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    Default 1940ís Evinrude lightfour, worth it?

    Hi everyone, Iím going to be picking up this 1940ís Evinrude lightfour tomorrow and I was wondering if itís worth it to get it? The tank has no dents that I can see and it turns over and the decals look very good. They make 9.7hp and itís $50Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: 1940ís Evinrude lightfour, worth it?

    Sure it's worth it if you are interested in restoring. Be sure to join aomci. www.aomci.org

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    Default Re: 1940ís Evinrude lightfour, worth it?

    Maybe he wants to buy and re sell it....where do you live, Cole? These were really cool motors. That 10 hp was REAL horsepower. This should go on into the right hands. It is beautiful.
    Last edited by timguy; 01-18-2021 at 11:34 PM.

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    Default Re: 1940ís Evinrude lightfour, worth it?

    I’m planning on restoring it. I’m in Rhode Island and it’s a steal for what it is. Guy wanted $100 for it 2 weeks ago, he couldn’t sell it, now it’s $50... lol.

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    Default Re: 1940ís Evinrude lightfour, worth it?

    I would certainly waste no time to scoop it up, brother.

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    Default Re: 1940ís Evinrude lightfour, worth it?

    Going to be picking up today, funny thing is two weeks ago he contacted me seeing if I wanted it. I didn't know what it was at the time and I regretted not going for it. Luckily he got back in contact with me to see if I wanted it for $50.

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    Default Re: 1940ís Evinrude lightfour, worth it?

    That is a steal of a deal for a 4 cylinder motor.----Likely worth $500 or more to a serious collector.

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    Default Re: 1940ís Evinrude lightfour, worth it?

    Yes..... I have been looking for another 4 cylinder opposed for years and years.......what a beautiful exhaust note......how about 4 megaphones out the back? That old Speedifour I had would launch your "woodie".....I, I mean "wooden boat"!
    Last edited by timguy; 01-19-2021 at 11:25 AM. Reason: Typo

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    Default Re: 1940ís Evinrude lightfour, worth it?

    How nice engine, of course it deserves to continue life

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    Default Re: 1940ís Evinrude lightfour, worth it?

    I don’t plan on doing a full restoration (taking it completely apart) I plan on getting it running then sanding the rust off the back cover and polishing the metal. How would I polish the metal and would polishing it hurt the decals?

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    Default Re: 1940ís Evinrude lightfour, worth it?

    Once you get it, can you post some photos of the decals and rust...? I may have some suggestions....I do quite a bit of restoration.....intended to keep motor as an original "survivor".

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