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Sources for Restoration Supplies and Services


McHenry Welding
2912 W Rt. 120, McHenry, IL 60051
Phone: 815-385-4929

For small outboard motor castings repairs contact John at McHenry welding. McHenry welding is a small shop that will repair those broken aluminum castings and propellers. They do not do re-pitching but are capable of repairing or re-attaching blades, cracks in lower units etc…Contact John, he’s a very accommodating guy….Jerry


Terrace Supply Company Villa Park — Main Showroom
710 North Addison Road, Villa Park, IL 60181
Phone: 630-530-1000

Any restorer looking for mid-50's Johnson maroon early Evinrude Lakeland blue metallic or mid 50's Evinrude Blue Poly can obtain it for $25.00/quart in DuPont Centari which is a very hard paint and does quite well against gasoline or water stains. All they have to do is see one of the counter men...preferrably Jim. Ask for Jerry Miers Holiday Bronze, Lakeland Blue or Evinrude Blue Poly. They will not ship it


Caswell, Inc.
7696 Route 31, Lyons, NY 14489
Phone: 315-946-1213

Good source for home shop electroplating supplies, buffing supplies, gas tank sealer, aluminum welding, etc. You can order by phone or from their website.


RediStrip Company
100 W. Central, Roselle, IL 60172
Phone: 630-529-2442

Good source for paint and rust removal from old parts. They do small quantities.


American Outboard Motors
12611 Ocean Gateway, Cordova, Maryland 21625
Phone: 410-822-1740

Has one of the largest selections of antique outboard motors, parts, and lacquer water slide decals for restoration to original specifications anywhere.


The Brillman Company
2328 Pepper Rd., Mt. Jackson, VA 22842
Phone: 888-274-5562

Antique tractor parts. Wire harnesses, battery cables, sparkplug wires, ignition and electrical parts.
A very good inexpensive supplier of the spark plug wire we use , spark plugs and connectors for outboards.