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Guido
07-06-2008, 12:57 PM
Having collected Oliver tractors for years, I did some follow up when I spotted an Oliver outboard motor for sale not far from my mother in law. From the tone of his e-mail, he has others for sale. Anyone collect these and want me to check them out?

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bob40
07-06-2008, 02:28 PM
All I know is the smaller they are the more valuable.

Guido
07-06-2008, 02:31 PM
In addition to the Oliver, he sent me pictures of a Firestone, Hiawatha, Evinrude and Chris Craft.

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Dick Steinkamp
07-06-2008, 03:33 PM
I've got a '47 Johnson (well, since I was born in '47 I guess I have TWO '47 Johnsons ;)). I just gave a mid 50's 10 HP 'rude to a cousin. Still looking for a late 40's Elgin like my dad had.

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DEEPNHOCK
07-06-2008, 03:45 PM
And they are both pull start (when choked), huh;)[}:)]
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

I've got a '47 Johnson (well, since I was born in '47 I guess I have TWO '47 Johnsons ;)). <snip>


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HookedonStudies
07-06-2008, 03:58 PM
I've got a couple of 5hp Firestone Outboards. Mid 50's IIRC. Private label manufactured by Scott-Attwater, later Scott when they were bought out by none other than... McCulloch! I wouldn't doubt if they also made the Oliver outboards, but that is merely speculation.

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Guido
07-06-2008, 04:02 PM
quote:Originally posted by HookedonStudies
I wouldn't doubt if they also made the Oliver outboards, but that is merely speculation. Something tells me that the Olivers (at least the larger 35 HP) were made by Perkins). Let me see if I can't did up one of my old Oliver club magazines that covered that.

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DEEPNHOCK
07-15-2008, 05:17 PM
Man-o-man...
Now I am really mad at my oldest sister...
My grandad had an old Scott-Atwater..about a 6hp iirc...
It was always a 'spare' taken along in case we hit a rock with our '58 wood kit boat with the '65 40hp Evinrude Lark...
Sold the boat with the Evinrude, and my sister had that old Scott-Attwater out in Iowa and sold it 20 some years ago...
I never knew of the connection..[V]
Sad to miss keeping a lil' bit of history..
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by HookedonStudies

I've got a couple of 5hp Firestone Outboards. Mid 50's IIRC. Private label manufactured by Scott-Attwater, later Scott when they were bought out by none other than... McCulloch! I wouldn't doubt if they also made the Oliver outboards, but that is merely speculation.

ROADRACELARK
07-15-2008, 08:34 PM
How about a Neptune. Small, light weight, two-stroke trolling motor. Believed to be late 30's, early 40's. Complete and was "running when parked.";) Any idea of its value??[?]

Dan Miller
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52-fan
07-16-2008, 03:36 PM
I've often wished that my dad had not sold the 4.2 horse power 1948 Champion (yes,Champion) outboard motor we used when I was growing up. It always ran just fine. Not fast, usually dependable. Sorta reminds me of Studebaker Champions.

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gordr
07-18-2008, 11:32 AM
If anybody here ever comes across a Flambeau outboard motor, I'd pay a couple hundred bucks for a nice one. My father used to be a dealer.

They made two sizes, a single cylinder 2 1/2 horse, and a 5 horse twin. Flambeaus used a pretty much unique style of construction. There was no power head as such; the entire thing, from the flywheel bearing to the tip of the leg was made as two mirror-image aluminum castings, with all the internal parts, like crankshaft, cylinder sleeves, and lower-units gears all set into machined recesses on the inner part.

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BobPalma
07-18-2008, 12:26 PM
quote:Originally posted by gordr

If anybody here ever comes across a Flambeau outboard motor, I'd pay a couple hundred bucks for a nice one. My father used to be a dealer.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands


:) Oddly enough, Gordon, I've heard of them. Were they sold exclusively in Canada, or would they have been available in The U.S? What years were they manufactured? :DBP

gordr
07-18-2008, 06:34 PM
Bob, Flambeaus were made in Wisconsin. Not sure right now which city. Made from about 1947 through about 1958, at a very rough guess?

I've seen them on eBay, but it's not something that I'm so hot to get as to make it worth my while to bid on one there. Sooner or later, one will find me.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

StudebakerGeorge
07-18-2008, 09:23 PM
One of our chapter members is a collector of old outboards and boats...
I think he said he had about two hundred or so..
Doesn't matter the count, his work is awesome.

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Orestudeguy
07-19-2008, 01:10 AM
I have a old "Sea King" outboard in the shed. Don't know if it runs or not. It's complete thou. Anybody know what numbers will tell me what year/size it is?
Not going to use it, just curious.


George
Grants Pass, Oregon
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64 Wagonaire's (1 parts car, 1 Canadian fixed roof disc brake car, the other sliding roof South Bend car.)
63 Champ
63 GT Hawk
51 Champion Starlight Coupe
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