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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 13 Sep 2022 00:37 #122520

Check on #106 and # 21.
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 12 Sep 2022 17:10 #122513

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Pulled leg to clean and check for pressure/vacuum leak..As mentioned I’ve got water getting into gearcase after rebuild..Found an enormous amount of sludge in exhaust chamber, guessing this was caused from motor running poorly for so long and not burning off intake gas/oil..I found something very concerning when cleaning out. I had a screw drop out (10-24x3/4”) at first I thought water pump housing but after looking I wasn’t that lucky and those 3 screws are in place and also longer. I inspected screw the threads aren’t stripped and in fairly good shape.. I noticed that head of screw has a lot of exhaust carbon on it.. I’ve looked up into exhaust tube assembly and don’t see any screws from bottom side..I’ve gone through parts diagram and closest thing I can guess is possibly one of the two exhaust loading tube screws? But don’t know the length of them or size as well the orientation would be incorrect as they appear to be installed from powerhead side down.I’m guessing but possibly if this is correct it could explain the blow by I’m getting from gaskets from baffle plate to exhaust under powerhead? Though it’s not bad blow by it could be the beginning as exhaust loading tube screw has been working it’s way out??thoughts on this for identifying mystery screw? Is it possible to get a random screw in leg from under powerhead? Logic tells me no because how would it come from bottom side, I’ve not ever had it torn apart this deep yet. Do you think powerhead removal is best here.. inspect shift rod, replace gaskets and hope to find a hole with no screw in it? picture of only thing I can guess without ever having disassembled.I can say I cleaned all this out and inspected quite well when I did leg so sure I didn’t leave a floating screw inside, screw didn’t fall out until I was almost completely done cleaning sludge out so it was wedged up under powerhead area somewhere..The exhaust cylinder tube screw comes from right direction as for orientation also not sure the size ? In picture it looks larger but that doesn’t mean much I suppose..thx  
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 11 Sep 2022 23:56 #122505

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Ohio lol ya not impressed by slime haha believe it or not the red is from smoke.. it’s rare but wind does blow from south once in a while here.. it was quite a warm wind yesterday but it blew forest fire smoke from (USA) yesterday. Thx Zella was really happy to finally see boat rip!
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 11 Sep 2022 23:48 #122504

Wow, that's a great pic -- not the one of the slime in the bucket, the other one, with the kid on the deck!
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 11 Sep 2022 22:33 #122503

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Rpm guage wire's are good so interesting..

Steering certainly stretch out, know what I’ve got to do there and need to flip bracket for safety..

Found one loose machine screw(MIA) on starter housing holding guard, easy fix..

Spark plugs burning golden brown, happy to see that!

The big one was gearcase oil white and milky, unfortunate specially with the time I spent rebuilding! Suspect it will be damn shift rod? It did pass pressure/vacuum test so that throws a hmm at me..

Overall pretty good turn out, packing holding points visual is good and gap the same… possible concern with tinny sound i cans find on outside of motor at high rpm.. guessing piston wear or wrist pin slap? But just a guess.. Shift is tight, no major leaks of any kind, but does look like the two gaskets under powerhead are due for replacement with a little blow by.

Boat itself may have one small leak from 1 or 2 rivets.. but didn’t have to use bilge pump on 50km trip .. and certainly broke the paint in with a couple scrapes/chips/rubs.. all character.. windshield rubber between windshield and Center deck didn’t stay in place..

So some fun lying ahead… pretty happy other than gearcase. But can’t have it all ha
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 11 Sep 2022 15:01 #122498

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And this made it all worth while!! Thank you all for your help!!
Full of smile’s!
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Rick appreciate it! Summers gone best months ahead now to enjoy on water.. no tourist certainly going to need some shelter above our heads!

I got another lead on identifying boat and it takes me full circle back to the marine patrol RCMP owning this boat yet again.. many years of trying to find the truth but hopefully enough information/research I’ll be able to get you specs for capacity tag .. serial number still haunts me…
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 11 Sep 2022 14:50 #122496

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this one isn’t done yet but I would love to see a 2 seater in my hands.. maybe one day but won’t be soon.. key here is to maintain and enjoy with kid this winter fishing and quiet lake without all the wake boats.
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 11 Sep 2022 14:46 #122495

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Ray agreed I knew this in hindsight but man I was getting thinned out!
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The spec sheet you guys sent me says stock prop is 10 3/8” x 12 1/2 (alum) I see 3 part numbers for this prop.
I checked my notes and I stand corrected the one I have on is 10 3/8 x 11 1/2 (alum).

I will definitely explore this road after all my checks on motor/boat. This includes rpm wire, honestly I did keep a close eye on everything yesterday but I pounded the piss out of the old girl so I could find or see what is or might be wrong.. it was more of a let your hair down kind of day.. 50km ride, with a hour of tubing for Zella, maybe 5km of dilly dallying around and the rest at WOT pushing it to the max.

I have to add this ….
You know I’ve been getting a bit of flack about running 24:1, “our oil is better now you don’t need it”…. I’ve ignored and kept it and glad I did!! Motor ran amazing WOT and at idle (which wasn’t much) I didn’t see one puff of blue smoke out of motor yesterday.. the way I see it the great oil can help substitute for our crap gas lol collected enough waste oil/gas from crank case to feed my weed eater haha

i will come back to prop! After gearcase, steering checks and so much more haha
 
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