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Mike Evans
12-13-2003, 06:30 PM
"I inherited a Montgomery Ward Sea King 7hp outboard Clinton Engine Corporation Model k700 2106A Serial 742688 Type 60 27407R. Any idea of date of manufacture (pre or post 1969)? Please respond to mevans629@hotmail.com ("")"

12-14-2003, 12:55 AM
"my name is glenn my mate hase a 115 hp outbord evinrude 1969 mod i dont know a thing about outbords it gos good when it gets hot it wont start after it get swicth off it gos when it cools it got a new pump in it and pumps good do you know what could be the prublem thanks batmanman67@hotmail.com ("")"

04-04-2004, 08:55 PM
"Does anyone know if you can still get parts for a Montgomery Ward Sea King 7hp. Model:K7002107A, serial #: 647946, type: 6027370R, manufactured by Clinton Engine Corporation? Please respond to: ratdawgz@bytehead.com ("")"

Stan Kalenda
05-11-2004, 12:13 AM
"Have a Clinton engine 7.5hp. - runs good but prop doesn't turn when in gear. Sounds like maybe a shirr pin or gear is stripped? Any ideas?
and how to fix this?

Please reply to: spuds3030@yahoo.com ("")


Ray Brown
05-11-2004, 01:33 PM
" Have a Wards Sea King/Clinton Model# XTV.52329A, S/N 1602954, Type# 900-7106A. Could anyone tell me the year and horse power. Thank you. "

Thomas Campbell
07-17-2006, 10:36 AM
"I have a Montgomery Ward motor with the following info:

model: k500 31080
serial: 1051747
type: XIV 52250

Could anyone give me the model year and hp size for the motor? Thanks, please email any info to tadc@kywls.com ("")"

jeff melhus
09-10-2006, 11:41 AM
I have a montgomery wards sea king / clinton outboard model #k200 3106a. it is 2hp. can anyone tell me the right spark plug for this motor?

jeff melhus
09-10-2006, 02:00 PM
"i have a 2hp sea king made by clinton engines. model#K200 3106A. serial#951386. type#xtv52202. can anyone tell me the correct spark plug for this motor, along with year,fuel mixture & any other info? thanx"

Josh K
12-07-2006, 08:27 PM
I inheritaed an 7 horse Montgomery Ward Sea King model # K700 1107A Type 27270 R is there any idea of a manufacture date and anywhere i can get original parts?

Stephen K. Linn
04-09-2007, 12:57 AM
I just bought a Wards Sea King 3.5 HP outboard motor manufactured by Clinton Motors Corp. The model # is K350 5106 A. Can enyone tell me where I can find out when it was built and how I can get an owner's manual and a service manual? Thank You.

04-18-2007, 03:38 PM
"I have a 7hp Sea King mdl #K7002107A Ser #657337, I am looking for an exhaust gasket. Does anyone know where I can find parts?"

Jac Jepson
05-07-2007, 11:10 PM
I have a Wards Sea King (Clinton Engine) 9 horse outboard; looking for a fuel pump.

michael picklesimer
05-20-2007, 11:46 PM
I have a 7hp sea king model K700 type 6027370r looking for air filter assembly and possibly more.

DJ Patterson
06-18-2007, 08:56 PM
My father-in-law has a Clinton Outboard that was his fathers. He would like to see if it runs but is uncertain of the gas/oil mix. Can anyone help? The model and serial number are J9 1101 0
Ser. # 101123

07-26-2007, 02:59 PM
A J9 Clinton takes a 32:1 mixture. 4 OZ to 1 gallon.

ken cox
07-29-2007, 06:53 PM
do you know the year of a seaking 7.5 hp model vwr52179a

Patrick Jacobson
08-03-2007, 10:39 AM
Looking for a Walbro LMB-179-1 carb for my Wards Sea King/Clinton air cooled 7.5 hp outboard. Any help is much appreciated! Thanks!

Bob Grenier
08-21-2007, 02:13 AM
"I just inherited a 3.5 hp outboard motor. Bad news is it's previous owner painted the cover and I can't read what button and knob does what. This thing runs, but I'm not sure if it's air cooled, and or if it's an oil/gas mix or what. I can figure out most of this by trial & error but I'd like to know if I can come up with an owner's manual for this motor. It's model number is K350 4000A--sn is 70476. Would like to know the year of this thing and whom it was made for Sears/Wards??? Can anyone help?"

08-21-2007, 08:40 AM
"Bob, you should have started a new discussion - you almost got lost here.

Anyhow, you have a Clinton 3.5 horse Air-Cooled model built somewhere between 1976-80.

You can mix 2 cycle engine oil (for lawnmowers/chainsaws - NOT Marine oil) at a ratio of 24:1 with regular unleaded gas and it will run fine for you.

Clinton went bankrupt a couple of times over the years and finally completely called it quits in 1980 - so the records are a little scarce and I can't narrow down your model any closer than above.

Because it has a Clinton model number (as opposed to a Sears or Wards) it may simply have been marketed as a Clinton engine.

You can most likely find a manual at www.discount-marine-parts.com ("") just email them with your model number and I'm sure they can hook you up..."

Richard E Miller
09-26-2007, 04:53 PM
"Do you have any idea where I can find parts for a Clinton motor, model # J7001102B. Please e-mail me back at wfavette1@yahoo.com ("")"

Mike Blevins
10-04-2007, 09:54 PM
"hi my grandfather past recently got a 7.0 hp motor model# k-700 1107 A Serial# 593208,from his house and I can pull the cord so not locked up I hope anyway, what kind of gas mixture do I use in it, }and how can I get a manuel so I can try to fix it up and get it running"

10-27-2007, 04:16 PM
i have a 9Hp Clinton Cheif and i have no idea when it was manufactured. Model no: K900 5101 C.
Serial no:1410195.

Robert May
11-05-2007, 08:25 AM
"I have a Clinton Engines Corp. outboard motor, Model No. K300 3106A, Serial No. 940554, Type No. XTV 52203. Can anyone tell me when it was made, what the fuel mixture should be, what type of spark plug to use, and ony other owner information. Please respond to robert_may@urscorp.com (""). Thank you."

11-05-2007, 12:09 PM
"Robert, I believe your type is actually KTV (probably obscured a bit).

Your motor is a 1975, single cylinder, 3 horse, built by Clinton for Montgomery Wards (store brand).

The fuel mixes at 24:1 - regular unleaded gas and 2 cycle engine oil such as used for lawnmowers and chainsaws - NOT marine oil.

You can use an NGK BM4A spark plug gapped at .030" (or a Champion cross ref to that NGK)."

Robert May
11-06-2007, 01:16 PM
"Graham, thanks for the information. Would this motor be air cooled or water cooled. It has cooling fins to make me think it is air cooled but it also looks like it has a water intake hole also."

11-07-2007, 12:19 AM
"Robert, yes it's air cooled. The exhaust housing/lower unit were common to a number of outboard mfg's - so water cooled so it was built to accomodate both..."

11-18-2007, 08:21 PM
"I have just got a clinton outboard but know nothing about it; Manufacture date, Hp rateing, fuel mix, where to get parts or if I can, any info would help
Model no. K7515106 B
Serial no. 1382891
Type No. XTV 50575 B"

11-19-2007, 12:35 AM
"Your type is actually KTV 50575 B - they must have printed the "K" poorly, because many list it that way.

Your Clinton was built by them for Mongomery Wards and sold under the store brand "Sea King".

It is a 1978 (clinton model K751), single cylinder, 7.5 horse.

The few clinton's that I have seen are air-cooled engines and I have no information that they ever produced a water-cooled model (but can't say for sure).

If your motor is air cooled you can mix it with regular unleaded gas and 2 cycle oil (such as used for lawnmowers/chainsaws) - not marine oil at a ratio of 24:1.

Both Clinton and Montgomery Wards are out of business so certain parts may be hard to find. There is a number of sources on the internet that can provide you with tune-up/ignition parts or alternately, a local small engine shop may be able to help you out since the carbs, point etc were of a fairly generic variety..."

01-11-2008, 09:44 PM
"I purchased a Clinton Sea King outboard. 4 HP Model # K4002106A--Serial No. 681380--Type No. 60-27404R
It runs, but not well. In the carb. bowel was the seat for the carb. needle. I have 24:1 chainsaw oil in the gas. I have ordered from Dave Henshaw a manuel but have not received it as yet. Do you know what year it was built and can I seat the needle sleeve with the needle valve?"

01-12-2008, 01:34 PM
"To edit my email from 1-11-08 09:44 pm, after looking at the carb again the brass seat was not from the needle valve. Could not even get to the bowl. Don't know where it came from! I am a woodworker and not a mechanic. Any help would be much appreciated. I also have more numbers from the carb but don't know if they mean anything. Thank you for any help you can give me."

03-29-2008, 05:32 PM
i have a j9 clinton motor does anybody know the hp rating

03-29-2008, 05:57 PM
it has a type #15-14-9-6-0-7

03-30-2008, 10:09 AM
The J9's are 5 horse motors built in the early 60's. These are air-cooled so you use normal 2 cycle engine oil such as used with lawnmowers and chainsaws (NOT marine TCW-3 oil).

You can mix with regular unleaded gas (86/87 octane) at 24:1..

Frank Perras
04-16-2008, 07:36 PM
"Attention Graham Lamb

I just pick up a Sea King 7.5 Clinton Outboard it pulls great with what seems to be good compression the problem is the prop shaft and prop are missing along with the shaft gear, thanks to you on one of your other post you had my model number and indicated the year 1978, since you have a wealth of information can you direct me to a vender who by some remote chance could have the parts I am looking Thank You
Frank Perras"

04-17-2008, 06:54 AM
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04-17-2008, 08:22 AM
"Frank, if anyone has what you are after it will be a place called twin city outboards www.twincityoutboards.com ("")

Their stuff can be a little on the pricey side compared to other recyclers but they have "everything"...."

Frank Perras
04-18-2008, 09:02 AM
Thank You Graham for the information I am waiting for an answer back from the link you provided
Twin city Outboards.

Frank Perras
04-18-2008, 12:52 PM
"Also, Graham after going thru a cleaning process with this Sea King 7.5 HP and checking to see I have spark on the plug and it seems like its primed I am beginning to get a really good pull back on the cord after I make a complete pull thru. I am not to familiar with outboards so is this normal? is it about to fire off?? I dont have this secured very well so I want to ask questions first. Thanks"

04-18-2008, 07:00 PM
"Frank, you only need three things for the motor to fire - compression/gas-oil-air mix/and a spark.

If you are feeling a bit of resistance and you have spark I would suspect that there was insuffient gas in the cylinder or it would have fired for you. However, a weak spark could prevent it from firing as well. Did you throw in a new plug?"

04-18-2008, 11:35 PM
"Graham, I located the air intake on the carburator behind some bracket and using a small squirt can put just a little gas in the carb and it tried starting so I believe this is a good engine that some how lost its prop and shaft,?? perhaps broke, bent ?? but I think it is now worth pursuing the parts. I called the Twin Cities Outboard and I need to send in my lower unit so they can match up what I have, so that seems to be where I am at unless I can find the same model and hp who has other problems and buy the whole outboard I guess the cost is something around 80.00 + shipping"

04-19-2008, 08:35 PM
"Frank, you could easily find another 7.5 clinton on Ebay for that price. Perhaps that would be the way to go and use what you have as spare parts.

They are fairly simple little engines and you could keep one going for quite a while with the parts from the other..."

04-20-2008, 04:06 PM
i've got a sea king 3.5 hp made by the clinton engine corp. i need the fuel inlet device that will allow me to hook up a gas tank

04-21-2008, 12:51 PM
Your piece may be difficult to find and expensive when you do find it. An easier/cheaper solution is to find an OMC/BRP dealer (evinrude/johnson) and get an OMC gas connector for the engine end. They are inexpensive and standard for all OMC models - ditto the fuel lines (or change your fuel line connection to OMC as well).

Even my Merc's have OMC fittings at the engine now and they work great....

04-22-2008, 07:31 PM
"Graham, the 7.5 Sea King I have been working on is now running great, wow what a find, I do have another question you have said these are air cooled with the fins on the motor and surrounding area, my question: is the exhaust water cooled or air cooled as well, on the rear side of the leg just at the top of prop there is a vent opening that looks like it could be an intake. Thanks"

04-22-2008, 08:22 PM
"Frank, could be one of two ways. Most of the small "generic" outboards used a common "leg" (exhaust housing). An OMC will have the same leg and it's a water cooled motor. So the "common leg" was designed for multiple applications. Some models had a water cooled exhaust as you mention - others were strictly air cooled.

I believe alot of the 7.5's had a water cooled exhaust, but off the top of my head just can't say for sure"

04-23-2008, 08:27 PM
"Graham, along with that 1978 7.5 Sea King I also got an older Wards outboard motor, Model is 64GG-9005 Ser # 34639 here is a picture of what I have can you tell me anything about it, the motor has compression and turns the prop when pulled but I see no spark but then the spark plug wire looks pretty bad.the unit appears to be complete

04-24-2008, 12:23 AM
"Frank, that is a 1945/46 Gale (OMC) model 133 - single cylinder 3 horse. The 3 horse Gale in that vintage was also sold under the brand names Hiawatha and Sea Bee."

04-26-2008, 06:10 PM
i've got a sea king 3.5 hp made by the clinton engine corp.whats the 2 cycle engine oil ounces of oil required per ratio to a gallon of gas???

04-26-2008, 09:34 PM
"Graham I have determined that the Gale 3 hp has no spark and after removing the top from the ignition area and doing a little clean up there I am wondering if the capacitor is the problem since it may be the original one, I cleaned up the point with a point file, lightly and repaired some of the wires but most all of it is very old and tender. how do I determine what capacitor should replace this one, I understand a capacitor just stores energy and its that other stuff in there that generates it so what other tests can I run to narrow this down to what the problem is ??
I am lot short on terms here so forgive me.
Thanks Frank"

04-27-2008, 11:32 PM
"I don't know of any way to test the condenser - it's one of those things that you replace when everything else checks out good.

I do imagine it shouldn't be too difficult to come by a new one. You could try www.discount-marine-parts.com ("")"

05-02-2008, 07:54 AM
i've got a sea king 3.5 hp made by the clinton engine corp.whats the 2 cycle engine oil ounces of oil required per ratio to a gallon of gas???

05-02-2008, 11:58 AM
"The mix rate is 24:1 (regular unleaded) and normal 2 cycle engine such as used for lawnmowers and chainsaws, not marine 2 cycle TCW-3 oil which is designed for water cooled engines.

I can't tell you how many ounces to the gallon. In Canada and the U.K. our gallon is larger than in the US (plus we now mostly deal with litres/milliliters).

In any event just about every bottle of oil for 2 stroke motors has a chart on the back label and will give you the oz/gallons or ml/litres as the case applies for a number of different ratio's..."

Jeff Skelton
05-14-2008, 03:51 PM
"I have a 1969 Sea King 3.5 (Clinton) OB needing a complete recoil assembly. Also, needing a fuel connector. Any idea where I can find these items?"

Ray Rumbaut
05-24-2008, 12:40 PM
"Graham, I just was given a Montgomery Ward Sea King outboard model XTV 50576, Type # K7517106 Serial no. 1606300, dunno what year and not sure of hp but by the looks of it I don't believe it is larger than 6hp. Any information and precautions about it would be great help to see if I can kick some life into it."

05-25-2008, 11:22 AM
"ray, it's 1980 7.5 hp"

06-01-2008, 01:59 PM
My brother in law recently picked up a Sea King 7 hp motor. The motor cover also says Montgomery Ward on it. We are looking for the proper gas/oil mixture for it. Motor info as follows:

Model # K700 3107B
Type # 6027370R
Serial # 925600

Any help would be appreciated also would like to know the year of it.

06-02-2008, 12:52 AM
"Scott, you have a Clinton outboard built for Wards and sold under their store brand "sea king".

You can mix it at 50:1 but use normal 2 cycle motor oil (such as used with lawnmowers/chainsaws) not "marine TCW-3" oil. This is an air-cooled engine and needs the regular oil.

From what you have posted I can't give you a year. The K700's were built over a number of model years.

On the tag should be another number "KTV" followed by some digits (sometimes looks like XTV) - that will give the exact year..."

06-02-2008, 08:05 AM
Thank you kindly Sir

06-02-2008, 11:43 PM



06-03-2008, 08:17 AM
"Tim, the 3.5 Clinton built models originally had an "internal" fuel tank, so it was simply connected to the carb by a piece of hose with a shut-off valve spliced in.

Are you wanting to hook this up to use a remote tank?"

Jeff Skelton
06-03-2008, 09:59 PM
"Graham--I have the same motor as Tim Zimmerman--a 1969 3.5 H.P. Wards Sea King manufactured by Clinton--It uses an external fuel tank with a unique connector at the engine. I need the same hose connector. Is there a common connector, such as OMC or Mercury that would work? By the way, I located a recoil assembly at http://www.anglersfishinginfo.com/classified/motors.html ("") buy did not find a fuel hose connector--any suggestions?"

Jeff Skelton
06-03-2008, 10:51 PM
"I thought a couple of pictures might helphttp://www.marineengine.com/discus/messages/2/170612.jpgManufactures Plate"">http://www.marineengine.com/discus/messages/2/170613.jpgFuel Connection"">http://www.marineengine.com/discus/messages/2/170614.jpg1969 3.5 HP Sea King Model BJ9 1106 B

06-04-2008, 10:03 AM
"Sorry, wasn't looking back far enough with my Clinton manuals - both of you have "J" model Clintons (J350 more precisely).

I have found original Clinton part numbers for the fittings -

69-331-500 was the male end and
69-332-500 the female end (the end on your motor in the picture).

Don't have a clue where you would find one though. Personally might be inclined to change both ends - looks like maybe the Merc round style connectors may "cosmetically" fit.

If you aren't worried about looks, for less than 20 bucks you can get OMC fittings - engine mounted and hose end (which I use on my Mercs) simply because all "OMC's" are the same so only need to carry 1 spare gas line that will fit whatever I have hangin' off the back..."

Jeff Skelton
06-06-2008, 02:10 PM
"For the Clinton built 3.5 HP Wards Sea king a fuel connection to engine kit (not the original) is available from Discount Marine Parts for around $20. Look them up on the Web at http://www.discount-marine-parts.com/index.html ("") and give them a call at 906-466-2180.
They were very helpful.
Hope this helps everyone..."

06-11-2008, 07:06 PM
How can I find out the year of my Johnson motor?

06-11-2008, 11:21 PM
CALL 817-231-2167

06-12-2008, 03:29 AM
"Bill, post your model number - can look it up..."

06-12-2008, 05:09 PM
everybody i've talked to says you can't get parts for the seaking/clinton engine.thats why i gave the one i was going to buy back.

06-15-2008, 02:36 AM
i found them and thay are open
and i got parts
on 6/5/08

06-15-2008, 07:14 PM
I have a Ward Seaking 6hp model vmb19074a serial 66x10357. Can you still get parts for this motor and if so where? I don't want to work on it if I can't get parts.


06-15-2008, 07:50 PM
"Mike, Wards is out of business and Chrysler who built this 1966 model motor has been out of business as well for over 20 years.

Some parts are still available, depending on what you are looking for and what it may need.

Personally, I wouldn't spend very much on it. Even in perfect running condition it is worth somewhat under 100 bucks in the used market...."

John V
06-25-2008, 07:12 AM
"I recently acquired a Montgomery Wards 7.5hp outboard. The Metal tag in front of the engine says it is a Clinton Model: K7515107B, Serial: 1521561, Type: XTV50507B. So far I have been reasonably successful in getting this little engine to run. However, the plastic Cover/Fuel tank is broken badly. Can anyone help me locate a Owners / Parts manual or a replacement cover."

Andy B
06-25-2008, 03:49 PM
"OK here is the label of what I just got (Wards 5HP):

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e396/arbarnhart/5HPmotor1.jpg" ("]http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e396/arbarnhart/5HPmotor.jpg"[/url]

Can you tell year or anything in particular I should know?

Is this the hard to find fitting?


Someone is going to give me a line fitting he thinks may work, but if it doesn't Iwill take the advice above and convert it.

Mine was stored dry (properly; it was shipped and then shelved) and I need to add the lower unit oil. I ordered a manual, but I want to go ahead and get this done if I can. The vent plug is obvious - in the exhaust/water outlet. Is the fill plug one of the screws for the prop gear housing?

This one is in pretty amazing shape. It looks like it was pretty much rebuilt or at least refurbished when it was shipped and then just set aside for whatever reason. Everything turns freely. I was still taking a chance buying it dry, but the guy's story rings true (shipped to him, kept it as a spare for a while, doesn't want to mess with setting it up so selling cheap - $60). Of course I already spent another $40 or so getting a tank and line, and $9 on a manual, and..."

Andy B
06-25-2008, 04:13 PM
"That's me above - I followed some lnks in other posts and figured out it is a 1974 Clinton K 500 made for Wards as Sea King, but that is all I know..."

Andy B
06-25-2008, 10:32 PM
"Me again - I got the fuel line assembled. I tried to lube the lower trhough the screw holes and I don't think I really got it proper. I cranked it just to see that it would. No problem! But I really need the lower unit info (my manual will come, but if someone can clue me in sooner, I would appreciate it."

pamela mcnurlen
06-28-2008, 05:09 PM
"The gas tank cracked on our montgomery ward sea king 3.5 boat motor, its internal built in. Does anyone know where we can find the replacement part?"

06-28-2008, 05:54 PM
"I had a little Tanaka &#40;sp?&#41; with an internal tank that cracked. I don&#39;t know if it is the same stuff, but it is one of the few things I have used the two part &#34;plastic weld&#34; &#40;<u>NOT</u> epoxy&#41; on that it worked perfectly on. I meant it really lived up to it&#39;s name - it was like the plastic melted at the cracked and formed back together. It never leaked again."

Mac Robinson
07-05-2008, 03:24 PM
"does anyone know if these Clinton motors run good or not? I know of someone trying to get rid of a 9hp for a little under $300 and I have a 14ft. jon boat I was thinking of getting it and putting it on but havent really heard of these motors. Just didnt want to sink money into a motor that doesnt run strong, what the comparison to the old evinrude or johnson motors? any info would help! Thanks, Mac"

07-05-2008, 04:50 PM
"Mac, Clinton made a decent motor.

However, they are long out of business. Parts can be difficult to find, and expensive if you do find them.

A 9 horse Clinton is worth no more than 100-150 bucks in the used market, it probably only cost about 300-500 brand new depending on the year.

You can&#39;t compare it to an OMC or a Merc of the same period. A 9 horse Clinton probably came from the late 70&#39;s - a similar &#34;Brand&#34; name would sell for 500 or more, would still be somewhat supported by the mfg to some degree, would have a solid ignition system and be a water cooled motor.

Additionally, this is a single cylinder engine. So unless tuned perfectly it will shake like a wet dog outside on a cold day - a major mfg would have built this in a 2 cylinder model.

The 9 horse was a combination air cooled/water cooled motor. The engine itself was basically a lawnmower engine and was air cooled. The exhaust was water cooled - helped keep the noise to a minimum among other things.

If it&#39;s running well it still is a decent motor, but not for 300 bucks - it&#39;s worth half that if it&#39;s in decent shape..."

Mac Robinson
07-06-2008, 07:43 PM
"Thank you so much for the info galamb! I deff. dont wanna spend money on a piece, and im not even sure if its tuned good or not! so your info is greatly appreciated, I will just sit back and wait on a johnson or a merc to come up that I can afford! again thanks so much for the help!"

donna argue
07-07-2008, 07:27 PM
"I have a wards sea king 7.5 hp motor 1978 or 79. It has been hanging in my gargage for 23 years. Its in mint condition, I do not no if it runs or not. I need to know what tc-w oil is. I would like to sell it but have no idea how much it is worth. please someone e-mail me and give me an idea of how much its worth.."

donna argue
07-07-2008, 07:31 PM
"I have a wards sea king 7.5 hp motor 1978 or 79. It has been hanging in my gargage for 23 years. Its in mint condition, I do not no if it runs or not. I need to know what tc-w oil is. I would like to sell it but have no idea how much it is worth. please someone e-mail me and give me an idea of how much its worth.."

ken hash
07-09-2008, 10:54 AM
graham i see that you&#39;re the expert on these little engines. i have an old 3.5 hp sea king model number vmb27903b serial 86x21793. what year was it made and where can i get a prop for it? oh and how much is it worth if any? thx

07-09-2008, 11:15 AM
"Ken, not really the expert - just have alot of info laying around

If you wipe away some more of the guck you will find the model to be VWB 27903B, which makes it a 1968, single cylinder, 3.5 horse Chrysler built for Montgomery Wards department stores.

I can&#39;t even find a part number for a prop, or anyplace that sells them. I was never too fond of Chryslers and have limited information as a result.

Laings Outboards sells most maintenace parts for this and as a shot in the dark you could try getting ahold of the guys at www.discount-marine-parts.com ("") - they used to be a Chrysler dealer way back and still have tons of factory parts - might be able to help you with the prop &#40;or at least a part number and a nudge in the right direction&#41;.

As to value - not much, 25-50 bucks if it&#39;s running...."

jdgroh groh
07-10-2008, 07:12 PM
"i just purchased a clinton mod. aj91000b serial -200395 does anybody know where i can get a manual and it appears to be water cooled and could anybody tell me how many hp mine is and what the fuel mixture is. thanks jdgroh@yahoo.com ("")"

07-11-2008, 02:32 AM
"jdgroh - I can send you an original owners manual/parts manual in pdf format.

Click on my name to the left and drop me an email - if you put your model in as the title, I will get it right off to you...

The manual will answer all your questions..."

07-16-2008, 07:55 AM
Just purchased a Clinton air-cooled outboard model j5 1105, serial 095835, type unknown. Excellent condition and runs really nicely. Can anybody &#40;galamb?&#41; give me any info - hp, settings, fuel mix, year of manufacture etc.

Thanks, Lynne &#40;UK&#41;"

07-19-2008, 11:56 PM
i have a clinton outboard model #w100 1000 serial#31227 and was wondering if anyone could give me some info about it.I am not sure what type of oil to run or what ratio to mix it at.

07-21-2008, 02:57 PM
"I just received a Sea king GG8860A, 75X702426 is there any body out there that could tell me the year, HP Fuel Mix repair Manual Exc. anything would help thank for your help.


07-21-2008, 04:16 PM
"Frank, that is a 1957 Gale &#40;OMC&#41;, dressed as a Sea King for Montgomery Wards department stores.

If you clean up the tag a little better I think you should find that the model is actually GG8960A, making it a twin cylinder, 5 horse identical to Gale&#39;s own model 5D14 &#34;buccaneer&#34;.

Should mix at 24:1 and if you are looking for a manual you could try www.laingsoutboards.com ("]www.discount-marine-parts.com[/url] and for parts you can try [url=")"

Louis Young
07-31-2008, 08:21 PM
"Thanks to the Outboard Motor Club and this question thread I have determined that I have a 1954 Clinton Model 25 that my Grandpaw left me. Now the fun begins. I figure I will begin by trying to find a service manual and have inquired to Discount Marine Parts. Any chance anybody out there may have access to one laying around? BTW, not sure the significance, but the other numbers on the motor are 8 2 3 1 1 I and 0005272. I&#39;ll try to attach a picture here so you can get a look. &#40;My Grandpaw painted it, and I haven&#39;t cleaned it up yet&#41;http://www.marineengine.com/discus/clipart/new.gifhttp://www.marineengine.com/discus/messages/2/215465.jpg1954 Clinton Model 25

David Farmer
08-23-2008, 12:37 PM
"I have a Clinton Apache outboard I recently purchased that is missing the fuel line to the remote tank. I&#39;m not sure what the year or model # is since I&#39;m at work. Someone tried to tell me I need an expensive pressurized tank that has dual lines. There is only space for one line at the connector on the engine. It basically looks like a Mercury connection,just smaller and shallower. There are 2 lines coming off the connection going to the engine so I&#39;m stumped if I can convert this to another style or not."

08-25-2008, 05:32 PM
"David, the Apache&#39;s were Clintons J5/J6/J9 series and all those models had fuel pumps and a single line.

&#34;Someone&#34; was a little confused between Clinton and OMC. OMC did have models, late 50&#39;s for sure that had a dual hose, one to pressurize the gas tank with a line then up ultimately to the carb....

What I would do is go with a more readily available connection. All my motors, especially my Mercs have been converted to modern OMC connections &#40;the cheapest on the market&#41; - they are universal so regardless of what I have hanging on the back of the boat, I can use a single fuel line without fumbling around for the Merc/Yamaha type, Merc bayonette type etc etc...."

David Farmer
08-26-2008, 08:36 PM
How would one go about doing that? The fuel pump is on the tiller handle. The only way I can figure is to run a small hose off the existing port and connect an OMC fitting. Would this be correct or is there a better way?

08-27-2008, 12:07 AM
"The pump or the &#34;connection&#34; - you can move the connection back to the cowl unless you are bent on keeping it &#34;original&#34;.

If you just want functional, you can fashion a small bracket, or cut a hole in the cowl etc etc.."

09-01-2008, 07:30 PM

david adcock
09-10-2008, 12:41 AM

Ron Wofford
09-30-2008, 04:41 PM
need help m#50011060b ser#370093 type#6027005r clinton engines corp wards sea king what do i have need year and eng hp and need some parts can anyone help

12-19-2008, 08:03 PM

12-19-2008, 09:05 PM
"Dwayne, you can try www.twincityoutboards.com ("")

They can be a little on the pricey side as far as recyclers go, but have just about everything..."

01-22-2009, 08:30 PM
"Need info, Wards/Clinton 3.5hp Model K3504106A Serial 1011120. Type XTV 50534 A
Found it under an old work bench, knocked of the dust and it fired right up! Any info like oil/fuel mix would be appreciated."

02-17-2009, 08:09 PM
"Hey Graham,
I emailed you but I don&#39;t think it went thru. I need a manual for a Clnton engine, and info on how to find a water pump for it.
Model # K 700 3107A
Serial # 922798
Type # 60 27370 R

Please tell me you can help..."

02-18-2009, 01:32 AM
"Pamela, yes I can - will email it to you as soon as I dig it out - it&#39;s in pdf format.."

02-18-2009, 08:59 PM
What year is my motor ?

02-19-2009, 12:44 AM
"Pamela, it looks to be a 1975 model based on the serial - I will try and get the manual to you in the morning."

02-23-2009, 08:16 PM
"Graham Lamb,

where can I find the water pump for my Sea King ?}"

02-24-2009, 02:37 AM
"You can pick up most parts &#40;including water pump/impeller&#41; from www.laingsoutboards.com ("")"

02-24-2009, 04:44 PM
"Thanks Graham,
You were so very helpful."

03-08-2009, 01:48 PM
"Hi, I&#39;ve got a 1980 Sea king 9.9 and I&#39; looking for some parts&#40; float bowl gasket, recoil spring,&amp; threaded stud for shift mechanism&#41; having a tough time finding schematics or part numbers. Any and all help would be appreciated. Thank&#39;s Dave"

03-20-2009, 11:23 AM
"Hi, I have an outboard motor made by Clinton Engine Corp. I have searched the internet to find any info, but no luck. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks -- Kathy

Model # XTV50507B
Serial # 1574730
Type # K7516107A"

03-21-2009, 12:22 PM
"Kathy, that is a 1979, single cylinder 7.5 horse built by Clinton and sold by Montgomery Wards under their SeaKing line.

This particular model was sold by Wards in 1978/79/80.

The Clinton model &#40;as noted in the type&#41; is a K751.

I have an original owners/parts manual for that model in PDF format. If you would like it, just click on my name &#40;to the left&#41; and drop me an email - I get lot&#39;s of mail so if you put K751 in the subject I will remember what you are looking for

Both Clinton and Wards are long out of business, but should it ever require parts www.laingsoutboards.com ("") is a good source for most items you might need."

04-25-2009, 12:09 PM
"Can anyone tell me when it was made, what the fuel mixture should be. Also i need aircleaner.

Clinton Engine
Model# K500 1106A
Serial# 430074
Type# 60 27205 R"

04-25-2009, 05:24 PM
"Kevin, she was made by Clinton &#40;now long out of business&#41;.

Clinton sold engines under their own name, plus built many for Montgomery Wards which were sold as Sea Kings through the 1970&#39;s.

It&#39;s a 1972, single cylinder, 5 horse.

The K500&#39;s came in two different versions - a purely air-cooled and a blended &#40;air cooled powerhead, water cooled exhaust&#41;.

I don&#39;t have detailed enough Clinton lists to be able to tell you exactly what you have based on your model numbers. &#40;but suspect that the 1106A part indicates that this is a &#34;blended&#34; model, so there will be an impeller in the lower unit&#41;.

In any case, neither model had an air-cleaner and both run on the same mix -

40:1 &#40;the manual actually calls for 3oz oil/per gallon of gas = 42.66:1 - 40:1 is close enough&#41; using regular unleaded and 2 stroke engine oil &#40;such as used for lawnmowers/chainsaws - NOT Marine TCW3 oil which is designed to burn in cooler running engines&#41;..."

04-25-2009, 10:59 PM

04-25-2009, 11:00 PM
"Thank you Graham,
looks like my engine is with water cooled exhaust.
Want to show pictures to make sure it don&#39;t need air filter, cleaner or any cap on carburetter.http://www.marineengine.com/discus/messages/2/253035.jpg"

04-26-2009, 11:14 AM
"Nice looking little motor. And yes, even though it would seem that there should be an air filter or baffle or something there, that&#39;s the way it was designed - the carb just hangin&#39; there like that.

The little Merc&#39;s &#40;6/8/9.9/15 horse models&#41; had the carb just hangin&#39; like that well up until the mid/late 1990&#39;s.

The oldest of my three models with no carb cover of any kind is a 1986 that I have had since new. It has over 2000 hours of run time on it and the lack of a filter or cover has not caused it any issues..."

06-28-2009, 07:16 PM
i have a clinton 5hp model k500 what spark plug goes in it

06-29-2009, 12:09 AM
I picked up a Clinton 7hp K700 series motor dirt cheap at an auction. Any idea how to drain and fill the lower unit? Or do I need to remove the prop and the four screws that hold on the bottom portion. The normal drain/fill screws are not on this one. I ran it for a minute to make sure it works and it does great! Now want to service it to keep it that way. Thanks for your time.

07-05-2009, 08:57 PM
I bought an Montgomery ward motor at a yard sale the women selling it didn&#39;t know what year or what size motor it was there is a couple of numbers wrote on it model # GG9001c serial # 65x617757 any one help?

Thanks B

07-24-2009, 06:41 PM
anybody know where I can get a carb float for my montgomery ward 7 hp outboard?

07-25-2009, 11:26 AM
Just about any lawn mower shop- and don&#39;t forget the little dampner spring if it had one.

07-28-2009, 11:32 AM
"thanks, found one I could bend to fit.....now a real problem...I have had the powerhead off to fix the waterleaks and have used the motor since reassembling it. Now all of a sudden when you shift it into gear the prop does not turn. It feels like it it is engaging at the handle but the prop doesn&#39;t turn and the waterpump does not start pumping....what did I break now.....tks"

07-28-2009, 02:43 PM
"Graham l I tried to email you to get a copy of the manual for my m/w clinton 7hp K700. It rejected saying your email is shut down,,,,If you could I would love to have a copy.


07-28-2009, 03:56 PM
There were a few different types of neutral and I have no references for you motor however if you would like the generic repair book I can direct you there.

07-28-2009, 04:06 PM
"never mind the prop not turning, I thought the waterpump wasn&#39;t working, got my magnifying glass out and noticed it was pumping water so checked my shear pin, yup, broken...thanks though"

07-28-2009, 07:02 PM
Did you find your &#34;spares&#34; near the transom clamps?

07-30-2009, 11:19 AM
"I have a montgomery ward sea horse 6hp, model #VWB19074A, cannot find a model year guide for this motor."

09-08-2009, 10:09 PM
Looking for a fuel line to fuel pump fitting for my 1970 7hp J700 Clinton / SeaKing or a way of retro-fitting.

09-22-2009, 04:49 PM
I just came into possesion of a Clinton made Sea-King 9 hp engine. The guy said it runs but he didn&#39;t run it for long because it didn&#39;t show signs of water circulating. He said he thought it might need a water pump. I pulled the hood off and it looks like an air cooled motor to me. Could that be? I have no idea of the year or any numbers as of yet - didn&#39;t think of writing them down.

09-22-2009, 10:05 PM
I finally wrote down the numbers for my 9 hp motor. Can someone figure out what I have and if there is a water pump in it? - It looks like the motor is air cooled but I had someone tell me it is water cooled.
Model: K900 5106A
S/N: 1420633
Type: XTV52309B

09-23-2009, 12:30 AM
It has a water pump. But all it does is keep the bottom seal and bearing from frying in the exhaust.-Helps keep the paint on the intermediate housing also. This was as far as the &#34;air-cools&#34; went engineering wise. Yours should have a real forward and reverse gear box/ solid state ignition and the &#34;tin can&#34; fuel pump. Almost all the parts interchange with the 7.5 of that design. Try the engine in a trash can full of water and see if you get a little spray &#40;not much&#41; from the exhaust relief ports going down the back of the motor.

09-23-2009, 08:32 PM
Does anyone have a manual or breakdown so I can figure out how this thing comes apart?

09-23-2009, 10:39 PM
send me your e-mail and I&#39;ll get you the &#34;generic&#34; repair book.

09-26-2009, 10:50 PM
"Well, I kept messing with it and got it running. The guy that had it before me had the shear pin in the wrong hole and it wouldn&#39;t engage the drive slot in the prop. I moved it to the outer hole and it works fine. I can&#39;t tell if the water is circulating or not. I might need to fill the trash can a little more - the exhaust was blowing water everywhere. I&#39;ll try again tomorrow. I would still like someone to e-mail me a manual if they have it. This is a 9 hp. &#40;it looks like a Cleveland Browns inspired motor&#41;
Model: K900 5106A
S/N: 1420633
Type: KTV52309B"

10-01-2009, 03:37 PM
"William - please send it to bb84ss454@aol.com ("")

10-02-2009, 10:24 PM
"OK, I tried it in a little more water. I put my hand near the hole and I got a tiny bit of water on my hand. After looking through the manual that William sent me,&#40;thank you so much&#41; I see that it should be checked while in gear, if I&#39;m reading it right. If we ever get any decent weather in N.E. Ohio I&#39;ll try it on the water."

06-23-2010, 09:49 PM
I have a Sea King 5 horse made by Clinton, 1971 I believe. Model #K500 1106A. Can anyone tell me what to gap the plug - the one in now is J8 - is there another one that matches up


07-10-2010, 01:49 PM
Hi Graham .... Looks like you da man!

I have one of these Clintons ..... and
Yep, I'm here like many others trying to find out about this jewel.
Can you help?

Thanks ......

Model: J9 1000A
Serial: 103197

Or anybody that can help cypher that number for me ........... Thanks again

07-13-2010, 06:00 PM
"Does anyone know if you can still get parts for a Montgomery Ward Sea King 7hp. Model:K7002107A, serial #: 647946, type: 6027370R, manufactured by Clinton Engine Corporation? Please respond to: ratdawgz@bytehead.com (http://ratdawgz@bytehead.com)"
Contact Clinton Engine Products Corporation 605 E Maple St. Maquoketa,IA 52060-3201 Phone 563-652-2411

07-20-2010, 02:21 PM
I tried that number and just got a recording, this was just now, tuesday at 2:00 EST so they should be open. Anyone have a working number?

I have a 7.5 HP model k7515107A can anyone send me a Manual for this?

thanks so much! direct to greg AT houseguys.org
Or please post a download link
Thanks again!

07-28-2010, 07:04 PM
I'm searching everywhere for a clutch for a clinton K700 (1973). Please before any one here gets rid of one of these motors...let me buy your clutch. I'd be willing to bet they used this same clutch on other models too. I've tried for days to contact clinton(cepco) but I'm getting no response.. Thanks for looking. Tom xltom@hotmail.com

EDIT: I could also make use of any literature(manuals) on this motor. Please send to the email address provided above.

03-12-2011, 02:30 AM
Anyone interested in a running Clinton 5.5? Good Condition, I don't know what to do with it at this point, I want to get a standard 7 to 9.9 hp. jubeiz_9@yahoo.com I can send pics.

04-10-2011, 09:12 AM
Hello forum. I purchased on Ebay a Clinton boat motor but cannot find any information on it. I would be much obliged if someone has any information or even a service manual for this. I am eager to use this on my boat because I have been using an electric motor that is not powerful enough to move my boat.

This has the following information on a metal tag:

Model # K7535106B
Serial # 1401141
Type XTV 52307 B

04-13-2011, 02:56 PM
Do you have any information or literature on the 1958 Model J8 5 HP engine> I need the female fuel fitting.


04-13-2011, 02:58 PM
Do you have any info or literature on the J8 1958 5 HP Clinton? I ned a female fule fitting.



04-13-2011, 02:59 PM
Did you ever find any sites for parts? I need a fuel fitting for a J8


04-15-2011, 03:48 AM
For ewhubby: your motor is a 78 or 79 K753. Made by Clinton for Wards. 7.5hp single cylinder. Try http://discount-marine-parts.com/index.html for manuals. For memphistex: you may find parts at discount-marine-parts or try the wanted ads on this site or at aomci.org. Another option would be to change the fittings to the more common OMC fittings.

04-19-2011, 02:35 PM
Thank you...I will contact them.

05-24-2011, 12:02 PM
I have just been given a Serial#582-6094, Model #62970 Sears Simpson 3.5 HP motor. I think I downloaded the proper manual but need more info on this if possible. I am assuming it is the (Canadian) Clinton...I am looking for a Primer pump and Line Assembly for it. Not sure how to go about changing it to an updated OMC fitting. Spark Plug type and fuel/oil ratio is a need to know too. This motor has great compression. Looking to get this thing in the water and running. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

12-13-2011, 09:42 AM
Wow, This post will answer about 90 percent of the above posts:

Clinton Engine Products went out of business but....the guys that worked that bought the parts and opened their own business. It's called "Clinton Engine Products" Phone: 563-652-2411. They have manuals/parts etc for all these posts. They dont use email/internet and send parts by snail mail, but...they have your parts. Just call and leave a message. They will get back to you...eventually. I have been rebuilding my 3.5 hp Clinton. Hope this helps.

On a side note. I cant seem to get my ignition system firing. I bought a new coil, condensor, and points and now the spark is gone. These things dont have an adjustment on the stator, just the gap on the points. I have no idea what might be causing it. Any thoughts would be most appreciated.

Also "Fuel mix question"

These older 2 stroke outboards called for 1/4 pint of SAE 30 or 40 oil to one gallon. Problem with that is back then they didnt have detergented oil You can actually use 50:1 mix with todays 2 stroke oils.

05-08-2012, 11:58 AM
where can I find a gas tank for the 7.5?