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Old 07 February 2014, 15:21   #1
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Small Johnson outboard

I am trying to identify a small Johnson outboard There are a few tell tale markers which could help identify it. Can anyone give me an idea on year and hp from these Markers/pics? Please

1) only 1 transome clamp
2) the starter pinion is horizontal



Has anyone got any ideas please so I can start my search for parts?


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Old 07 February 2014, 16:49   #2
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I'm guessing about 6hp around 1970. Have a look at a site in the USA, crowleymarine. com go to parts catalogue and begin with the older models and work up, the engine will become familiar the more you look.
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Thank you will try that but they seem to have endless models for varying hp. I think it's smaller than 6 as it weighs less than my Evinrude 6 and most 5 hp upwards seem to have 2 Transom brackets.thanks once again though.
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Actually, I think it is an evinrude 4hp, but older than this one as yours is a single bracket, if do its pre 1968.
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That looks spot on. THANKS so so much. Now I at least have a starting point. Brill.

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I think it is a 4hp Lightwin, there are a lot on you tube but a have 2 clamps. Post some pics under the lid, it may help. The key is the shape of the leg where it meets the gearcase, if looks slightly bell bottomed. Crowley only goes back to 1968 which makes an exact answer difficult.
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Will do the pics tomorrow. Thanks again. You are a star! And it looks like it's got a bell end that you were talking about ;@)
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Everything points to that being a 3 hp twin 1966 or 1967. They were the only models with one clamp. But, the cowling should be a wrap around with integral tank. I'm looking at marine engine.com in the USA. I wonder if the European models were different. In 1968 the bracket went to two clamps, but the lid became GRP. You have an unusual model there and I can't place it exactly.
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As a last throw of the dice, 1968 with an older bracket fitted. If you look on you tube you will see what i mean. I hate a mystery. 1968 fits better, it's the single clamp that's the issue.
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It's a mystery, here is a 1968 folding, clearly showing the clamp. The 1967 had the single clamp but the cover was totally different. Weird.

The pain is your clamp says 3hp but the lid says 3 or 4 hp, my bloody head hurts now!!

Anyone else want to try??
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