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Old 01-04-2010, 11:22:22 PM
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Wow, your latest picture is the ZC739. Biggest ZC they made.
The serial numbers for these engines is on top side of the engine just forward (head end) of the crankcase cover. This will let you determine the year built. You must save these engines along with their starters!
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Interstingly two of the three pony engines were free....as in not froze up.


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Besides the engines do people ever collect the gear boxes and pump jacks from these rigs or are they pretty much scrap metal ???


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Some people save the whole assembly engine and pump jack assembly.
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those pump jacks are worth more than the engines. Oil guys are always buying them and putting them into service.
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Tbar...in case you haven't already looked into the status of those engines etc legally, it might be a good idea to do so...
I gather, since your posts imply they're new to you as you find them, that you weren't there when they went in, and that you weren't familiar with any agreements under which they were installed...
Non-use isn't always a guarantee of abandonment, and even though it seems like a long time, oil leases (assuming they went in under some kind of oil lease) can have some tricky clauses.
Chances are there's no problem, but you never know.
(Oh: mesquite looks a little stunted-been dry there??? LOL).
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That last one is a 739.
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Bud........the property has been in the family for many many decades and these wells were shut in in the early 70's. These sections have recently been leased again last year and the new development has reaccessed this part of the property with new roads. That is why I am just now finding them.


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In the odd chance we decided to sell these three engines where they sit what would a decent price be?


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I can't give you any figures, but oil field company will probably pay more then an engine guy will. These engines are still used all over the country.
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If you pull the heads to see the condition of the cylinders, that would help determine their value. I'd say you're looking at about 1000 each for the 503 engines and maybe 1300 for the 739 as cores if the cylinders are in good shape. That's just my guess though.
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$ is there about delivered if there is a buyer, probably less on location.
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