The helix guides on the hand throttle of my 1982ish Johnson 4.5 auxilliary have given up the ghost and the cable keeps slipping out and loosing throttle control. I have found the part number (0325971) but it is superseeded (by 0436278 helix kit) but this is £89 + vat
. Thats about what the engine is worth!!!!
Does anybody know where I could get cheaper or used spares, or anything that will work instead (replacement tiller perhaps)? I am considering adding a new throttle lever somewhere off of the tiller, if I cant fix what is there. As a last ditch attempt, I'm going to try to re-build the guide groves with some thin stainless strip but am not too hopeful about this.
Any suggestions appreciated!