I recently purchased a 20hp Sea King VWB-27420 (WARD) outboard for $50. It had been stored in a garage for about 17 years.
1. I replaced all fuel lines
Tried starting, no luck... not even a hint.
2. I found that the plugs were wrong so I replaced them and gapped them correctly.
3. Pulled flywheel (key is OK) and cleaned points and gapped correctly
It tries to start when I spray some starter fluid in the carb but that is about it. I get gas on the plugs and I am getting spark. Throttle linkage is fine, clutch is fine.
The entire engine looks very clean, even the carb. The jet works fine on the carb and the carb was clean but I took it apart and replaced the gaskets.
I have 150 compression in both cylinders
Still no luck on getting it started.
The only thing that bothers me is after trying to start it a few times I noticed gas coming from he exhaust down by the prop.
Any ideas? I would greatly appreciate some help!