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Old 01-19-2008, 05:42 PM   #253
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Mr. Liberator-
I will try to post the picture from the Johnson manual so you can see what you are missing. I will send out the parts you mentioned yesterday on Monday. It shouldn't take too long. You should have a pull start on these old motors just in case. Have you received your turret in the mail yet?

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Do you do all the work or does your hubby help? You must be pretty handy! Did we see somewhere that you got a new 4 legged friend recently? How is that going? We will be following all three projects!

This thread is starting to get more attention than the AS threads!
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:15 PM   #254
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Hi Holly,

I do most of the work, my husband grudgingly pitches in when something is too heavy for me alone, or my short arms can't quite reach it. This boat is all new to me, I don't know WHAT I think I'm doing - cutting a boat in half

Yes, Jasper is the new addition. He is a lot of help out in the garage, chewing up blocks of wood while I work on the boat. But if we all survive this puppyhood phase, I'm sure he'll enjoy riding in the boat someday!
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:30 PM   #255
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At least a Lab only has a 3 year puppy stage....
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:42 PM   #256
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What belongs on the black bracket?
I noticed missing bolt above fuel pump.

It looks like you're missing the air box, too.

Mine's soaking in mor epenetrator oil this evening. Hoping the fly wheel will pop free in the AM...

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Old 01-20-2008, 02:17 PM   #257
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Here are some photos, a little of everything. Mailbox before powder coat. 35HP Johnson. 50s'-60s' Airboy motor. This is what I was going to use on feathercraft or other light aluminum vintage boat, until I talked to someone who had more knowledge and common sense than I. He said it would push it, very slow and very loud, and a lot of fun. Had a change of plans, but the airboy is still pretty neat. Pictures of the johnson, it is a little newer than yours, but the parts look the same. As for the missing bolt, the book shows three studs with lock nuts,, while mine have bolts. They have been messed with a lot. We attached a picture of the front of the book, I think Amazon has them. Wally

Jasper is really handsome!!! He should really enjoy the water and traveling in the AS! - Holly
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:36 PM   #258
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Transom is DONE!!!

OK, First step, I had to re-rivet in the cool transom brace, once the inner board was bolted in. The rivets this boat uses make the airstream rivets look like toys! check out this pic of the 2 side by side....
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:38 PM   #259
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And now for some pics of the finished transom, with all new stainless hardware!
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:39 PM   #260
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From the rear you can see the original handles (polished), as well as 2 stainless eye bolts I put in for tying it down on the trailer, and pulling a skier, and on the left, the polished brass pick up tube for the speedo...
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:42 PM   #261
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Dash test fit....

I went ahead and planed down a piece of maple for the dash, cut it and fit it in place. Now its time to cut the glove box, mount the wheel and speedo!
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:49 PM   #262
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And now... the thrilling conclusion of the frozen motor....

well, it sat for several days with the penetrator oil in the plug holes, and nuthin....

so today, I took it over to a buddy's to help me get the fly wheel off, and we just tore the whole thing apart! After taking off all the inspection plates, and spraying it AGAIN with penetrator oil, it started to free up. it turns out none of the oil had made it past the rings. I guess that's a good thing, overall. ANyway, every thing's cleaned up now, and she spins great! While the fly wheel was off, we replaced the coils and condensers. The points look brand new. I'm convinced this motor was never really ran much at all. The original paint is still on the engine block, and everything on the inside looks too new for a 50 year old motor. I'm really pleased with it!

on with the mechanical pics (sorry for the crappy quality, they came off my phone)....
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:07 PM   #263
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Whoo Hoo! It Turns!

That thing does look like NOS
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:19 PM   #264
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Whew...I can get some sleep tonight.
Was it the rings after all?
Will be nice to know its like new inside and dependable.

Transom is beautiful!

And that Airboy is off the scale KOOL!
Bet you would have every guy within miles checking it out.

Bombs away...
Found this at the flea market today...you started something Silvermoon...I just don't know what yet.

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Old 01-20-2008, 06:27 PM   #265
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Heres some tire works...
First the modern Wal Mart look...


Had to see what Moons would do...


Redneck bead braking...


Port-a-walls and Moons


Had to add something...
Red rims really bring it all together.
(waiting on paint to dry was tough)


Those port a walls are really nice stuff.
Left outside last night, 20^, and were still flexable.
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This is going to be your mailbox?
fantastic!

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