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    Question about 1953 MW 5 hp Sea King

    I have a 1953 Sea King Sold by Montgomery Wards. I know some of the earlier Sea Kings By MW had the cam water pumps. I was wondering if the 53 had the cam pump or does it have an impeller type water...
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    1947 Elgin Powerhead Parts for Sale

    Well my attempt at getting my 1947 5.5 Elgin going was a failure. I talked with every outboard mechanic within a reasonable distance of me and none would even look at it due to its age. My...
  3. Question about 1953 Montgomery Ward Sea King

    I have a 1953 Sea King Sold by Montgomery Wards. I know some of the earlier Sea Kings By MW had the cam water pumps. I was wondering if the 53 had the cam pump or does it have an impeller type water...
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    1947 5.5 Elgin Please Help

    I have a 1947 Elgin (West bend) 5.5 hp. The motor was given to me by a friend and is supposed to run. It,s one of them Grandpas old motor that has sat for years. It had gas in the tank (very old very...
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    Need Info On Spark Plug Please Help[

    I think the plug I have in my Brooklure 300 (3 hp) motor is wrong, not sure though. It is a Champion CJ8. Can someone steer me right on what plug I should use? God Bless and Thanks. Dave
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    Re: Outboard Storage Question

    Thanks to all. I have always ran my motors out after every use and before winter. I just wanted to confirm. Seems to me leaving fuel in them would cause corrosion and varnish probs. Especially with...
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    Outboard Storage Question

    Most everyone I know runs the fuel completely out of the carb and bowl when storing their motors for extended periods. I had a fella, a while back who is an outboard service mechanic tell me that I...
  8. Brooklure 300 Lubrication Questions: Please Help

    I have been reading through the online manual (the Gale manual Ya'll suggested) and I'm a little stumped on the lubricants (gas mix and lower unit) and the way to add them (lower unit). The guide...
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    Re: Brooklure 300 Restore

    Yeah, I've checked all the parts houses and wally world was where I looked first. O'Reily's has the aviation stuff, just in 16 oz quantities for 13 bucks. Is SILICONE what I am trying to avoid? If so...
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    Re: Brooklure 300 Restore

    Thanks for all that info buddy. Next questions. You said I need to torque the bolts but 4 of them are screw heads and 2 are 7/16 nuts. How would I torque the screw head bolts? Do they make a torque...
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    Re: Brooklure 300 Restore

    Thanks again buddy. Well, today, the more I thought about it the more that head gasket troubled me. Sooo I put on my big boy pants and tore into it. The gasket was in pretty bad shape I thought.
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    Re: Brooklure 300 Restore

    No not yet. I have to buy a feeler gauge and set those points.

    I may have a problem, not sure. I hope you can give advice based on my description here.

    I took the water pump out and cleaned...
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    Re: Brooklure 300 Restore

    When we took the head off (to free the piston) we put it back together with the old gasket. Should I take it back apart and make a new one or will the old one work ok? The old one didn't look bad...
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    Re: Brooklure 300 Restore

    Thats great news buddy. Thank you. I will tighten that copilot up tomorrow. God bless,
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    Re: Brooklure 300 Restore

    I took the lower unit apart when I first got the motor. It was a nightmare to get back together. Not a lot of parts just hard to assemble. There is a metal key about 3 or 4 inches long that is...
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    Re: Brooklure 300 Restore

    Thank you again. That prob saved me a lot of time yankin on it wondering why it wouldn't start. God Bless.
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    Re: Brooklure 300 Restore

    Yeah I got the tank as clean as I could. I had a bunch of small hex nuts so I put 10 in the tank with a little fuel and shook the daylights out of it then removed the nuts and rinsed with fresh fuel....
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    Re: Brooklure 300 Restore

    Yep she pops. I just really hope I did a good job on the carb. The gasket kit calls for a gasket on top of the float bowl ( where the needle valve comes through) Mine didn't have one so I didn't put...
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    Re: Brooklure 300 Restore

    Thank you buddy. Yes it turns over a little easier. There was a lot of gunk in there. I cleaned it out good. Does the water pump look ok to you?
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    Brooklure 300 Restore

    I have started this new thread because the last one was getting lengthy plus my questions are starting to vary.

    First up: The water pump looked pretty good to me, although I,m not positive what I...
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