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  1. Re: Changing Impeller in '55 'rude Fleetwin 7.5hp. Help!!!!

    It's not hard if the power head bolts actually come out and aren't seized/broken off, which with a 60 year old motor is hardly a sure thing.
  2. Re: Changing Impeller in '55 'rude Fleetwin 7.5hp. Help!!!!

    Correct, it's the shifting rod I was referring to. In more modern outboards the shift rod has a linkage halfway up that can be accessed and disconnected--in the fleetwin it's one piece.
  3. Re: Changing Impeller in '55 'rude Fleetwin 7.5hp. Help!!!!

    Those old motors have a solid drive shaft--no way to unlink it from the powerhead without taking it off.
  4. Re: Johnson 6hp Seahorse - low RPM at wide open throttle

    Should plane just fine with that little weight. The standard prop should be fine, I wouldn't mess with it--it's designed to push a boat about the size of yours. Just make sure that the previous...
  5. Re: Johnson 6hp Seahorse - low RPM at wide open throttle

    How heavy is your boat (including yourself and gear), and how are u distributing your weight? A 6hp will only plane the lightest of boats, and only with a lot of the weight forward.
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    Re: 1957 Johnson 7.5 hp fuel questions

    LOL, well at least it's an obvious and easy fix.
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    Re: '57 Johnson 7.5 HP Project

    I highly recommend *****************, good service and quick

    I'd also suggest www.vintageoutboards.com, they sell rebuild kits which will save you $$ and trouble compared to buying it piecemeal...
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    Re: 1957 Johnson 7.5 hp fuel questions

    Almost all Parts are available new, here's a good source: Outboard motor impellers for Johnson, Evinrude outboard motors, They sell a impeller kit for your motor with all the other wear items that...
  9. Thread: Carby Kit

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    Re: Carby Kit

    A carb kit will come with new welch plugs, I doubt you could remove one without ruining it.
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    Re: 57` Rude Fleetwin 7.5hp (?)`s

    Yeah, I meant to say tiller handle "EXTENSION"

    This is what I'm using: Davis Handi-Mate Outboard Tiller Handle Extension
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    Re: 57` Rude Fleetwin 7.5hp (?)`s

    LOL, a tiller handle is a must, although with a 11-12 foot boat the shortest you could find will work:

    I sit in the middle of the boat with a 12volt battery and 4 gal gastank in the front. Even...
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    Re: 57` Rude Fleetwin 7.5hp (?)`s

    My 57 7.5 will plane my 11 foot boat with a total weight of boat gear and me adding up to around 500lbs. It also has 75psi in both cylinders. Speed is around 12-15mph. Weight distribution is...
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    Re: 1966 Evinrude 6hp Idle/throttle Issue

    If youre pumping water (spray) than your pump is primed, so no worries there
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    Re: Newbie with Lark III (59-61) questions!

    I just want to say bravo to you and your brother for putting in the effort to get ypur dads boat up and running. I can only hope my son will finish whatever project i leave unfinshed.
  15. Re: evinrude sportwin 9.5 (1964) hard to start after stalling

    When your motor floods note where your high and low speed needles are set and then turn them in until the are gently seated, with the choke in/off pull the.cird until it starts and dies, then turn...
  16. Re: Adjusting throttle cam on 57 Evinrude fleetwin

    Marine engine shows four versions of the 57 7.5, the first two of which are wrong (much bigger motor).

    Thanks for the measurement, ill check that against mine, but it does sound like its in the...
  17. Re: Adjusting throttle cam on 57 Evinrude fleetwin

    Yep, being in gear doesnt make any difference. Theres no mechanical connection between what gear its in and the throttle setting at the carb--if throttle is being limited in neutral and reverse, its...
  18. Re: Adjusting throttle cam on 57 Evinrude fleetwin

    Probably, but don't go through the trouble. The other tip about it having to be in gear is the likely culprit--I don't think the service manual mentions that fact.
  19. Re: Adjusting throttle cam on 57 Evinrude fleetwin

    LOL, that's probably it. If so, than this is not the cause of the lack of performance--hopefully the carb rebuild will give it some more pep.

    Thanks for all the tips guys! I can't believe how...
  20. Re: Adjusting throttle cam on 57 Evinrude fleetwin

    Yep it goes the full distance. I'm beginning to suspect the linkage I have is shorter than it should be. Anybody know how long part #32 in this diagram should be?

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  21. Re: Adjusting throttle cam on 57 Evinrude fleetwin

    Thanks, not a dual gasket issue--I recently rebuilt the carb and only used one gasket (throttle issue was present before I did this).

    It's off by a large enough amount that I must be missing...
  22. Re: Adjusting throttle cam on 57 Evinrude fleetwin

    That adjustment screw only seems to tweak where slow/start is, but doesn't really have much affect on the left side where full throttle is.
  23. Adjusting throttle cam on 57 Evinrude fleetwin

    I'm hoping some of the experts on this forum can help me figure out a problem with my 57 fleetwin 7.5hp.

    It seems that the throttle isn't fully opening the carb--the throttle valve isn't going...
  24. Re: purchased 1953 lightwin with broken exhaust outlet tip--should I be concerned?

    LOL, that's what I was thinking... shed some weight as well--I'll consider it an improvement. ;)

    Thanks for all the responses! I'm sure I'll have more questions in the future.
  25. purchased 1953 lightwin with broken exhaust outlet tip--should I be concerned?

    My first post here, what a fantastic resource! I just made my first foray into vintage outboards by purchasing a 3hp evinrude lightwin from an online seller (kept missing out on local sellers!)
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