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    chris-p

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    #165974

    Progress is happening on the Chief!

    I could not find a decent Drip Tray no matter how many ads I posted, so decided to repair the one i had. I am pretty happy with the results, you can hardly notice the repair now.

    Just need to polish out some scratches, but the bulk of the repair is complete.

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    chris-p

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    #165978

    I then tackled a crack on the tower. Welded and polished out. That repair has vanished now as well!

    Decided to weld on a new STOP TAB while i was at it as the old one had broken off, likely causing the crack in the first place! Still have some dremel work to do to shape the tab, but its on there.

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    chris-p

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    #165983

    Next stop was the tilt quadrants. They were cracked and in horrible shape. Could not find decent ones, so made up some from new material. Not totally stock now, but good examples are hard to find.

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    chris-p

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    #165986

    Working on a coil mod as well. This one is a bit trickier than most, but should not be a problem.

    I plan on first milling down the width to 7/16″, then drilling out the rivets, and removing enough laminates to get it to 7/16″ tall.

    Then I will stagger cut the laminations, just off center, re assemble, and rivet them back together.

    Thats the plan anyways.

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    lyks2tinkr

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    #165989

    Great job, eh.
    Can’t wait to see the finish product.
    IMHO the 29 Lockwood Silent Chief is one of the most beautiful outboards ever produced. As my artist wife says, it looks like scupture.

    bobw
    bobw

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    #165990

    Very nice workmanship. Well done!

    Bob

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    Randy in Tampa
    Randy in Tampa

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    #165991

    Truly a labor of love, nice job!😉

    Rotary valve Johnson’s Rule!

    Mike Peeling
    Mike Peeling

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    #165997

    I’m just in the midst of puchasing one myself. Will need cleaned up but its all there.

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    wbeaton

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    #166003

    Looks great, Chris. I hope tour ignition mod works out. It would be awesome to see it on the water this summer.

    Wayne
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    outboardnut
    outboardnut

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    #166006

    thumbs up

    fifty20ne
    fifty20ne

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    #166086

    Nice Work!!!

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    Monte NZ

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    #166228

    You are certainly making a great job of it……….well done!

    Tubs
    Tubs

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    #166239

    Drip pan came out exceptional well.
    Have you considered sand blasting
    to get some of the texture back?

    David Bartlett
    David Bartlett

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    #166251

    Very nice work, Chris!

    David Bartlett
    Pine Tree Boating Club Chapter

    "I don't fully understand everything I know!"

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    chris-p

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    #166277

    Good point Tubs. I was just wondering ….I almost have to polish the whole thing now? At a standstill as I decide how to proceed! Good thought thanks.

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