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by LitchboroughLitchbor
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is this pile of sticks a Healey?
Replies: 12
Views: 3740

Re: Is this pile of sticks a Healey?

Hi
How did this story conclude?
Did the boat get restored.
Andrew
by LitchboroughLitchbor
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: The Antique Outboards Section
Topic: 1964 Johnson 40hp RD-26S
Replies: 17
Views: 1368

Re: 1964 Johnson 40hp RD-26S

Hi Rapier I was wrong about the spare Johnson 40hp engine I've bought. I'm not sure why I bought it? I suppose I just couldn't pass it by. Actually, it's not a '65 model. The serial plate is gone, but it's probably a '62 RD-24 or '63 RD-25 - so exactly the same as my original engine - but without an...
by LitchboroughLitchbor
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Healey 55 outboard
Replies: 6
Views: 5322

Re: Healey 55 outboard

Hi Steve Any news on your Healey 55 outboard boat? I presume it is the very rare boat - red, with Merc 6-cylinder, previously used at Wells-next-the- Sea ski club? The few pictures I've seen look really interesting. I have a couple of '62 Johnson V4 outboards waiting to be restored and am wondering ...
by LitchboroughLitchbor
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: The Antique Outboards Section
Topic: 1964 Johnson 40hp RD-26S
Replies: 17
Views: 1368

Re: 1964 Johnson 40hp RD-26S

And 1 more thing to add to the shopping list for the Mercury 150hp - an oil injection warning fault. I'm not sure whether this is real a problem - like a seized injection pump and sheared drive gear - or a problem with the system that monitors the things that do the work - like a sensor or the warni...
by LitchboroughLitchbor
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: The Antique Outboards Section
Topic: 1964 Johnson 40hp RD-26S
Replies: 17
Views: 1368

Re: 1964 Johnson 40hp RD-26S

Ah - the joys of boating! I was so impressed with your work on the '64 Johnson, that when I saw a '65, I decided it needed a good home, and I needed a spare engine. Surprisingly our little day out with the '62 engine at Abingdon in August was pleasantly trouble-free - but I'm not confident about tak...
by LitchboroughLitchbor
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: The Antique Outboards Section
Topic: Ski Twin 33
Replies: 35
Views: 28239

Re: Ski Twin 33

Any tips on fitting new piston rings to these older OMC engines? I've been practicing on a little 6hp, before moving onto anything more valuable. Aligning the piston rings to the little lugs in the pistons seems quite fiddly. Very easy for the rings to slip past the lugs, causing the rings to bulge....
by LitchboroughLitchbor
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Personal Sales/Wants
Topic: Wanted, Johnson 40 1961 rds23 rebuild parts
Replies: 11
Views: 2320

Re: Wanted, Johnson 40 1961 rds23 rebuild parts

That sounds great.
Yes, your powerhead would be very useful.
£30 is fine. My email is andrew@rudkin.us
Thanks
by LitchboroughLitchbor
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: The Antique Outboards Section
Topic: Customs Hold Up on Vintage Outboard
Replies: 7
Views: 1159

Re: Customs Hold Up on Vintage Outboard

Finally got them home.
Border Force seem to have given them a close examination, but no obvious damage. For shipping, the seller removed the covers and one of the lower units - but I have all of these.
I'm looking forward to the restoration, but it will be a little while before I can get started.
by LitchboroughLitchbor
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: The Antique Outboards Section
Topic: Customs Hold Up on Vintage Outboard
Replies: 7
Views: 1159

Re: Customs Hold Up on Vintage Outboard

Some better news today.
Customs say they have examined and released my shipment.
Not out of the woods yet, but quite a relief!
by LitchboroughLitchbor
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Personal Sales/Wants
Topic: Wanted, Johnson 40 1961 rds23 rebuild parts
Replies: 11
Views: 2320

Re: Wanted, Johnson 40 1961 rds23 rebuild parts

Gosh - your powerheads sound good. I'd certainly feel more comfortable dismantling a powerhead and asking an engineering workshop to do some machining - if it's not the only one I've got. What sort of price did you have in mind? Are your powerheads compatible with my RDS-24 model? If you are looking...