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Maytag Engines... built of Gold?


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Old 09-01-2016, 12:24:45 AM
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Default Maytag Engines... built of Gold?

I ve been off here for a bit and into cars for a while. I came back on here and got some badly needed info.
I was on ebay a few months ago and noticed that apparently Mr Maytag was producing some Model 92 engines from precious metals and the price has risen into the hundreds of dollars. REALLY....???
Makes me think the collectors are gone and the hustlers took over. Opinions?? I have a dozen of them... paid upwards of 35 dollars for one of them. Most came out the the scrap yard for almost nothing.
I sort of thought this was a hobby where you took salvageable engines and made them run again for showing off. Looks like that may have went down the tubes.
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Old 09-01-2016, 06:39:02 AM
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Default Re: MAYTAG ENGINES...built of GOLD?

Nope, you are right, pretty much everything is driven off of greed anymore! But also remember the greed is driven by people who have deep pockets and keep paying high prices for items! Just my .02
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Old 09-01-2016, 09:59:28 AM
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Rusty knutt I would like to buy all of your running engines for $35 Ea. I think that your answer will be no. You can still go to auctions and buy Maytags for under $100 , rusty , not running. A seller can ask as much as he wants , but that doesn't mean he will sell it. I have a good running 92 that I will sell for $175. Am I asking too much? I had a question on anther thread about the 72 twins. How much is one worth? #1. Not running poor cond. ,#2 Good cond. not running. #3 good cond. running with original coil (could go bad at any time) , #4 Good cond. running with a new $150 coil. It will interesting to see your answers. Ron
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Money is a big factor nowday. Im not selling the eight i have running as i like to take them to shows. Im not a vendor. Its a hobby and i enjoy it. One day i ll let them go. NOT for big bucks. but to someone who will enjoy them. Like all the other stuff i ve collected over the years. (40 years) i cant get to it ALL. so i m sharing my wealth of what i have....to get rid of it cause i ll never get to it....and to keep it out of the hands of the junk man who will give it to China just for weight. and yes.....i did sell an engine for 35.00 last week at Edgar Wi show. To an Amish teen who will fix it right and use it properly. Money sometimes is NOT the reason. PS. most of what i ve bought is parts stuff but still. once it goes to the junkman...its gone forever.

---------- Post added at 01:08:00 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:05:17 PM ----------

Your .02 make a lot of cents. thanks.
I like this hobby of collecting agricultural engines/tractors/etc and keep it running so people can see the living history of how it used to be done.
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:26:30 PM
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I used to pay 25-30 bucks for a 92 in near running shape. I would clean out the fuel tank and mixer, de-coke the exhaust and sell for $50, 75 if the paint was good. Now days, seems like you can't get one for less than 100, unless the owner just wants to get rid of it.

Condition, condition, condition! Price is mostly determined by condition, rarity, and how much someone is willing to pay! Here in NJ, 125 to 150 seems to be the going rate for a 92, in good shape. 175 for excellent condition, running. Things go down hill from there. Busted fins are a no-no, No spark cuts 50 bucks off the top! Bad rod also cuts into the price, by at least $25. If the engine is stuck, corroded flywheel etc, I wouldn't pay more than the 30 to 50 range. Lots of 92s out there, probably the cheapest Maytag out there.

The twins come next. The average here for the 72-D and DA are about 125 to 175 running and clean. Add $50 for the one with the WICO mag. Crapped up gas tank, bad rods, drops the price about 75 to 100 minimum, as cranks and rods are now at a premium. They can be found but you will pay for them. Bad main bearings - mag, pretty well devalues the engine to junk price. If you have to put a new magneto in the engine (175 off EBay), you probably will not get your money back. if you decide to sell the engine.

Buying an engine with no spark is a crap shoot. 50-50 wether you can get spark back, without major work and expense. Before replacing the mag, I would make very sure the rest of the engine is in good shape. Struck - rusty twin is worth about 25 to 50, depending on the mag, and is water got into the cylinders. if water was in it, junk price only.

Ronald, here are some estimates, given your descriptions: 1) depending on the rods and if not stuck - 45 to 70 dollars. If the flywheel turns and you do not feel the pistons move until the flywheel turns 1/4 inch, the rods are bad. At that point, it probably is junk. You might try and part it out - the block and cylinders may still be good. If seized, then the junk man probably would give you 2 or 3 dollars! 2) If the engine has just a dirty tank and pick up - gives you a jolt when testing for spark (even if it won't jump a plug gap), 75 to 100 would be a good bet for a buyer. 3) A good condition running 72-D or DA should be able to bring 125 to 175 at a show. All depends on paint and condition Just because the engine has the original coil, does not mean it is going to go bad. I have 4 or 5 72s with original mags, and they all run fine!. 4) Unfortunately, just because you have a new coil, the price remains the same as #3. A new coil does not add to the value - it just means that it will last longer than most originals. Believe it or not - a completely restored, with new paint, usually will not bring as much as an all original with good paint! The most I have seen a 72 with all original paint was 225, at a show. Engine was unused, still in the original box! You cannot go by EBay prices! An auction is a whole different animal, and the price is often run up beyond reasonable value. of course, you can put an engine on evilbay your self and see what happens. lots of strange folk out there! You could get the moon for it, or it could go for $50 bucks. it is an auction, and you take your chances.

if the engine has the WICO mag, add $50 to the prices mentioned.

The uprights and 82s are a different story. I have seen them as cheap as 150 and as expensive as into the thousands - again depending on condition. You also have to be careful of re-pros, especially the 'fruit jar versions.
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:08:08 PM
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rustygold for sure now days

You got to love Maytags,,,,,,

I'm giving one away Monday LABOR DAY,,,

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Old 09-04-2016, 10:41:45 AM
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Just an observation. Price is set by supply and demand. Since some of the posts or from those located in the north, could it be that the supply is greater the further north one searches? I live in Louisiana and there are no shows to attend that have supply to satisfy demand at any price; consequently, the Internet's high prices or the high cost of travel to purchase an engine or parts in the north may offset. I have paid, likely too much, for some parts, but I consider the decision as a cost to save an engine, to bring it back to running condition. I have to defend the high prices as lack of supply or maybe as travel costs saved lol. My 2 cents.

Here is a current challenge I have for your consideration. I need an Elkhart mag rebuilt for my motor wheel. I'm afraid to ship because these things are not replaceable. It cannot be rebuilt while I wait. I either have to ship it or bring it and then pick it up. There is no market in the south for such work. So, if one surfaces for sale, I have to factor those costs in determining what to spend. Recommendations?
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Try selling a engine. Any engine. "oh my, the bearings could be bad,oh the flywheel is cracked, oh the compression is low" and so on. Before it is over the buyer wants you to throw in 20 bucks for gas to haul it for scrap. All this, Knowing the whole time more than likely he will sand the cylinder,rering it, mig the flywheel and grind it down to hide the crack,sand the bearings a bit and put some grease in there to help it spin and suck in fuel. Then set it out there for 150 bucks and reel in a customer, or should I say,a victim.

Now you try to buy a engine."Oh,that is just a casting mark, oh the rings are stuck,it just needs to be run it has been on the shelf a while, it is just tight from sitting you run it a while it will be fine. Oh that is a low serial number engine I am asking 150, but I tell ye what ,give me 140 "
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Ohhhhh how many times i ve heard this....MANY. i look em in the eye and said....the going price according to the book todayis 25.00. I dont see a single person behind me bidding any more. and then i add ....you like it more that i. have fun reloading it.
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I found this model 72 on Craigslist. I believe it qualifies as one of the high end models spoken of here..

I have a question about the starting pedal. I have a model 72 with the same pedal and was wondering if they are rare for some reason?

This model does have older cylinders and the Bakelite air cap so IMHO it possibly may have 1937 model parts but I can't be 100% sure because no serial number is given.

$1000 firm asking price seems about $750 too high for my Maytag budget.
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Even at that price, if you take 2 to a show some folks make not consider it a sufficient "exhibit"
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stich,the pedal shown on the craiglist twin engine is one of five produced, is part # S319 it is not rare. maytag also used the# S318, # S295,#S323,#S338 kick pedals.as far as thinking the engine is 1937 the cylinders,the bakelite air cap,the tank top without the pedal reinforcement are all appear to be correct for 1937. the tank may or may not be correct ,the early tanks did not have the reinforcement on the tank ear closest to the kick pedal, the reinforcement was added in november of 1937 .as far as the value its not hard to get a lot of money wrapped up in these old engines ,crankshaft bushings, machine shop labor for pressing them in and out,line boring same to fit the crankshaft.if you cant do this work your self, plus a new coil and all the other parts it takes to restore a engine.so it all boils what someone is willing to pay i hope this helps
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Try buying a Maytag in Texas, for only $1000 you can get a seized up project, which makes that CL ad look like a good deal

Explains why I have no Maytags.........
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Try buying a Maytag in Texas, for only $1000 you can get a seized up project, which makes that CL ad look like a good deal

Explains why I have no Maytags.........
Well... They say everything in Texas is bigger, that may include Maytag engine prices!
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Default Re: Maytag Engines... built of Gold?

just bought 2 model 92s recently at auction, good shape, needed minor work to run, 80 bucks each.
80 to 140 seems auction price around here last few years for a nicer model 92, a bit more for a 72 maybe
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I think a lot of it can be attributed to new collectors not knowing what they have.
Maytag engines like all other collectables have a few models that are rare and hard to find that bring a premium price. Then when the inexperienced collector or seller hears a Maytag engine sold for X amount of dollars they thing that is the normal. Advertised prices don't always give you a good idea of value. Asking and selling prices do very as well as prices in different parts of the country. If a 1 horse power upright sells in the thousands of dollars, does that mean all uprights are worth thousands of dollars. It still gets back to supply and demand.
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Darn, I used to be able to get gas for $0.29 a gallon in the 60's.

We're ruined I tell you....


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im new to the maytag scene i mostly do chainsaws and lawnmowers/modern small engine repair i got my maytag 72d from my great uncle i gave him 20.00 for it later i found out in needed a crankshaft they usually cost 80-90 on ebay (way to much) i managed to get mine for 54.00 with shipping i needed gaskets there about 11.00 then i needed spark i have a bad eisman coil guys want 150 for just a replacement coil kind of a rip to build a motor it seems with parts prices so high u can get a running nice 72d for 250.00

i recently went to the jacktown show there was a running 92 for 150.00 there some non running ones people where asking 150 for i managed to find a non running one that turned over with compression and weak spark the guy wanted 150 i said 75 we settled on 80.00 honestly i would have liked to pay 35-40 for it because you never know what your getting however as the guy pulled the engine out of the truck people where swarming around it like flys to honey its a very competitive market for a non runner it seems even though there only worth 150-225 done.... idk it docent make sense
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Two observations here. One: As an auctioneer I'm always amused by the old timers who got into collecting, (and it doesn't matter what category because it's all of them) on the ground floor and bought everything on the cheap. As in dirt cheap. And over a period of 20, 30 or 40 years they've managed to build a world class collection that is the envy of all for miles around. These are the guys who can pee and moan the longest and loudest about how the entire category is now being taken over by the greedy, speculating SOB's that are ruining it for everyone and blah, blah, blah. And all the while they're crying this song they are conveniently overlooking the fact that their collection has gone up in value exponentially because of all the people they're grousing about. When it comes time to sell out they're not much interested in passing it along to a young guy without a pot or a window but they are very interested in squeezing it for every last dime. Two: the buying market is heavily influenced by people buying what they remember. Grandpa's steamer, Pa's first tractor, the engine that was given to the neighbor at a time when nobody cared about memories or heritage. While old iron in general has enjoyed the rare luxury of being less affected by this than other collectible categories, it's not immune to market forces. Look at the drop in Ford N series tractors. The men who grew up with them are now at an age where they're no longer collecting, or worse, they're dying. The younger collector doesn't have the same affinity for these tractors. He wants that IH or JD that dad owned in the 60s or 70s. And for the the guy in his 30s that would love to own a steamer, a wife, kids and mortgage can put a real reality check on the wish list. Just like it did for every collector before him.
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mike, you speak the truth ive seen may 8n's sell for 1400 for a runner to -3000 for a nice one im 24 and like to collect\wrench on this old iron but as you said it hard im trying to save for a house down payment as well. do you have any advice for a young guy like myself thats looking to collect everything from maytags to model a's at a reasonable rate?
its true about some of the old timers i know a few that bought maytags for 5.00 and model A's for 200
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