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#1 IronmanG

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 05:06 PM

Been offered a 1380 with no receipts apparently just rebuilt to a rally spec with twin su. .....
Should I shouldn't i

#2 cal844

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 05:28 PM

I wouldn't unless very cheap or with paperwork to prove.

I wouldn't buy a 1380 anyway as they will never be useable unless liners are fitted

Edited by cal844, 08 September 2019 - 05:29 PM.


#3 nicklouse

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 05:39 PM

bet it is scrap.



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Posted 08 September 2019 - 05:48 PM

bet it is scrap.


I'd put money on that đŸ¤”

#5 Mini ManannĂ¡n

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 05:50 PM

I'd be very wary!

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 05:53 PM

I would pass. if there is any issues with the bores then the only way to save it will be to have liners fitted.

 

If it was stupidly cheap then it may be worth a punt but with no receipts / history then you will be treading on very very thin ice.



#7 richmondclassicsnorthwales

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 05:54 PM

No chance         No  receipts, no papers, nothing ?      No way


Edited by richmondclassicsnorthwales, 08 September 2019 - 05:55 PM.


#8 IronmanG

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 06:01 PM

Yes and I am the cautious type. It's a 4 hour drive as well so I will leave it.

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 07:06 PM

Without traceable paperwork, I would but it's value is limited to an engine that would need a re-build.



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Posted 08 September 2019 - 07:34 PM

It really depends on price.

It needs to be super cheap.

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 08:07 PM

How cheap is that. 500?

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 08:25 PM

How cheap is that. 500?

total max. i would not want to part with more than 200 as if the bores are worn and the crank has been reground a few times you ma just come away with a useable set of rods and a head. (you say engine not power unit so i am saying there is no gearbox or flywheel).



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Posted 08 September 2019 - 08:26 PM

A used engine at 1380 could be a problem.
If it needs a re-bore it could mean a new block. To fit sleeves to a 1380 is not cheap and may not even be possible.

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 09:06 PM

It's complete with box. Flywheel.

Edited by IronmanG, 08 September 2019 - 09:29 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2019 - 10:14 PM

What's the asking price?






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