1930 Lockwood Chief Revival

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    pm-t2
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    #74543

    Bill has it right, you’re pointing at the stud for the ignition ground button on the end of the tiller handle. You need a wire to go from there up to the magneto plate and get attached to where it can ground out the ignition when you push the button in.

    TO drop the lower unit – yes, two screws – there’s the one screw that tightens a clamping collar, the other one screws in from the front and is basically a locking screw to keep the lower unit alignment straight, the undo the water lines (use two wrenches, one on the compression nut, the other on the fitting… if you don’t use two wrenches, you will be sorry!)

    Spark plug leads are actually easy to change on these, they have Bakelite tower thingys on the mag plate. You take the high tension lead out of the tower, and you’ll see a small screw down at the bottom inside the Bakelite piece. Take that screw out, and the spark plug leads easily pull out from the underside of the Bakelite part. Strip the insulation from the end of a new spark plug lead, insert it into the bottom port on the Bakelite part, and re-install the screw. easy peasy, no soldering for the spark plug leads.

    The high tension leads coming from the coil and inserting into the Bakelite tower thing – well, those are another story…..

    Hope this helps.

    Best,
    PM T2

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    pm-t2
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    #74544
    quote Chris_P:

    Yes I would like to have it running by Belwood.

    I was wondering why the previous owner had the tank drain plug taped to the tiller arm. Now I know, stripped!

    Check to see if its the threads on the plug that are stripped, or if its the tank. Normally its the plug, but have a gander anyway.

    I’ll work on f***ing up a replacement plug for your motor and bring it to Belwood, you supply the gasket.

    PM T2

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    chris-p
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    #74546

    Thanks for the help Chris.

    Have to fly out to Alabama for a few days, the test tank will have to wail until I return.

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    george-emmanuel
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    #74645

    The sight glass o.d. I believe is 7/16ths and I have not been able to find cast acrylic in 7/16ths. I used 1/2" cast acrylic on mine. Cast acrylic can be threaded in a lathe. Unlike the sight glass on the Johnson’s which are blunt ends, the Lockwood glass is threaded.The trick is to machine the threads so when screwing on the ends they line up together when tightened and are exact in overall length. You also want the threads to be snug on the o.d., so be careful when you cut. Since the Lockwood is 7/16ths you have to cut the end down and then thread. I threaded one end for snug fit, marked the other end, then cut threads so the other end would line up. A bit tricky. I suggest blue locktight for sealing purposes.

    George


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    george-emmanuel
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    #74726

    Oh, a second comment……Put a rubber boot over that terminal for the kill wire found on the steering handle,—it’ll light your fire if you touch it while the engine is running, as in the process of closing the exhaust cutout..

    George

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    Tubs
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    #74734

    How about some more pictures of your chief George?

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    garry-in-tampa
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    #74761

    Lockwood Chief . . . 😎


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    chris-p
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    #74765

    Great info thanks George! You did a great job on that site glass.

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    pm-t2
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    #74770

    I have these… including one with a Lockwood shipping crate (although the box numbers don’t match the motor)

    Haven’t boat tested the electric-start model 163 yet….. must get around to that one of these days…

    PM T2

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    bill-loveland

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    #74771

    Garry’s first pic is an Ace?

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    oldelto

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    #74782

    PM T2,
    Did you pick the crate at Tomahawk in 2004?
    I think I saw it in your truck. Also I never forgot you
    gave me a ride with your Chief.

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    pm-t2
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    #74787

    Bill Loveland is right, the first picture in Garry’s post is a model 161 Silent Ace.

    Garry’s second picture is me running the crated Chief at Tomahawk, I was using an 11-foot Aerocraft boat, and that sucker would dance.

    Billy H – You’re right, I had that crate in my truck in 2004, but I bought the crate and motor prior to the Tomahawk trip. I bought it in March or April of that year. She’s a very low hour original condition motor with unbelievable compression. Glad you enjoyed the ride.

    Best,
    PM T2

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    garry-in-tampa
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    #74790

    Looking closely at the muffler, I believe you might be right Bill . . .

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    pm-t2
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    #74806

    The motor rest supports on the exhaust manifolds are much more pronounced on the Chief than they are on the Ace. The Ace just had little stubby protrusions on the back-end of the exhaust manifolds, the Chief had very large and obvious stanchions sticking out to rest the motor on when on its back.

    The other giveaway is that the service Chief gas tank always had the filler cap in the centre of the tank. The 1930 Ace’s that used the Evinrude Fleetwin tank (and the one in Garry’s picture does) had the filler on the port side rear corner.

    Hope this helps.

    Best,
    PM T2

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    stanley
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    #74819

    Of additional interest,I was informed by Chris Scratch that Lockwood offered a kit that would convert an early model Chief to a Silent Chief.Whether that was the case with mine or not,it has been "improved."


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