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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 03 Oct 2022 15:06 #122956

 Well I would’ve never thought salvaging 6 drive shafts for Lark that not one of them is in better shape for wear at Waterpump seal.. proof that brass seals are a horrible idea and exactly what dissimilar metals do for corrosion.. 
Think I’m going to wear threads out on this leg from taking apart so many times damn!

so curious looking at these driveshafts there is on small difference but length etc is the same… the groove where my screwdriver is …
this is gear end if I were to try one of these used ones does this groove matter?




 
Try getting a Speedy Sleeve or a Quick Sleeve for the drive shaft.  I use them occasionally and they work and are not too pricey.
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 03 Oct 2022 13:52 #122952

Another response is saying the Sportsman is from 1950 but no one has supplied a list of the Peterboro serial # ranges.
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 03 Oct 2022 03:20 #122946

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Rebuild carb in 1937, .9hp Evinrude elto.. surprisingly easy.. slapped back together and found cracked cylinder head after trying to run.. spare parts now..

began 1948 carb rebuild (complete minus gaskets) , established spark though coil de-laminating.. going to fab fuel shut off diaphragm and giver a go.. really digging these vintage motors though I’ve failed up to now.
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 02 Oct 2022 02:46 #122916

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My temporary solution couple rubber wipers above/below seal..
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 Well I would’ve never thought salvaging 6 drive shafts for Lark that not one of them is in better shape for wear at Waterpump seal.. proof that brass seals are a horrible idea and exactly what dissimilar metals do for corrosion.. 
Think I’m going to wear threads out on this leg from taking apart so many times damn!

so curious looking at these driveshafts there is on small difference but length etc is the same… the groove where my screwdriver is …
this is gear end if I were to try one of these used ones does this groove matter?

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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 30 Sep 2022 04:18 #122889

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Read this in a article tonight Mike maybe, it’s hard to say. A bit of information on them and most of it says spare parts are virtually gone. Neat little motor though.. looking more electric troller for ranger the more digging I do on these old gems.


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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 29 Sep 2022 22:31 #122886

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Jabe this one may run on paint thinner also?

what I believe to be a Evinrude elto PAL 1937 .9hp, found today free to good home.. a lot pilling up here..

 
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 29 Sep 2022 02:53 #122879

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Paint thinners hey Jabe lol
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 29 Sep 2022 01:17 #122876

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Mike I also found this today researching web…

not sure if you have access to this? I can’t find it..

”Antique Outboarder January 2009 edition on page 11.”
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 29 Sep 2022 01:12 #122875

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Mike ok yes 1.5hp I worked out for sure but their saying it’s a 1948? 
not sure if “page” was spelling error.. I wonder how’d they determine year? The green vs blue?
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