playing with my new toy

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playing with my new toy

Post by Retroman » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:24 pm

As always, any type of input is greaty appreciated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peWIdL-XGnY

Thanks for all the advice and tips
Jim
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Re: playing with my new toy

Post by DaveLott » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:25 am

Retro - Looks soooooooooooo good but there is something seriously wrong.

Something tells me that not only then engine has to be in water for everything to work right. :lol:
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Re: playing with my new toy

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:38 am

A prop would be nice, too. :wink:

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Post by Roberta » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:47 am

Looks like you have it well set up now!!!

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Post by jeffh » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:25 am

It's bea-u-ti-ful. Especially on that boat. I'm sure you get a nice kick in the pants from that engine. Maybe you can name her or change her name to Kicked In The Pants :lol:
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Re: playing with my new toy

Post by Ches T » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:53 am

Wow, I love your color scheme. Maybe I will modify mine and go with white sides like you have done. To bad I'm not ready for "paint" yet.
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Re: playing with my new toy

Post by Wood Nut » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:07 am

Jim,

Looking good! Did you get your electric start squared away yet?
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Post by ttownshaw » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:08 am

Very nice work! What are your plans for rub rail, windshield...?
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Post by Retroman » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:58 pm

The windsheild I have, I bought the brackets (castings) from that company in Erie, PA. Cant remember the name. I ve been playing with some plexiglass. Ill post a video on the windsheild soon. I not sure bout this windsheild, I may have to make the bracket myself, we'll see.

I need 28 feet of rubrail. Not sure what to get, I havent really looked into it yet, but I need to, because the boat took a few hits last season. I cant do a whole season with out rubrail.
I launched the boat August 2nd, so I only used it for 10 weeks. This upcoming season will be more than double that.

I picked up a mark 55 with all my electric start components, Randy is gonna make me an adapter bracket so I can mount it. I got the correct flywheel, starter, stator, rectifier, choke solenoid and internal wiring harness. The motor was stuck, but it was the lower unit, I did a compression check and I have 120psi in all cylinders. See video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA0AMba4G8Y

I figure I have a good powerhead. I ve got no spark, but a new belt, points and condenser are on there way. I have a lower unit lined up, but due to a $800 root canal last week, I have to wait on the lower unit till January. I figure the motor is good, so I still need a flywheel and starter for one of my marks, if anyone can help me out.

Ches T - Go for the white sides, it's a great look and alot less work than a bright finish.

Thanks for all the kind words, tips and advice.
TGIF Im gonna try and forget about my $800 trip to the dentist.

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Post by ttownshaw » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:26 pm

I used Protekto automotive trim for the rubrail and have been pretty pleased with it so far. Did the whole boat for less than 6' of stainless.
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