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by CraigLam
Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 16110

Re: OB 15

Update. After worn fingers and sore back, I finally finished gapping the valves. This type of setup is probably different than most other engines. There is no rocker arm and no adjustment screw. The cam sits on top of the valve spring covered by a slip tube with a shim disc underneath. To change the...
by CraigLam
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 16110

Re: OB 15

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb477/CraigLam1/CDMnlWQmkKGrHqQOKnUEz1dgbgg7BNNwT9sgDQ_1-1.jpg Here's what it looks like. The stinger and ground clamp are exceptional. There is a conversion plug to switch from 115V to 230V and it also tig welds. I'll have it in about 2 weeks then I can start my...
by CraigLam
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 16110

Re: OB 15

After spending literally 3 days on the web reading welder reviews, I've decided on the Thermal Arc 161s. It runs on both 115V and 230V. Since I don't have 230V in my garage or anywhere else, the 161s goes up to 110 amps on 115V and 160 amps on 230V. It's an inverter welder, but, the best one I've se...
by CraigLam
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 16110

Re: OB 15

I can't belive the response. Thanks to all! I actually have talked to the reps at Eastwood, Hobart, and Lincoln. By the way, I don't have 220V. I live in an apartment. My wife's uncle has 220V, but, that ain't gonna happen. I'm pretty much stuck with 120V. The reps at Eastwood were very helpfull. Th...
by CraigLam
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 16110

Re: OB 15

Grrrrrrrrrr! I'm at my witts end. As you know, I got my welding certificate. Now, finding a welder is another story. I already have a buzz box, but, no place to run it. It needs a minimum of 50 amps to run it. I would like to weld mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum. However, the only migs that...
by CraigLam
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: PH18 Build in North Dallas (PH20)
Replies: 3488
Views: 274495

Re: PH18 Build in North Dallas

I guess it's all a matter of perspective. I'm a professional cabinet maker. I've been a C-6 for about 41 years, and I even buy cabinets from Ikea once and a while 'cause it's cheaper than I can make them. Sometimes, like Steven said, if you look around long enough, you can find what your looking for...
by CraigLam
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: PH18 Build in North Dallas (PH20)
Replies: 3488
Views: 274495

Re: PH18 Build in North Dallas

Or, you can do what I did. Learn how to weld. I went to Cerrito College for one semester and learned how to stick weld. I was "in the same boat" so to speak. Everytime I needed something welded, it cost me a fortune. The small trailer I wanted for my OB 15 was about $3,000 new. Even used ones were v...
by CraigLam
Mon May 28, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 16110

Re: OB 15

This is how far I've gotten so far. I'll start working on the motor now.
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by CraigLam
Wed May 23, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 139
Views: 16110

Re: OB 15

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb477/CraigLam1/S5000914.jpg http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb477/CraigLam1/S5000915.jpg I wanted to change the color scheme a little, so I painted the botom part of the motor pan white where the upper leg is. It ties in better. After the transome parts are ...
by CraigLam
Tue May 22, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mike's FS18 Build
Replies: 207
Views: 31332

Re: Mike's FS18 Build

I hadn't seen that one. Funny. Your work is pretty amazing. Your attention to detail is unique. I like the little round dowels you added to even out the joint. I finished spraying my outboard, I don't know if you've been following. OB15. It should be completely assembled by the weekend. I also got m...