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Post  KariFS Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:03 pm

Got this Medallion recently that was supposed to be mint NIB...

Well, turns out the box liner was missing AND someone had scribbled a number on the crankcase Mad

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Well, the seller would not refund my money, so I tried to make the best of it. After some careful sanding, first with 400, then 800 grit wet-dry, and some elbow grease with polishing compound I got the crankcase restored. A lot of work but certainly worth it, don't you think! While I was at it, I tossed the wimpy two-slit thick wall cylinder and replaced it with a used but very good step-style #2 cylinder. Here is the end result, enjoy!

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I hope you like it. There's no better way to start off the month of April than fixing up a little Medallion!
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Post  fredvon4 Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:32 pm

If you have the original, signed in blood, type written on IBM selectric, notice of limited edition paper....I would be willing to offer you $ 789.99 for that engine case Only.... ( I collect obscure engine cases)

I have tried a few times to etch the proper number to my NOS medallions but need at least one good example
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Post  Surfer_kris Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:36 pm

I nearly spit out my coffee there! affraid
Damed first of April... Warm
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Post  GallopingGhostler Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:53 pm

Surfer_kris wrote:I nearly spit out my coffee there! affraid Damed first of April... Warm

Makes me want to polish my A.C. Gilbert .074 & .11 Thunderhead collector cases. lol! BTW, great job on engine crankcase finish restoration. Cool
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Post  getback Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:16 pm

I am Sorry to see this the etching is BAD , and good thing it did not take way from you fun time to much ,,, But looks better than before . Laughing
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Post  Marleysky Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:26 pm

GOOD ONE, KARI!
Har, har har, ya really had me going there for a minute!! lol!
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Post  dckrsn Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:33 pm

Beautiful work Kari!
You should apply your talents to something more substantial
than a mediocre old Medallion. Rolling Eyes
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Post  pkrankow Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:13 am

LOL
My jaw dropped even though I knew it had to be an April 1 joke.
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Post  KariFS Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:13 pm

Wonder if Jacob would accept this nicely polished Medallion as a payment for a couple of meat raffle tickets Huh...

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Post  Admin Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:25 pm

I'll be happy to trade that engine for a couple of tickets. I only ask you include the box and all paperwork that came with it. Very Happy

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Post  davidll1984 Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:33 pm

Ha ha lol Laughing one day One day I'll end up getting my hands on one of this engine I will change it to a car engine then beat it until it can no longer be used Cool Eyebrows Smoking
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