Victa Jet - started today and it runs!

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Victa Jet - started today and it runs!

Postby Twinkles031 » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:58 pm

Hi all,

Thought I would post up some pics of my victa jet that I recently finished restoring. Being an avid lawnmower and chainsaw collector, I was extremely happy to find one of these jet outboard locally. Although the old owner wasn't able to start it when I picked it up, he assured me that he had it running in the past, so I took a gamble and grab it. I actually finished restoring this a couple of months ago but haven't had a chance to fire it up untill today, so was extremely pleased when it fired into life and ran like a champ from idle to full throttle!

Anyway, a couple of pics below. Will try and get my other new outboard (37 evinrude sportsman) up this week once I put that in the tank and fire that one up too.

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Re: Victa Jet - started today and it runs!

Postby Nudge » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:53 pm

Very nice, looks like it is fresh out of the box! 8)
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Re: Victa Jet - started today and it runs!

Postby AusOB_Collector » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:20 am

Nice job Anthony!
Did you get the decals printed yourself?

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Re: Victa Jet - started today and it runs!

Postby Twinkles031 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:04 am

Thanks guys,

Hey Boyd, no i got the decals from this bloke on Ebay

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Victa-JET-Vi ... Sw0JpV4c~f

I have used his decals in the past on various mower builds, and have been very happy with the quality of the stickers. To be honest i only actually used a couple of the decals in the pack, the rest are originals i was able to clean up to look like new!

The only bit I am not 100% happy with at the moment is a small crack in the very top cover in front of the pull start. Will keep my eyes open for a replacement in the future but finding a mint one is going to be a big ask.

I also picked up another little 40 seagull the other day, so once i finish the 50s model Homelite saw i'm on at the moment that will be the next one on the bench!
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Re: Victa Jet - started today and it runs!

Postby AusOB_Collector » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:24 pm

by Twinkles031
The only bit I am not 100% happy with at the moment is a small crack in the very top cover in front of the pull start. Will keep my eyes open for a replacement in the future but finding a mint one is going to be a big ask.


One of my friends in Mandurah may possibly have one of those plastic covers without any cracks; i'll contact him tomorrow to check and will let you know.

Does your '37 Sportsman have a recoil start or is it a rope start?

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Re: Victa Jet - started today and it runs!

Postby AusAnzani » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:56 am

Great job on the resto Anthony. It's got to be the nicest Victa Jet I've seen so far.

Well done!

BTW, If you come unstuck in your search for a replacement cowl, register at Vintagemowers.net/forum and/or Outdoorking.com/forum. The guys at both are very helpful.

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Re: Victa Jet - started today and it runs!

Postby Twinkles031 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:56 am

Thanks Boyd, that would be great!

The Sportsman's (i I have the complete one and then a parts one) are both rope start models.

And Thanks Spiro, I am really pleased with it! I wish i had of had the for thought to get a before photo, but i am a bit excitable when i actually get time to work on my motors so pretty much had it all stripped before i thought of it!

I am registered at vintagemowers.net, and have found some great info on there in the past, will look into outdoorking though!
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Re: Victa Jet - started today and it runs!

Postby Collector Inspector » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:36 am

I like what you have done with the jet..... 8)

Nice as well that it runs nicely as one in good nick does.

Put it on a transom and report back to us how it actually goes aye?

I have a new one and one other that I have actually tried out, a transom test so to speak.

Could you do that test for us sometime? I will mark you out of 10 as to your trial..... :P

I think that every serious AU collector has to have one for basic cred from their peers. Seriously!

Good work.

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Re: Victa Jet - started today and it runs!

Postby AusAnzani » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:02 am

Collector Inspector wrote:

I think that every serious AU collector has to have one for basic cred from their peers. Seriously!

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Not sure that I agree with you on that B. Yes, the Victa Jet is part of our local outboarding history, but to suggest that any Aussie Collector who doesn't have one lacks basic cred is bit difficult to accept.

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Re: Victa Jet - started today and it runs!

Postby Twinkles031 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:46 am

Haha will do! Our boat is a bit big for this little guy to push along very quickly, but i will chuck it on next time i get the boat out and post back a Vid for ya. I am on the hunt for an old timber 10ft dingy to run my collection of outboards on, unfortunately anyone that has one isnt keen on letting it go!

For those that are interested, i have attached a couple of photos of my Elto sportsman that i am yet to fire up, but cosmetically its restored, as well as a couple of photos of my Seagull and 65'Johnson 5hp. Apologize for the crappy photos but i didn't have time to get them out the shed and into the light.

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Re: Victa Jet - started today and it runs!

Postby Twinkles031 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:49 pm

For those that want to add one to their collection.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/262588406080
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Re: Victa Jet - started today and it runs!

Postby notav8 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:44 am

Nice job on the restos .
It good to run them in a tank, and see and hear them running as they were supposed to.
Thats part of the reward, for all the time and effort.
look forward to seeing more of them.
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