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  1. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    Well, I did it again. I bought a motor off Craiglist thinking it would be in the shape it was decribed and instead its a POS. I never learn.

    So now I have a 1968 motor that the best thing I can say about it is it's not locked up.

    So any advice on what I need to do to get this thing up and running? Anyone have any expeience with one of these motors?

    I ordered a tune up kit that has these parts in it.

    • POINTS AND CONDENSERS (WHERE APPLICABLE)
    IGNITION COILS
    SPARK PLUG WIRE AND BOOTS
    APPLICABLE SPARK PLUGS
    CARBURETOR REBUILD KIT
    HEAD GASKET
    WATER PUMP IMPELLER OR KIT
    THERMOSTAT AND GASKET

    Also ordered a fuel pump cause it was spewing gas. Anything else I should need?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Timber Hole

    Timber Hole Elite Refuge Member

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    Does it have compression? If not you might want to order some of that! :)
     
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    Phytoplankton Elite Refuge Member

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    ^^^^ like said above, check compression before you open any parts packages! Anything over about 90 lbs. would be fine (on an engine that old).
     
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  4. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    Yeah I need a guage. I finger checked it and it seems good.
     
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    I think I would have dumped any old gas, put new gas in the motor, and tried to get it running before ordering all of those new parts. A 1968 motor, if winterized correctly, should fire up.
     
  6. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    It doesn't have a tank and the fuel pump is busted. So much for that plan.
     
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    JP Elite Refuge Member

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    Craig’s List....getting a hooker and/or getting “hooked”.
     
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    negooseman Elite Refuge Member

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    Compression or compassion.? Seems like you need both. :dv I’ll send you a PM when I’m ready to sell my motor....it’s in great shape. :l
     
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    If it's been sitting a long time the carb gaskets have probably dried out and are leaking and fuel pump membrane/gaskets are probably toast. If the compression is low it will not idle well. Also, change out all the internal gas lines, they are probably rotten and not ethanol resistant and will clog up you carb.
     
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  10. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    Well I did a compression check and it read 90 on both cylinders. Pretty good for an old outboard. Maybe this will work out.
     

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