1957 Gale made Sea King 5 hp, GG8960A

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  • Buccaneer

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    #248037

    I pulled this more modern $40 jewel off the rack today for something
    different to do for a change. I’m “guessing” that I’m missing the
    carbon seal, spring, etc., for the lower main seal, seeing the same
    year Johnson had those, according to the M.E. parts diagrams.

    When I pulled the lower unit all that was there was a brass cup washer that sits
    on the driveshaft cross pin.
    Did the Gale made models use the carbon seal as well?

    Thanks.

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    Prepare to be boarded!

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    dan-in-tn

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    #248055

    I have several of the Gale built 5hp models. They use the same setup as the 5.5 & 7.5hp motors you’re use to. You can look up all the parts that are missing on MarineEngune. You may even have some left over from scrap motors? Good luck!

    Dan in TN


    Buccaneer

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    #248066

    I have several of the Gale built 5hp models. They use the same setup as the 5.5 & 7.5hp motors you’re use to. You can look up all the parts that are missing on MarineEngune. You may even have some left over from scrap motors? Good luck!

    Dan in TN

    Thanks Dan, I also came home from Tomahawk with two (to make one)
    1960 Sea King 5 hp models, and it appears that they may use
    the same carbon seal assembly……. I hope so, all those part new on M.E.
    are over $100.
    Compression is 62 & 63 psi, marginal at best, so whatever I do I’m
    just throwing money out the window……. but I’d like to hear it run
    at least once before it goes back to sleep!

    Prepare to be boarded!

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    bobw

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    #248069

    Buc – here’s a used seal assembly.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/165086651633?hash=item266fee64f1:g:WjAAAOSwnxxgvi05

    Bob

    1954 Johnson CD-11
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    Buccaneer

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    #248075

    Buc – here’s a used seal assembly.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/165086651633?hash=item266fee64f1:g:WjAAAOSwnxxgvi05

    Thanks Bob. If the frozen up, 1960 Sea King doesn’t have the
    needed parts, then I might go that route.

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