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    Default Convert to electric start

    I have a 1974 20 hp Mercury manual start that I would like to put an electric start on. The flywheel is already geared so I guess that is a plus. I have tried to search the forums for previous threads but no luck. If this has been discussed before just point me in the right direction. I have talked to several different shops and no one is really interested in doing the work so I guess I am let to do it my self. My local shop said if I can find all of the parts they would be glad to help but finding the parts will be a problem.

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    Default Re: Convert to electric start

    The starters for that motor--there are two types--are hard to find used, and one of them is very expensive.


    Can you post a photo showing where the starter goes? From it we can determine which type you need.

    Jeff

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    A lot depends on where you live , used ones can be found where these 20's were popular.------------------It is not impossible to fabricate a bracket to adapt any other small starter.-------Not a big deal if you do some looking and research.

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    ..."It is not impossible to fabricate a bracket to adapt any other small starter.-------"

    Agreed if you have the tools and technique (like me: I even build my own props).

    Jeff

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    Default Re: Convert to electric start

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ID:	3901Finally got pictures, hope these are what you need. Thanks for all the help and replies

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    Default Re: Convert to electric start

    Uh-oh; that's the hard to find, very expensive set up.

    Jeff

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    Just my luck ! Would you happen to know the part number of the starter that fits this motor serial # 3758427? There was on on ebay yesterday that the auction ended this morning for $35 that looked rough and there is one on there tonight for $225 with a part # of 50-47216 . It has a "loose lug" . These starters looked different from each other , I'd just like an idea of what I am looking for. As far as making a bracket, I think I could do that, or get enough help from friends I have in machine shops to make it work. If I could just get enough information as to what other starter that might work maybe I could get the ball rolling. Thanks for all the help so far.

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    Default Re: Convert to electric start

    ---------------" a lot depends on where you live " as to the availability of used parts.

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    I'm in South Carolina, if that helps.

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    Default Re: Convert to electric start

    There were two model numbers back in 1974 for a mercury 20 hp and they were 1200204 & 1200224. When you look at the parts list it shows the parts catalog part number to be 90-65145 MERC 200 PARTS LIST.

    Here's the list for the electric components for your engine, The starter part number is in there.
    http://www.mercruiserparts.com/Show_...RIC+COMPONENTS

    And here is all the parts for your serial number range.
    http://www.mercruiserparts.com/selec...?doc_nbr=65145

    Your starter part # would be 50-47216.

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    I just happened to stumbleupon outboard service bulletin No. 74-6 ELECTRIC START KIT IDENTIFICATION when closing out of the system, Here is some info about it.

    Merc 200 Year Model, Electric Start Kit Part No.

    1968-69, A-50-47216A1
    1970-71 -72, A-50-47216A2
    1973-74, A-50-47216A3

    Dealers often inquire
    about parts necessary to update Merc 200 electric start kits. The following list of parts will convert an A-50-47216A1 to an A2 or an A1 or A2 to an A3 starter kit:

    CONVERTING A-50-47216A1 to A2
    Quan, Description, Part #,
    (1) Choke Solenoid, 54292A4
    (1) Internal Harness, 57022
    (1) Cable, Relay to Starter, 54651
    (1) Plunger Assembly, 56074A1
    (1) Terminal, No. 10 Ring, 22924
    (1) Terminal Block, 45915
    (1) Sleeve, 23-37961
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    (2) Screw, 10-31206
    (1) Screw, 10-38792
    (1) Screw, 10-61802
    (1) Plug, Hole, 19-35827
    (1) Clip, 53-30428

    CONVERTING A-50-47216Al or A2 to A3
    Quan, Description, Part #,
    (1) Choke Solenoid, 54292A4
    (1) Internal Harness, 84-64997
    (1) Cable, Relay to Starter, 84-65063
    (1) Plunger, Choke, 56074A4
    (1) Choke Lever, 65108
    (1) Choke Link, 65107
    (1) Screw, 10-65109
    (1) Nut, 11-65110(1)
    (1) Nygrip, 54-22875
    (1) Screw, 10-36046
    (1) Nut, 11-62590
    (1) Insulator, 85-64080
    (1) Screw, 10-31206
    (2) Screw, 10-61802











    Last edited by boat_tech; 02-21-2012 at 04:57 AM.

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    Default Re: Convert to electric start

    I notice a few 'minor' items are missing: The starter and flywheel, for starters (punn intended).

    Jeff

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    Default Re: Convert to electric start

    Quote Originally Posted by tsigmon View Post
    The flywheel is already geared so I guess that is a plus.
    Quote Originally Posted by fastjeff View Post
    I notice a few 'minor' items are missing: The starter and flywheel, for starters (punn intended).

    Jeff
    Thanks Jeff, It appears like Graham may have some of the missing items covered in the link below.
    http://www.marineengine.com/boat-for...rcury-outboard

    Merc may have anticipated the flywheel already geared for a starter in the service bulletin But you never know, it was the 70'sJ/K.

    Also tsigmon, at some point 50-47216 had Superseded to 50-97949A1
    50-97949A1 (NLA) STARTER ASSY
    50-47216 STARTER MOTOR
    Last edited by boat_tech; 02-21-2012 at 07:26 PM.

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