I have a beautiful 1962 Alumicraft 14' with at 1962 Johnson 18hp outboard. Both are in great condition, with very few hours on the engine. Over the last 10 years I have put aprox 40 hours on the engine and get it tuned inbetween long periods of storage.I love the nastalga of the boat, but fear that the engine may not be servicable in the near future. I am looking for advise on locating parts. Any safety concerns with an older engine and if the age is making it collectable.Any input is welcome.
DreamJohnson...Sounds like you have a nice boat/motor combo that's been well maintained. You shouldn't have much of a problem locating parts for that Johnson now or in the forseeable future. OMC produced literally hundred of thousands of that model over many years with many interchangable parts. I don't know how collectable your motor might be or what it's worth. However, most likely it's worth more to you than anyone because you've maintained it so well...Walt