Champion Hydro-drive Lower Unit

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M-Sea
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Re: Champion Hydro-drive Lower Unit

Postby M-Sea » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:39 pm

Thanks to last weekends snow storm I was able to clean/rebuild the hydro drive lower unit. Today we had a meet with a test tank and the motor ran and the hydro drive Worked, this was the first time several Chapter members saw a hydro drive work.
Thanks for all the help.
Mike

outbdnut2
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Re: Champion Hydro-drive Lower Unit

Postby outbdnut2 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:55 pm

Here's an ad for it:
Dave

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M-Sea
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Re: Champion Hydro-drive Lower Unit

Postby M-Sea » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:55 pm

That’s it

outbdnut2
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Re: Champion Hydro-drive Lower Unit

Postby outbdnut2 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:45 pm

On the left of the photo below is my old Hydrodrive 4LHD I bought used for $35 when I was 14. It was the 1952 8.5 HP version. This photo, taken in 1968, when I was 21, shows it on a hydroplane after it had gotten dunked by a big wave taken wrong. That motor got dunked several times and kept coming back for more! I built the hydroplane at age 14 with plans from Science and Mechanics Magazine.
Dave

Also in the photo is a 1965 V4 60 HP on a 1958 Crestliner Voyager14, and my friend's mid-1950s 25 Gale on a modified Lonestar - Ah the good old days!

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david bartlett
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Re: Champion Hydro-drive Lower Unit

Postby david bartlett » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:28 pm

Great pic! Thanks for posting.
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