I went to my local machinery mart today and i was suprised by the number of outboards for sale and for how cheap they were going for, so i picked one up.
A Tomos 4.5hp that looked in good nick sold for £12 ( wish i bought it now ) I johnson seahorse for £10 and a yamaha 8hp 4 stroke that sold for £120.
I however picked up suzuki dt(?) 7.5hp outboard for £40.
You'd be lucky to buy an outboard at our local mart that runs as they usually go for pretty cheap, however its almost always something simple like a dirty carb ( or atleast it usually has been in my friends case ).
The case on the suzuki 7.5 is cracked, and it is missing a spark plug, however the engine isnt seized and their is very good compression. I literally ordered a compression tester 2 days ago for my motorbike, so ill be able to give an actual reading when it arrives, if thats of any use to you. The gear shifter also seems to function properly.
Basically I am wanting to get 2 new sparkplugs for it, seeing as one is missing anyway. The outboard is pretty old, and ive been struggling to find out what plugs to get for it.
The current single plug in it is a "w22 fs u" however when i look these up they say they are meant for vespa scooters?
Any reccomendations on a sparkplug and anything else i should check on the outboard before i proceed to try and get it running would be appreicated.
here is a picture of an identical outboard i found online:
apparently they arent very popular and there doesnt seem to be many, if any parts for them in the uk.