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Post  Admin on Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:36 pm

Its a little late but about 2 1/2 weeks ago, I went to a city-wide antique sale/flea market in Oronoco, MN. I bought a handful of things such as a few porcelain knob insulators (as in knob and tube wiring, I collect this crap), a mid 30s electric heater, a heap a 8-tracks and this Cox Dune Buggy. Paid $60 for it from the original owner.


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3 of the 4 tires are flat and missing a headlight and mount is broken, the broken piece is in the box though
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Parts still on tree and sealed in bag
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Wrench set still sealed in bag


And in case anyone cares, here's the heater and most of the tapes I bought.

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In good shape for its age. Paid $10

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These are most of them, there's some more but I already mixed them up with the rest of my tapes. Paid $1 each.

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Post  Ken Cook on Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:53 pm

Coming down your way was a pretty rare soundtrack for Three Dog Night. Anytime I ever tried to play old 8-tracks they end up breaking. Ken
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Post  Admin on Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:17 pm

Ken Cook wrote:                       Coming down your way was a pretty rare soundtrack for Three Dog Night. Anytime I ever tried to play old 8-tracks they end up breaking. Ken
80% of them do break after 1 or 2 plays. The glue holding the foil splice can dry out and let go so I just replace the foil with new foil tape anyway. Most of the foam pads also deteriorate into a soft and mushy or hard and crumbly mess.

Do you have classic car or something with an 8-track deck in it? I can hook you up with some tapes or fix your broken ones if you want.

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Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:30 pm

Nice Buggy!

What's your plans?
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Post  Admin on Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:43 pm

Cribbs74 wrote:Nice Buggy!

What's your plans?
I'm going to rebuild the engine and get it running then I suppose I'll have to find some tires. It would be nice if the original molds for these "Cox Special" and "Cox Slick" tires would turn up somewhere. I'm never going to open and snap the parts off the tree.

I used to grow a crowd when I would run the Baja Bug in the parking lot down at the park, people who wanted to know what it is and people who remember them.

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Post  crankbndr on Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:14 am

Many years ago I worked on a two story house built in the 30s that had knob and tube wiring, it had two bare wires strung down the attic and the drops for the rooms came off them down through the walls using the tubes and knobs. The house was in such bad shape we wound up dismantling from the top down and put the whole house in dumpsters.
The only thing I saved was this wire nut because I was amazed they used them back then, its yours if you want it.

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Post  crankbndr on Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:22 am

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Post  sdjjadk on Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:56 pm

Admin wrote:Its a little late but about 2 1/2 weeks ago, I went to a city-wide antique sale/flea market in Oronoco, MN. I bought a handful of things such as a few porcelain knob insulators (as in knob and tube wiring, I collect this crap), a mid 30s electric heater, a heap a 8-tracks and this Cox Dune Buggy. Paid $60 for it from the original owner.
Sweet Find!! Whoever had the 8-tracks had a cool taste in music. I have a copy of Frank Zappa's Zappa In New York but it is on vinyl. T's & Beer is one of my favorite songs on that album.
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Post  stevej on Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:05 pm

Cool tapes! Made me hit Youtube for some Daisy Dillman...
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Post  jsesere on Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:06 pm

Good score on that GFR 8 track. Closer to home is a masterpiece. Sad to say they don't make music like that anymore.
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Post  Admin on Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:33 pm

crankbndr wrote:Many years ago I worked on a two story house built in the 30s that had knob and tube wiring, it had two bare wires strung down the attic and the drops for the rooms came off them down through the walls using the tubes and knobs. The house was in such bad shape we wound up dismantling from the top down and put the whole house in dumpsters.
The only thing I saved was this wire nut because I was amazed they used them back then, its yours if you want it.
If you won't miss it, I wouldn't mind placing it on the shelf with the rest of my old electrical crap. Are you an electrician?

I'll watch that eBay lot with the tires, thanks.

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Paid 50¢ each. Don't find them too often since they are usually left in place when a house is rewired.

jsesere wrote:Good score on that GFR 8 track. Closer to home is a masterpiece. Sad to say they don't make music like that anymore.
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I still haven't gotten around to transferring this tape. I'll try to do it this weekend. If you don't remember, the 8-track of Pink Floyd Animals was the only format to include a special guitar solo by Snowy White. Both the Wollensak 8055 and 8075A (the decks with the best sounding preamp) could use a new belt as they do slip on occasion. The 8055 still has its original belt (40 year old belt) and I put a new belt in the 8075A but it was always a little loose so I need to order a slightly smaller one. I play them both regularly and they both sound fine but when it comes to recording something to a CD, I like it to be as perfect as possible and keep W&F to a minimum.

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Post  jsesere on Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:38 pm

Good idea.
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Post  Admin on Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:45 pm

jsesere wrote:Good idea.
Do you want the Grand Funk tape too? That is, if it doesn't sound like crap (I haven't fixed and play-tested it yet).

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Post  jsesere on Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:12 pm

I have all the Funk I need. It covers the years adequately.
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Post  Admin on Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:46 pm

jsesere wrote:Good idea.
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Got it done. It sounds great!

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Post  Admin on Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:49 pm

While uploading that previous picture. I stumbled across this ad for the Dune Buggy on my desktop. I don't remember where I got it from though, maybe an eBay listing?

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