My New 1448 Flat Bottom Project.

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All done.Thank God.Got it all lined up again.Driveshaft is in and I am starting to paint now.I'll start with the lower skeg portion of the lower unit and work my way up.That way I can leave the bolts unpainted.Plus I need some sealant,lol.
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Put together and it works flawlessly in every gear.
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This is what a properly lubed and aligned gearcase looks like.My problem was the shift cradle going over the clutch dog properly.lol.Don't ask me tomorrow what all that means.Thanks for the manual Jim.Maybe,that manual is getting me into trouble,lol.
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Here's a glimpse of what the engine will look like when done.Only a glimpse though,lol.I did the lower unit also,but need to do some cleaning up before I show it to you all.
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Here's the base color.It will be Reelfoot Grasslands like the boat.That's all so the bluegills can't see me,lol.And I just fell in love with the looks of it when I was hunting for stencils.I want to keep the bolts unpainted and original looking.
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Went from this:
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To this,with it inspected and working flawlessly:
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Let's see,what can I do now,lol.
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Man, slab, you did all that while I was having Christmas guests over for meal!! I have been in similar situations before, and you did good! That paint job is going to look great too. Make sure you get the right kind of sealant; I would check at local boat shop, or online. I know the sealant is very important.
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I'm going down to the boat mechanic that I used to use and get my goodies tomorrow.Impeller,lower unit bottom seal and some OMC sealant.He has all the parts for the early Evinrudes in stock except for a couple that I will order from him.Yay,no shipping involved.I should be pulling the cord while my steel flex is drying this weekend.I just put all the bolts back in so I did'nt lose any of them,lol.That phillips that goes through the housing and through the cradle in the gearbox is a rough one.
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Looks great.

Question: The driveshaft was not connected to the pinion with a nut?

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Can't wait to see more.
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The driveshaft on this motor just slides down into the pinion gear.No bolts or anything it has splines on the bottom of it.I'm not a very good photographer,lol.
Here's the lower unit all put back together and done with new seals and gaskets and "O" rings.
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All done.
I have a question for anybody that positively knows the answer.First thing is the aluminum extension that is above the lower unit.What kind of paint is used on this?I suppose that it is some kind of high temp stuff,because there was non there after 41 years.I'm going to use self etching primer then ??
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Second question.Does anyone have any ideas to get this bolt out of the bottom of it.The head snapped off and the other bolt broke off.It is the exhaust portion of the motor that must get kinda hot during use.There is no water or oil that goes through it.I have two good bolts but they are on the same side.
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I got the bolt out with a pair of vise-grips.So,I guess that there will be three,lol.
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Cool man, looks good.

For bolts you think might be weak from corossion, soak them with PB Blaster overnight, and you can also use a torch to heat them and help burn off the corossion you can't see.

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Do you know how hard it is to find standard bolts in a bodyshop nowadays,lol.
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LOL..yes, and do you realize how sad that is!

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Figures that the day that I want to do the steel flex that it does'nt get over 65 degrees,lol.It will probably be 90 tomorrow because I have so many things that I need to do.We'll see.
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Did'nt work on the boat,but the motor is about done.Used some drill bits and got bothe broken bolts out.Got the extension self etched and the rest of the motor is ready to get camoed out.New impeller and complete tune up,even a new rope and handle.Thanks for the manual Jim.I hope that I don't have to do everything in all them pages,lol.
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Here's the extension with some brand new bolts that hold the lower unit on.
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Looks good man.

Hey, on that Steelflex, once you get it coated, if its somewhat warm and clear/sunny carry it out into the sunshine to cure, it speeds it up nicely.

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Looking good.

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