Hi everyone, I just bought a fairly complete 1960 G3 in what looks like very restorable condition. I've owned a couple of Glasspars in the past, an Avalon that was a basket case and a 1959 Citation that I began restoration on, but never completed due to an out of state move 10 years ago. I've always wanted a G3 since that first Avalon purchase and now I have one! I was a member on the old Glasspar forum and have been a member here since the early 2000's, but haven't been active as I've not been boating in a while.
I'm really excited to get to work on this project and I know it will take a few years to do it right, I just wanted to introduce myself and thanks in advance for any assistance from the group. I haven't picked the boat up yet, but added some pics if anyone is interested.
Welcome aboard! There are G3 experts here. Evinrude experts ( post questions under the J.E.G.O. Forum), and just plain overall experts here to help. To be clear, I am a learner and not an expert. I have seen pictures of that boat before... has my favorite Evinrude on it. Very cool package!! Good luck and enjoy it.
Thanks for the warm welcome, I picked the boat up Tuesday and it was in much better condition that I had expected, so I think I'm just going to fix the engine, repair the mat on the floor to seal it and run it as a survivor rather than begin a major project. I'm working on getting all of the accessories I need to put in somewhere and see how she runs. That starflite is way more complicated than the twins.
Starflites are not complicated in the least. Ignition is easier to get to and service than the twins since you do not have to pull the flywheel.
Should have a simple magneto under the cowl and belt driven. Carb is a simple 2 barrel down draft. Fuel pump right underneath it.
Thermostat housing is easy to get to as well.
Gearcase is removed exactly the same way as a twin. Very simple and rugged engine.