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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 18 Sep 2018 17:09 #89256

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Belt sander for the WIN!!!!! Test fit here without gasket . . .:biggrin:

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 18 Sep 2018 16:46 #89255

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Crossing everything I have a pair of . . . . LOL

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 18 Sep 2018 14:48 #89247

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So I forgot that I had local friends scouring the planet for vintage outboard gas tanks a few years ago. Went by the shop and found everything I need. New fuel line, a couple of those connectors and a good tank to work with. I have an extra new float, and a top tank gasket for it already is well. Should be in good shape!

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 18 Sep 2018 13:07 #89244

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So one screw is tapped into the wood only, and one passes through the inner and outer transom wood - yes passing through the hull. I read a lot about not grounding the hull, and some mentioned they have an indirect ground reference somehow - engine bolt touching transom for instance.

Anyhow, glad you asked, I am going to move it one box width to the starboard side and have 2 screws into the wood only. Running to shop this morning to pick up another tank and fingers crossed one of them has the hose and end connector. May be looking for one if any fellow hoarders has one they would like to part with :)

Also just got 6 different 12" x 24" vinyl rolls of various colors to make a 'background' for my registration numbers. Really wanted to order something from the resident vinyl member here but with everything going on I needed a quick solution. All 6 for like $14 - not bad and I'll have them on the shelf for other projects.

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 18 Sep 2018 02:51 #89226

Mine is isolated on the transom wood. Thanks JR.....

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 18 Sep 2018 02:19 #89225

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Thank you!
I need to fix that!

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 18 Sep 2018 01:36 #89224

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The box should not come into contact with the hull. It creates a ground. I have a piece of wood mounted to the hull and the box is screwed in separately to the wood.
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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 18 Sep 2018 01:05 #89220

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mine is not, tell me more

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 18 Sep 2018 01:01 #89219

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gerg wrote: Control box FINALLY mounted . . .

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Is your control box insulated from the hull? Hard to tell from this angle.

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 17 Sep 2018 23:57 #89208

I remember a 20 gallon day in Taveres, but I had it hammered to keep in front of John and Dan....

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1953 Deluxe Runabout
1956 Crestliner Commodore 10HP Sportwin
1962 Lonestar Holiday
1994 Landau 50HP Honda (BBJ)
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