Post 19: Now to Find an Oscillation Overthruster

Who doesn’t want an awesome set of wheels?  Who doesn’t long for the most powerful vehicle on the road?  Who doesn’t care so much about style as long as it has a Wisconsin Engine?  That would be Sparky.

1989 Toyota Sweeper Truck – $2000

odometer: 114048  fuel : gas   transmission : automatic     title status : parts only

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OK, I got here a 1989 Toyota truck with a parking lot street sweeper attached to it. I had planned on restoring it and starting in the parking lot sweeping business but decided to go back to school. This has been sitting in my yard for the past 5 years and obviously needs work. However, the “meat and potatoes” are there. It has a 22R motor and needs various engine work. It needs a catalytic converter and a good tune up. It is also missing various small things like the filler neck and some covers. It also needs some body and interior parts. These are mostly cosmetic, but the main ones are the drivers side turn signal and rear view mirrors. The truck turns but does not start. I believe it is the fuel pump. I am in the process of ordering it and getting it fixed.
The sweeper engine was turned over when I first got it but has since not been turned over. It is a Wisconsin Engine. It also has a tilt bed that also was working but I have no way or the energy to test it. I’ve gotten offers on it before but never was motivated to sell until, but now I just want it out of my house. The paperwork has been lost but was on non-op since purchase. A bill of sale will be completed. May be good to restore or it may just be good for parts. Asking way less than what I got it for and also open to any offers, like I said I just want it gone.

Sparky had this valuable item sitting around for years, did nothing with it until it became nearly worthless, and now wants money from someone who will then be required to haul it away.  The Sparky Business Plan at its best.  Hint:  At least get the trash out of the cab before you shoot the photos.

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14 thoughts on “Post 19: Now to Find an Oscillation Overthruster

  1. “At least get the trash out of the cab before you shoot the photos.”……..

    The trash may be the most valuable part of this deal…..well, that and the “meat and potatoes.”…I LOVE meat and potatoes!!!!!!

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  2. “The sweeper engine was turned over when I first got it but has since not been turned over. It is a Wisconsin Engine.”

    So, do all Wisconsin engines come upside down so you have to turn them over? Maybe it’s not the fuel pump. Maybe the fuel is running out of the carburetor because it’s upside down.

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  3. “It turns but it doesn’t start”
    I’d really like to see how it does that.

    To everything – turn, turn, turn
    There is a season – turn, turn, turn
    And a time to every purpose under heaven

    A time to be born, a time to die

    I think that last one is your truck’s line Sparky.

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  4. “This has been sitting in my yard for the past 5 years” “I just want it out of my house”

    Dude! Why’d you bring it in the house? It’s not a pet, it wasn’t cold… Put it back out in the yard. There! It’s out of your house! See? I’m a helper!

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  5. So once you take into account all the bits that are missing and all the other bits that don’t work, by my reckoning that means the doors still open and close, and the tyres are only a little bit bald and haven’t been eaten by pigs.* Totally worth $2000.

    *This has happened. There were witnesses.

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  6. Wisconsin (now Subaru) engines were made by Fuji Heavy Industries. They’re Japanese designs, so of course they’re turned over — that’s the other side of the world.

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