ok question here. I have had given to me a 5.5 hp ted williams motor.
It is air cooled by the badges and by the looks of the motor. yet it has a sticker on it saying to run the motor in fresh water after running in salt to flush the motor. Is this just a generic sticker they put on all motors or does this thing have some kind of water recirculation system?
This motor only has about 3 hours of use on it!!!!
fella bought it new and then was given a bigger motor so this one gathered dust
and a little rust sitting in the back corner. Untill he gave it to me.
nice lightweight motor I would like to use as a carry on emergency propulsion system for my bigger boat.
Great compression and spark on it I just want to make sure there is no type of pump or impeller in it that needs changing before I run it.
Need a model number but most likely an Eska built motor.Uses a Tecumseh air cooled power head and a water cooled exhaust leg.Water should mist out of the relief holes on the leg.There is an impeller.
Eska has been out of production since about 85.A marginal finicky prerformer,should do ok as backup.If solid state the ignition parts are difficult to find and expensive.
Powerhead is air cooled, but the exhaust is water cooled. And if the water pump fails (which they often do), the exhaust housing gets hotter than blazes and it is just like the powerhead is sitting on a hot stove. So the powerhead overheats and siezes. It is a real chintzy water pump.