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  1. Re: 1974 Mercury 65hp - couple LU questions

    Sounds like a newer lower unit .----That might be the hose for a speedometer.----No such thing as a " ventilation hose " for that lower unit.
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    Re: Mercury 90 custom reed valves

    There is nothing wrong with factory stainless reeds.----They rarely fail.
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    Re: 1965 Evinrude 3hp setting points gap

    But you can use the flywheel to set the points EXACTLY the same way.-----Just have to lock magplate in position and lift flywheel of to turn the cam screw.---Takes a bit longer but just as accurate.
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    Re: 1963 Evinrude 28hp speeditwin coils

    The coils were the same from about 1950 to 1986.-----You can find the part right here on this site !!
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    Re: 1965 Evinrude 3hp setting points gap

    Agreed ----Just set them with the meter as in above post.------It is the best way.----It gets you the strongest spark.-----Takes the guess work ( feeler gauges ) out of the picture.----The timing...
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    Re: 1991 force 50 won't start.

    Are you saying that choke plates move closed and that is all ?----Motor does not crank over ?------Better stop and get wiring sorted out before you do $$$$ damage.-----Get a manual.
  7. Re: 2012 8hp Wife said "Why don't you take it to someone who knows what they're doing"

    Compression checked ?---Post the numbers.-----Does spark jump a gap of 3/8" on both leads ?----Valve clearance checked ?
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    Re: 1983 Evinrude 15 HP Not Pumping Water

    Water must be 6 or 8 " above the impeller.-----Is the motor getting HOT ??----Does water sizzle on the cylinder head if you sprinkle some on there ?------Maybe the tell tale fitting is plugged...
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    Re: 1962 Evinrude Speeditwin 28hp issues

    Those would have had a junction box INSIDE the boat.-------But if you understand 12 volts and wires it would be easy to hardwire this fine machine.
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    Re: evinrude outboard

    ????-----In 1977 that model # seems to indicate EXTRA long shaft.----But measure from where the motor hangs on the transom to the cavitation plate. to be sure.----There were not many extra long shaft...
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    Re: evinrude outboard

    Why does the serial # not make sense to you.-------The model # is correct for a 77 model 85HP.----The model # is used to order parts / manuals.
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    Re: 1995 50 hp vro surging at half throttle

    The drain plug can not suck air if loose !!
  13. Re: Testing 73 Evinrude 25 on Stand (Hotwire)

    Motor will run on a stand without a battery.-----Make sure water in the test bucket is 6 or 8" above the water pump.
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    Re: Carry Handles 40hp

    ??----Many NOS parts are primed.------Up to the buyer to paint the Evinrude or Johnson color.-----These handles fit all of them for the 28 / 33 / 40 and even the V-4 model 75 HP in the...
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    Re: Carry Handles 40hp

    Same thing.
  16. Re: Johnson V4 115HP Outboard leaking fuel from the bottom carby

    That clip has been used for about 40 years or so on a 1,000,000 + motors.-----But it is a problem on your motor.----Makes you think does it not.
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    Re: 1995 50 hp vro surging at half throttle

    Your location ?----Help yourself and post the compression values on this 2 cylinder motor.------Does operation of the manual fuel pump help smooth it out when it starts surging ??
  18. Re: Johnson V4 115HP Outboard leaking fuel from the bottom carby

    Most " carburetor problems " turn out to be something else.-----More trouble shooting is required.------I step aside now.
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    Re: Question about lubing my Johnson

    Rarely.-----These VRO pumps are much misunderstood.
  20. Re: Johnson V4 115HP Outboard leaking fuel from the bottom carby

    That clip is intended to pull the needle off the seat when float drops.---It must be installed.----There is no reason not to install that clip.------Perhaps look into a dealer locally here.-----They...
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