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Old 01-20-2008, 07:05 PM   #267
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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!
I don't know if it was the rings or the whole pistons. WHen I soaked them for 4 days, I shot the penetrator into the cylinder through the plug hole, and none of it made it past the rings to the piston walls. They were bone dry. The lower piston had a little carbon on it. the other was shiny, like they were hardly worn at all. There was some carbon build up on top of the piston, too. That's all gone now, though! :-)

I tell ya, it's really strange workign on a motor that doesn't have a cam shaft and valves. I keep feeling liek something's missing! ha! THere's literally nothing to these motors!

THanks for the comments on teh transom. I'm pretty happy with it. I need to start on teh floorboards pretty soon, and locate some fuel tanks, too. it's still a long road to April!

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Old 01-20-2008, 07:07 PM   #268
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Heres some tire works...
First the modern Wal Mart look....
wow! You have some big wheels on your trailer. Mine are tiny! Looks cool, though!

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Old 01-20-2008, 07:09 PM   #269
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Those port o walls look great, I can't wait to get mine. Thanks for the moon eyes connection. Your screw on moons are much cooler than mine- much more retro.

Nice bomb. Where are you mounting it? I hope it's a dud......... I also have a problem waiting for the paint to dry. Just call me MR INSTANT GRATIFICATION!! The red accent is cool. Will those moons work with bearing buddies? Mine won't.
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:38 PM   #270
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Playing around with the cowling.
Missing lots of trim too...so made some up.
I think sidea are S/S so they may get polished up too.

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Old 01-21-2008, 04:25 AM   #271
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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)....

Funny, the condensors and points look about the same as my 10 horse Johnson. Good Work.
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:53 AM   #272
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Very nice! I think the sides are chromed, though, aren't they? Mine are on both of my Johnson Javelin hoods (I know... what do I need with 2?... well, I actually have 3, but that's another story.... :-) Of course, the side pieces on my Javelins are pretty thick, Yours look like they're pretty thin and hug the tank sides. I can't wait to see it in person this spring!

Does your motor have a fuel pump, or does it run off of the 3 pronged compressed fuel set up? I plan on converting mine.

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Old 01-21-2008, 04:43 PM   #273
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Those Simplex controls do polish up nice.
Mine were 'Rudes, so flipped plate over and...
May have to put the 60hp back on here to keep up with these controls !



Gotta run down and get a tap for dice.
Will try red on the triangle end spaces...when I find the red.

Side trim is chromed something.
I can see a few places it is off.
No pitting though, like pot metal would have.

Yes on fuel pump...is diaphram type...take pulses off of crankcase.
Should be easy to upgrade.
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:16 PM   #274
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Awesome! You stole my thunder! I bought a set of those for mine. I have 2 actually, My first set didn't have the ribs in it, so I bought a second one. I'm polishing mine up, too and putting some cool Johnson logos on there I'm cutting out of vinyl.

I did start polishing the engine control box this evening, though! It's going to be something to see these boats in April, huh?

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Report on the port-a-walls...
After popping the bead, they flare out about 1/4" from side wall of tire.
I took back off and trimmed the inner two rings off, thinking it was pushing it out as tire came up to bead.
That did help, but not enough.
Thinking now to go to wider tire on same rim as these are so narrow (4.80 x 12), almost negative as they leave rim to tread.
Will find some 5.30 x 12 and try.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:38 PM   #276
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more polishing....

I took advantage of the beautiful weather to do a little more polishing on the boat. Now i can FINALLY say the entire deck is done! I finished the short sport deck (between the front and rear seats), and got both arm rests done, and the last bit of the deck trim. yeah!

All that's left to polish now is the seat back for the rear seat, and front seats, and i still haven't decided if i'm polishing the back of the rear seat. at SOME point, i just gotta say enough is enough!!

I also installed the 2 side cleats. torpedoes nice and retro!

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dash... almost ready!

The dash has been test fit, pre-drilled and sanded. I'll probably stain it this evening, and seal it tomorrow, so I can get it installed over the weekend, along with the wheel! That's going to be a good milestone for me. Then I need to start seriously thinking about the floorboards....

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Old 01-25-2008, 10:39 PM   #278
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Low Tide

A = Suction Device
B= Bilge Pickup
C = Anti-Siphon

Red line is top of transom

Just had idea...B could be your electric bilge pump.
It would still work the same, just pump water out thru the bottom using A as outlet.
Saving or reducing hole in transom.
Water would still be drawn in and sucked out thru bilge pump while underway.



Water would squirt out thru small hole in C while using electric bilge, just make hole point toward the rear.
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The Great Walls

White walls are now in place...

After popping bead on orginal tires they stuck out like this...


No way was that going to work.
Did some looking around and found a wider sidewall tire at TireRack.
$27 each...not to bad as they are 100 times better tires than those razor blades you normaly get on a trailer rim.
After taking off rim, was surprized to find out how wide rims were.
Much wider than I thought.


These are 155/80 R12 size tires from China (Kumho)
Fit a Mini-Cooper I think
Port-a-walls hug the sidewalls now...very pleased.


Better load rating and stiffer sidewalls too.


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