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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 28 Oct 2021 01:50 #115429

Based on my experience those studs will unscrew. Tighten two nuts against each other on the end of the stud and with a wrench on the bottom nut remove the studs.
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1955 PlastiCraft 12 Ft. Delux Runabout
1957 Clipper & twin 35 HP Evinrudes
1957 AlumaCraft 14 Ft. FD
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 28 Oct 2021 00:44 #115426

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Gents

so I received my steering wheel today in record shipping time:) 
so I know I wined/cried about price a lot maybe to much..
but I think after receiving it it was more than fair price. 
there’s no cracks, gouges, dings that I can see, bearings are very very tight almost blows me away.. 
Other than not knowing the year or what “AF” stands for all cosmetic really, I’m very pleased.
it Does appear it will rest very close to seat which can bring problems (luckily I’m a skinny stick man lol)

so my question is with these drum steering wheels are the 3 “steel” threaded studs removable usually? In your restoration experience? It appears they may come out looking at them but they are obviously seized in place at the moment… lubricant/heat?
I’ll get better pictures but atm this is what I have..
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 27 Oct 2021 22:08 #115419

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thx!! Only time will tell feather has just started hopefully I can manage without messing up. 

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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 27 Oct 2021 19:19 #115416

Curtis, that is pretty darn sweet! Great job.
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 27 Oct 2021 00:10 #115401

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Well I think I’m into deep but going to try myself at some art work for a change of pace..
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 25 Oct 2021 12:49 #115364

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ok thanks, I’ll hope for the best when I hook cables up and go from there. I guess I was wondering if it would make a difference trying to put motor in forward/reverse is where I was going with all the questions. 
It’s what I have until I can find a 56’ cowling assembly.

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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 25 Oct 2021 04:26 #115361

Curtis,
I am not sure if the cable locks on a 1956 OMC motor are in the exact same place as a 1957/1958 OMC motor but they should be very close. I have run my Vagabond with a 1955 25, a 1957 18 and a 1957 OMC 35. Each motor required a slight adjustment of the plastic roller on the cable to make them line up perfectly.
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1957 AlumaCraft 14 Ft. FD
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 25 Oct 2021 02:59 #115359

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Just wanted to say thanks for advice on this from all of you!
from locomotion, unclbuz, oldlure, boat boy for links/advice and giving me idea of what the hell I had to do …too JR offering to send me a fuel pump! Sorry if I forgot anyone that helped there’s a few of you on here.
all much appreciated truly gave me some tools to go into project with some confidence. Motor runs good with plate I made.. I was concerned that the factory design of transfer port cover is far from flat like plate I made. And seems the factory cover would direct air flow to piston much better that a flat plate. Motor has ran at least 1/2hr (at idle) as smooth as I could’ve ever hoped, only time will tell once it’s at high speed. The 3gph will be burnt in no time I hope!

appreciate it all gents!
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Boatboy

thanks for identifying what I have.

curious if you might know is the cable lock for a 1956 lark in a different spot than 57/58 big twin on the cowling for gear shift cable? Or would they match up the same?

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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 25 Oct 2021 02:12 #115356

All pictures are 1957 Big Twins except  picture 3 which is a 1958 Big Twin.
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