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November 02, 2017, 09:03:26 PM
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JimInPB

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Re: RickK's 170 rebuild
« Reply #1380 on: November 02, 2017, 09:03:26 PM »
I just Googled Ospho.  From the description, it sounds a lot like something called POR15 that my younger brother uses when restoring old motorcycles.  That stuff is formulated to put a stable oxide coating on ferrous metals.   I think that is the opposite of what we are looking to do here.  Here, with stainless, we want to strip the ferrous ions from the surface so that a layer of chromium oxide can form without blemishes.  I think (& I could be wrong) that the stuff you have is good as a base coat for mild steels.  Please let me know if the label recommends it's use on stainless.

Thanks,
Jim.

November 05, 2017, 05:33:27 AM
Reply #1381

RickK

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Re: RickK's 170 rebuild
« Reply #1381 on: November 05, 2017, 05:33:27 AM »
I read the label today and it doesn't mention stainless - only ferrous and galvanized metals. It does mention that it can dissolve rust on paint.
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

January 05, 2020, 12:31:01 AM
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BradC

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Re: RickK's 170 rebuild
« Reply #1382 on: January 05, 2020, 12:31:01 AM »
Geez ... just spent the entire day reading (and rereading some entries) the thread to get to this point ... bloody hell man, where's the last chapter? Can't leave us hanging in the wind like this .... how about a wrap-up and evaluation of things that you may have done differently with the hindsight so hard earned?

Fantastic experience ... and many thanks for the priceless knowledge you've so generously shared ... she has the looks to go with her ageless class.

January 05, 2020, 07:14:07 AM
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RickK

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Re: RickK's 170 rebuild
« Reply #1383 on: January 05, 2020, 07:14:07 AM »
I am still tinkering on her. Have been spending more time in the RV so I have to split time working on the house and the boat when I'm at home. Stay tuned and thanks for the kind words - it was a fun rebuild.
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

July 09, 2020, 11:34:08 PM
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thill

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Re: RickK's 170 rebuild
« Reply #1384 on: July 09, 2020, 11:34:08 PM »
So... any pics of how she sits in the water?
-TH

July 10, 2020, 06:49:42 AM
Reply #1385

RickK

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Re: RickK's 170 rebuild
« Reply #1385 on: July 10, 2020, 06:49:42 AM »
Not a true pic while using the under deck fuel tank - still running it off a temp tank while I break the engine in. Been kinda distracted with everything going on lately.
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha