Dating outboard motors
My son and I went to Lake Pueblo in Colorado and the engine instantly started, warmed up nicely, and we spent the next 4 hours cruising all up and down the lake. You and your family should be very proud of this family business. Albert, I bought a 1957 35hp Johnson Javelin from you a few weeks ago, and just recently got it matched up and mounted to my antique 1956 Larson Falls Flyer boat that my Dad bought in 1960.
In use, this electrical circuit is just reversed from what most of us think, as with the clip inserted, turning the switch on, you are actually breaking any electrical connection. When removing the idle knob, make note as to the location where the indicator tit is pointing, as you should replace it in the same location when reassembling.
The engine runs great, and is a perfect match for my boat.
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We have run about 25gl of gas through it with no problems at all. I looked for quite a few years to find the right engine for the boat and I found exactly what I was looking for at AFA Marine.
Top speed is about 34 mph, with a 2 blade prop we hope to get up into the upper 30s. Regards, Mike Bauer We are very pleased with this 1957 Evinrude 35 horsepower outboard. We race 1200 Sprint Cars and we know how to build very reliable engines.Each motor has been professionally painted (Dupont Paint! These would make great show pieces or functional outboards. It runs like a top and was delivered promptly, in perfect condition as advertised.?