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by CraigLam
Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 15989

Re: OB 15

Hey, people. I'm back. I got an e-mail from G, and wanted to know what was going on. After going back and forth with Miles, the owner of the boat on how he wanted to build the engine, he sold the boat. The new owner wasn't sure he wanted a motor that old. Miles explained to him the advantage of owni...
by CraigLam
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 15989

Re: OB 15

Actually, this outboard overheated due to a worn impeller. Coupled with the issue of poor assembly practices. The owner wants a high performance motor. Looking for parts is not going to be easy.. Any way, as you boaters know, depending on usage, you should replace your impeller(water pump) yearly. K...
by CraigLam
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 15989

Re: OB 15

Here we go, again! Someone mentioned my name and recommended that I rebuild his Bearcat motor. He brought it buy last week and I'm starting to assess the damage. It overheated. At cranking speed, the oil pressure is barely 5 lbs. I'm gonna take the motor out, remove the oil pan and crank and check t...
by CraigLam
Sun May 26, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 15989

Re: OB 15

I tried to get a video from my camera, but, the format disc is not set right. So, my wife suggested my video phone. So, here it is, a video of my outboard. Not the best, but, when I figure out how to format my camera disc, I'll take a better video. http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb477/CraigLam1...
by CraigLam
Mon May 20, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 15989

Re: OB 15

If you've ever built a motor from scratch, you know what it's like when she first starts up. Yes, it's a happy kitty. Very, very smooth. You can imagine how I felt when she fired up. I was discussing more space with my wife today for the boat. Can we afford one more garage. I'm gonna check my financ...
by CraigLam
Mon May 20, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 15989

Re: OB 15

Like Dr. Frankenstein said, "She's alive, ALIVE"! The whole problem was that the distributor was not grounded. The older type engines used points, not like the new ones which are electronic. I still need a gas tank which I'll get from Craig's list and a primer bulb, which will be here probably Thurs...
by CraigLam
Sun May 19, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 15989

Re: OB 15

How about a quick update? The motor originally came with a external resistor that was a wire. Yup, a wire. Since the new coil has an internal resistor, it had to be wired differently. Keep in mind that most outboards, Johnson, Evinrude, Merc, etc., come with oil/temp. cutoff switches. So, I had to g...
by CraigLam
Wed May 08, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 15989

Re: OB 15

A long time ago, I had a '64 40hp Johnson. I had it on a 59 Merlin. I had so much fun with that boat. Fishing, camping, you name it. I didn't know a lot about outboards then. I got rid of it about 15 years ago. After I get this motor running, I'm starting on the OB 15 with a lot of modifications. Le...
by CraigLam
Wed May 08, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 15989

Re: OB 15

After all these months, she's finally together. A nightmare putting the motor in. My engine hoist didn't go up that high. So, I rigged a pulley off the garage beam and it went right in. Spline shaft line up and so did the motor mounts. Tomorrow, I'm gonna set up to try to start the motor. Still a lo...
by CraigLam
Fri May 03, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 15989

Re: OB 15

Today, I put the flywheel on. Tomorrow, I'm gonna put the hoist back together and lift it on the lower unit. I already made a hose adapter for the water intake and still need to make a makeshift gas tank. I'll probably crank it a few times to work the oil around. We'll see how the day goes tomorrow....