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    muddog2

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    #186376

    I restored a Johnson AB-25 this year and got it running thanks to you all here. I guess now that I have finished it I am wanting to do another. A friend of mine has a really nice Elto Rudder Twin that he has gone over. It has good compression and I am thinking I, now that I am hooked, I would love to acquire this motor and do the same. He has taken it completely down, pulled pistons and cleaned the engine. I am wondering what the value might be. He is asking $400 for it. I have pictures on my phone, but can’t download to computer because they are on I cloud. I can text pictures if anyone wants to see the engine. There is a stand included in the deal.
    Thanks for any help, Robert Clark

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    chris-p
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    #186378

    I guess depends on what really nice condition is.

    If the chrome does not need re chroming could very well be worth that, especially with a nice factory stand!

    I attached a pic of one I did last year. I started with very poor chrome and metal, so had to put a lot of hours into it! If I were to do another Ruddertwin, I would pay more for a better example to start with.

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    muddog2

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    #186383

    What hp is the Rudder Twin?

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    muddog2

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    #186397

    The stand is a really nicely made wooden stand. Did they make wood stands?

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    chris-p
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    #186404

    No they would not have made wood factory stands. It will be home made then.

    The model I pictured is a J Model 4hp.

    mercuryman
    mercuryman
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    #186405

    Rudder Twin just sold on Ebay $600 + $146 shipping And it looked bad.

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    muddog2

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    #186407

    Thanks, Robert

    squierka39
    squierka39
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    #186449

    Wood stands, would need a picture but yes the factory did make wood stands and sold them in the accessory catalogs. I have only seen the pictures in the old catalogs so far.

    Tubs
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    wbeaton
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    #186464

    I agree with Tubs. $400 is too much for a basket case. If the important bits are in good condition then I would pay a little more for it. Lots of Ruddertwins at Constantine with price tags from $75-200. I paid $200 for a running Ruddertwin at Suter’s meet last month.

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    Wayne
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    muddog2

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    #186487

    Can someone email me. I can’t download pictures on my computer from my phone.. I can send them to someone to post for me. antiquelureman@att.net
    Robert Clark

    RICHARD A. WHITE
    RICHARD A. WHITE
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    #186495

    I agree with Tubs. $400 is too much for a basket case. If the important bits are in good condition then I would pay a little more for it. Lots of Ruddertwins at Constantine with price tags from $75-200. I paid $200 for a running Ruddertwin at Suter’s meet last month.

    81D487BD-CD8E-4474-AD78-60F230195756

    That motor looks suspiciously familiar, and that shop floor as well….lol

    http://www.richardsoutboardtools.com

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    wbeaton
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    #186506

    I bet it does, Richard. Looking forward to seeing what you are liquidating next.

    Wayne
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    RICHARD A. WHITE
    RICHARD A. WHITE
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    #186509

    Well, I have an OA60, complete..KE7, missing lower cowl…..but those are not odd enough for you…

    http://www.richardsoutboardtools.com

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    muddog2

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    #186534

    I can’t for the life of me understand why some call this motor a basket case. You have not seen any pictures. The guy took the motor apart, pistons and rings. Cleaned it and put it back together. That is what I meant by gone over. It doesn’t appear that any parts are missing. It is shines. I don’t know if it has any spark, and he did not check. I can send someone pictures to post from my phone via emal to post. 803-542-4998. I can’t download pictures from my phone because of I Cloud.
    Robert

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