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  • labrador-guy

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    labrador-guy

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    #271924

    Thanks for the replies guys!   I should of known I need a LHS prop.  I might buy it for the shelf.  New in box is hard to resist!

    dale


    labrador-guy

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    #271743

    I need some help I am restoring a 1955 Johnson Sea Horse CD-12 and I need pistons and rings for it. Does anyone know where I can find pistons and rings? I looked on Ebay and found some pistons and rings, but I am not sure they are the correct ones because I don’t have the part number.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Max what makes you think you need pistons and rings?   Those little motor last a long time.  They don’t build them like that any more.

    dale


    labrador-guy

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    #271742

    Everyone likes a good mystery novel and a challenging outboard once in a while!
    I suspect you will prevail!

    Good Mysteries!!   How did TBH get all those pictures in one posting?   More like a magician!

    dale

     


    labrador-guy

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    labrador-guy

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    #271373

    Buc, If you haven’t done it yet check out this site.   https://www.oldmercs.com/default.asp    That motor was called The  Torpedo.   Looks like it was all silver.

    dale


    labrador-guy

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    #271360

    Where is Louis when we need him?  Mister Green Thumbs we need your expertise!

    dale


    labrador-guy

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    labrador-guy

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    #271288

    crosbyman this fella is looking for a drive pin for his impeller!

    dale


    labrador-guy

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    #271267

    How about a piece of a nail?  Maybe a welding rod stub?  The flux will sand off an electric welder rod easily!   How about a coat hanger?  There are some that are close to 1/8″  Those prices are nuts!

    dale


    labrador-guy

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    #271195

    Thanks for the welcome and information Dale. It seems that as a newbie I should start with another motor to tinker with, so I am with a 1953/54 Seahorse JW-10 and just got good spark on the top cylinder.  I’ve read the 4404’s are kind of difficult to work on.  Found it odd that I didn’t need a puller for the flywheel as it seems they were designed for easy removal by just backing of the nut. And the use of a metal water impeller is interesting. Hope yours are runners and you find/make the time to enjoy them.

    My pre1950’s motors don’t get run to much.   I am more into the classic kickers.  These zephyrs can be a bugger but they are quiet and smooth runners.

    dale


    labrador-guy

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    #271193

    Hello Brambles and welcome!   That propeller on your Zephyr has a slipping wedge in so that might need some attention also.   I have two of those old timers.  Both have the 4404 model number and they have differences.   After ww2 OMC was throwing parts together to get motors into the hands of it’s customers.  Some have twist grips some don’t some have cast aluminum thanks some have tin tanks.  Previous owners switched parts also.   Good luck with yours!  Hopefully you can get it turning with some penetrating oil and some time.

    dale


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    labrador-guy

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    #271007

    Thanks for the comments guys.  I  think I will leave the ring on for now.  I have had some experiences with stuff coming apart by centrifugal force.  Most were modified flywheels used in racing applications.  Many snowmobilers out there remember the clutch problems we had when the hobby was new.  We had to make scatter shields for any sled we raced.  The belts would blow and sometimes a track would let go.  This outboard is no racer and I suppose another five pounds lighter won’t mean beans.  Unless you are a bean counter!!

    dale

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