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    Re: 1960 Gale 35 hp gears

    Okay thank you. Why the difference in bushings?....Seems like both gears being stationary aside from rotation it wouldn't matter.....maybe I'm missing something?
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    1960 Gale 35 hp gears

    Hi guys. I have a 1960 Gale 35 hp. Mechanically, its basically a johnson. I was wondering if the forward and reverse gear in the clamshell/lowerunit are the same?...like can they be reversed if the...
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    Re: Does 24:1 mixture run cooler than 50:1?

    Our Michigan governor is a flaming Nazi....She is absolutely ruthless. Can't buy paint, garden supplies, from most stores, or use gasoline powered watercraft. Only God knows why. Our state is full of...
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    Re: Does 24:1 mixture run cooler than 50:1?

    Sorry for the lengthy delay....I've had an interesting week. long story. The thermostat is installed...(new one I put in). I took the housing apart and found that the rubber gasket under the plastic...
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    Does 24:1 mixture run cooler than 50:1?

    Hi everyone. I have a 1965 40 hp Super seahorse. I know it runs 50:1, but I started it yesterday to let it run on 24:1. It ran for a good 15 minutes but the exhaust wasn't giving off any water...
  6. Does the heat exchanger need to be hooked up?

    I have a 1965 40 hp Johnson, As I was informed, the heat goes through the carb over a tension spring, but I have removed the wiring harness, and intend to choke this motor manually. Can I just plug...
  7. Re: Need help identifying part....Easy for someone, please help.

    Okay, thanks for explaining.....So does the hot air perform any other functions than what you just mentioned?....Can I get by without having this hooked up?I plan on manually choking the carb....
  8. Need help identifying part....Easy for someone, please help.

    I have a 1965 40 hp (rds-27m) johnson. It has a copper tube running from the electric choke unit on the side of the carburetor, to a threaded port on the side of the exhaust cover....There is...
  9. 1965 40 hp super-seahorse....Gearcase/ratio question...

    Hi guys, just wondering if the lower units are comparable between, say, a 1956 30 hp johnson, and a 1965 40 hp Johnson??....The outer castings on the lower unit look pretty much identical, but I'm...
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    Re: 1965 40 hp sea-horse.....Zero spark!

    The point of Post #1 was the fact I'm dealing with a motor that has a wiring harness, with key ignition etc....The "older" motors I'm referring to are 1950's and older, with pull starts, I haven't...
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    Re: 1965 40 hp sea-horse.....Zero spark!

    Thank you....Are you refering to the black wires that run to the cut out switch on the side of the motor??....If this gives me spark, does it indicate a faulty/stuck swith or something??....I klnow...
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    Re: 1965 40 hp sea-horse.....Zero spark!

    Alright, not to be a jerk, but can the original question be addressed? This thread got a little side tracked.....
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    Re: 1965 40 hp sea-horse.....Zero spark!

    No, not a chance. Two completely different animals. Why not just get a carb rebuild kit, or a new carburetor for the Tohatsu?....Even if the above mentioned idea would work, rebuilding/replacing the...
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    1965 40 hp sea-horse.....Zero spark!

    I have a 1965 super sea-horse (40 hp)....I'm fairly well aquainted with all the "could be's" regarding what can cause little or no spark in the ignition system under the flywheel, but having looked...
  15. Re: 30 hp 1956 Johnson....Won't rev out past 2000ish rpm on the lake

    Either the packing nut on the high speed needle was too tight, or it is slightly bent, I'll check it out some other time...It gave me a false seating, as I try to be gentle with them. I found out it...
  16. Re: 30 hp 1956 Johnson....Won't rev out past 2000ish rpm on the lake

    Got the gaskets on, fixed the leak, but I'm still having the same problem....Completely stumped
  17. Re: 30 hp 1956 Johnson....Won't rev out past 2000ish rpm on the lake

    Yes, it seems to run the best around 3/4 turn out....I pulled the side exhaust cover, and discovered that the separation plate that the water is supposed to flow behind didn't have a gasket between...
  18. 30 hp 1956 Johnson....Won't rev out past 2000ish rpm on the lake

    My motor when on the water, won't rev out past maybe 2000 rpm at best. The Carb is rebuilt, the ignition system gone through (coils and condesors replaced, and points cleaned and set) New plug wires....
  19. Re: 1956 30 hp johnson...Water in lower cylinder?? Head Gasket?

    It is running on both cylinders for sure, I can tell by the sound. I just did the gap test, and the top cylinder jumped 5/16" with a snappy blue arc....However, the bottom cylinder (The one with the...
  20. Re: 1956 30 hp johnson...Water in lower cylinder?? Head Gasket?

    Anyone?
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