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Old 28 September 2018, 14:21   #1
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Mod no J15RVLSIC

I have figured out that it is a
Johnston
15 hp
Rope stat
V?
Long shaft
2001
Suffix C

What does the V stand for?

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Old 28 September 2018, 16:18   #2
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V = Special Gearcase..............


Normally found on commercial engines where the gear ratio is different from the norm .......
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Old 28 September 2018, 16:41   #3
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Is this good or bad or does it matter?
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Old 28 September 2018, 16:45   #4
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Is this good or bad or does it matter?

Depends ...........it probably wont make too much difference ........

If my memory serves me right it is lower gearing for engines that are moving heavy loads ...........go and eat some more pies
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I had a high thrust yam on a boat gear box was 3-1 as apposed to 2-1 ish for heavy loads I also had a Johnson 15 commercial says it on it wasn't aware of the gear ratio but it was on a 310 zodiac solid and flew one up big boned guy
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