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    Re: 40HP Merc new water pump not working?

    If the engine does not get warm after a few minutes the pump must be working !
  2. Re: 50 hp short shaft - should I build with tiller or remote?

    The model # clearly indicates long shaft.-----Only practical method to covert to short is a donor motor and lots of time.
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    Re: can't get points gap right

    Those points and that washer were used from 1950 t0 1990 !!
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    Re: can't get points gap right

    Well----I have only been working on motors since about 1968.----It is a special , thin plain washer.-----Used on that magneto from about 1950 to 1990 or so.---Part # is 510208.
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    Re: can't get points gap right

    Well----I have only been working on motors since about 1968.----It is a special , thin plain washer.-----Used on that magneto from about 1950 to 1986 or so.
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    Re: can't get points gap right

    What happens if you back the cam screw out one full turn.----And you tighten the hold down screw BEFORE using the cam screw to set the gap.-----That hold down screw does have that special washer...
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    Re: What is the best way.

    Is the electric primer valve opening ?----Have you looked at the FILTER in the electric primer valve ?----I repeat , this motor in good condition will start right up in 60 degree weather.----Cars...
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    Re: What is the best way.

    Nope----That motor has no issues starting in 60 degree weather , if in good condition !!-----Are you pushing the key in and holding it in for starting , yes or no ?----Check battery cables too.
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    Re: What is the best way.

    Why all those ignition parts ??-----Are you pushing the key in and holding it in WHILE cranking it over ??-----Hard starting can also be due to a bad battery -----Have it load tested even if...
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    Re: 1983 mercury shift/throttle issues...

    The shift cable is the first one that moves shifting from neutral.----You are sure the cables are on correctly ?
  12. Re: Honda 5hp 4strk compression of 65psi…

    How did this motor run for you last season ?-----Or another " Aquasition " to flip for some beer tokens ?
  13. Re: Honda 5hp 4strk compression of 65psi…

    Does this motor have a compression release feature ?
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    Re: Thermal Switch

    Part of the choke system.------Thermo-electric choke.
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    Re: Temperature Gauge

    Have you tested the warning horn in the control box ?----If yes , was it not loud enough for you ?
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    Re: Electric Sift Questions

    ???----Well ---1972 was the last year they were produced / marketed.----And I know that all too well !----Spare parts were available and the lower unit might have been installed in 1980 !----I would...
  17. Re: Johnson 1998 2cyl 2strk 50hp Lower Unit - R and FWD not working

    Bearing housing in 3rd picture is SCRAP.-----Unless you are well versed in machining.----All bearings should be replaced.
  18. Re: Help: Drive Shaft won't come out of lower unit!

    I have said it many times.-----These lower units are not robust !!
  19. Re: Help: Drive Shaft won't come out of lower unit!

    Screw #3 prevents the pinion bearing from rising due to oil pressure.----It needs to be removed because you are installing a new bearing I hope.----#3 does not need to come out to pull the driveshaft...
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    Re: mercury 5hp 4 stroke

    Carburetors that are empty stay clean.
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