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1964 Evinrude 5.5 Impeller Access

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  • 1964 Evinrude 5.5 Impeller Access

    Hi.

    I have a 1964 Evinrude that needs a new impeller. I have the lower unit dropped about 3/4" and I believe it is hanging on the shift rod.
    Can someone tell me how to release the shift rod?

    And, ... before I forget, the shift lever is broken. It looks like it is mounted below the power head. Do I need to remove the power head to remove the shift lever?

    Thanks,
    J


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    Re: 1964 Evinrude 5.5 Impeller Access

    Remove the powerhead, the linkage is underneath it. Not a difficult job.
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    • #3
      Re: 1964 Evinrude 5.5 Impeller Access

      Thank you.
      My big fear is breaking bolts.
      J

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      • #4
        Re: 1964 Evinrude 5.5 Impeller Access

        Got it!
        Thank you.
        Now, in taking this down, a couple parts jumped off the end of the drive shaft; spring, o-ring, cap. Can you point me to an exploded view so I can re-assemble correctly?
        Thanks.
        J

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        • #5
          Re: 1964 Evinrude 5.5 Impeller Access

          I am all set, thank you, Joe.
          I found the 1964 model on another site than I am used to using.
          Cheers!
          J

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          • #6
            Re: 1964 Evinrude 5.5 Impeller Access

            When encountering a frozen bolt/screw.... use a hand held propane torch to heat and expand the aluminum surrounding the bolt/screw to help loosen it. Have a fire extinguisher and/or a garden hose handy.
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            • #7
              Re: 1964 Evinrude 5.5 Impeller Access

              Follow-up on impeller job.

              When I dropped the lower unit, a bunch of items came off the drive shaft; looks like a seal backed with a coned washer, a couple of spring seals, a spring and an o-ring.
              When I go to on-line parts lists, I do not see the exact same items I have.
              My model is 5402 B and parts list I am referring to supports 5402. Any chance the B is a mid-year redesign cut-in that didn't make publication?
              As part of this job, I need to get the power head-to-exhaust housing gasket and a couple drive shaft o-rings, so, I want to be sure I order the correct components.

              Thanks again, Joe,
              J

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              • #8
                Re: 1964 Evinrude 5.5 Impeller Access

                Here is a diagram of your motor. You want to order the powerhead gasket #313065 or sierra 18-2901 and you also want a new crankcase seal #303355 or sierra 18-2892. Both are very cheap and will ensure your motor lasts for another 50 years.
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                • #9
                  Re: 1964 Evinrude 5.5 Impeller Access

                  Very nice graphic there Eagle, very self explanatory.
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                  • #10
                    Re: 1964 Evinrude 5.5 Impeller Access

                    This is the unit. Thank you.
                    J

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