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1  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: 2008 Classic and wooden boat festival on: February 06, 2008, 12:10:53 PM
G'day John,

It's a Dry Lakes Racers of Australia (DLRA) event (Speed Week) held at Lake Gairdener SA around 2 hours SW of Port Augusta, you leave the black top at Iron Knob. Actual dates are March 3rd - 7th.

Afer attending the 50th anniversary of Bonneville I was hooked but have never been able to make it to the DLRA event.

Cheers,
Rob
2  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: 2008 Classic and wooden boat festival on: February 05, 2008, 08:18:06 PM
Guy,

All going to plan, I'll be in SA on the salt lakes watching very fast vehicles!  Shocked

Cheers,
Rob
3  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Buy Sell Vintage Boats Free Advertising, Outboards, Parts. / Re: Old 2hp Johnson on: February 04, 2008, 08:31:17 PM
Mark,

Was that the only size/incidence of their retro stling? With a vintage paint job you culd get away with that on an early hull.

Cheers,
Rob
4  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / The Vintage Boats and Outboard Motors Gallery / Coleambally Machinery Show '07 on: February 04, 2008, 04:23:26 PM
Ran across this pic online today and thought I would share. The Victa Jet on the end I know, and I'm struggling with the blue twin as I recognise that one.

Rob
5  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: New/Old Javelin Fans on: January 31, 2008, 08:14:24 AM
Good on you John,

It's all downhill and smiles from here.

Cheers,
Rob
6  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: motor parts on: January 23, 2008, 11:43:45 AM
Welcome aboard Jeff,

There's a For Sale section and a Wanted section if you're chasing parts or advice.

Cheers,
Rob
7  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Steering Cable. on: January 18, 2008, 02:23:26 PM
I truely doubt it Michael,

Yes stainless is harder than gal wire but in reality, just how much tension are they under and how many hours hard driving a year do we really do?? For my money you'd chew out the center long before you had any sort of outer pulley wear.

IF you did manage to wear them out it's easy to turn up a new set or replace the roller. The only reason I have heard to date for roller change was hat the chrome was crook and it was cheaper than disassembly and rechroming.

Cheers,
Rob
8  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Buy Sell Vintage Boats Free Advertising, Outboards, Parts. / Re: Old Merc on: January 17, 2008, 06:06:16 PM
Depends if you're in a rush Guy.. and Greg too for that matter.

Cheers,
Rob
9  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Buy Sell Vintage Boats Free Advertising, Outboards, Parts. / Re: Old Merc on: January 17, 2008, 02:33:42 PM
Click "Additional options" at the bottom of the posting window Greg.

All will be revealed. Cheesy

Cheers,
Rob
10  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Steering Cable. on: January 17, 2008, 02:29:38 PM
I wouldn't use anything but stainless (316) cable Michael.

Gal works, coated or otherwise but it's "old technology". I think plastic coated, unless it's dipped or shrunk, will tend to hold water at the open ends and accelerate rust issues. The plastic will succumb to the sun and fall off in time anyhow.

Socrates has the original gal (uncoated) wire but it needs replacing after 40 years, I'm going to write to Seacraft and complain  Wink

I have 316 stainless cable to replace it with.

Cheers,
Rob
11  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Oldenrudes progress so far on: January 12, 2008, 06:42:14 PM
Good stuff Michael,

Sounds like you're forging ahead.

Cheers,
Rob
12  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / The Vintage Boats and Outboard Motors Gallery / Re: 1960/61 Bellboy ballerina on: January 12, 2008, 01:05:59 PM
Need another one Michael?

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Fibreglass-runabout-50hp_W0QQitemZ260202100173QQihZ016QQcategoryZ102700QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem



Cheers,
Rob
13  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: New/Old Javelin Fans on: January 07, 2008, 02:08:57 PM
G'day John,

I don't have a photo of the plates sorry. Interesting RE the plate setup in WA, I wasn't aware of that. It's odd how much things can differ from state to state. Mine are '65 NSW plate, black lettering on yellow background with just NSW at the top of the plate. ACC-427 AC Cobra 427 per the genuine article.

I do not envy you the job of removing the gel coat, that's horrendous. I assume you tried extreme heat in an attempt to "kick" it first? ugh! Tongue

All water under the bridge now and I'm betting it won't happen again hey?

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger! Cheesy

Cheers,
Rob
14  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Buy Sell Vintage Boats Free Advertising, Outboards, Parts. / West Bend Tiger Shark Anyone? on: January 06, 2008, 07:47:25 PM
You need deep pockets I'm afraid.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/HEAD-WEST-BEND-TIGER-SHARK-80-VINTAGE-OUTBOARD-1961_W0QQitemZ250202945991QQihZ015QQcategoryZ26451QQcmdZViewItem

Cheers,
Rob
15  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: New/Old Javelin Fans on: January 06, 2008, 07:32:30 AM
Good stuff John,

It won't be long now, the seats look good.

Shame your mate isn't in NSW, I have an excellent set of rego plates for a Cobra that I kept from one of the fleet of vehicles over the years.

Cheers,
Rob
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