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Old 09-12-2017, 03:27 PM   #21
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wow... looks amazing on those vids.
you only need some bell bottoms, big sunglasses, leather jacket and you will be spot on in this time capsule!
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Sneezing is a symptom of too lean idle circuit. If it had gas in the carbs for two years, you'll need to rebuild the carbs. They're simple and easy to rebuild. Just remember to perform the "Link and Sync" after you re-install them. With that age engine, I'll bet that the diaphragm on the fuel pump is stretched too. That's also and easy fix.
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wow... looks amazing on those vids.
you only need some bell bottoms, big sunglasses, leather jacket and you will be spot on in this time capsule!
And Skynyrd on the 8 track... That would be groovy man can you dig it. Haha

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Sneezing is a symptom of too lean idle circuit. If it had gas in the carbs for two years, you'll need to rebuild the carbs. They're simple and easy to rebuild. Just remember to perform the "Link and Sync" after you re-install them. With that age engine, I'll bet that the diaphragm on the fuel pump is stretched too. That's also and easy fix.
I rebuilt the carbs earlier today. I have to put them back on and do the link and sync. Then off to the marina to set the idle and take a test ride. Fuel pump is next, I know it's not new. I will save the old one as a spare until next season. I'm off work right now and waiting to go back. It could be any day so I'm waiting to order parts, I work out of town and stay at a motel. I want to replace the coil packs and save the old ones as spares. I also have a spare prop gotta order a new nut, washer and cotter pin to keep on board and another fuel line of course.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:24 PM   #24
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Second coat of wax on the top, rails and cleats polished and waxed. I have to polish the gelcoat on the interior, the windshield frame and the engine, then it's upholstery time.

All the kings horses and all the kings men couldn't restore the finish on that old Glastron horn again... But Krylon sure as hell could haha!
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By the time you're done, you'll have a museum piece. ��. Looking sweet.
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That thing is pretty cool. What are the snaps for that are on the hull?
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:20 AM   #27
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That thing is pretty cool. What are the snaps for that are on the hull?
One set is for the top the other set is for the cover.
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figured that was probably the case but I've never seen snaps on the hull side before.
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Reminds me of our first boat. Dad looked at a Glastron but ended up buying a Larson of about the same vintage.

Of course I see you upholding a 1970's tradition of using a nylon ski rope for dock lines!
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Now that is nostalgia...that is awesome the interior looks like a Lincoln or Caddy
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Sweet!
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Now that is BAD A$$....
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:48 PM   #33
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Thanks for the comments everybody.

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Reminds me of our first boat. Dad looked at a Glastron but ended up buying a Larson of about the same vintage.

Of course I see you upholding a 1970's tradition of using a nylon ski rope for dock lines!
I had a '71 Larson Shark with a 135 Merc. It sure wasn't a looker though haha. The Glastron came with the ski and tow ropes. That's a tow rope in the picture. I'm a one man team right now. I push the boat off the trailer then walk it over to the dock. It was just easier to tie it off with the tow rope while I parked the truck.

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Now that is nostalgia...that is awesome the interior looks like a Lincoln or Caddy
That's what I thought too, that's why I call it my "pimp ride"
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I think I figured out the issues. I had symptoms of running lean and also flooding. It also lacked power and would bog and die if I went wot.

The jets in the carbs were clear, but the float needles were worn and one float was out of adjustment (not closing). Carb to intake gaskets were brittle. So I had one carb flooding and most likely air leaking in at carb bases.

When I went to do the link and sync I noticed the throttle cable isn't really moving the throttle plates. The throttle lever on the remote is hard to move. On the engine at wot the spark advance lever hit the stopper, but the throttle lever really doesn't. I can push it open but it takes a little effort.

I have to leave for work tomorrow so I may just drop it off at the shop. Looks like I need new cables before I can go any farther. I work 7/12 so it's pretty much dark by the time I get home now and no days off unless there's a severe thunderstorm. At least I saved a bit of cash doing the carbs myself. I guess that's why they call it a funnel in the water you pour money into.
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Marine Foreman,

I like the use of the tow rope! It is true to period and is what we did for years. I didn't even know docklines existed until the 80's.

With a boat like yours, I would consider joining the Antique and Classic Boat Society for opprtunities to show your boat. The ACBS offers some great shows and help for owners of classic boats. I have been to the Sunnyland boat show in March and your boat would be a welcome addition.

https://www.acbs.org/
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Wow...what a neat find. All the canvas and the enclosure is really cool. Great river boat for late fall
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Marine Foreman,

I like the use of the tow rope! It is true to period and is what we did for years. I didn't even know docklines existed until the 80's.

With a boat like yours, I would consider joining the Antique and Classic Boat Society for opprtunities to show your boat. The ACBS offers some great shows and help for owners of classic boats. I have been to the Sunnyland boat show in March and your boat would be a welcome addition.

https://www.acbs.org/
There was a 20' piece of ski rope I made dock lines out of. I will make up some nice ones with a braided eye eventually. Thanks for the link and info, I will check them out. I'm a bridge painter so I travel a lot, but don't generally have much time. I wouldn't mind entering it in a few shows if I had the chance. The shame is I just sold two old trucks this past Spring that would have been a perfect tow rig for the Glastron. They were both K20 Chevy Silverados, a 1975 and a 1976. I could have painted the '76 to match the boat.
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Vintage first aid kit that came with the boat. There was another one that had old spark plugs in it. I'm going to stock the empty one with supplies and use it on the boat.
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That chevy would've been nice. Aughta find an old suburban / bronco/ or wagoner as a tow vehicle. heck, even a Scout or Travelall.
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My dad had one of these with a 100 Johnson on it. Sold it when I was 4. Still tells stories about all the fun they had with it.

Congrats on the purchase.

That pile of skis, lines, bridles and fuel tanks is all too familiar for me. We had the exact same stuff on the boat my grandfather had while I was growing up. Half of it is still hanging in the garage at his house.
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