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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 27 Jun 2015 02:51 #48489

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Eagle127 wrote: Bill,,could you Email me the last photo full size ? Well,,that motor was running on only the right bank. When I pulled the plugs ,,the left bank showed signs of not firing. It ran fine as you see in the video,,then something went awry. this morning my buddy Russ Hill stopped by. He saw the garage door open. What's up ? Plug not firing.. I hooked it up, gave it a yank,,,Russ says no spark. I handed him another plug....Great spark !! WTH ??? I held the plug up to the window and there it was ,,a FINE line of something. Reggie had told me he had hand filed the electrodes,,,and there was the problem. While filing he had magnetized the shavings.. Eventually one bridged the gap....


Interesting. I'd think spark current would melt away such a small sliver.

A simple volt meter resistance check without even pulling the plug would find something like that but I've never heard of anyone checking resistance.

Wonder what the resistance range of fouled plugs would be?

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Just beyond the breakers.

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 27 Jun 2015 02:14 #48487

Ooooohhh,

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 27 Jun 2015 02:07 #48485

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Yep,,making up for the sluffer on the other side.... :dry: PLUS,,,,,,,,,,,,,look what showed up today..YAHOO !

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1955 Star Fire Crosley.
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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 27 Jun 2015 02:05 #48484

Now it's time for some bling on that motor-
shine that brass carry handle up and mount it! :woohoo:

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 27 Jun 2015 01:58 #48482

I guess that's why the one cylinder was a lot warmer than the other :P

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1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special

Day 1 1947 Vagabond 27 Jun 2015 00:17 #48481

Your decision to pick up the parts motor is paying off in spades!

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 26 Jun 2015 20:52 #48469

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I also had a carb issue....basically the carb had severe corrosion problems and float saturation problems. Last night I pulled the old grubby carb off of the military motor..Tore it down and on the inside it is mint....Thank you Bonz !! On the left are my carb parts, on the right the battle of the Bulge carb.. Nice..


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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 26 Jun 2015 20:46 #48468

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Bill,,could you Email me the last photo full size ? Well,,that motor was running on only the right bank. When I pulled the plugs ,,the left bank showed signs of not firing. It ran fine as you see in the video,,then something went awry. this morning my buddy Russ Hill stopped by. He saw the garage door open. What's up ? Plug not firing.. I hooked it up, gave it a yank,,,Russ says no spark. I handed him another plug....Great spark !! WTH ??? I held the plug up to the window and there it was ,,a FINE line of something. Reggie had told me he had hand filed the electrodes,,,and there was the problem. While filing he had magnetized the shavings.. Eventually one bridged the gap....

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 26 Jun 2015 18:20 #48462

It's payday after two years of hard work!
To all who have not seen it in person, the photos don't do it justice B)

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1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special

Day 1 1947 Vagabond 26 Jun 2015 15:50 #48459

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