The bigger issue will come into play, and a lack of proper prep will be obvious when you mask for a second color. The paint is in good shape with the exception of the lower unit. Upon inspection the motor was in sad shape. Remember being a kid and building that prized model car or truck? With that said, you will develop your own preference over time. Keep your gun at a 90 degree angle to the part being sprayed. I got the Martin out of my truck, and presented it to him.
The cowling had the oval Seahorse medallion on it. You can read more on his website at. He said it was a Martin. This little Firestone is ready for fun again! The most basic features are a nozzle that allows a change in spray pattern by rotating the nozzle on the front of the gun. He was just a great host! Register a free 1 month Trial Account. It is my preference to paint everything in pieces first, then sub-assemblies second, and fully assembled if need be as a last coat. Additionally, unlike sand-blasting it does not heat, and potentially warp the metal being blasted.
Following disassembly of the motor, the power-head was soda blasted to get rid of the mouse urine. Upon pulling the head on the block, I am almost certain this motor is very low hours, and has seen little use period. Here we see the dowel sticking out of the lower unit housing so it can now do the job it was intended to do by holding the bearings on the prop shaft in place. To go in reverse, you must turn the motor 180 degrees. Following paint removal, all parts must be cleaned again to remove dust and residue from the blast media. But in the meantime, changing it regularly is a good thing to prolong the life.
Upon bucket testing and setting the carb jets, she seems ready to run. I have run into an issue with getting a good piston to replace one that is slightly scratched, also a few o-rings for the power-head and crankshaft seals. As for our subject motor…we spent about 15 minutes putting decals on our hood. Tough part is to get things straight, but practice and patience will do wonders in this regard. Steve, you have the same engine. They of course laughed at the poor guy…and instead told him to call me. We hope you glad to visit our website.
These decals have at least three colors, so they are fairly thick. I saw an old 5 hp Firestone that looked to be a good prospect for restoration. Item will be well packed, sandwiched in cardboard to assure save delivery. Peter McDowell explains the issues with using spray paint, which never really gets hard, on any product that will see hard service and or exposure to fuel. Has a pencil notation on the 2-page spread with all of the 1957 Johnson models.
Turning the part as needed to get paint on every plane of the part is a must. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. So we have about another hour in masking and painting the hood and a few other parts. Upon application of lacquer thinner to clean the main steering tube, this old Sea-Horses true colors were beginning to show. Due to factors beyond the control of Danutdlp, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.
However this type of tape is fairly pricey and I rarely use it anymore for outboards. It has been my personal preference to shoot the hoods separately from the rest of the motor. On this motor, almost every single rubber part was hard as rock! I use the original hardware always if possible. This brings our time to a total of 10 hrs to bring this old Sea-Horse around to like new! This is the element that is missing from spray paint, therefore the paint from a spray can never really hardens. Remember the warm water made the decal soft and pliable. Hope you drop by for a final chapter found here: Greg Nine hours into our project and were sitting waiting on paint to dry. This will get covered by a second and final coat of Sea-Mist Green.
But, we also have wrinkles in the decal owing to the compound curves of the tank. You cannot save it for a half hour…or use down the road in a few days. Touching the wrinkle could cause the decal to crack or flake off. In an effort to take the motor back to its roots, it was restored in 1958 colors. Make sure there is no grit of dirt on the squeegee as this could scratch the decal when rubbing it into place. He asked if I would look over the motor and get it running in trade for the parts I could salvage from the second motor.