1966 johnson 60hp

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by matt21191, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. hey guys i have a 60hp johnson 1966 outboard. this boat and motor was gave to me and i cant get it to run. not getting any spark? changed the plugs, points still nothing. does anyone have any sugestions? help please thanks
     
  2. freyedknot

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  3. can you still get parts for that old an engine? thanks
     
  4. TMK

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    Check these guys out

    http://www.maxrules.com/fixomccoil.html

    If you plan on running an older motor, keep your eyes out (ebay) for a parts motor. You'll be shocked at how expensive parts can be!
     
  5. You should be able to get your parts at NAPA.
     
  6. Matt,try Bridges Boats in Akron. He has tons of old OMC parts.
     
  7. TMK

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    Always do a compression test before putting a lot of time, effort and money into an outboard.

    You can pick up a tester at most autoparts stores for around $20 and do the compression test in 1/2 an hour. If there's a difference of more than 10psi between cylinders or any are less than around 100psi the powerhead will need a rebuild. For the cost of bearings, pistons, rings, gaskets, machining work etc. you can pick up a newer used motor from the 1980's.
     
  8. phisherman

    phisherman can't land em Teddy

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