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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by blowby, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 8,058

    from Nicasio Ca

    Got a call yesterday to clean out a storage locker, free stuff. Most of the manuals are early '80s but there are many '50s-'60s. The car dollys are super heavy duty. Nice electric hoist. Any advantage to the large battery charger over the smaller bench top ones? Is there any market for the '80s manuals?

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  2. Nostrebor
    Joined: Jun 25, 2014
    Posts: 1,208


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  3. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,909


    My neighbor has one of those big ole' roll-around chargers and it will easily start a car with a dead battery, so yeah, they do have an advantage over the little ones. Also, the manuals usually go back 7-10 years, so they're quite useful. All in All, looks to be a good score.

    And here, I thought those TV shows were fake!
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  4. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,993


    I bet those manuals smell Bitchn'

    Nice score, -Abone.
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  5. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 8,058

    from Nicasio Ca

    Thanks guys. Ha, I don't know about the smell, got 'em outside, but last night in bed I started swatting at something in my hair, too tired to care. Little while later my wife screams, huge spider crawling on her.

    These '80s manuals gotta go, no place to keep them. How much should I ask on CL? The battery charger has a 'dead battery' toggle switch, any idea what that does?
  6. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,480

    Engine man
    from Wisconsin

    It is probably polarity protected so if it doesn't read the proper polarity it won't charge so it won't charge a dead battery either. The switch bypasses that.
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  7. ididntdoit1960
    Joined: Dec 13, 2011
    Posts: 1,016

    from Western MA

  8. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
    Posts: 3,958


    You just had to remind us of that dick, didn’t you?
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  9. Gooood score ! Really like the flat rates manuals much - have part #'s and such you can't always find.

    AND - Great we now have another HAMB'r that can answer questions !!!!!
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  10. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 2,919

    rusty valley

    i always thought i needed one of those big chargers...until i got one. big thing taking up too much space, dragging it around to where its needed takes some skill, over the air hose, nick the fender, twist the bike fork out of the way etc. i now prefer to have good batteries, and just carry a small charger to the job if needed. some will buy it though, nice score!
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  11. k9racer
    Joined: Jan 20, 2003
    Posts: 3,091


    Those big battery chargers are great to use on reverse electrolist rust removal. And the will charge a battery fast, Give the manuals to a local libary they can put up for sale in their next fund raiser. They will give you a tax write off form. I purchased several years ago from one of those sales along with some 45 records.
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  12. evintho
    Joined: May 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,907


    I'd throw 'em on Ebay with a 'buy it now' price of $6.99 each. You'd probably sell a few.
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  13. The advantage to a larger charger is they have a 200 or 250 amp jump start feature, where the small trickle chargers don't. Also the GoJacks are a nice find, good luck with the manuals....some one gave me some Hollander manuals for the early 90's and I couldn't give them away (even a used book store wouldn't take all of them).
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