87 johnson 30 throttle help

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Hey All,

I have a 1987 Johnson 30 horse on a 16 ft. Lund. The throttle cable that runs from a standard omc (red plug) side mount control box is popping off back at the motor. The engine has a small block on the port side off the engine that supports the adjusting block of the cable and then a plastic piece pops over a small peg that comes up from the motor. There is no clip or anything to hold it down. I've looked at the parts breakdown and other engines and this seems to be how they are. Anyone have a better way of keeping that piece from coming off on its own?

Let me know,
Matt
 
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Hey All,

I have a 1987 Johnson 30 horse on a 16 ft. Lund. The throttle cable that runs from a standard omc (red plug) side mount control box is popping off back at the motor. The engine has a small block on the port side off the engine that supports the adjusting block of the cable and then a plastic piece pops over a small peg that comes up from the motor. There is no clip or anything to hold it down. I've looked at the parts breakdown and other engines and this seems to be how they are. Anyone have a better way of keeping that piece from coming off on its own?

Let me know,
Matt
Correction. its an 1985. Part number 83 on the parts breakdown.
 

racerone

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There is a wee clip #310729 available that holds the cable onto part #83.-----Look for it in ---accessories.----That clip was available / used on many motors in the 1970's
 
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There is a wee clip #310729 available that holds the cable onto part #83.-----Look for it in ---accessories.----That clip was available / used on many motors in the 1970's
Little confused now but I knew there must be something. Oldboat shows this one. https://www.ebay.com/itm/264265405799?epid=2030082221&hash=item3d87721567:g:rSEAAOSwal5YDmHU

You show this one. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2243387466...oM1mwu0KviOa4dy_88e3_W5L9pcNfm9RoCE58QAvD_BwE

and under the parts breakdown of an 1985 30 hp under accessories I find this one. They call it a "Detent spring" if I'm looking at it correctly.

Have any idea which one it is?

By the way thanks guys at least I'm on to something.
 

oldboat1

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The first one is an old style, as pointed out. It is usable with the adjustable cables, however. Cable is placed vertically with the clip behind the adjustment wheel, then rotated in place with cable in the hooks. The clamp typically attaches to the pan of the motor.

Second one is an old style clamp that holds cable ends in place over throttle or shift connector stub. That is not what you describe on my reading of your post.
 
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The first one is an old style, as pointed out. It is usable with the adjustable cables, however. Cable is placed vertically with the clip behind the adjustment wheel, then rotated in place with cable in the hooks. The clamp typically attaches to the pan of the motor.

Second one is an old style clamp that holds cable ends in place over throttle or shift connector stub. That is not what you describe on my reading of your post.
Okay, now I'm even more confused. I looked online and can't find a picture and my boat is up at a summer place I own. I'll take pictures when I go up next but again at the very tip of the throttle cable (from a remote box) there is a hole and I just put it over the peg that comes up from the timing/idle control (part 83) then the adjustment knob fits in a spot with a retainer. Throttle end pops off peg.

The first one with the screw seems the best but sounds like that one doesn't go there by your descriptions.

Thanks for your help by the way.

Matt
 
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