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1967 Lyman Runabout 11 months 2 weeks ago #132130

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Just received a nice little inboard Lyman that needs a makeover badly. We'll start taking her apart next week. The transom will need to be replaced but the rest of her looks to be sound.











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1967 Lyman Runabout 11 months 2 weeks ago #132131

Those old Lymans have timeless styling.. Can't wait to see her restored back to her original glory..

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1967 Lyman Runabout 11 months 2 weeks ago #132132

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It is in the right hands. Nice.

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1967 Lyman Runabout 11 months 2 weeks ago #132136

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CC-John wrote: Those old Lymans have timeless styling.. Can't wait to see her restored back to her original glory..

Ya, right. Jan will more than likely NOT restore it to original glory. He works his own special magic on those beauties.
What motor is in it now Jan?

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The engine is the original Chrysler slant 6, complete with mouse nest. The owner wants me to leave it alone...says he can do whatever is necessary. Too bad. I hate ugly engines.



My job is to make the boat seaworthy and pretty again. We'll do everything as close to original as is practical, given budget limitations. I might do something different with the upholstery. The white with red piping looks tacky to me. Maybe maroon with a maroon waterline stripe? We'll see.

Meanwhile, I've started on the front windows. Taking them apart is a bitch! That 50-year-old white "rubber" molding is now petrified! Getting it out is a major job. We broke both panes of glass in the process. I had considered replacing the plate glass with safety glass anyway so now it's a no-brainer.
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Nautilus wrote: The engine is the original Chrysler slant 6, complete with mouse nest. The owner wants me to leave it alone...says he can do whatever is necessary. Too bad. I hate ugly engines.



My job is to make the boat seaworthy and pretty again. We'll do everything as close to original as is practical, given budget limitations. I might do something different with the upholstery. The white with red piping looks tacky to me. Maybe maroon with a maroon waterline stripe? We'll see.

Meanwhile, I've started on the front windows. Taking them apart is a bitch! That 50-year-old white "rubber" molding is now petrified! Getting it out is a major job. We broke both panes of glass in the process. I had considered replacing the plate glass with safety glass anyway so now it's a no-brainer.


That ol' six banger will look just fine with a fresh coat of Chrysler blue, some reproduction decals, and fresh hoses.. I guarantee that old slant 6 will draw a bigger crowd at the dock than the "generic" smallblock Chevy everyone seems to want to drop in every old boat & car they get their hands on.. I bet that old six will sound some kind of sweet breathing thru those dual exhaust outlets.. ;)

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1967 Lyman Runabout 11 months 2 weeks ago #132140

As usual Jan it will look awesome when your done with it. Cal's right about the Slant Six as you don't see many of them and they were pretty bullet proof.

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Bob, I had one of those slant sixes in a '65 Valiant convertible. Another car I should not have sold.
Might be bullet proof but if they run without oil they can blow a hole in the side of the cast iron block the size of a pumpkin. Don't ask how I know.

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Cal, it probably said in the manual that you can't run without oil until after 300,000 miles for trips less than 30 minutes lol. Owner needs an old valiant with a slant six for local tows and shows. Looks like more room to work on it and also for the nice... dang things.

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1967 Lyman Runabout 1 month 4 weeks ago #135763

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Sent the Lyman out the door two weeks ago...what a job! Lots of issues to deal with that weren't apparent when we started. That little slant six now runs like a Swiss watch. Here are a few photos and the address of the Restoration Photo Log: www.nautilusrestorations.com/1967Lyman.html











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1967 Lyman Runabout 1 month 4 weeks ago #135769

Absolutely outstanding as usual.

Bob

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1967 Lyman Runabout 1 month 4 weeks ago #135770

Beautiful job!

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1967 Lyman Runabout 1 month 3 weeks ago #135805

Wow. Outstanding job!

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1967 Lyman Runabout 1 month 3 weeks ago #135812

Classic beauty!!!

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Marty
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1967 Lyman Runabout 4 days 7 hours ago #136301

Beautiful job on restoring her. I'm thinking she looks better than new.
Rodney

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