HERE IS A BIT OF AN ODDBALL ,HAVE YOU SEEN ONE?

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evinrudelto
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HERE IS A BIT OF AN ODDBALL ,HAVE YOU SEEN ONE?

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has anyone seen one of these before ?
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Re: HERE IS A BIT OF AN ODDBALL ,HAVE YOU SEEN ONE?

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Yes, in africa. I spoke to someone recently that collected them here in the UK.
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funny that ! in know someone that has three of them in south africa !
maybe the person you spoke to in the uk was me ??? as i collect them too?

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I have one - in the queue in the shed. Very common in Asia, the standard G30/50 mated to an outdrive, via a Vee belt with a friction lever.
Strangely there are also quite a number in France! I was contacted by a serious 'old Honda' collector who specialised in the less common aspects of Honda in the UK. I think he ended up buying one from an advert on leboncoin.

Nicely engineered (apart from the Vee drive element) but it is pretty heavy. Needs a boat with quite a bit of spare bouyancy aft. I may end up replacing the original engine with a later GX as getting hold of original G series parts is not easy - we'll see.

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hello Pete54
i believe your honda gb40 is the last model which finished in around 1970 with smaller tank and a different exhaust to the one pictured ?
jf so im the crazy rare honda collector you spoke to a few years back ?
i seem to remember if im correct yours was missing the air filter cover ?
if im correct please sell it to me as it is the last variant made and the one im after to complete my collection !
parts are quite hard to find for the g30/40 but ive amass quite a few spares so i can keep mine as usable engines
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alan

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I'll post a couple of pictures in a day or so ( just back from France so a few things to sort out).

If it is the model you want when you see the photos - post some technical data here and you can have the engine for the cost of the carriage. Only downside is that I'm close to Aberdeen so that can be expensive!

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hello pete
thank you for the offer !
i could be very interested !
i believe this is a picture of your engine which i missed in auction in 2016 ?
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