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hilarious Gilson gear drive 2 speed ? reclamation

this looks like a vintage early Gilson 2 speed gear drive machine, rebadged as a MasterCraft ?, late 1960's vintage ? these 2 guys obtain it, get it running, and paint it.
the little exhaust header pipe they put on the muffler just cracked me up, and the guy changes his voice to sound like Boris from Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon show
warning some of the language is intentionally gruff and rough, but they more than make up for it with humor, you will laugh hard at this video. "all the sailors I know use sea foam"....

just say NO to Chinese made ANYTHING !
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Yes, an early Gilson gear drive Circa 1970-71. MasterCraft was (is?) the brand name of Canadian Tire which Gilson built many units for.

I think it's going to need an impeller bearing.

Good fun, better with them than in the scrap heap!

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