"hey folks. i know for a first post it has to be a question.. lol.. but actually i have alot of questions about this motor.. i just acquired this motor today and have never owned an outboard this old before. so here goes. it starts fine.. first question.. who made it. serial number is 21759431 and what website do you go to to check you number to see who the mfg. is? second question.. of course if you know this motor you know that the throttle is not on the tiller.. choke, throttle, carb adjustment are all on the panel.. from the left on the throttle you have stop and midways you have start. now on the left side of it is a lever where your fwd, reverse, neutral would normally be but this motor has no reverse so it says drive, neutral.. when you have it neutral you cannot put the throttle past the start postion.. when in drive you can throttle it all the way.. it also says clutch shallow water drive on the panel.. the motor can be fed from the top tank or an external tank.. both work as i have already cleaned everything out and put new hoses on it.. i stuck it in a barrell with water and it started very easily.. but the prop turns when you start it and when it starts. i would have thought that the clutch would not engage the prop till throttled past the start position..but at idle when it warms up and at the start position the prop turns.. is this normal for this motor? does it not have an adjustment so that the prop does not engage at idle or start throttle? seems like it would so you wouldnt push yourself into something while on the water while starting it.. third question... does the motor turn all the way around since it has no reverse? or just shut it down .. get your boat pointed in the direction you want to go and start it? doesnt seem right to me.. lol.. any help appreciated.. thanks in advance. joe."