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Wisconsin RBM

Postby Buccaneer » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:14 am

My uncle "passed the reins" and gifted me his early Caille and
Wisconsin RBM.
Regarding the latter, where would I look for a serial number?
So far it's evasive. I believe from looking at Jack Craib's site
that it's a Model M.
Also, it's missing the Elkhart magneto. Has a successful
retrofit of another, more common magneto ever been
accomplished?

Thanks.
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Re: Wisconsin RBM

Postby Richard A. White » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:02 am

VERY nice

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Re: Wisconsin RBM

Postby bill_loveland » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:59 am

Nice Wisconsinn. What's the early Caille?

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Re: Wisconsin RBM

Postby Buccaneer » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:35 pm

bill_loveland wrote:Nice Wisconsinn. What's the early Caille?


Here's the Caille. Could have been the Neptune version. Jack Craib says the only
difference is the decal. Evidently there's no serial number database, so
not sure of the year. Has the wrong flywheel. Other than that, I know
little about it.
P.S.- I've already been told the mixer is upside down, lol
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Re: Wisconsin RBM

Postby bill_loveland » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:00 pm

Yeah, the flywheel caught my eye right away - Elto Speedster?

The only Caille RBM I have that isn't a Liberty is an early (1915-ish) Five-Speed with an Evinrude flywheel/magneto

And I just noticed your Wisconsin has a sector gear in the link to the rudder - backwards steering lol

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Re: Wisconsin RBM

Postby Buccaneer » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:02 pm

bill_loveland wrote:Yeah, the flywheel caught my eye right away - Elto Speedster?

The only Caille RBM I have that isn't a Liberty is an early (1915-ish) Five-Speed with an Evinrude flywheel/magneto

And I just noticed your Wisconsin has a sector gear in the link to the rudder - backwards steering lol


Bill, not sure if I'd consider it "backward" steering. Don't you just shove the lever
in the direction you want to go? Maybe it's just me thinking backwards again :lol:

Decided to work on the Wisconsin first. I dissected some of it this afternoon, and so
far have not found anything that looks like a serial number. On the transom
mount there's a casting number, something like L45-3.
So far I haven't been able to get the delicate bronze prop off, but I have
not go the "heat" out yet.
Not sure how the drive shaft tube (or if) comes out of the gear case. Any one know?

Also, the thin brass skeg is long gone. Repairable?
Thanks!
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Re: Wisconsin RBM

Postby Richard A. White » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:18 pm

I think you should just box that scrap up and send it to me...LOL

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Re: Wisconsin RBM

Postby bobw » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:40 pm

Buc,

Geez, seems like your collection keeps growing by the week! So how many total do you have now? These 2 are great additions to the pile but you are probably going to have to do an addition onto your shop!
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Re: Wisconsin RBM

Postby Buccaneer » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:32 pm

bobw wrote:Buc,

Geez, seems like your collection keeps growing by the week! So how many total do you have now? These 2 are great additions to the pile but you are probably going to have to do an addition onto your shop!


It's hard to keep an accurate count of the outboards, lol.
Database shows 203 outboards, but about 50 of them were
"parts" motors, froze up when I got them in a purchase of
over 100 motors. Quite a few I've scavenged for parts to
make a "good" one, so they should probably not be "counted"
as outboards anymore. Gave away about 10 junk Johnsons
the last two years at Tomahawk to make more room, and
added a rack in a little garage for this years purchase at
Tomahawk. It's a constant struggle, lol.

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Re: Wisconsin RBM

Postby bobw » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:25 pm

Sounds like you need an inventory manager - don't know how you keep track of that many!! Also sending you a PM.
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