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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-17-2012, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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Motor questions

OK in my endless search for "stuff", I have a guy who wants to sell me several Johnson and Evinrude outboards. Two 60 HP, One 85, and a 70 Chrysler. Both Jonnies and the Evinrude run. The best of the bunch runs great but is stuck in forward. My question is, how big of a repair is that? Shift linkage I suppose? If I decide to buy the lot I will help out HPA'ers with cheap parts after I get what I want. Some of these motors I am sure someone with the know-how can put back in use.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-17-2012, 01:23 AM
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I wouldn't pay any more than scrap price especially for the chrysler.

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Re: Motor questions

Nothing is cheap to fix on an outboard motor. The older they are parts are expensive and hard to find. Around here people give away motors like that.
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The shift engine is most likely rust related and finding a good used part will be tough, but not impossible. Where are you from Logger? I have a guy I use that is down in Beach Haven NJ and he has all kind of new vintage part for outboards and snowmobiles.
E-Bay as another great place to find the manuals your going to need and the parts.Most of the Johnson and Evinrude parts will be the same on the older models.

Good thing is the engines are already off the boat, the hardest part is already done for you......good luck

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Re: Motor questions

Thanks for the lead. I have always been a " Fix It " guy, thats the way I was raised. I own lots of things that were sold as curios or beyond help, now they work just fine. I did several antique tractors years ago, that gave me the bug.

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