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Old 01-18-2008, 02:24 PM   #239
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:06 PM   #240
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If you pull the flywheel, like mentioned above, be careful and pull only from the three threaded holes in the flywheel using hardened bolts and puller, never pull from the outside it could warp the flywheel. In the Johnson manual it mentioned not to tap on the end of the crankshaft to loosen the keyway to remove the flywheel, it could damage the bearings or seals. I have done it with no problems, but thet suggest not to. good luck!
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:22 PM   #241
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Man...
This is like a boat opera...
The suspense of what is causing it to be locked up is killing me !

Just want to get my hands on it and free it up.
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:06 PM   #242
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See if you can get your hands on a picture of those parts you need! I am making a mailbox out of a 50s' Johnson, took off powerhead, gutted, and stripped. I had it blasted and am taking it to be powdercoated tomorrow. Your cowling looked a little different than mine, but I have mid 50s and 60s parts which are yours if you need them, but I can't do nothin' without the pictures!! I will post a picture of the mailbox when it is finished.

extremely OC- Wally ( although it looks like I am in good company!)
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:33 PM   #243
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Heres some of what I think is needed.
Mine just has two small valve stems with springs sticking out of each cylinder.
Can tell something belongs there.

Missing trim piece is between arrows.



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Old 01-18-2008, 05:13 PM   #244
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My motor looks exactly the same. Those little valves with springs are pressure release valves, I think... They activate with the pull start. Is there supposed to be something there? I thought mine was complete.



I haven't had a chance to try the latest advice for the motor mystery. Stay tuned! I'll poke around tomorrow AM. I think I'm gonna pull the fly wheel either way (I have a puller).

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Old 01-18-2008, 05:15 PM   #245
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duh! that IS my motor! haha! disregard! They are the pressure releaase valves, though!

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Old 01-18-2008, 05:17 PM   #246
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I've resurrected big block chevy engines seized due to moisture (putting out a fire and then sat for two years) by poring varsol into the cylinders every couple days. Each time I did this, before I put new varsol/trans fluid in I drained the pan to see what if anything got past the rings. It takes a while but eventually I freed it up, and by waiting longer on the second engine I also didn't crack any rings. It's been quite a while but I believe it was two weeks, adding a bit of varsol (new) and transmission fluid (Dextron II). The second engine we were able to fire right up and it ran and surprisingly did not burn oil. The first one ran but had cracked a ring, but we were too much in a hurry with it.

Once it finally broke free we left the spark plugs out and with a light coating of transmission fluid and WD-40 in each cylinder spun the engine over many times. We drained the pan, put a new filter on it, put oil in it, and fired it right up. We ran it for 20 minutes so it got hot, then shut it down, drained the oil and filter and replaced with new and it was great. The one we cracked the ring on had other issues anyway so it had to come apart regardless.

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Old 01-18-2008, 06:03 PM   #247
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I am 90 percent sure I don't have the cowling parts , but I will double check. I do have the other parts, I just need to compare in the morning to make sure they are the right ones- they look the same.
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:13 AM   #248
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Cool, Thanks! I found a set on eBay for a 58-59. I might go ahead and get them, even though I have a 57. Surely they'd fit?

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Well I have a 52 and a 53 and they are basically the same. I believe that they used the same block for a few years, at least on the early 50's engines.
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:17 AM   #249
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I talked to a buddy of mine last night about the pressure release valves. He said if you never plan on pull starting it, they're not important. Jut be sure to keep your battery charged! You can spend more on parts for these motors than the motors cost, if you don't watch it! haha!



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This is a great thread! I really enjoy watching the progress made , seems as someone is always moving forward. My favorite morning coffee thread.
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Big progress on my project, as we separated the hull and deck today. I sure wish I had known about these Feathercraft before I bought my finned toy, but what can you do?

Now I'll be moving on to transom and stringer repairs.
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:17 PM   #252
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Split Level

Dang...that takes guts to split one in half.
Have a old jet boat that needs same thing done, just can't make myself do it...yet.

Heres what is left of my motor.
It runs OK like it is...I can tell a few things are missing.
Even a few bolts.
What you have to fill in the gaps?







What belongs on the black bracket?
I noticed missing bolt above fuel pump.
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