September 23, 2020 at 3:57 pm #217180
Howdy – I got myself into trouble, I found a 1939 3.3hp Evinrude Sportwin, serial 4303 in AZ. not frozen, complete, no other info. Do you think this would make a good candidate to get running again. Your thoughts and insight are appreciated. A few photos attached. I intend to run it on a small 15ft sailboat, love the idea of getting it going and putting it to use.
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Topics: 4September 23, 2020 at 7:44 pm #217197
Thanks for your input. I am paying…. $95 for it….. maybe a bit too much… but in AZ it is hard to find old outboards… lake and all. I wish I was up in the Northeast or Lake Country up north… I see some of the groups and their swap meets etc…… ugh, I wish.
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Topics: 21September 24, 2020 at 11:39 am #217215
Great looking original! This should make you a nice project!
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Topics: 49September 24, 2020 at 2:15 pm #217224
Where in Az did you find the motor?September 24, 2020 at 2:39 pm #217225
A guy on local Facebook Buy/Sell is selling off his collection, he posted a few on Craigslist too. I understand he bought the collection years ago and done with them.
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Topics: 12September 25, 2020 at 4:25 pm #217280
You have one of Evinrude’s more durable motors. If the block is not cracked , you have a good chance of having it run again. I have 5 — they’re great to listen to — as with all opposed, both cylinders firing at the same time transmit a sharp metallic clack .
There are only a few showstoppers when it comes to getting one running: the aforementioned block, bushings around top/bottom of crankshaft and the lower driveshaft and propshaft bushings. There are lots of parts motors around should you need carb/coil/condensers replaced.
Topics: 1September 26, 2020 at 1:48 pm #217331
Thanks guys, I’m flying blind so the encouragement is good to hear. I figure anything from 1939 engineering is simple, sting and practical. I’m picking up the motor today. Will post some more details as I get a better look.
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