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1968 Lone Star Mustang 2 years 5 months ago #117261

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Just picked up a new project thanks to a tip-off on the boat from 63 Sabre. Won the auction and can't wait to pick it up. A lot better shape than my 63 Triton, and it looks like only cosmetic fixs except for the floor repair. I would also like to pick up a tilt / trim unit for it, so if anyone can give me a lead that would be awesome.

These are pictures from the auction. I will post pictures of its current "before" condition next week when I get my hands on it.













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1963 Lone Star Triton w/ 1979 55 hp Johnson (soon 1963 Merc 850!!!)
1968 Lone Star Mustang w/1974 70 hp Evinrude
1974 Marlin with 1971 Merc 1350
1980 Glastron GT-150 w/1977 115 hp Johnson ( soon 1977 Merc...

Re:1968 Lone Star Mustang 2 years 5 months ago #117262

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Here is a picture of the tilt / trim unit that I will need for this boat and motor. The motor is a 1974 Evinrude 70 hp, model 70473

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!



Front view



Back view
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1974 Marlin with 1971 Merc 1350
1980 Glastron GT-150 w/1977 115 hp Johnson ( soon 1977 Merc...

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FYI - I was able to source a trim unit off of the same model and year motor. Just delivered last Friday. Just need to do a little maintenance work on the seals and motor then clean it up and install.

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1963 Lone Star Triton w/ 1979 55 hp Johnson (soon 1963 Merc 850!!!)
1968 Lone Star Mustang w/1974 70 hp Evinrude
1974 Marlin with 1971 Merc 1350
1980 Glastron GT-150 w/1977 115 hp Johnson ( soon 1977 Merc...

Re:1968 Lone Star Mustang 2 years 5 months ago #117460

where did you find the tilt-trim unit? Would love to add it to my 73 65HP Evinrude.....

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I ran across one on eBay that was attached to the same year/model outboard. I swung him a deal to sell me only the lift and the wiring for $150.

I know that 63 Sabre bought his lift along with a "junker" boat. Look in JEGO and you can see his posts for "older tilt/trim retrofit". He gave me some good advice on how to source, but I really got lucky. When i first won the auction for the boat, there were 2-3 units you could find on e-bay from $200-350. Unfortunately they were gone before I picked up the boat. That's when I got creative. See if you can find a junk motor that has the lift and try to swing a deal.

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1968 Lone Star Mustang w/1974 70 hp Evinrude
1974 Marlin with 1971 Merc 1350
1980 Glastron GT-150 w/1977 115 hp Johnson ( soon 1977 Merc...

Re:1968 Lone Star Mustang 2 years 5 months ago #117491

When I get my 1971 Starflite Evinrude back I will have a trim/tilt unit, lower end, good power head but I think the shift solenoids finally went out.

Karsten

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Re:1968 Lone Star Mustang 2 years 1 month ago #120987

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Here are some update pictures from a recent workday on the boat. I took some time to shoot video of the current condition and then take the attached stills. Ended up with quite a list of to-do items, but did get to work on a test patch. Once I give it the fully monte polishing job it should really shine!!!!



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1974 Marlin with 1971 Merc 1350
1980 Glastron GT-150 w/1977 115 hp Johnson ( soon 1977 Merc...

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Nice rig. I bought my boat at that same auction 6 years ago and am just now finally starting on it (much worse shape than yours). What method and materials/compounds did you use to get that nice shine? It looks great! Good luck with it all.

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One pass, by hand, with Maguires Ultimate compound. It is probably a hybrid between a rubbing and polishing compound. I would usually do a 2-3 step process using a various levels of "cutting compounds" and then working my way through the finer polishing before a good wax job.

I think it is a testament to the quality of the boat that I just did a quick job and it shined up so nice. Going through the whole process I should be able to get it REALLY shiny.

Thanks for your kind comments! Can't wait to get it done and out on the water

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1974 Marlin with 1971 Merc 1350
1980 Glastron GT-150 w/1977 115 hp Johnson ( soon 1977 Merc...

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I will have to buy some of that Maguires and compare a spot to the Flitz I had used on another boat. Thanks!

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Re:1968 Lone Star Mustang 1 year 10 months ago #122793

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Had the Mustang out yesterday on a beautiful day. Ran like a top once I figured out a loose battery connection. Haven't done anything to the motor but hook up a battery and gas tank!! Didn't have the GPS on it, but the 70 was pushing us along 30+ without too much problem. Give it a good carb cleaning and some fresh plugs, and then I will take it on a speed run. It still has a fair amount of lag when you hit the gas, but it goes once it catches up. I will post a few pics soon.

Nice day to take a trip over to Longtail.



Tied up at Geano's Beach bar. Made the 18 mile trip with no problems. I have removed the windshield and all of the hull furniture for the wet sanding and buffing. Kind of a challenge to tie up with only the bow ring.



Only issue on the day after the battery was the gas tank going dry 100 yds from the launch. A little quick switch and I was back in business. Can't wait until will get her polished up and looking good as new.
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1963 Lone Star Triton w/ 1979 55 hp Johnson (soon 1963 Merc 850!!!)
1968 Lone Star Mustang w/1974 70 hp Evinrude
1974 Marlin with 1971 Merc 1350
1980 Glastron GT-150 w/1977 115 hp Johnson ( soon 1977 Merc...

Re:1968 Lone Star Mustang 1 year 10 months ago #122805

She's looking good back in her natural habitat!

Bob

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