FrankR wrote:The o-rings you speak of----The upper one and one of the lower ones are inside the carbon seal. No need to pull the powerhead to access the upper one. But of course the powerhead does have to come off if you want to access the lower one. The second one on the lower end is around the bearing, and the powerhead has to not only come off, but also come apart to get at that one----not a normal service requirement.
You know those lower pans can be removed without removing the powerhead---don't you?
Yes, do change those o-rings...at least the top. I just did it on my Rd-13 and it was an easy job. The hard part was cleaning off all the dried fuel on the magneto. If it is leaking a decent amount of fuel on the magneto, you risk dowsing your points and killing the spark. The compression numbers are low, but that wouldn’t concern me too much until you give it a good run. If it has been sitting a while, the rings could be sticking a bit. Put some Marvel Myster Oil (recommended by Lloyd Lautner) in your tank,it does a good job cleaning out the internals.
As for cheap rattle can paint, I haven’t seen a close match for ‘55 Sea Horse Green. If you’re willing to spend $20, you can get a perfect match here:
(Keep in mind your paint is faded, so it may still look different)
Richard A. White wrote:Might I suggest, that you contact Barry and see if he is going as I am pretty sure he would bring your order to you..
The blues are from the early 70's I think here is the photo:
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