OB 15

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Re: OB 15

Post by AtTheBrink » Mon May 20, 2013 7:29 pm

Awesome! How did she run? Purr like a happy kitten? Looking forward to.seeing your boat build. With your attention to detail it is going to be a nice one!


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Re: OB 15

Post by CraigLam » Mon May 20, 2013 9:07 pm

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 finances and if it's possible, yes. I'm gonna check first, if anyone I know has some space for me at their house or has some extra space for rent. It was really and endeavor. Every nut and bolt was removed off this motor and put back together. When I get the primer bulb, I'll make plans to post a video.

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Re: OB 15

Post by tobolamr » Tue May 21, 2013 11:57 am

Congratulations!

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Re: OB 15

Post by CraigLam » Sun May 26, 2013 9:14 pm

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.
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Re: OB 15

Post by tobolamr » Wed May 29, 2013 1:12 pm

It's alive! Nice job! 8)

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Re: OB 15

Post by CraigLam » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:47 pm

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 the condition of the pistons and block. Remember, Bearcats don't have cylinder heads. If the block is good, Ill use it for the re-build. The owner wants a high performance block. The only thing I know that comes close to a bearcat is OMC. A lot of the bearings for this motor, I got from Monarch. They were identical. Pistons, rings and cam, not sure about that one.
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Re: OB 15

Post by AtTheBrink » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:00 pm

Dang Craig! You srarted your own cottage industry! How's the boat coming?
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Re: OB 15

Post by CraigLam » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:43 am

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. Keep your boat well tuned and your outboard will keep you going.
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With these motors, the water jacket supply tubes are close to other units(starter). Some mechanics will pry the water tube out of the way to get the starter bolt threads started. Bad idea.
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Re: OB 15

Post by CraigLam » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:29 am

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 owning a Bearcat. After breaking down the motor, completely, It's still sitting in the garage. I was offered 3 grand for the one I just built, but, turned it down. I might buy this one if the price is right and build this one up. I should have taken a picture of the boat, a 1963 Thompson. It was completely restored. I'm gonna be in the garage today, so, I'll take more photos of the motor. It's interesting. They call it a "blind cylinder motor". No head.
During that time, I reactivated my contractors license and have been doing some remodels to pay for all these hobbies that I have.

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Re: OB 15

Post by gstanfield » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:29 pm

Best of luck with your renewed endevours in contracting, hopefully it pays off big and you can get back to building 8)

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