Care and feeding of true barn-find systems

Bill Degnan billdegnan at
Fri Apr 19 15:05:16 CDT 2019

complete disassembly, don't be afraid to use soap and water (dry well)
before you start with the chemical cleaning agents.  Replace the battery,
check for battery leakage.(but I doubt you'll find any).  The rubber parts
and drive belt if present may need to replaced.

On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 3:46 PM Alan Perry via cctalk <cctalk at>

> Yesterday I rescued a Sun 3/260 that had been sitting in an open barn
> for years. It had been "running when parked" a dozen years ago.  It
> seems to have been covered by a tarp, but otherwise unprotected. All
> things considered, it doesn't look that bad but it is pretty rough.
> Any pointers on things that I should and shouldn't do as I start trying
> to bring it back to life?
> alan

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