i took the plunge

Discussion in 'Boating' started by BIG_D, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    well the boat is mine i will go sat and pull it home
     
  2. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    i think wirring is y motor wont run the guy that had it befor this guy was gona change the gages and pulled all the wirring loos its all color coded so i will put his mess back and try that first and go from thear
     

  3. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    COOL deal, Dallas!! You seem determined, so I'm sure the boat project will turn out just fine for you. Keep us posted on your progress! BTW: Also check the compression first off to see where you stand with the overall engine status.
    bill in SC
     
  4. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    i get that wiring put back i will change lower unit grease i will be asking how to change water pump impeller next never did that i will get me a book on this motor
     
  5. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    If that compression & them ciols are good shoot man could be on the water come spring time fo sure:wink:
     
  6. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Sounds like you have a fun project to keep you outta trouble(our into) this winter. Don't let it make you start pulling your hair out.
    We'll be want to hear progress reports and of course updated pictures. Have fun.
     
  7. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Sometimes one mans headache is another mans pleasure, sounds like a find. :big_smile:
     
  8. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    this project may take my mind off some headacs lol
     
  9. littleman

    littleman Active Member

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    Congratulations!! Hope you can get it going by spring.
     
  10. Boomer

    Boomer New Member

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    sounds like fun, keep us posted. Should have it going by spring. Good luck.
     
  11. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Congrats on the boat enjoy yourself geting it the way you want it:big_smile:
     
  12. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    be nice to see that boat back on the water again hope you have a garage be nice if ya have heat also working outside on the boat might be tuff during winter
     
  13. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    i wont be geting much done till spring no garage hoping to buy a house with a garage this year i need a pout house lol:wink:
     
  14. John(Bullhead)Hagen

    John(Bullhead)Hagen New Member

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    Make sure you check compression first .Even if you have to have dealer check them for you for twenty bucks or less.If the comp. is bad anything you do before or after is just bad money you good use elswhere.
     
  15. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Dallas, listen to the fellows about the compression. You will be very sorry if you don't.
     
  16. Brentkeele

    Brentkeele New Member

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    Congrats Dallas, good luck with it!!
     
  17. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    what should the compresshon be i can borrow a gage from napa
     
  18. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    ps. its a 75hp johnson
     
  19. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    Mac its good to see you chime in hear my friend
     
  20. illinois_angler

    illinois_angler Member

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    Not sure of the exact, but the cylinders should be within 10-15% difference tops. Problems with an outboard that old is parts. If the compression does check out ok then you're looking at total rebuild on carbs, iffy on electrical components and wiring, and hope the gearcase and gears are good. If the hull floats and there isn't any damage to it or the trailer, the price would be ok for a project.

    But sometimes you are money ahead if you find something that you can test run. The above mentioned parts if available can make a cheap initial investment a costly disaster which may never be right.