I just purchased a SEARS Ted Williams 7.5 H.P. OUTBOARD MOTOR, Model# 217585870, Serial Number 5202399. The motor hadn't run in years, but with new gas, a little starter fluid, I got it started and running pretty good. One problem that has me confused is there is NO Neutral! I took off the top covers, and saw the pin that goes into the "throttle thing" (the brass thing that keep the speed lever from going to FAST). The pin goes up and down with no problem and goes into the hole it was designed to go in. BUT, the prop goes around whether in Drive or Neutral. The reverse is "you turn the motor around 180 degrees." Not having neutral is a bit hairy when leaving and returning to the boat landing!! Is there something in the lower unit I should be looking at? I drained and refilled the lower unit lube twice already. Thanks for any help!
Bill in Holland, Michigan