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by kofkorn
28 Aug 2019, 09:00
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1973 Johnson 65hp...what do you think?
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: 1973 Johnson 65hp...what do you think?

The "resin" from under the stator is the most concerning thing. I would pop off the flywheel and see if you can identify exactly where it's coming from. It's highly likely this is a leaky seal from top of the crankshaft. Fairly easy repair to pop the seal out once the flywheel is off. Check to see i...
by kofkorn
26 Aug 2019, 16:36
Forum: Motors
Topic: Gunk in lower unit
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Gunk in lower unit

I've had it happen before. As long as your powerhead didn't overheat due to lack of water, there should be no long term effect. I would make sure the drain hole in the front of the lower unit is clear. That gunk should not have built up like it did if that drain was working properly. Not a problem d...
by kofkorn
25 Jul 2019, 10:48
Forum: Motors
Topic: Good article about servicing small engines
Replies: 15
Views: 708

Re: Good article about servicing small engines

As a general rule, it's not great to run multi-carb motors dry. The fuel will run dry in the top carb first and you'll be running the top cylinder without oil for however long it takes for the lower carb to run dry. If I"m concerned about leaving the motor for a while, I'll pull the drain plug on th...
by kofkorn
25 Jun 2019, 01:32
Forum: Motors
Topic: Screwdriver
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: Screwdriver

Use one of these hand impact drivers:
A relatively light rap with a hammer will break the plug free every time. I've never had an issue removing a plug once I started using it

Good Luck!
by kofkorn
01 Apr 2019, 22:18
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1976 Sea King 6HP
Replies: 2
Views: 396

1976 Sea King 6HP

Nice job on your video. It was a very detailed walk through.
by kofkorn
24 Sep 2018, 22:07
Forum: Sell it, buy it, swap it
Topic: BassPro Shops LH Reels - Pro Qualifiers & Johnny Morris Gold
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

BassPro Shops LH Reels - Pro Qualifiers & Johnny Morris Gold

onthewater102 wrote: (2) available - Pro Qualifier PQX10HLA 6.4:1 Left-Hand Retrieve reels upgraded to ABEC-7 Orange Seal ceramic spool bearings spooled with 40lb red power-pro line. $50 ea. includes shipping. These were $100 new + $25 for the bearings.

Interested in the two Pro Qualifiers. PM sent.
by kofkorn
25 Aug 2018, 22:50
Forum: Member Karma
Topic: Free homebuilt motor stand
Replies: 0
Views: 877

Free homebuilt motor stand

I'm looking to clear some space in my garage, so I'm giving away one of my motor stands. This one can store two motors up to 20" shaft length. I've had two 50 hp's on it at once with no issues. It's very sturdy, and has two layers of 3/4 aroco plywood to mount the motors on. The side gussets are 3/4...
by kofkorn
16 Aug 2018, 04:47
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1983 Evinrude 9.9 wont fire
Replies: 8
Views: 734

1983 Evinrude 9.9 wont fire

When you replaced the head, did you make sure that the plug wires went to the correct plug? #1 to the top plug? Get a spray bottle and put a bit of mixed fuel in it. Give the carb throat a couple of sprays and then pull it over to see if it kicks. 90 lbs is a bit on the low side for those motors, th...
by kofkorn
01 Aug 2018, 17:09
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Submersible Lights
Replies: 17
Views: 3435

Submersible Lights

BigTerp wrote:
lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:I run the ground wire to each light.
I do this to every set I install...
by kofkorn
01 Aug 2018, 17:07
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Bad tire wear, dual axle trailer
Replies: 15
Views: 2223

Bad tire wear, dual axle trailer

One other thing to check is to make sure your trailer is level when it is hooked up to your vehicle. If the hitch ball is too high, it throws more load on the rear axle, and could cause excessive load and wear.

Good luck!
by kofkorn
20 Apr 2018, 01:42
Forum: Member Karma
Topic: 1986 Johnson 50 hp parts motor (Central MA pickup)
Replies: 6
Views: 2300

1986 Johnson 50 hp parts motor (Central MA pickup)

It got sold on Craigslist. Thanks!
by kofkorn
05 Apr 2018, 08:35
Forum: Motors
Topic: My Motor stand. What are you using?
Replies: 11
Views: 2342

My Motor stand. What are you using?

I've made a couple of versions of these pallet racks. I've got two that will hold two motors each, and this one that can hold up to four 70hp's. I move them around with a pallet jack, or our tractor if i need to move them out to the shed in the winter. 20151114_095635.jpg 20151114_095649.jpg 2015111...
by kofkorn
22 Dec 2017, 11:28
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Foam!!! Hate it but need it...
Replies: 11
Views: 1155

Foam!!! Hate it but need it...

I agree with what you're seeing. The 2 part foam supports the entire rear deck. When I did my rebuild, I found that the only water logged foam was in the bottom inch or two. So I left 90% of the foam in the panels in place and cut out the bottom 2 inches. then I slid 2" foam panels underneath to rep...
by kofkorn
17 Dec 2017, 09:56
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1989 Bass Tracker TX17
Replies: 128
Views: 36656

1989 Bass Tracker TX17

You can try using a flap disc, but you find it quickly loads up, get a couple of them. I ended up using a cupped wire brush on my angle grinder for most of the heavy glue on my build. Get a good full face shield and a set of heavy gloves. It's not an easy job, but worth it in the end.

Good luck!
by kofkorn
02 Oct 2017, 08:17
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1986 Johnson 70 no spark
Replies: 7
Views: 966

1986 Johnson 70 no spark

Check the fuse on the wiring harness first. Small, red rubber fuse holder usually not too far from the big red connector. Hopefully that blew before any other electronics did. if it was just arcing the solenoid, I think you have a good chance of it being the fuse. Also make sure the little guy didn'...