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    MarcUGL

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    #182972

    Looking for Phillip Gatzow, I was told he repaired dented Waterwitch gas tanks.
    My email is marc@metcominc.com.
    any info would be appreciated.
    also need the front cover.

    Tubs
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    #182973

    He is taking a break from doing tanks for awhile.
    Wants to work on his own stuff for a change.

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    MarcUGL

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    #183016

    Thank you for the response – so I went out and got some low temp aluminum solder and I am going to give this a try on my own. Watched a lot of videos – will be taking this slow.
    can you recommend a resource for the deals and a front cover and upper dial?

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    #183048

    He did my VR tank, if he starts back on tanks get him he is awesome 😎

    Rotary valve Johnson’s Rule!

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    #183201

    I’d suggest you use that Waterwitch for a parts motor and get a complete one, perhaps with a better tank. I successfully straightened a ‘witch tank once using air pressure (10psi). and propane torch heat and tapping around the dent simultaneously with a wood handle, with the gas cap vent open to allow some air flow during the process, with an air regulator to maintain 10psi.
    If you use aluminum solder, don’t use it on your tank until you practice on junk tanks first. Results may not be as expected. The solder is very difficult to file or sand. It is also a different color.

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    MarcUGL

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    #183420

    ok where would you suggest looking for another 1937 Waterwitch single cylinder.
    In the mean time the tank is progressing nicely.
    Right now its all I have, and it runs
    Do you know of any decal and handle contacts.
    I have found some decals but they are the wrong year.
    any help or contacts would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.

    Tubs
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    #183440

    If you find a decent tank it will likely be on a better than average
    motor and they aren’t likely to be willing to separate.

    Grip-
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Waterwitch-Neptune-Outboard-Motor-TILLER-grip-7-8-ID-x-5-1-4-handle/133137961650?hash=item1effa412b2:g:bZQAAOSwxqZcnrZq

    Decal-
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1936-39-WATERWITCH-outboard-motor-tank-decals/293229849014?hash=item4445dc69b6:g:OWEAAOSwhUpcaeeU

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    MarcUGL

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    #183484

    Tubs – your the best! Ordered both. Also ordered some 1100 aluminum plate – going to tray and make a from cover.
    I found this Waterwitch in the trash on Upper Greenwood Lake in NJ. The engine is a ’37 and the lake was man made in ’32.
    Thank you.

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    #183507

    Another resource for you. http://www.waterwitch.net/main.html?src=%2F#1,0
    Kirk

    Tubs
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    #183526

    ” ordered some 1100 aluminum plate – going to tray and make a from cover.”

    That would be way above my skill level.
    Here are some pictures of a cover I had.
    I would thing it would be a challenging piece to make.

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    MarcUGL

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    #183566

    Thanks for the pics – I do not know if I can do it – but it will be fun to try.
    I am trying to find one locally to see if the person will allow me to make a plaster cast of it.
    I could then do a sand cast out of white metal, which I could use as a mold to create the cover.
    The pics are fantastic and will help a lot.
    The tank is coming along – the other gentleman was correct, the aluminum solder isn’t quite the correct color,
    but it is better then the huge dents!

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