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Well... It finally happened. 31 Dec 2019 03:45 #100975

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Trey,

Have you tried decal remover? It comes in a spray can. Automotive shops sell it. It crystallizes the adhesive so it flakes off.
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Well... It finally happened. 30 Dec 2019 04:20 #100947

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But I did get the old numbers off the other side of the boat.

One step forward, two steps back.

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Well... It finally happened. 30 Dec 2019 04:15 #100946

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It looks like I'm 0 for 2...

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Well... It finally happened. 07 Jul 2019 16:56 #97175

like Dan said........brass rod cut to lenth........also, if ya got a parts motor and the carb is screwed, the needle jet rods are brass and the right dia. 1/4"...........just check your nose cone , there are 2 types, both require a differnt lenght..........

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Well... It finally happened. 07 Jul 2019 16:22 #97174

rushwal wrote: So, apparently I was going to be a dumb @$$ and make my own. What is the correct material?














If the prop has a rubber hub designed to protect the engine when the prop strikes a solid object
stainless steel- called a drive pin.
If the prop doesn't offer the motor protection,---- then a shear pin made of brass- called a shear pin.

You of course could use brass with a rubber hub and be more protected.

I've read of many that use brass rod from a hardware store..
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Well... It finally happened. 02 Jul 2019 18:18 #96996

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rushwal wrote: So, apparently I was going to be a dumb @$$ and make my own. What is the correct material?





I've seen stainless (my newer Merc), or brass. For as little as they cost, and however infrequently you break one, I'd be inclined to just buy a couple of the correct OEM ones. The ones in my brush hog are mild steel. I have to make a supply of those myself since my wife breaks 2 every time she uses it. ;)
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Well... It finally happened. 02 Jul 2019 17:54 #96994

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So, apparently I was going to be a dumb @$$ and make my own. What is the correct material?

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Well... It finally happened. 02 Jul 2019 15:40 #96988

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Positive brushes are shorted out to the case.

Not sure if it's worth the effort to de-solder all the connections to be able to pull the positive parts out to be able to replace the insulation between the case and the positive side.

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Well... It finally happened. 01 Jul 2019 00:46 #96918

Oh man! That stinks.... Good luck. I hope you find the problem
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Well... It finally happened. 30 Jun 2019 21:20 #96915

rushwal wrote: Well, I don't think the galvanizing will matter as I put power to it a moment ago and it went pop. Just a small pop, but I'm guessing I shorted something. Maybe I'll take it back apart.




I think I would take it back apart :biggrin:

The "pop" may have left tracks that will show you what happened.
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