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    I just picked up this little gem at a yard sale yesterday. Sorry for the pic. Ive tried to post a few on here and it always uploads sideways. any help remedying this would be appreciated. About the motor. Its a 60's model Ted Williams single cylinder, air cooled 7.5hp. Its in great shape. nothing seems to be broken on it except for the choke knob which has been replaced by a drywall screw that seems to work just fine. The Model # is 3A146522. Chassis I.D. is 217-5888-1. I've been looking online for an eska/ ted Williams lookup engine but have had no luck. Anybody out there with any additional info on it I'm all ears. It has good compression and a brand new spark plug. I need to get in there and clean the carb. My biggest issue right now is a fuel source. I do not have the coupler/adapter, whatever you wanna call it that feeds fuel into the motor. The female piece looks to be in good shape. Any thoughts on a place who might have this piece in stock (relatively cheap of course). I know these motors are getting hard to find parts for but if I could put a minimal amount into and have a backup for my 14ft v hull then I'm all for it. Thanks!!!

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    I think that's usually called a Chrysler fuel fitting. You can find them on ebay.

    Make sure you have a good spark before spending too much money on that motor. If it's electronic ignition the parts are no longer available.

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    • #3
      Thanks Tom! I just finished disassembling the carb. It actually didn't look that bad. Quick question me bein a newbie and all. How will I know if its an electronic ignition. The motor has a manual pull cord but I assume you mean electric start? Not sure if that is the same thing. Also I just want to make sure that because its an air cooled motor I don't have to have the prop submerged in water to start it up considering it does have an impeller. Or so Ive read from the research. Is this correct? Cheers!

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      • #4
        one more question. could I potentially swap out the Chrysler fitting for a standard marine fuel tank connector? The standard two prong clip? I believe its all standard 1/4''.

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        • #5
          Its not electronic or SSI which is solid state...Should have points and condensor
          Every day is a new day..... GO FISHING and take the wife or she gets mad....

          1986 Durham 16 side counsel 35 Evin

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          • #6
            The model I have says Solid State Ignition on the top of the cover. What does that mean exactly? What's the difference?

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            • #7
              Your motor was made in the 70s by Eska I believe. There may be a water pump in the leg that cools the exhaust. If your motor would have been made in the 60s it would have been a twin cylinder watercooled Mcculloch built motor.

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              • #8
                Oh ok. That sounds about right. the guy that sold it to me said it was a 60's but after looking at other models it looked more like a 70's. Is there any place to lookup the numbers on the motor? All I really need now is a female fuel fitting for the fuel line. Ive found them for about $15. Just nee to order one since no one around sells them locally. What is the fuel mix ratio on this motor? 50:1? 24:1?

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                • #9
                  Is the fitting you need for the tank end or the motor? If tank you can just get a cheap barb fitting at any hardware store.

                  But as I said before, check that you have a spark before spending any money on it. Those motors use an early design CDI (Capacitive Discharge Ignition) that is prone to failure and no longer available

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                  • #10
                    I just went out and pulled the cord with the plug out. I have good spark! ​ The fitting that I need is for the tank end. Its a quick connect coupling that looks like this.

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                    • #11
                      how is the male side connected to the tank? It's probably just threaded in; if so you can take it out and replace with a brass fitting from the hardware store

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bluewater84 View Post
                        The model I have says Solid State Ignition on the top of the cover. What does that mean exactly? What's the difference?
                        Then its a 70s model and Solid state ignition replaced the points and condesor. If you have spark then your good. You got lucky
                        Every day is a new day..... GO FISHING and take the wife or she gets mad....

                        1986 Durham 16 side counsel 35 Evin

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tomhath View Post
                          how is the male side connected to the tank? It's probably just threaded in; if so you can take it out and replace with a brass fitting from the hardware store
                          yeah its threaded in. So your saying replace it with a hose barb or another type of quick connect? Which would be better?

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                          • #14
                            yours is a 1973 twist grip 7.5hp Eska.
                            Every day is a new day..... GO FISHING and take the wife or she gets mad....

                            1986 Durham 16 side counsel 35 Evin

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                              Thanks brim_buster! I appreciate that! as soon as I get this fuel line situation under control I'll giver her a crank. I am also missing the FILL screw and VENT screw for the oil. And the bottom gear shield on the foot is missing but I'm pretty sure I have a replacement for that. Any idea where to get these screws? Are they special or can I just get them at a hardware store? Thanks!

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