December 1, 2022 at 3:29 am #269564
First post and looking forward to getting to know this forum. I recently picked up a 67 Fastwin and have started disassembling it to see what I have. So far so good – compression is 110/108 and the ignition and fuel seem to be completely rebuilt (as promised by the PO). The lower unit is apart now and the gears/other bits appear to be in pretty good shape. I’ve ordered a new water pump as well as seals for all the shafts from Crowley. First question is whether there are more highly recommended suppliers than Crowley ? Second question is where to order the spaghetti seal from since they don’t offer it. I see them on Amazon but would prefer a known-good rubber compound from a reputable supplier. Also, I’m planning to coat this seal as well as all bolts with permatex aviation sealer since the OMC version does not seem to be available right now. Any input appreciated. ThanksDecember 1, 2022 at 6:58 am #269571
vintgaeoutboard.com sells GC seal kits …give them a call they may sell just spaghetti seal if you have the rest
I purchased it by the foot locally years ago … it comes in diff. diameters and compound
try bearing/seal shops
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Topics: 57December 1, 2022 at 9:04 am #269575
Thanks to you both. Wish I’d found VO and Laings (and a few other sites listed in the resource section of this site) before I ordered piece-meal from Crowley. Will give them a try – much appreciated. Any feedback on installing the seal dry vs with the aviation goop ? I also plan to use the same loctite in each of the bolt holes since they are inboard of the spaghetti seal.December 1, 2022 at 9:14 am #269576
A quick follow up…. Just talked to a very nice guy at Laings who did agree to sell just the spaghetti seal to me. I was impressed with them and will be calling them next time I need some parts. Thanks for the tip.
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Topics: 52December 1, 2022 at 9:33 am #269578
You’ve already found what you needed but for future reference, here’s some other sources. You can buy the spaghetti seal by the foot from McMaster Carr, 3/32″ width, their product number 9407K11. Here’s the link:
You can find a complete gearcase seal kit listing on Marine Engine. Once you get the correct seal kit number from the list, you can buy from them or check other sources. It pays to shop around on some of these kits. Here’s the link to their listing:
Marine Engine also has similar listings for water pump kits, carburetor kits, tune-up kits, etc. Welcome to the forum!
1937 Champion D2C Deluxe Lite Twin
1954 Johnson CD-11
1957 Evinrude Fastwin 18
1958 Johnson QD-19
1958 Johnson FD-12
1959 Johnson QD-20
“Every 20 minute job is only a broken bolt away from a 3-day project.”
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Topics: 25December 3, 2022 at 9:24 pm #269649
Hey iron horse I have the same question. Dry or aviation goop? Welcome to the forum. The guys on here are great!December 4, 2022 at 8:19 am #269655
Thanks Crosbyman. Do I understand correctly that along with membership comes the ability to view the entire service manual ? That is definitely a value.
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Topics: 103December 4, 2022 at 11:11 am #269657
One of the members here has done an entire series of videos on a 1959 Evinrude 18HP ….including this one on the gearcase re-seal. Check out all of the episodes of the series; lots of good advice to be had there.
December 4, 2022 at 12:32 pm #269661
- This reply was modified 1 month, 4 weeks ago by seakaye12.
great video btw… seen others but this one is all one needs to learn
download the 600 pages
go to :
- MEMBERS ONLY TAB
- INNER SANCTUMN
- FIND…. LIBRARY
- FIND… GARRY SPENCER’S BOOK
- GO DOWN HIS LONG LIST OF JPG AND PDF
- FIND JOHNSON SERVICE MANUAL RED BOOK
- DOWNLOAD, PRINT & BIND DOUBLE SIDED PAGES LOCALLY OR AT A PRINT SHOP
- SAVE THE DOWNLOAD ON YOUR PC OR USB
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