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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 03 Jan 2019 02:22 #92528

I understand what you are saying about the wiring harness but the 55's don't have enough room to tuck it under the side deck. But it also doesn't seem right for it to be "free floating" in either one of the holes... seems like an accident waiting to happen.

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 03 Jan 2019 02:10 #92527

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I would run the steering cables through the holes that line up best and offer the least resistance. I run the throttle and shift cables through the other two holes. I run my electrical harness under the side deck where it is out of sight.

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 03 Jan 2019 01:01 #92522

Question: With the three holes being cut out in the seats on the 55...I know the steering cables runs through the center hole...do the throttle controls both speed and gear run through the bottom hole together and the wire harness runs through the top hole? Anyone have a picture of there set up so im doing it correctly? Thanks

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 07 Dec 2018 17:01 #91794

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LakeHead wrote:
Awesome!!! I appreciate that Dan.... Hopefully you did a good job .... haha ... I know you did






Try as I might, I can't remember tightening all of the screws that hold the coils in place. :)

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 07 Dec 2018 16:02 #91791

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Locomotion wrote: Good looking engine in those photos, is it ready to go?


Yes the 57 Lark should be ready to go. That's the one I got from Mike (Buzzerbaits) a couple years ago. It purred like a kitten then but you never know. Its been sitting in the garage, I pull the rope from time to time to turn it over. Hopefully it will start right up.... The wiring harness needs some help for sure


I believe I put coils and points in that motor a few years ago.


Awesome!!! I appreciate that Dan.... Hopefully you did a good job .... haha ... I know you did

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 07 Dec 2018 15:56 #91790

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LakeHead wrote:

Locomotion wrote: Good looking engine in those photos, is it ready to go?


Yes the 57 Lark should be ready to go. That's the one I got from Mike (Buzzerbaits) a couple years ago. It purred like a kitten then but you never know. Its been sitting in the garage, I pull the rope from time to time to turn it over. Hopefully it will start right up.... The wiring harness needs some help for sure


I believe I put coils and points in that motor a few years ago.

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 07 Dec 2018 15:49 #91789

Locomotion wrote: Good looking engine in those photos, is it ready to go?


Yes the 57 Lark should be ready to go. That's the one I got from Mike (Buzzerbaits) a couple years ago. It purred like a kitten then but you never know. Its been sitting in the garage, I pull the rope from time to time to turn it over. Hopefully it will start right up.... The wiring harness needs some help for sure

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 06 Dec 2018 22:29 #91757

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Jay just come on up to N.C. and finish mine. I love the WC steering wheels. I’ve got one for mine as well.
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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 06 Dec 2018 21:29 #91755

I just read all the posts. Looking forward to seeing her finished...

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 06 Dec 2018 20:45 #91754

Good looking engine in those photos, is it ready to go?

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