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    Orphan Cases Need Home in Ft. Collins CO

    I help maintain a list of orphan engines and frames on another /2 website. Here's the page:

    http://bmwvmca.org/joomla/index.php?...=317&Itemid=42

    A situation has come up where a widow is trying to deal with some old BMW parts in her house. I was alerted to a couple of bare cases that could be salvaged but it sounds like I need to find someone who can take possession of the cases before they go to a recycler...that way we can figure out how to care for them in a longer term fashion and put the engine numbers on the website. It's a long shot finding a pairing, but over the years, at least 5 engines/frames have been repaired...a bit of a success story.

    If anyone has some recommendations of who might be willing to start this process, let me know. I don't know all the particulars, but will find out.

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    Looks like we've found a couple of opportunities in the Ft. Collins area to hang on to these cases. Just waiting to hear what the current owner wants to do with them...sell them, give them away, etc.
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    That certainly is a most noble mission.

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    The widow has agreed to give the cases away...so I'm going to contact Vech next week...he says he has a contact in town.
    Kurt -- Forum Administrator ---> Resources and Links Thread <---
    '78 R100/7 & '69 R69S & '52 R25/2
    mine-ineye-deatheah-pielayah-jooa-kalayus. oolah-minane-hay-meeriah-kal-oyus-algay-a-thaykin', buddy!

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    Excellent, glad they won't be melted down
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    Update...managed to find someone through the MOA Anonymous book who's willing to take possession of the cases...he was my 6th call! I was a little disappointed with my first call...the guy accused me of some nefarious activity, preying off the goodness of people, and suggested that I was rich enough to find a storage space and that the spaces were filling up and pricey. Sheesh...I'm sorry I called.
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    mine-ineye-deatheah-pielayah-jooa-kalayus. oolah-minane-hay-meeriah-kal-oyus-algay-a-thaykin', buddy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Update...managed to find someone through the MOA Anonymous book who's willing to take possession of the cases...he was my 6th call! I was a little disappointed with my first call...the guy accused me of some nefarious activity, preying off the goodness of people, and suggested that I was rich enough to find a storage space and that the spaces were filling up and pricey. Sheesh...I'm sorry I called.
    I hope you asked them if they were on the forum!
















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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    I hope you asked them if they were on the forum!
    Uh, we never got to the chit-chat part...I needed a shower after being dressed down.
    Kurt -- Forum Administrator ---> Resources and Links Thread <---
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    mine-ineye-deatheah-pielayah-jooa-kalayus. oolah-minane-hay-meeriah-kal-oyus-algay-a-thaykin', buddy!

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    Uh, we never got to the chit-chat part...I needed a shower after being dressed down.
    Kurt, Don't let the mean people get you down. The work you do is emblematic of the consummate BMW MOA member, both here on the forums, and apparently the real world as well. Keep up the good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Uh, we never got to the chit-chat part...I needed a shower after being dressed down.
    Just being facetious Kurt. Sometimes doing the "right" thing is a lot of work
    Maybe they will stumble onto this thread and realize they missed out. Maybe they will do better next time.
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    Step 1...found someone to accept the cases. Waiting to hear they're safe...
    Kurt -- Forum Administrator ---> Resources and Links Thread <---
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    mine-ineye-deatheah-pielayah-jooa-kalayus. oolah-minane-hay-meeriah-kal-oyus-algay-a-thaykin', buddy!

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    I would've loved to have adopted them, but I think shipping them all the way over to NJ would've been cost prohibitive. Can't believe you had to get all the way down to #6 in the calling list!
    // 1975 BMW R90/6 (cafe'd) // 1957 BMW R60 (in pieces) // 1967 Aermacchi/H-D Sprint 250 SS (custom special) // 1967 Moto Guzzi V700 (current restoration)

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