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PostSubject: Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping    Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping  Icon_minitimeApril 17th 2020, 1:28 am

So I guess I’ll start a thread for this since I plan on doing it more now that I have tons of Freetime. But anyways about a week ago I picked up a 2013 craftsman for $50 that just needed the solenoid put back on. Anyways I got it home and it turns out the main issue was that one of the fuse wires came unplugged so I plugged that in hooked the solenoid up and after putting the battery in it ran and mowed so I put it on marketplace and sold it for 600. Also when I went to get it the guy sold me an 80s gt18 for 50 but I’m gonna keep that one and sell the mtd. I plan on picking up 5 more tractors sometime this week so I can get them running and put them up for sale, there’s a few mtds but there’s also a ford and a John Deere Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping  A8d21f10
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And here’s the one I’m gonna keep to replace the mtd garden tractor I have now
Also if anyone has any tips for buying and selling these I’d greatly appreciate them
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PostSubject: Re: Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping    Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping  Icon_minitimeApril 17th 2020, 6:24 am

Nice deal, good way to make some cash. That Craftsman GT is pretty cool too.

Mrshaft could probably give you some tips on selling tractors, he was moving them like crazy last year, haha.


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PostSubject: Re: Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping    Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping  Icon_minitimeApril 17th 2020, 10:18 am

Well, all I can say is, price them about $100 over what you want for them, that way the buyer can talk you down and feel good about the deal while you still got the price you originally wanted.

Option 2, price them at the price you want and just don't let anyone talk you down. Might take longer that way, but you might get more interest.

Anyway, good luck. I find buying and flipping quite fun. I like it a lot. I've got 4 for sale right now. Great way to make some extra money. It's where 90% of my tractor modding money comes from.
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PostSubject: Re: Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping    Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping  Icon_minitimeApril 17th 2020, 10:33 am

Yea one of the main purposes of me doing this was to get money for my racing mower and also to have more money to put towards my racing mower I plan on building
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PostSubject: Re: Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping    Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping  Icon_minitimeApril 23rd 2020, 2:08 pm

So yesterday I picked up a 1988 John Deere 165 in decent condition. The guy said that he powerwashed it and it wouldn’t start. After going through it I found that it needs a fan for the hydro. I took a look at the engine and it has spark and is getting fuel to the carb but it still isn’t starting. Occasionally it’ll sound like it wants to start but all it does is crank Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping  6d589810
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over and shoot gas out the carb
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PostSubject: Re: Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping    Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping  Icon_minitimeApril 23rd 2020, 10:18 pm

nice mower
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PostSubject: Re: Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping    Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping  Icon_minitimeApril 23rd 2020, 11:36 pm

I'd be willing to bet it's a coil issue.
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PostSubject: Re: Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping    Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping  Icon_minitimeApril 23rd 2020, 11:36 pm

I saw it sparking but how can I tell if it’s the coil?
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PostSubject: Re: Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping    Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping  Icon_minitimeApril 23rd 2020, 11:52 pm

Coils are a common issue on these engines.

Also, maybe there's water in the gas, or in the cylinder?
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PostSubject: Re: Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping    Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping  Icon_minitimeApril 24th 2020, 12:57 am

I hooked the gas line up to a gas can full of good gas so I know the gas wasn’t the problem
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PostSubject: Re: Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping    Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping  Icon_minitimeApril 25th 2020, 8:58 pm

i would try a small amount of gas down the throat and see if it tries to fire. if it does then problem inside the carb or possibly the solenoid that shuts off the main jet not functioning (bad or not getting power) if it still wont start on that shot of gas check the flywheel key to make sure it didn't shear. just some options if you haven't already done this.
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PostSubject: Re: Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping    Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping  Icon_minitimeApril 25th 2020, 9:22 pm

Yep. It should definitely fire if you throw a little gas down the carb. If it doesn't, like diddie said check your flywheel key.

Right now I'm guessing flywheel key even though I would normally say carb. You said it spits gas out the top of the carb... Well, depending on the amount of gas coming out, that points to the flywheel key.
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PostSubject: Re: Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping    Yeethaws small engine buying and flipping  Icon_minitimeApril 26th 2020, 2:36 am

Welp I keep seeing this sitting around in my shed/workspace and I’m liking it more and more, so I’ve decided that I’m gonna part it out and keep the frame fenders hood and dash to use for the buildoff Mower
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