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John Bartley
05-09-2008, 02:04 PM
Hi folks,

Before I start, I should say that I emailed Mr Shaw and asked if it was ok to make this posting and received his blessing. I did so because as a member of other forums (related to my hobbies) I know how irritating "drive by" posters can be.

So ... I am John Bartley and I live in Stittsville, Ontario, just outside Ottawa. I make/made my living as a small engine mechanic/lawn and garden equipment store owner. Many years ago I bought some tools from a friend as a bulk purchase and included with those was a set of reamers which he described as a "line bore" reamer set for a Pierce-Arrow straight-eight gas motor. He was sorta' close:). The reamer set is (I'm pretty sure) for in-line six cylinder Studebaker engines and I think is for line-reaming the babbit on the crankshafts after they're poured? I don;t have a need for this set so I advertised it on Kijiji locally and I received an email from a fellow in Toronto who is restoring a "Big-Six" motor. Neither of us have any idea what this is worth and he seems from the tone of his emails to feel pretty much the way I do - willing to pay a fair price for a fair return. I have some pictures up at Photobucket and will gratefully accept any and all opinions (and I know they're opinions only) about what a fair value "might" be. I will say up front that if a fair value is a couple of hundred bucks I'd probably just keep them and use them myself for my own machining projects. On the other hand....my mind changes more often as I get older :D

Here's the photos link: http://s169.photobucket.com/albums/u205/JohnBartley/ForSale/StudeReamer/

cheers all and thank you in advance for you patience and your opinions

John Bartley
Stittsville, Ontario
Canada

tbredehoft
05-09-2008, 02:41 PM
Rather than sell them and they only get one use, perhaps a rental fee could be established, the Toronto gentleman could get his bearings reamed and others could benefit from your service.

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John Bartley
05-13-2008, 07:48 AM
Tom,

Thank you for your suggestion. It's an excellent idea and one that I will explore with this person.

Thank you also to the gentleman who emailed with private information (telephone numbers) for a couple of contacts who are knowledgeable about these sorts of things. I will be responding to him and to these contacts today.

cheers and thank you again!!

John