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Well... It finally happened. 25 Jun 2019 02:50 #96713

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Starter appears to be a no go. No movement, no sparks... nothing.

Will the starter off the 57 Evinrude work if I swap out the bendix gear?

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Well... It finally happened. 25 Jun 2019 00:56 #96708

If you end up needing a starter here a good place to get one I have got 3 or 4 of them from them it's called db electrical their phone number is 1-(423)477-2242 their starters are about 70 bucks and come with a 1 year warranty I haven't had any trouble out of any I have got from them
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Well... It finally happened. 24 Jun 2019 23:27 #96707

I've tried a few starters using a battery charger direct and it works fine just be careful of sparks flying if gas is present
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Well... It finally happened. 24 Jun 2019 21:38 #96696

yes that will work, just visegrip the neg to the post and tap and hold the positive.........firmly......
looking at the pic of the starter, i be inclinded to tear it apart first, just too check.....if its bad it will be bad.....its hit and miss with them...it is a bit tricky getting the brushes reset.......but patience is your friend.........you may get lucky and just a good cleaning is all you need.....
if you do take it out, i am sure your gonna have too....you can also test it free hand........hold the positive wire to its post and just drop the body of the starter on the negative........

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Well... It finally happened. 24 Jun 2019 21:22 #96694

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Got the lower unit oiled up and installed. Not to see if this thing works. It turns over smoothly with the plugs out and oil in the cylinders.

These wires look a little... bad.


Now as I understand it, if you put wires here and hook them up to the battery the starter should turn. Is that correct?
Assuming the starter is good and the battery is charged...

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Well... It finally happened. 19 Jun 2019 18:26 #96577

I drain the lower unit then test for leaks. If no leaks refill with oil and go boating. If there is leakage I submerge the lower unit while it is pressurized and watch for bubbles to locate where the leak is. At this point I disassemble the lower unit and replace the seal that is leaking. Sometimes I have found that the leak is coming from one of the screws holding the skeg to the gear housing. After reassembly, I test again.
John

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1955 PlastiCraft 12 Ft. Delux Runabout
1957 Clipper & twin 35 HP Evinrudes
1957 AlumaCraft 14 Ft. FD
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Well... It finally happened. 19 Jun 2019 15:37 #96576

That makes more sense to me now. Guess I could make one of those and give it a try...

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Well... It finally happened. 19 Jun 2019 09:30 #96574

HawkEyes wrote: What is the purpose of these tools?



after changing all the seals, you can pump in 4 or 5 lbs air and hold it, see if the pressure drops........wether you have a leak or not........

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Well... It finally happened. 19 Jun 2019 08:08 #96573

What is the purpose of these tools?
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Well... It finally happened. 19 Jun 2019 00:46 #96571

Here is some pictures of one I made.
John

1958 Vagabond II & 35 HP Evinrude
1955 PlastiCraft 12 Ft. Delux Runabout
1957 Clipper & twin 35 HP Evinrudes
1957 AlumaCraft 14 Ft. FD

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