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  • Sea King 3HP

    I have a Sea King sold by Monkey Ward. #GG8962A. I have no idea what year it is. It needs a new plug (anyone know what #) and I replaced the cracked coil and plug wire. It is in surprisingly good condition so any Info would be greatly appreciated. I'll post some pictures when I get it cleaned up.

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    Re: Sea King 3HP

    found this post for you. says it uses a champion J4J or J6J.
    put up some pics when you're done..or even better put up a video of it running

    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=231565

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    • #3
      Re: Sea King 3HP

      Well I got her cleaned up and checked over. I put some fresh gas in it and it fired right up. Sounds kinda funny being a 1 lunger. I'm gonna put her on the boat tomorrow after I get done running lines and see what it will do.

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      Last edited by cc67; September 6th, 2008, 08:59 AM. Reason: pictures added

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        Re: Sea King 3HP

        pictures added

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          Re: Sea King 3HP

          Looks like you have a couple old strokers in there. Ive got one identicle to your sea king but its red and white. Its in very good condition and i would like to restore this old motor it dont need much so i think if i can come up with at least one extra of all the electrical parts and a couple carb kits i will be a very happy camper! But i do like your little motor its very cool and hope that baby stays running for a long time to come. If that little motor could talk can you just imagine the fishin holes that little motor has been to?

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          • #6
            Re: Sea King 3HP

            ah cool little motor. its got the early 50 johnson gas cap haha. I love the style of the motors of that age I'm gonna get one myself once I find a nice deal. You've got quite a collection!

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            • #7
              Re: Sea King 3HP

              1958 built by Gale will be for the most part just like the J/E of the same year. Don't know if there will be any differences really.

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              • #8
                Re: Sea King 3HP

                Does anyone know how hard it will be to find parts for a 1962 seaking 3h? Or how hard it will be to find new decals for this motor, i have all the decals on it but i want to resotore it and want to find out how i can get new decals. By the way im in Ofallon Mo.

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                • #9
                  Re: Sea King 3HP

                  For parts, first get a parts book specific to the motor. Evinrude dealers can get some stuff. Ignition parts are available here at iboats.

                  Google American Outboard for decals.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Sea King 3HP

                    Really not too much like the E/J motors basically shares only ignition parts.
                    it is a single has an oddball variable venturi carb,water pump under the prop.
                    Water pickup in the prop.Nice little motor that was basically unchanged from 50-63.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Sea King 3HP

                      yeah the gales have that weird ring shaped water pump instead of the normal finned type

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                      • #12
                        Re: Sea King 3HP

                        So Evinrude will be the place to get parts? Who made these engines some sites say Montgomery ward and some say Chrysler. I havent done much to this motor yet i know the lower unit was dripping oil, and im hopeing there are no problems there yet need to get a closer look at that but i know its got spark and good compression only other thing i can tell is it has some old gas in it and has been in it for a couple of years. The old motor dosent need much just some TLC.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Sea King 3HP

                          Motor was built by the Gale devision of OMC Ignition parts are similar to those in the E/J motors of similar years.The best prospects for other parts
                          is probably over at the Antique Outboard Motor Club www.aomci.org
                          Lower unit uses grease I believe lubriplate 105.Not outboard lube.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Sea King 3HP

                            Originally posted by bman1bpm View Post
                            yeah the gales have that weird ring shaped water pump instead of the normal finned type
                            yeah. $26 shipped.

                            Not hard to get at all. and it'll take 5 minutes to change it.

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                              Re: Sea King 3HP

                              Originally posted by babrowning View Post
                              So Evinrude will be the place to get parts? Who made these engines some sites say Montgomery ward and some say Chrysler. I havent done much to this motor yet i know the lower unit was dripping oil, and im hopeing there are no problems there yet need to get a closer look at that but i know its got spark and good compression only other thing i can tell is it has some old gas in it and has been in it for a couple of years. The old motor dosent need much just some TLC.
                              It is a OMC Gale, NOT a Chrysler!!! I have owned several of them and still have one that I use. As I already said, Evinrude dealers can order whatever parts are still available. Don't expect everything to be available though. But you DO need to go to the dealer with part number in hand. Factory reprint parts books are available from www.outboardbooks.com

                              Best place to get a new impeller (properly called a "rotor") is Brian Wilcox http://www.dewdropimages.com/impellers/index.html

                              On the oil leak: Yes, Lubriplate 105 is the preferred grease, and no they won't hold oil. In fact they don't even do a good job of holding grease because the prop shaft seal is pressed into an Oilite bushing. Oilite bushings are porous and oil/thin grease runs right through them. Don't get the bright idea of using heavier grease...it will severely wear out the gears and bushings. I modify all of mine so that the seal presses into the pump housing instead of the bushing, stopping that lube leakage route. Oil/grease leaking into the water pump destroys the rubber impeller (rotor).

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