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by JimmY
Sun May 27, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 505
Views: 80858

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Here is a couple photos of the completed motor. I'll get a few more out in the sunshine shortly.
by JimmY
Sun May 27, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 158
Views: 18153

Re: Michael's ZIP

Looks nice and sturdy.

You might think about a chine block. It looks like the zip chines come in at a pretty flat angle.
by JimmY
Sun May 27, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 505
Views: 80858

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

I finished up a few odds a ends this week, and hauled my Squirt over to the lake with a full tank of gas. The rebuilt Johnson fired right up and I tooled around Little Ore to let it warm up start breaking it in. I made a few adjustments to the low end carburetor setting, and it is purring nicely. I ...
by JimmY
Sun May 27, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 784
Views: 126310

Re: Matt's Geronimo

It's almost as if you planned it!

Looking good, I hope you will be able to make a splash this year.
by JimmY
Sun May 20, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 505
Views: 80858

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Not sure if I'll be able to make it to G12, but I really want one of those T-shirts! I finished putting my outboard back together this week, and today I was able to fire it up. The carburetor still needs adjusting, but that will have to happen out on the water. It starts with a short crank of the st...
by JimmY
Sat May 19, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream", a True Grit design-Cumberland River
Replies: 12
Views: 159

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream", a True Grit design-Cumberland River

Sounds like a great adventure. Looking forward to more tales.
by JimmY
Fri May 18, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Michigan Mahahini. Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Re: Michigan Mahahini. Paint

+1 on what Matt says about WR-LPU. Used this on the bottom of my Squirt, but it only stays in the water for a day and it is on a lift or trailer otherwise.
by JimmY
Fri May 18, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 643
Views: 105089

Re: New member from oregon

Very Nice! :shock:
by JimmY
Fri May 18, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: New Builder Building a squirt
Replies: 73
Views: 20225

Re: New Builder Building a squirt

That old motor should run forever. Probably something simple that a little TLC will take care of.
by JimmY
Sun May 13, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 505
Views: 80858

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

I got into the paint booth on Friday and Saturday. Friday was spraying self-etching primer and the cream base color for the cowl, and Saturday I sprayed red and black for the fuel tank, and 1957 "Holiday Bronze" on the rest of the motor. All of the paint, reducer, and hardener was a bit pr...
by JimmY
Fri May 11, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 505
Views: 80858

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Hi Guys,

I'm hoping to go to the ACBS show, I went last year as a spectator and hope to pull the Squirt over there to display.

I'm keeping the motor original with the pressure tank. I've rebuilt the tank and have new hose, and will have the local antique outboard guys check it out.
by JimmY
Mon May 07, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 505
Views: 80858

Safety on the water

Getting ready for the water, I mounted my home made paddle on a pair of mahogany mounts. Some rubber weather stripping keeps it snug in place. We'll see if this is enough when pounding through the waves. 20180507_192431.jpg Also, I picked up this water proof case at the "Chinese Tool Store"...
by JimmY
Mon May 07, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 505
Views: 80858

Outboard Rebuild

I've also finished the re-build of my 1957 Johnson, and it is just waiting for an opening in my friend's paint booth. The motor was bored out and has new 0.020" over size pistons, new gaskets all around, new seals, new bearings, and fresh re-built carburetor. 20180507_192918.jpg 20180507_192928...
by JimmY
Mon May 07, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 505
Views: 80858

Odds and ends

I picked up my Squirt on Saturday from the storage facility. If any of you in the SE Michigan area need indoor storage for the Winter at a reasonable price, let me know and I can pass along the guy I used. He had an unheated warehouse with a concrete floor for $250 for the season. The Squirt doesn't...
by JimmY
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - launch
Replies: 16
Views: 889

Re: Bob's Geronimo - launch

Congrats! Enjoy the fruits of your labor!

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