Found a guy that has 3 Homelite/Bearcat motors that need repair or used for parts. 2 stuck and one turns. He said the lower units are good on all 3. I haven't seen them, just talked to him on the phone.
He also has many Johnny/Rude (mid 50s thru 60s) motors for parts or restoration. Some Mercs too. Also many old fiberglassics 14'-19'.
He's stripping them and sending them to a land fill $60/ton
He is trying to down size his inventory. Used to work on them. He is in his 70s. He still repairs and sells stuff.
He wants $400.00 for the Homelites. I backed off. A little too high for me What do you Think? He is a member of AOMCI.
I'll give you his number if want.
Located in Davisburg,Mi. Near Pontiac
He is about 130 mi from me. Not too bad of a trip if the weather is good. Maybe I'll try to get there later this year when the weather breaks a little.
I have a feeling the Homelites will still be laying in the corner for awhile.
He sounded like he had a lot of old Glassics. In what shape they are I don't know. Set up a meeting with him. He's been in the marine business for many years.
Here is his ph number. 248-634-8768 Jerry.
If you go there. Will you check out the 3 Homelite/Bearcats he has for me? See if one or more are short shafts.
Thanks, This is a picture of a short shaft. It is Greg Anderson's
I've done stuff like that too. Last Feb I bought a boat motor trailer for $200.00 I bought it for the 68 Merc 650.
She didn't know about it until the guy called my house and asked if I made it home safe. Well that was thoughtful But.
I talked to Jerry, he has about 40 boats on his property! There's 4 feet of snow on and around those boats right now. I'm going to wait until March before I go up there. We've got a bunch of snow over the last couple weeks. Then a week of below zero. When the weather breaks if I don't have something by then I'll go up there and snoop around.