I'm looking for some expert advice on an outboard I just aquired for my Jon boat. It's a 1973 Evinrude Sportwin 9.5. This motor was left outside in the dirt and weeds for years but amazingly enough, everything under the cover looks great! (aside from the wasp nests) It's the outside I have questions about. I'm going for a total restore which means I need to re-paint and replace some faded and dry rotted items. Of course the items I need are what everyone and their Uncle needs so everywhere I look, these part are obsolete and unavailable. I know I'm not the only guy with this problem so I'm looking for ideas on where to look for these items or how to use something else to replace them.
Here is what I need for now... Motor cover sear, slow speed adjusting knob and a decal set.
Yes, I can get by without these items but I'm the kinda guy that has to have everything just right. Thanks in advance for your help.
P.S. This motor came with a tiller handle and a steering control bracket. I have removed the bracket. Is there a market for these and if so what are they worth?