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« on: December 31, 2020, 04:35:31 PM »

I'm back, possibly for a short time, hopefully a long time. I've been offered a barn find complete Glastron V173 with a Merc 115 thunderbolt motor for $500.

Question is how do I convince the minister of financr that its a bargain. Pics to follow.
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2021, 08:10:58 PM »

Hi Mate,
Have her call me, I'll convince her!

How is your beautiful Holden looking?
She's a real head turner, that's for sure!

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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2021, 06:06:32 PM »

Success, the Glastron is mine.. half a day on the water blaster and it almost looks nautical. Fortunately the motor turns over and has spark. not a bad for something that has sat under a tree for about 5 years.


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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2021, 06:07:33 PM »

before waterblast


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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 06:08:50 PM »

There's white under the muck... this is goin to be fun


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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2021, 08:34:47 PM »

This thread is going to be a great read.
I cant wait to see your pics with the box off and what her impeller looks like.
Before you spend your hard earned on a new impeller, fire up the old girl and force feed her water, the way we discussed on the phone.

Oh yeah, when you are ready...call me about checking and resetting of your Low Speed Jet adjustment, on all 3 carbies.

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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2021, 10:15:34 PM »

Progress report. Motor has been turned over with succes, lots of spark, bottom end has new water pump and oil. Wiring loom has been taped up to prevent shorts. New battery switch key fitted.. need to solder a wire back on to tilt trim switch. Next step is refit lower leg to motor and fresh fuel in the tank. Connect battery, turn key and cross fingers.
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2021, 03:27:36 PM »

Progress report. Hydraulic hose on tilt trim had a bit of a leak, dont make them like they used too, only lasted 47 yrs. Hose replaced and now she tilts up and down, no trim so further investigation may be required. Not just yet though. Thought I'd better compression test before i get too carried away. My old ratty worn out guage read min 90psi on all cylinders except the bottom one, who puts a cylinder there? I figure 90 psi on my guage would be 110 at least on a good one. Thunderbolt only bit me once, did that liven me up. Still need to refit leg and new fuel line from tank required. Oh and a tire for the trailer so i can push out of shed. Stay tuned.
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2021, 10:57:24 PM »

A great barn find mate. And exciting stuff watching you bring the old girl back to life. Thanks for sharing and for uploading photos. Looking forward to seeing how you go with the reno.
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2021, 09:21:00 AM »

Work completed, old water pump removed and new one fitted, i believe this impellor was fitted about 2009


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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2021, 09:26:53 AM »

Interesting bit of corrosion in the leg. investigation found that there was originally a drain hole fitted to drain water from a cavity in front of the gear shaft. lots of digging out the crap and i have repaired the hole with epoxy, filled the cavity with epoxy resin to just below the gear shaft seal and will be putting new drain holes higher up and fitting rubber stoppers to them to prevent water ingress whilst underway.


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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2021, 09:33:53 AM »

More pics


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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2021, 09:39:36 AM »

On a humorous note, my boat had been living under a gum tree alongside a 6 way dirt road intersection for many years. on inspection of the exhaust port it was found to have "some" debris inside. I wish I had videoed the moment I added compressed air to the exhaust tube to clean out the said debris. Lets just say I'm still clearing dust and leaves from the workshop.. Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy


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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2021, 02:53:18 PM »

We have lift off. Bolted the leg back on, mixed some fresh fuel, 40:1 just to lube it up a bit. 3 or 4 kicks, no choke and we fired up. Motor sounds good. Nice crackle to it.

Now the tricky part, on installing the leg, it did drop onto its side once. Now since then it is stuck in fwd . I noticed this before installing leg. Moving the selector spline does nothing. When i rotate the prop in the free direction it clicks. What have i done?
Leg was fine before dropping. Not a big drop either, 5-6"s.

On the upside nice to hear the power head crackle now i can commit to restoration of the rest of the boat.
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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2021, 04:22:48 PM »

All sorted. Spline was180 degrees out. Not sure how or why, but all good now
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