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  1. Re: Steering on an Electro Shift 50hp Johnson '72'

    Thanks racerone, I think I have a UNF tap somwhere.
  2. Steering on an Electro Shift 50hp Johnson '72'

    Hi Guys, about to connect the steering cable to my 50hp, I have tried 10mm wont go near it, tried UNC 3/8 and it damages the thread, Whit 3/8 is the nearest I can find but will not screw a full...
  3. Re: Tachometer on a 50hp electro shift '72'

    Thanks fdrgator, most helpful and the 6ppr is very useful. I mentioned Datcon not knowing if they were a popular make with boaters or not.
    The reason I mentioned Datcon is that all the gauges on...
  4. Tachometer on a 50hp electro shift '72'

    For the last two years I have been building my boat up from a basic hull, I am fitting my 72 50hp Johnson electro-shift
    on the back and I need to be fitting gauges, starting with a tach and a volt...
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    Re: OMC Type 'C' oil.

    Thanks faztbullet, I have confidence in these pages and the advice given.
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    Re: OMC Type 'C' oil.

    Yes, it is a '72' electro shift box.
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    OMC Type 'C' oil.

    Bit of advice please, I am in the UK and went to my local Power Boat Shop for some OMC Type C gear oil and I was told it had
    been superseded by some Premium type grade of oil can't remember the...
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    Re: Modern Steering to Old Motor

    Nice one daves69.
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    Re: Modern Steering to Old Motor

    Thanks for the info racerone.
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    Re: Modern Steering to Old Motor

    Sounds like a problem I have, I have a 71 50hp hydro-electric engine which I am fitting to my 20ft day boat, it has a splashwell cable mount and I have a new seastar steering cable, what part do I...
  11. Re: Tach and ammeter for a 50hp Johnson hydro electric..

    Thanks daviet, good advice, I wasn't sure between an ammeter or volt meter.
    No particular ones to go for or avoid?
  12. Tach and ammeter for a 50hp Johnson hydro electric..

    I am close to getting my boat and engine united for some trials, you guys gave me a lot of help and advice with my motor.
    I would like to fit a Tach and an ammeter, I would like to ask is there any...
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    Re: 50hp electric shift, yellow plug

    Thanks guys, disappointed, guess I will have to put it down to experience.
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    Re: 50hp electric shift, yellow plug

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    fdrgator, opened the box up and someone has botched the lot.
    Don't recognize a selector switch, are they still available do you know?
    At the top of the switches there is a round brown...
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    Re: 50hp electric shift, yellow plug

    fdrgator, Thanks for all your help and guidance to a numpty with outboards.
    And to answer your question, I think you know quite a bit!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: 50hp electric shift, yellow plug

    I have not opened her up yet but I am sure if the shift switch is good I can re-solder wires where they should be, I have the wiring diagram.
    The thing is that I need an original ign sw. Any ideas?
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    Re: 50hp electric shift, yellow plug

    fdrgator, All 3 switches are on/off, the bottom switch is broken off.
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    Re: 50hp electric shift, yellow plug

    Try this.
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    Re: 50hp electric shift, yellow plug

    fdrgator, going to attempt a download but, to b honest don't know how to.
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    Re: 50hp electric shift, yellow plug

    fdrgator,
    Received my control box from the States but, it is not exactly like your diagram, it has 3 on/off switches and no ignition sw.
    I have tried to find a sw here in the UK with no luck, what...
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