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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 04 Mar 2019 22:17 #93757

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Allen- overspray went out the back wall though a filter. I did not have an exit vent. I could not come up with something for free. I turned on my roof vent fans and the fumes went out. " I wore the correct respirator too" I would like to make an exit vent for future use to keep down on fumes.

John "boatboy"- I just got home from work. I will post some pics for you tonight. Surprising the booth worked very well and I will use it again.

Merky- your memory is correct! I had plenty of room to change out the reed cage without pulling the pistons out, that was a relief...

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 04 Mar 2019 15:24 #93748

Hey Hawk,

You may be able to swap out the reed cage (s) without completely pulling out the crank and pistons. Seems like I remember that you can bring the crank back just a smudge and rotate the reed blocks to be able to remove the screws that hold them together. Re-assembly would be jus the opposite.

Been a long time since I had one of those engines apart.

Merky

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 04 Mar 2019 15:08 #93747

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I would like to see some more pictures of your paint booth. I want to make something like that myself.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 04 Mar 2019 14:53 #93745

Nice looking paint job. I like the paint booth, downdraft through filter and under the table right? Did you use a exit vent to go out of the garage or did you not need to?

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 03 Mar 2019 14:04 #93720

If you wind up fixing the threads, consider a 'Time Sert' instead of a generic Helicoil.
Time Sert is more expensive, but probably a better solution.
Just my 2 cents worth of advice!
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 03 Mar 2019 02:06 #93714

I'll bring my motor right over. Looking good.

If only the ice would melt......
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 03 Mar 2019 00:33 #93711

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atta boy, never doubted...........looks great.........
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 02 Mar 2019 23:28 #93708

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Thursday I was finally able to seal up my Merc after some time away from the shop. Today I primered and painted the powerhead. Alright!!

I made another paint booth and it worked great. I hooked up a dual blower with a paint filter. And went to town. I also painted my 3.5 seaking today.


Got my midsection back on the motor stand and should be able to get lower unit and powerhead all back into place tomorrow. Alright!!

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 05 Feb 2019 13:36 #93247

I have a set that I bought but I don’t think I am going to use. PM me if you are interested.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 05 Feb 2019 09:37 #93246

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well after a long period of unexpected wait on parts and working a bunch, I finally was able to get this crankcase cover back on last night, ... So I thought .:grrr: :screammad: :ahhh:

It appears someone before me weekend the threads on the aluminum reed block. I was not able to tighten the bolt to the toque spec before the aluminum threads gave. This bolt locks the reed cage into place.

Now I will have to start all over and pull the pistons back out and see if I can use a helicoil tap set or try to find a used reed cage.

Its all good, this kind of stuff is expected. But you just hope to get lucky and it doesn't happen to you...Lol.

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