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mikenash

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couple of old SOMs
« on: May 02, 2021, 12:08:14 AM »
Check out the link

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=3076626868&member_hash=a3a7566550fad4bdc4224f94f4401662016de7c29f5cc5555c&tm=email&et=46&mt=3CD2EA5F-6EC8-4299-AE88-E417DDE97A03

I have put in a bid and will chase these along.  I suspect they're worth having just for the couple of pairs of SOM flywheels . . .

I'd be interested in any observations, thanks

Hugh Conway

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Re: couple of old SOMs
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2021, 12:43:48 AM »
Why not ?
Hope you get them with a low bid.
Cheers
Hugh
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Re: couple of old SOMs
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2021, 05:11:56 AM »
hello Mike, I wonder what the reserve is? I am always pessimistic when stuff is advertised using buzzwords such as antique, rare, collectable etc. This usually indicates the seller has great ambitions with price with little real knowledge of the item. Theres still this stuff laying around though. Good luck with it, I see 55 watchers already.

mikenash

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Re: couple of old SOMs
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2021, 07:48:01 AM »
Hi Dayle. Yes. For sure. Id just like the flywheels really so well see

I bid $300 a while back on a nice complete 3/1 hadnt been run for a few years (being sold by the widow of a collector of course) and it went for $1500. Jeez

I guess well see lol. Cheers

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Re: couple of old SOMs
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2021, 09:05:55 AM »
Yep. Auction sites can be dangerous. Some people asking way over the odds. (And some people paying it!)

I don't know about the startomatics. Looks very similar to CS.
Listard, does that indicate chrome bore? There was some plate/patent number which would confirm that.

Rusty... and as a non-runner it's really up to you what it's worth. I suppose if it spins over freely that's a plus. Down on compression could just be stuck rings or valve. Seller seems pretty honest and up-front. I wont be bidding against ya on this one!