57 Fleetwin 7.5hp parts recommendations

W_Guy

Petty Officer 2nd Class
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Hi,
I just bought a well used one that needs a resto. I have a tentative list of things that I feel I should have on hand in order to bring it back. Forget powerhead issues for now because I don't have a way of checking compression, etc.

List for now:
Water pump impeller
carb kit
gasket kit
ignition parts (coils, points, condensors, wires, plugs)
gear shift rod seal kit

What else from your experiences should I plan to have ahead of time, before I take it apart and (maybe) find other problems?
Thanks as always,
Verne:)
 

F_R

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Re: 57 Fleetwin 7.5hp parts recommendations

Suit yourself, but a compression test should be high on the list, before you spend a bunch of money on something that may not be viable. Some places like Auto Zone will loan a compression gauge.
 

W_Guy

Petty Officer 2nd Class
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Re: 57 Fleetwin 7.5hp parts recommendations

I definitely plan on the compression test but that will have to wait until next week. Assuming the test indicates the powerhead is sound, I was just wondering about what else to add to my list for the rebuild. I wouldn't order all the spare parts until I know it's ok.
Thanks
Verne
 
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