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Offline _UnderWater_

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Trying to Save a Glastron
« on: August 03, 2013, 12:17:09 AM »
Hey Everyone,
 Just wanted to say hi and as I'm sure most newbs new beg for help.  I'll spare everyone the story for now but I have an I believe older Glastron in need of help.  I have looked quite a bit and can't find anything that is exact to what I have.  I have included a link to a slideshow of some pics I just took tonight.  Seems to be a 1962 Skiflite yet the seats in the pictures look way different. Plus mine do not fold down.

If anyone can help me with IDing what I have I would be very thankful.  The title and registration is no help.

Second if there are any Evinrude guys into older ones I have a 1961 Lark III hanging off the back that ran like a top for a year and half.  Then it lost spark I assume and was mothballed.

For anyone interested I'm in the West St Paul area and Its my roommate and I tacking this project. 

http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/_UnderWater_WSP/slideshow/

ps If it asks for a password its "Glastron"  :)

Offline bellj

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Re: Trying to Save a Glastron
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2013, 06:31:14 AM »
Nice looking boat! Welcome to the group - there is a wealth of information available from the people here!!

I'm unfortunately not as great a resource as some of them, but in looking at your pictures, there is one item that I might have a small hint for you with, and that is that some models of the Evinrude Lark had a "push-pull" (my words for it) fuel system in where one of the lines to the fuel tank is an air pressure hose which they used instead of the more common vacuum pump that most of us are used to.

I have an old Lark from my Dad that gave me fits last year and I never did get it to work right before putting the project aside for another date. But I can tell you that problems with system are very common to make it run very "clunky," if at all, and commonly makes it look like spark problems.

Good luck with your restoration!   :)
Jim, Patti, & Samantha
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'77 Glastron GT-150 O/B, '78 Merc 700, "The Puddle Jumper"
'77 Switzer GL-20 O/B, '77 Merc 1750
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Re: Trying to Save a Glastron
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2013, 08:05:50 AM »
Welcome to the CGOAMN forum !

Brochures are here ...
http://www.cgoamn.com/12.html

HI. RES. one's are here ...
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=2908.0

Owners manuals ...
http://forum.cgoamn.com/index.php?topic=2919.0

If you need anything .. Let us know ...
« Last Edit: August 03, 2013, 08:10:32 AM by Hyperacme »
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Offline _UnderWater_

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Re: Trying to Save a Glastron
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 06:03:14 PM »
Thanks for the help! I have the full set of factory manuals and will be going thru them.  So far the engine no longer cranks from the key but will when jumped to the coil.  So thats issue 1.  Issue 2 is lack of spark while cranking.  The boat was on the water running and someone kicked or otherwise knocked the box that contains the starter coil and what no.  Thats the story I was told. 

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Re: Trying to Save a Glastron
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2013, 06:21:15 PM »
Welcome to CGOAMN

Good luck with your project.

Even if it is not running join us for Red Wing 16-18 of august.

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Offline Jason

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Re: Trying to Save a Glastron
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2013, 08:41:22 PM »
Cool boat!

Jerry probably knows the old OMC motors better than anyone here. Hopefully he chimes in.

I work in SSP so can maybe swing by some day after work and give you a hand.

Yea, drag it down to Red Wing this year. We would all love to see it in person. I don't think anyone in the club has one of those.
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Offline Rosscoe

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Re: Trying to Save a Glastron
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2013, 07:58:56 AM »
That definitely looks worth saving.
I noticed it doesn't have any navigation light on the bow. Anyone know if the water patrol would jump on you for that or only if out after dusk?
Ross
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67 V163 Bayflite Super Sport  1989 100HP Merc
67 V164 Bayflite 120HP
67 V174 Crestflite 120 HP Rat Rod
71 V175 Crestflite 350ci -Jet
84 CVX 17  83 115 Merc
88 CVX-23 350 Mag

Offline _UnderWater_

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Re: Trying to Save a Glastron
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2013, 10:36:44 PM »
It does not have any nav lights at all.  Never had em.  Is that normal on something this old?  Anyone know for sure what it is?  Looks similar to a 62 skiflite but my seats are different.   You can ALL for sure bet this old girl will be in Red Wing this year if I can get her to fire up.  I know I'm close.  Seems like the Points/Condenser are not getting power.  No Spark on either cylinder.  I dont care if I have to jump it from the coil or pull start it.  This baby has to run.  It did and will again!

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Re: Trying to Save a Glastron
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2013, 12:28:12 AM »
It a 1964 or 65 Skiflite V-142 ...
Same color both years so hard to say which ...

Don't know how old Johnson/Evinrude serial numbers work but sure is a lot of " 5 " in it ...
So might be a 1965 motor ...

Gregg
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Offline Rosscoe

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Re: Trying to Save a Glastron
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2013, 10:12:44 AM »
Hope you can get it fire. If you do come to Red Wing, please dont wear trunks like the guy in the pic.  ;D
Ross
61 Surflite 1964 90HP Johnson project
67 V163 Bayflite Super Sport  1989 100HP Merc
67 V164 Bayflite 120HP
67 V174 Crestflite 120 HP Rat Rod
71 V175 Crestflite 350ci -Jet
84 CVX 17  83 115 Merc
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Re: Trying to Save a Glastron
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2013, 04:16:16 PM »
If you do come to Red Wing, please dont wear trunks like the guy in the pic.  ;D

That cracks me up.

Good looking boat.  This is a great group.  Welcome.
If you didn't get wet, you didn't have fun ~ WetRaider

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