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    Default 1964 Evinrude 60 HP Ignition wiring; cap, rotor

    ok
    i have a 1964 ? evinrude 60 hp, mod 60453S ser E05311
    ive read related post but i think I'm missing a part
    i have the rotor, and distributer cap but there seems to be too much gap between them.
    as cyl.1,3 had spark but 2,4 did not .
    i changed the points (2), condenser(1)
    after change
    first spin had good spark on all 4,
    put plugs into cyl heads. spin and nothing ,
    took alll back out,
    all 4 no spark
    i may be in need of new cap, rotor ??? if so where do i find?
    local parts shop said there is a pc and spring between cap and rotor??
    i dont have parts breakdown to look at.

    yes points are gapped ok.

    the distributor cap is 3 3/8 x 5 3/4.
    covers the coil box at the rear third and has the four wire posts on the forward end.
    there is a spring in the cap to make contact with the coil pack contact.

    center of the cap has a brass post 3/8 diameter looks to be carbon core
    looks as the rotor has been riding on it .
    (brass filings around it) but no spring or spinner cap to contact the rotor.

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    Default Re: 1964 Evinrude 60 HP Ignition wiring; cap, rotor

    Part number 580291 brush and spring assembly. Goes in the brass center hole in the cap and spring keeps it in contact with the rotor.

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    Default Re: 1964 Evinrude 60 HP Ignition wiring; cap, rotor

    the local shop has no listing for this part is this part still to be found?
    is it a brush like a electric motor brush.. can i modify and make to fit?
    I'm a machinist/tool&diemaker so if i have specs to work to....
    thanks for confirming my thoughts as to the spacing.

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    Default Re: 1964 Evinrude 60 HP Ignition wiring; cap, rotor

    Get a new dealer. www.ishopmarine.com lists it at $14.27. Yes, in theory is is similar to an electric motor brush, except very tiny. Sorry, I don't have any to measure.

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    Default Re: 1964 Evinrude 60 HP Ignition wiring; cap, rotor

    thanks for the online shop

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    Default Re: 1964 Evinrude 60 HP Ignition wiring; cap, rotor

    I need a new cap and rotor., I'm not getting good spark were can i get one?

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    Default Re: 1964 Evinrude 60 HP Ignition wiring; cap, rotor

    Mach18, didn't you read FR's post?
    1987 Doral Classic 200 Bowrider, 4.3 Mercruiser/Alpha One, 1970 Evinrude 9.5hp Sportwin, 1965 Johnson 5hp, 1964 Evinrude Speedifour, 1963 Evinrude Starflite and 1960 Evinrude Lark and when all else fails, Upper Canada Paddle Company paddles

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    Default Re: 1964 Evinrude 60 HP Ignition wiring; cap, rotor

    I have a similar engine, I have great output from the coil when cranking with the cap off and holding a a screwdriver a half inch or so away from the coil contact. But no fire to the plugs, so either a bad cap or rotor or both I think.. I dont see the cap or rotor for these engines listed on Ishopmarine. Thanks

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    Default Re: 1964 Evinrude 60 HP Ignition wiring; cap, rotor

    Sounds like you have a bad rotor. They were great for grounding out. By the way this thread is about a year old. Check the Blue Highlited Heading at the top of this forum.

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    Default Re: 1964 Evinrude 60 HP Ignition wiring; cap, rotor

    Both rotor and distributor are available
    Rotor 0580260
    Distributor 0580292

    Bring your wallet. Together they will cost you about $300.

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    Default Re: 1964 Evinrude 60 HP Ignition wiring; cap, rotor

    I replaced the rotor today, still no fire at the plug leads, has to be the cap correct? Ishopmarine says 0580292
    no longer avaible

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    Default Re: 1964 Evinrude 60 HP Ignition wiring; cap, rotor

    Have you checked to see if the 580291 brush and spring assembly is in the distributor cap? It would seem unlikely that all four leads would be out at the same time. The distributor cap is still available at other places online, but I'd hate to see you keep replacing expensive parts that don't need replacing.

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