Johnson Super Sea Horse-Model 4KL26S/Serial 2414330 Year and HP unknown
My motor: Johnson Super Sea Horse – I think it is a 40HP
Johnson Motors Waukegan
Model # 4KL26S
Serial # 2414330
Spark plug in it is a J4J
The motor has a wiring harness coming out of it with a plastic connection block with about 8 pins.
It does not have any of the throttle or shifting cables. How hard will it be to find these and where is a good place to start looking?
Can you adapt a tiller handle somehow?
What manual should I buy for this?
I read the great post about Waking The Sleeping Outboard which was very helpful but I need to know what motor I have before I start ordering parts.
A little history about the motor:
I have an old Johnson Super Sea Horse that was given to me by my father. He got it back in the late 60’s from his uncle. My dad said he only used it once (back in the late 60’s before I was born) on his uncles wooden boat and it ran great. The motor was given to my father on a 2x4 wood motor stand and has been in the corner of the garage covered with a garbage bag for at least 40 years.
Which brings us up to date…
I am trying to find out as much as I can about this motor to see if it is worth putting on a 1984 19’ Smokercraft Alaskan aluminum fishing boat. My dad said the old Johnson would be great on a boat this size.
The motor has a heavy wiring harness coming out of it with a plastic connection on then end. It looks like it has about 8 pins in the plastic harness.
It does not have any of the controls for the steering or throttle. How big of a problem will this be to find parts and get it rigged up?
I have some photos of under the hood that I took and will try to attach to this post.