Australian AMECO Seasprite Outboard

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Australian AMECO Seasprite Outboard

Postby AusAnzani » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:15 am

G'day all,

Just sharing some pics of a recent resto. This one is an AMECO (Australian Marine Engine Company) Seasprite, manufactured in Melbourne between 1947 and 1950.

The restoration was fairly straight forward. The crank presented the biggest challenge along the way as the original was broken. I found another which was also broken, but provided the parts needed to make one crank from the two.

Hope you enjoy the pics.

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Re: Australian AMECO Seasprite Outboard

Postby AusAnzani » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:16 am

Part 2

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Re: Australian AMECO Seasprite Outboard

Postby AusAnzani » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:18 am

Part 3

Yet to fit carburetter, under-tank throttle, tiller and prop. Also need to replace the points before I can time it correctly.

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Re: Australian AMECO Seasprite Outboard

Postby wbeaton » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:37 am

Beautiful job. What an interesting outboard. I love seeing all of the Europe and Australia specific outboards. They are certainly not something we ever get to see in North America.

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Re: Australian AMECO Seasprite Outboard

Postby Nudge » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:58 am

Yes very nice outboard!

How did you go about putting the crank back together?
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Re: Australian AMECO Seasprite Outboard

Postby AusAnzani » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:43 am

Nudge wrote:Yes very nice outboard!

How did you go about putting the crank back together?


Was a pain in the backside to be honest with you. Some prior aligning using standard tools eg vernier etc, followed by numerous assemble (in crank) rotate, disassemble, tweak, reassemble, rotate etc etc etc. Finally got it to rotate nicely, but I wouldn't want to do it again.

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Re: Australian AMECO Seasprite Outboard

Postby Charles uk » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:37 am

I think your brave tackling that job.

Hows the big end pin held in location? Interference or Weld?

Difficult to tell from your pictures.
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Re: Australian AMECO Seasprite Outboard

Postby Oyster 49 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:29 pm

I was thinking that it looks like a pressed in big end pin. Interesting job to get the crank true after pressing in.


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