HI guys... I just got an this 50 p 1973 evinrude. I pulled the bottom unit to change the impellor. And all went well. However .. when i refitted the unit, bolted on great no problem. I reattached the shifter. It will not go into forward or reverse. And to make matters worse,,, the part which hold the the shifter snapped. ( I saw a crack in it when I loosened it.)
Ok this appears to be what happenned with the shifter... My 4 year old son turned the shifter I dont know how many times. I found out just prior to posting. So my questions are........ Does the shifter screw into the gear case. If so then i what lenght should it be to be in neutral, reverse and forward.
Question two ... I guess i have to remove the lower unit again to measure the lenght.
Question three, which way does it turn to make the shafter shorter or longer.
Question four .. Wil i be able to find the part. and is the number stamped on it the part no... its 318556-3