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January 28, 2023 at 8:31 am #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!
daleJanuary 25, 2023 at 5:41 pm #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.
daleJanuary 19, 2023 at 10:40 am #271430
Replies viewable by members onlyJanuary 18, 2023 at 8:18 pm #271410
Replies viewable by members onlyJanuary 17, 2023 at 6:52 pm #271360
Where is Louis when we need him? Mister Green Thumbs we need your expertise!
daleJanuary 16, 2023 at 8:48 pm #271289
Replies viewable by members onlyJanuary 16, 2023 at 8:33 pm #271288
crosbyman this fella is looking for a drive pin for his impeller!
daleJanuary 16, 2023 at 6:00 pm #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!
daleJanuary 15, 2023 at 1:36 pm #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.
daleJanuary 15, 2023 at 12:41 pm #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.
daleJanuary 12, 2023 at 7:41 am #271075
Replies viewable by members onlyJanuary 10, 2023 at 8:01 pm #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!!