On advice of council, Joe Poole, I redid the fuel lines to avoid the starter hot band. Now there is no contact anywhere. There is no lower unit on. I didnt bother with water as she only had fuel in the line and bowls and only ran a few seconds, barely warm. I did rev her up and it scared the crap out of me, so I shut it down and said that's enought for now. I need to clean and lube the throttle bits so it moves easier. Then its onto the bottom end.
1952 Deluxe Runabout with 1956 Johnson 30hp 1959 Deluxe Clipper with 1973 Merc 500 50hp
The Art Doctor wrote: The pic below is how I first did it, as it was when I took it apart. That pic does not match the image in the parts catalog. I have since rearranged the hoses to match the catalog. I'm just trying to make sure the catalog is correct, stranger things have happened. Originally there were identical quick release compression fittings on both lines which easily could have been switched.
First VW I tuned up, Clymer manual showed the distributor coming down from the TOP of the engine, mine was from the bottom...after much debate, I called a friend-he told me the repair manual picture was UPSIDE DOWN.......