his machine. Sorry. :eek:
 

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Uh Oh, he might be amongst us and heard us talking smack about his machine. Sorry. :eek:
It is a small world. Not everyone is perfect.

That's all I'm saying on this thread.
 
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