jonv, when you say attempt to see if they turn over using the clutch are you talking about the same thing that mijunkin is with hand cranking the flywheel?
They're a couple hours away so I haven't looked at them yet and am not going to another week so hopefully he will be itching to get rid of them if he hasn't gotten any other offers in the mean time. They started at $1200 for both and I already got him down to $700 (they've been sitting, replaceing the engine/carbs would cost $$ blah blah blah). Theres no way I'd bother driving that far for $1200. I definitely have the will to fix anything, its just a matter of are they worth this price for the condition or do I keep waiting (and I'm getting tired of waiting lol).
thanks all again,
this is a great forum