Turnkey??? What does it really mean?

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Turnkey??? What does it really mean?

Post by Le Counte de JAYFOR » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:14 am

Over the years I've seen and bought a couple of turnkey engines for sale, and have noticed how much a turnkey engine varies. I remember when I bought my first turnkey and it was exactly as it should of been, everything was included, exhaust tinware carb etc etc. so all you do is fit it connect it and start it.

I've seen this vary over the years where you need to add an exhaust or certain tinware or even heat exchangers and even the coil missing, thus not making it a turnkey.

Am I wrong???? :? :? Or should I just grow up :compress:

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Re: Turnkey??? What does it really mean?

Post by maddison » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:27 pm

turn key….


slide it in, bolt up x4 bolts
connect the wires and fuel hose


turn the key


alternative is officially known as, 'almost complete'
(minus the exhaust, heat exchangers, coil, dizzy, some tinware, carb, some gaskets, etcetc)

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Re: Turnkey??? What does it really mean?

Post by Dr Grub » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:33 pm

"turn key" or "rust free" are both terms that have been massively abused over years!

Turn key except for a missing coil or rust free except that you need to do both sills as they have rot in them its all the same rubbish.

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Post by thesickness » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:35 pm

Missing exhaust and exchangers is known as "Loud turnkey"

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Post by dombutler » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:50 pm

we had turnkey for thanksgiving.



:roll: :D
(i'll get my coat..)

But yes, it should be complete, though many people sell it without exhaust.

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Post by Le Counte de JAYFOR » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:46 pm

I thought it was only me. This isn't aimed at anyone, just that i've been looking for a friend and the ones I've seen have had bits missing :roll:


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Post by craig_rose » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:12 pm

Turnkey should be just that, put it straight in do your four bolts/nuts up connect fuel line, acc. Cable etc and away you go!
Time to get the welder out again


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Post by JonnyCJ » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:38 pm

Le Counte de JAYFOR wrote:I thought it was only me. This isn't aimed at anyone, just that i've been looking for a friend and the ones I've seen have had bits missing :roll:
Maybe you need to be less choosey in the type of friends you're looking for then.

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Post by type21f » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:44 pm

PMSL
Joe never was that fussy anyway. ...
I almost count myself as a friend...and over the years I have had small items cut off and missing.... nothing major I could still run with the right fuel inside me...
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Post by clymoj » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:54 pm

JonnyCJ wrote:
Le Counte de JAYFOR wrote:I thought it was only me. This isn't aimed at anyone, just that i've been looking for a friend and the ones I've seen have had bits missing :roll:
Maybe you need to be less choosey in the type of friends you're looking for then.
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Post by BlastingDiePast » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:58 pm

Dr Grub wrote:"rust free"
That's my favourite!

And in close second "never welded" but needing full restoration....

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Post by Le Counte de JAYFOR » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:47 pm

clymoj wrote:
JonnyCJ wrote:
Le Counte de JAYFOR wrote:I thought it was only me. This isn't aimed at anyone, just that i've been looking for a friend and the ones I've seen have had bits missing :roll:
Maybe you need to be less choosey in the type of friends you're looking for then.
:lol:

Please don't encourage them, it's all they look forward to. I don't have any friends on here anymore and the one I did, Floyd and Vanagoman, dont return my pm's :-(

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Post by Eternal Optimist » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:54 pm

Dr Grub wrote:"turn key" or "rust free" are both terms that have been massively abused over years!
You can add NOS to the list of abused phrases!

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Post by dombutler » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:57 pm

Le Counte de JAYFOR wrote:Please don't encourage them, it's all they look forward to. I don't have any friends on here anymore and the one I did, Floyd and Vanagoman, dont return my pm's :-(
Whaat? I don't believe that. Maybe you are not paying them enough. :D :D
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