hey i just got this engine and boat, trying to figure out how and why this engine will not turn over. i turn the key and it sputters and acts like it wants to start, occasionnaly it will misfire but not turn over. would some help on this issue. thanks
Hey speedy. I have your exact same motor but i'm not an expert on it or any outboard by any means. Ask the right questions around here and you'll get all the info you need. If you're going to seriously consider using this motor, you should get a factory repair manual or a Seloc manual if you can't find one.
A few things you should do before seriously running your motor - Go through the "Reviving an old outboard" faq that's posted on this site.
Your motor is a two stroke, and it depends on three things to actually fire and run. Compression, Spark, and Fuel. If all three are there, it will run. Will it run well? Maybe not, but it'll at least catch and fire.
Your motor should have a manual choke knob that you can pull up and activate the choke. If your electric choke isn't working, I'd probably suspect that your wiring harness is rotten or you have rotten wiring in your control box. I'm assuming that you did not hear this motor run before you got it - that being said, you really need to start from scratch with the revival process, inspect all of the wiring, check compression, spark, and inspect your fuel pump and carburetors. They will most likely need to be rebuilt and you'll probably need to replace all of your under-cowl fuel lines.
Don't forget to run that motor on a motor flusher or in a test tank - you'll fry your water pump impeller in a hearbeat.