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January Fry
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Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 11:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi everyone. My grandpa recently passed away and my grandma has asked me to find some information on a Caille motor my grandpa had in the basement. All she knows is that my grandpa said it started right up last summer and that the owner of the local boat and motor had offered my grandpa $1200 for it which my grandpa had turned down. Now that my grandpa is gone, my grandma has to part with some things because of her loss of income. So, she wanted me to try and find out more info on this motor and also if the $1200 offer from this guy was a fair offer (he is still interested).. If anyone has any information to offer me, it would be greatly appreciated. My e-mail address is Jwinter81@charter.net , I will also check back in this forum to see if there are any responses. I am going to try to include pictures....hope this works. Thanks again, January




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January Fry
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Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 11:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, you guys are quick! Thanks for the e-mails from you all. Does anyone happen to know if this is the original paint color or if my grandpa had possibly painted it? There are no brush marks or overspray, so I think it's maybe original, but am not sure if this was the color they used originally or not.... Sorry to bother y'all again! Thanks so much, January Jwinter81@charter.net
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Roger DiRuscio
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Username: solarrog

Post Number: 232
Registered: 03-2002


Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 11:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

this one has been repainted, It do look nice though. I have 5 of the Liberty singles and none of them are this color, They sell on Ebay for $600 to $1000 depending on condition, If this was correct and ran I would say $1200 was a fair deal. In any event your location also makes a difference, if your going to sell it take some good pictures and build a plywood shipping crate.
nobody like shipping damaged goods. Dont even think about a cardboard box, Thats a sucker move
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January Fry
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Posted on Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 01:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Roger! I am going to talk to my grandma about the ebay route and a couple of other options too. I appreciate your help!
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Richard Bartrop
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Username: bartropr

Post Number: 12
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 05:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My Caille Bantam (1923?), which I have cleaned back to the castings as it had various coats of paint with the last one being black, has traces of a very similar shade of green as yours in various of the inaccessible corners. It confirmed my findings and also of another Caille Bantam photo I have of rather dirty but pale green unrestored engine sitting on a bench.
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Roger DiRuscio
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Username: solarrog

Post Number: 242
Registered: 03-2002


Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 05:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Several of mine were Green and black
The green is close to forrest green
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Roger DiRuscio
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Username: solarrog

Post Number: 243
Registered: 03-2002


Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 09:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1659491&a=30052096&f=

Tried to post this earlier, guess it didnt post,Here is the link to pictures of a liberty
single
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Richard Bartrop
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Username: bartropr

Post Number: 13
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 05:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Roger, A really superb restoration. Are the Caille lighthouse spark plugs with built in "kill switch" available anywhere -spares or new?
I have had to make new rings and wrist pin, but otherwise the main wear is to the water pump and eccentric - now restored
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Roger DiRuscio
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Username: solarrog

Post Number: 244
Registered: 03-2002


Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 06:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Richard mine needed a new rist pin also, I found a Tecumseh Pin that fit perfectly. I did have to drill it for the locking pin.
I believe you will have to search swapmeets and ebay to find the lighthouse sparkplugs though.
I do hope I can restore one of my other ones this summer.
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Gregory Ball
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Username: geebee301

Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2007 - 02:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I need some help I have an old Johnson serial #c16592 could someone tell me the year.

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