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Old 20 May 2012, 16:25   #1
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Kill switch for old Evinrude 3.3?

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I have recently acquired a rather lovely old (new in 1991) 2 stroke Evinrude 3.3HP engine to use with my Tinker Tramp. It currently has a push to stop button (open circuit made to earth to stop).

I want to convert it to a lanyard killswitch. I have one of the generic eBay ones but unfortunately the hole to locate the switch is quite recessed. Does anyone know of any extended ones to suit these older 2 stroke engines? It is the same body as a lot of the older small engines, my Merc 2.2 is identical.

I could hack the front panel and bond something else in but its in such lovely original condition that I cant bring my self to do it!

Any pointers would be most appreciated.
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This any good.
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Too short. I have the same kind of thing - needs to extend another 20mm or so.
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this is a pic of the front of the Merc which is the same



as you can see the kill button is recessed into the panel. With a 'normal' panel kill switch the button is recessed and lanyard can't be placed on the switch.
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I just mounted mine on the side of the case and left the kill switch in place.
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I just mounted mine on the side of the case and left the kill switch in place.
Probably the best option, cant bring myself to desecrate this OB, the chap I bought it from has lavished love on it since 1991! Ah well safety first!
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