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Swapping out 62 Homelite for 70 Bearcat. 6 years 2 weeks ago #53543

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Hope to swap out the 62 Homelite for the 70 Bearcat I picked up last spring.
It seems to be "fresher than the Homelite.
It will go on my 20' pontoon.
I believe the Homelite power head needs to be gone through.
Plus the lower is leaking.
After getting the Homelite redone I will put it on one of my "Rat Rods". :angry:
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Re:Swapping out 62 Homelite for 70 Bearcat. 6 years 2 weeks ago #53567

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It will be interesting to hear how it runs. That engine looks very clean like it hasn't many hours on it.

I've got to tear down the one I ran last summer and go through it. I guess it's my next project. ;)

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'57 Evinrude 18 (finally found a decent one)
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'72 Johnson 6.0
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'64 Johnson 18
'65 Homelite 55
'66 Homelite 55
'68 Bearcat 55 (3)
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'71 Bearcat 85 (Sold)

Re:Swapping out 62 Homelite for 70 Bearcat. 6 years 2 weeks ago #53637

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The big pontoon will be 4 stroke powered again in 2012. Sure is a nice looking Bearcat you picked up.
Might be easiest to swap in a good powerhead on the 62, give me ring when you start thinking of rebuilding her.
How deep is the snow out there??

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Re:Swapping out 62 Homelite for 70 Bearcat. 6 years 2 weeks ago #53658

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Not much snow around me. The Mich lakeshore is getting the most of it.
Other than replacing the fuel lines and fuel pump gasket. I don't think it will take much to get this Bearcat going.
But can't judge a book by its cover lol.
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Re:Swapping out 62 Homelite for 70 Bearcat. 6 years 2 weeks ago #53665

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But can't judge a book by its cover

Maybe so, but it does look well cared for, or little used. (At least that's a good start, right!?) Best of luck with it Dave. ;)

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Re:Swapping out 62 Homelite for 70 Bearcat. 6 years 2 weeks ago #53675

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Right Mark,
The oil was clean and so was the lower. No heavy corrosion on the metal.
The above photos were taken last April right after I picked it up. Didn't even clean it yet. Came with controls too.
Since I have the Old style controls from the Homelite rigged on the pontoon, I hope to use them. The newer style does not have the warning horn. Just a light and key ignition that mounts to the dash. B)
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