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« on: August 09, 2012, 06:14:27 PM »

Just added this to my flock. This little engine completes my collection of Riptides. I have now every example and one prototype.

Forgive me in my gloat with this aye?

Very rare and neat as a pin. Great comp and spark, gearbox clean grease and sound.

The prop is a ringer but I have an original for when serviced and shown running.

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012, 06:44:28 PM »

Hey Bruce, that looks so original with the Riptide yellow and green, Congrats
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2012, 08:11:01 AM »

Great engine Bruce,

How many models did Riptide make, I have only seen the one that looks like a Mercury and the horizontally opposed twin?

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 09:44:36 PM »

Sneaked this one in,
Doesn't answer you question but some interesting history
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=untWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MeYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4329,2490421&dq=riptide+outboard&hl=en
You can scroll down by grabbing the blue square..Could be some interesting stuff to research using this engine.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 08:26:12 PM »

Hi Chair  Grin
That link is an absolute ripper. I knew of both Len & Kerry. However, I had no idea of THAT history. (Did you have a read Old Racer?)
Thank you very much indeed.

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2012, 09:00:47 PM »

Hi Bruce,
That is a great looking motor. I recon that would have taken a bit of finding.
I hope you will post a video of it soon, as I would love to hear what it sounds like.
Cheers,
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2012, 06:20:12 PM »

Hi Mark, I have posted a link as to it running, sadly not in water?

It would NOT run with any water covering the exhaust at all so I pulled the pot off and found that someone had over bored the old thing, so far, that the crankcase compression bypassed back behind the piston skirt because of ever so thin liner and damage. The damage was done before it was put together thank God!

Someone found a piston and over bored the poor thing plus 0.140"

I had a port side barrel and piston spare so it will be back to standard soon. Just waiting on a set of rings.

Picture of bypass lower  and running vid attached.

I will update when it is a proper concern.

I managed to colour match in 2 spray cans the green at my local auto paint shop. Enough to do the twin as well.

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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 06:24:29 PM »

Hi Bruce,
It sounds good. It seems to run well. That is an amazing amount of over bore. It must have lost a gudgeon circlip or similar, to have worn the bore that bad.
I have a similar motor, and will have to find some time to get it going.
There doesnt seem to be many of the small single cylinder Riptides about. Most of the ones I have seen are the twin cylinder.
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