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  • outbdnut2

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    #250515

    The serial number is also on the welch plug on the engine block – maybe that’s all you need?
    Dave


    outbdnut2

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    #250367

    If you can find numbers on the seals, see if you can cross-reference them at the site below – it will often cross-reference numbers specific to a motor manufacturer. If not, go to the site’s catalog and try to match up dimensions.
    Dave

    http://www2.chicago-rawhide.com/popup_parts_lookup_457012.htm


    outbdnut2

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    #250333

    To add to what Fleetwin said in the post above, if your compression gauge has a hose, and if the gauge relief valve is at the gauge end of the hose, the volume of the hose will add to the volume of the cylinder and give a low reading on small cylinder motors. I have one of those gauges that reads 40 pounds compression on a JW 3 HP Johnson, and if I remove the hose and hold the gauge with out hose but with a pointed rubber end in the spark plug hole, compression reading nearly doubles. The bigger the cylinder, the less the error becomes.
    Dave


    outbdnut2

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    #250315

    Nice job! I love the paint design on the sides of the hull! As you probably know, 1959 was the first year of the raised center trim on the deck that extends through the notch under the windshield. Also first year for the new-design bow handle. The splash rail was all new for 1959 too. Your Bimini top is after-market.
    Dave


    outbdnut2

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    #250287

    If the resistance reads abnormally high or low, yeah it’s probably bad, but if the resistance is correct, the could still can have internal insulation breaking down bleeding off the spark voltage. A high percentage of coils fail this way. Best way to check is to swap in a new coil, of if one cylinder is dead, swap the coils between the cylinders and see if the problem moves to the other cylinder.
    Dave


    outbdnut2

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    #250148

    I doubt you need it because it only gets stressed when in reverse. I have a 30 but I don’t remember if it has one or not.
    Dave


    outbdnut2

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    #250114

    I would love to have one of those 16s…..and I’d Kill for the dual setup (called tandem33) that’s in Tubs photo. I share the same thoughts about it that Tubs already posted, and prefer to fix one up myself, as that is the most fun part of the hobby for me. I used to be able to get Champion parts from Lyle Swanson, as he got the factory stock when they folded and had a repair shop her in Minnesota about 15 miles from me where I got parts for smaller models. In the late 1980s, Lyle told me he sold all the 16 HP parts and rights to produce the “Hotrod” class B racing version to a guy out east who was still building and selling the racing version. Lyle said he sold that off because he got tired of arguing with Mercury’s lawyers every time one of his Champion “Swanson Hotrods” beat a Mercury in a sanctioned race – which was pretty often! I don’t know if the guy out east is still building motors and/or selling 16 HP parts. Someone on this site should know if he’s still around, and know who he is. Lyle’s shop is long gone now.

    FYI: There is a Champion facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/551675555554500 If that link doesn’t work, go to facebook and type “Champion Outboard Motors” in the search box.

    Dave


    outbdnut2

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    #250049

    Looks like you’ve got room for a 3rd 3 HP in the middle!
    Dave


    outbdnut2

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    #250045

    The Trailer, I believe is a Tee-Nee. The rail the boat keel sits on is on almost all Tee-Nees. The winch support and round pipe under it look like there may have been some home-brew modifications, or someone may have swapped some Tee Nee structure onto something else.. Click on the link below and scroll down for brochures:
    Dave

    https://www.feathercraft.net/fc-info/10-catalogs/87-vintage-trailers

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    outbdnut2

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    #249878

    I’ve used the cheapie Chinese knockoffs without any problems, and like Wrenchero said, they are a bit thicker. I have heard of anoccasional bad one,but at less then $10, just toss it an d put in another. At that price, I ordered a few so I have some around when I need.
    Dave


    outbdnut2

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    #249877

    If your Crestliner has transom wood covering most of the outside of the transom like the Vikings and Voyagers do, screw a piece of thick sheet metal to the lower part of the transom wood off to one side and mount the pitot farther down that piece of metal. I have done this on two boats.
    Dave

    Yes it does. I’ll try that idea.

    Use sheet steel or aluminum at least 1/8 inch thick.
    Dave


    outbdnut2

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    outbdnut2

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    #249740

    If your Crestliner has transom wood covering most of the outside of the transom like the Vikings and Voyagers do, screw a piece of thick sheet metal to the lower part of the transom wood off to one side and mount the pitot farther down that piece of metal. I have done this on two boats.
    Dave


    outbdnut2

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    #249637

    Teleflex makes excellent cables. You need the 400 series. Below is link to one place to buy them in one foot increment lengths, but others online sell them too. I have bought them from this company. Note Teleflex has been acquired by another company, but cables are the same. There may be a different brand name on the box when you get them.
    Dave

    https://www.boatersland.com/enginesystems-controlcables-tel400.html

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