Puppeteer

Author Topic: New engine and parts from India  (Read 681 times)

saba

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 57
    • View Profile
Re: New engine and parts from India
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2018, 10:00:41 PM »
Gooday, just had a look for my old order. It was 635 dollar on parts , 127 kg, 737 dollar in transport and I have to pay import tax and vat on the total. Actually was not that bad if I see it now.

Asked for a quote of the crankshaft for a 12/2,  is $193  and $352 for transport.  So $545 times the tax is over $700. More than three times the initial amount. 

For this 12/2 ratpoo engine thats to much together with rebushing the cilinder blocks and the rest.....Better bring it away for scrap.

I asked for freight tarifs by sea 1m3 box 350kgs 1000euro approx, needed to fill in the figures to get a price so made some figures up, I guess its the volume that makes the price weight does not affect it as much. Door to door.
I could fill the box with 30 crankshafts and have 33euro transport cost for each crankshaft and I pay tax for (193+33) times 1.3 approx .

Ok thats my point I gues most of the people here are from other continents, but maybe there are people more in the neighbourhood.


Just an idea

Regards Bernhard

Johndoh

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 538
    • View Profile
Re: New engine and parts from India
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2018, 10:33:01 PM »
I am from Ireland so parts for lister engines or parts aren't that hard to get. I'd be wary of buying a pig in a poke
It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness

saba

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 57
    • View Profile
Re: New engine and parts from India
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2018, 11:41:46 PM »
You don't happen to have a crankshaft laying around.....

Johndoh

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 538
    • View Profile
Re: New engine and parts from India
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2018, 11:48:50 PM »
Nothing for a CS but you can buy a running 6/1 for about 400.00 in the UK, postage, paperwork and red tape would be horrifying. Did you try diesel g man on this site he sells diesel engines and parts he might even have some NOS engines
It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness

saba

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 57
    • View Profile
Re: New engine and parts from India
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2018, 12:24:15 AM »
Hey John, I know about the Uk I've bought my first two overthere. Here in holland it's a bit all or nothing most of the time there's nothing for sale and all of a sudden there's three at once. Thats also the reason I have to much engines. There is no demand so if it is a steal I cannot help myself.
When I was realy looking there was zip in holland for more then a year so I turned to ebay and by accident bought two. (i learned about auto bidding). Went to the Uk with my trailer and then the fun started.

Also for folks interested sometimes there are also JP engines for sale for almost free(ok my opinion). If somebody is interested I can pas the information on or just put it here on the forum.
Ok just had a look JP4 30 km from my house 1250 in euro's if you bid 750 you got it.

But fact remains if I order the parts from india by airmail it would be an absurd expensive engine.
If you find say 5 people in a 400km radius around you and every february of the year you can place your orders. When it is in the continent after that you can ship it around tax free.
I think I would have a 200/300 dollar order each year if I had the chance.

But if somebody is into jp engines there is at least 3 or so for sale each year and nobody is bidding. And just hear the sound. Amazing.

Greetings Bernhard

saba

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 57
    • View Profile
Re: New engine and parts from India
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2018, 01:41:56 AM »
Just thinking to start taking apart the 16/2, doesn't take much time and it will reduce the weight a bit, need to move it to a new location promptly.
I'll post some pictures off the disection.

Another thing I was thinking about a high pressure cleaner with sandblasting, anyone experiance with it...

ajaffa1

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 809
    • View Profile
Re: New engine and parts from India
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2018, 11:34:14 AM »
Pressure washer is a great tool for cleaning old engines, a sand blaster is not! The one thing you are trying to avoid when rebuilding any sort of engine is abrasives. Yes it will do a great job of removing old paint, rust and etc but you will have to put in the hours after to ensure total cleanliness, before reassembly. I think it`s quicker and safer to use degreaser and a pressure washer.

Bob

saba

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 57
    • View Profile
Re: New engine and parts from India
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2018, 12:09:31 AM »
Hey hello, I meant you have like an add on for your highpressure cleaner so you suc up grid and blast it with the water.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y9sXOe8Rz4

At least it doesn't give the mess.

I spend a lot of time with my VA to get it in  a ready to paint state. I didn't think about it at that time..

glort

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2334
    • View Profile
Re: New engine and parts from India
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2018, 01:58:22 AM »

I don't think sandblasting is too much of a worry on a disassembled engine.
Can't think of anything that would really trap the grit that couldn't be washed out with a pressure washer with just water afterwards.
The heavy crap is likley to be on the outside of the engine anyway, mainly the caseing.

The other alternative is if you have the engine disassembled, just send the parts you want cleaned off for hot tanking.  This strips everything back bare and is what engine reconditioners use.
You could also use Soda with one of those blasters instead of sand or other media like walnut or apricot shells.

having a look at those attachments on Fleabay there are a good amount of Cheaper alternatives that should do just as  good a job. I am interested in getting one for cleaning stonework the water alone won't do. I have an 8Hp petrol pressure washer so I'm not going to get much more grunt than that so maybe I need to put something a bit more aggressive in the thing than just water.