January 2, 2017 at 4:20 pm #6014
Since Wayne started one of his own, I decided to fast track one of mine as well as I have always been meaning to do it.
The coil tests good, but will at least re wire it.
The timer seems fine, but this is my first Ruddertwin. What do I look for to see if it needs rebuild?
I have good compression and powerhead seems sound. Not afraid to open it up though if you guys that have done one think it is wise? If apart, what should I look at replacing? I like the look of the two tone jugs to crankcase anyways. so may at least pull the jugs to paint/or have plated. If I do, are rings still available for these?
Finally, seems like there are a million and one ways to go about the resto. Curious to hear and see what others have done, as far as what you plated, what you painted, etc…January 2, 2017 at 4:41 pm #50161
I believe the cylinders were nickel plated, not chrome. I think same with flywheel, but most just hard chrome the flywheel… I really do not think there is anything actually painted..the aluminum, looks fabulous with a high polish.
Here is what my cylinders looked like, blow the pic up and you will see, it would not run, both exhaust ports were literally plugged with carbon, all rings were stuck.
I opened it up, removed all carbon, got the rings unstuck, and just put it back together.
It is a very easy motor to start now and mine idles VERY low.
Here I am running so early in the year the ice has not left the lake yet…LOL
firstname.lastname@example.orgJanuary 2, 2017 at 7:34 pm #50167
Very little carbon build up. Pistons and jugs look to be in great shape. Ill mic them later on. I have the motor totally taken apart now and am cleaning everything as we speak. Im thinking ill nickel plate the flywheel and the jugs. Im not sure on the crankcase and exhaust "Y" yet, perhaps just paint it? What have other done?January 2, 2017 at 7:40 pm #50168
I did nothing, just clean, reassemble and run the snot out of it…
email@example.comJanuary 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm #50169quote Chris_P:
Your motor should have a brass bushing so your
timer will likely only need a cleaning.
You can get rings here.
I have some slide shows on the timer and one way to repair the coil.
If you haven’t seen them I can send you the links.
Check the flywheel for cracks from over tightening.January 2, 2017 at 10:55 pm #50181
I would love to see them Tubs, thanks!
I was over at Waynes and his has a small crack similar to what you posted above on his flywheel. Is that common with them?January 2, 2017 at 11:24 pm #50187
Here are some Pics.
Am I asking for trouble if I try to remove the plates with starting instructions while I restore the tank? Are they easy to put back on afterwards?January 2, 2017 at 11:24 pm #50188
More picsJanuary 3, 2017 at 3:56 pm #50228
I’m a bit ahead of you. The one I’m
working on is a really nice motor.
There is hardly a scratch in any of the
aluminum parts and they really are
cleaning up nicely. Even the prop.
But it does have issues. The coil of
course but I have done it already. The
gas tank had some dents. These look to
be intentional rather than accidental to
me. I have gotten the majority of them
out. The tank is still a little low in that
corner and will need a little filler.
I also need one of the water tubes and the
flywheel has been over tightened and it
has cracks. May explain the dents in
the tank. Once I get the gas tank done I’m
kind of stuck till April when I will be able
to get the parts I need. Gives you a chance
to catch up,
A soldering gun is all I needed to get the rivets
out of the serial# tag to remove it.
Here are the links to repairing the coil and
some information on the timers.January 3, 2017 at 4:10 pm #50229
Tubs……That bench……dam that bench…lol
How can you work in such filth????
firstname.lastname@example.orgJanuary 3, 2017 at 4:53 pm #50234quote Richard A. White:
The top of my bench is covered with an offset
printing blanket. It can be best described as a heavy
canvas coated with rubber. Most solvents don’t bother
it. Really easy to keep clean, grips parts so they aren’t
sliding around, and a soft landing for anything that gets
dropped. Sometimes I do get behind in my cleaning and
as you can see, occasionally, I have allowed it to get into
this deplorable state.January 3, 2017 at 8:32 pm #50251
That is not what I meant and you know it..LOL
email@example.comJanuary 3, 2017 at 10:03 pm #50253
Looking great Tubs thanks for the links!
Out of curiousity, what are you going to do with your jugs and your crankcase? Are you painting them or??January 3, 2017 at 10:59 pm #50257
Also, the panels on top of tank, with starting instructions on them, do they easily come off with heat, or should I leave them on to polish the tank?
Looks like they are soldered on perhaps?
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