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1976 4 hp johnson breaker points

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  • 1976 4 hp johnson breaker points

    Hi, just seeing if any one has the breaker point gap measurment for a 76 Johny 4hp. I have a stuped clymer manual and it is as useful as a tit on a nun. thanks for any info.


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    Re: 1976 4 hp johnson breaker points

    Set them at .020", Monkman.Good luck.
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      Re: 1976 4 hp johnson breaker points

      roger that, took her out on the salt chuck for the first time in nine years and she ran like a charm. bogs a bit at high end but i figure after some hours at med throttle. should work her in. Time and love. She will be great. looking forward to fishingthanx JB

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        Re: 1976 4 hp johnson breaker points

        .020" will get you running but you can fine tune the timing with a ohm meter or test light. Take a look at my http://www.outboard-boat-motor-repai...%20Tune-up.htm The extra effort definately pays off in how smooth it runs.

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          Re: 1976 4 hp johnson breaker points

          Excellent post. I have a 1974 4hp johnson,that would not hit a lick. I was about to send it to the shop which the last time cost me over 300 bucks. I saw your post and said hey I can do this. It runs better than the last time it left the shop.I also cleaned and set the carb by I think it was commanders post. just wanted to say you guys rock and it cost me 30 bucks to get bassy going. Thanks alot

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