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  1. #1
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    Apr 2008
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    Bristol, Avon, England
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    Default I have recently bought a 6.5 h

    I have recently bought a 6.5 hp perkins outboard and need to know several things.
    1. what is the fuel/2stroke mix
    2. what spark plugs do i need.
    3. Does anyone have any maintenance manuals.
    4. Does it need any modification to run on unleaded fuel.

  2. #2
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    May 2007
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    Inverary, Ontario, Canada - The Great White North Eh!
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    Default "Phil, I have some very limite

    "Phil, I have some very limited info on Perkins gas outboards.

    Here's what I can give you on your model -

    gas/oil 16:1 and since your motor is water cooled, TCW-3 marine oil would be in order.

    The original plugs were Champion J8J gapped at .028 - just have to cross ref to a modern plug.

    The carb should be a Tillotson with adjustable jets. There is a slight chance that a Merc dealer would have carb parts - they installed these carbs on Mercs for years before Tillotson got out of the carb business - Merc continued to use the carbs on Force motors until they ran out of stock.

    The unleaded shouldn't hurt, but the fuel with methanol/ethanol or alcohol is very hard on old gas lines. You might want to replace any original internal gas lines between the carb/fuel pump/filters etc. Any automotive place can hook you up with a couple feet of gas line that won't deteriorate with "new" gas...

    Sorry, have no idea where you might find a manual at all...."
    Graham

    A "professional" is someone who gets paid for their work - it doesn't necessarily mean they are good at it :)

  3. #3

    Default "I have one of these engines t

    "I have one of these engines too mine runs but parts are unavailable...I have remanufactured my parts, Gaskets etc... The spark plug and condencer are from a petrol lawnmower but they work...16:1 is a good figure and as for modern fuel mine runs fine on unleaded...Sorry no manual but if i find one ill post a link here. Good Luck."

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    White Cloud, Michigan, USA
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    Default "Phil, I'm a mite tardy

    "Phil,

    I'm a mite tardy in replying but I likely can give you most any information you need on that motor and can supply most any parts, many NOS. E-mail me with any questions. Same goes for anyone else who may have questions/needs regarding any Oliver or Oliver related Perkins, Rootes, Anzani or Wizard outboards."

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Bristol, Avon, England
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    Default "Thanks to all who have replie

    "Thanks to all who have replied with info on Perkins outboard. First task is to renovate 60's grp cruiser. Doesn't seem to have a very thick gel coat after removing several layers of paint. what is the best way to recondition gel coat? I realise this question probably has a zillion different remedies, but I'm open to your advise."

  6. #6

    Default "Hay Dick, Do you do a full

    "Hay Dick,

    Do you do a full service pack for this engine and if so what does it cost?

    Best regards,
    Shaun."

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2008
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    White Cloud, Michigan, USA
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    Default I don't do any service wor

    I don't do any service work for others. Simply make parts available and am always happy to assist with any service or parts type questions if I can.

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