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    Default '72 & '73 Johnson & Evinrude - Are they interchangeable???

    Are these two motors the same and can I use parts off each to make one???

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    Default Re: '72 & '73 Johnson & Evinrude - Are they interchangeable???

    ?? What motors ?----------On bigger motors there lots of differences.
    Last edited by racerone; 07-14-2017 at 08:28 AM.

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    Default Re: '72 & '73 Johnson & Evinrude - Are they interchangeable???

    They are all 65 hp and look identical in all aspects, model #'s 65esl72 for the Johnson and 65273s for the Evinrude. A mechanic said they are the same but need to know for sure so I can purchase a repair manual that works for all three. Thanks for your help!!!

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    Default Re: '72 & '73 Johnson & Evinrude - Are they interchangeable???

    They look the same because they are both 72 models.------Only difference is paint colour / cosmetics / control box shift set-up is different with the Evinrude using buttons.-------And YES they are both 1972 models.----------The 73 on the Evinrude is not the model year designation !!
    Last edited by racerone; 07-14-2017 at 05:56 PM.

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    Default Re: '72 & '73 Johnson & Evinrude - Are they interchangeable???

    So basically you are saying the Evinrude really isn't a '73, it's a '72??? And if everything is in fact the same, is the lower ends compatible with each other as far as parts go. The reason I ask is someone said they are the same except for the lower ends!

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    Default Re: '72 & '73 Johnson & Evinrude - Are they interchangeable???

    I believe post # 4 is very , very clear !!------They are the same.

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    Default Re: '72 & '73 Johnson & Evinrude - Are they interchangeable???

    Ok RACERONE, I appreciate your time and help very much!!!

    I am a first time boat owner and my project consists of stripping all trim and refinishing a '62 Glasspar Avalon Runabout 16', I have three motors, all the same as I now know, that I am going to find the best parts of all to build one. I love this boat and enjoyed a full month getting familiar with it out on Flat Head Lake in MO. last summer. It ran great, but soon after launching it I realized there was no reverse, hence I had to take off and dock in forward from start to finish, of which I did. Got it back home and took it to a boat mechanic and was told it wasn't worth fixing do to cost, therefore that explains why I now have three, in hopes to create one great reliable motor. Is there hope and am I on the right track??? Again, thanks for any input!!! It says you are a God Level Contributor and at this moment that is about how I am feeling about you, so again, thanks!!!

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    Default Re: '72 & '73 Johnson & Evinrude - Are they interchangeable???

    No reverse on an EVINRUDE could be as simple as a wire fallen off the shift switch in the controls.----------Sad when shops and their owners quickly say----" that can not be repaired "----But they have bills to pay.

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    Default Re: '72 & '73 Johnson & Evinrude - Are they interchangeable???

    I forgot to mention that it also didn't go into neutral, only forward (default). Oh, and not that it matters but it's the Johnson that is doing this, supposedly the one Evinrude has no issues, bought it a few months back from a J/E dealer/repair shop for $750.00 and the other Evinrude I have no clue as to what it's problem is if any, just got it.

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