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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 29 Sep 2022 00:44 #122874

Sportsman was a 1.5 HP
Early response from AOMCI "Ask a member" page is a 1948
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 29 Sep 2022 00:07 #122873

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 Mike here’s a couple more
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 28 Sep 2022 20:30 #122866

Built in Canada eh, your good to go, them can run on paint thinners and half a spark plug,  almost equal to Ford tough, lol
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 28 Sep 2022 14:14 #122863

Curtis,
Please post a picture of the front of the cowl and that handwritten tag on the back. The Peterboro made motors serial #s were not in sequence with the US built motors.
I'll post a question on the AOMCI site to determine year for you.
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1954 Skipper w/ ’54 Johnson 10hp
1954 Deluxe Runabout w/ ’54 Johnson 25hp
1954 Vagabond w/ '57 Johnson 35hp
1955 Alumacraft FD on a Gator trailer
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 28 Sep 2022 04:20 #122862

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Mike I maybe wrong on year?
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 28 Sep 2022 03:41 #122861

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I believe it’s a 1950, 1.5hp sportsman model#4425.

1948-51they were made I think..

but not sure how far it will make it, ignition parts are same as my 56’ 30hp from what I can research.. 
but…
appears the two impellers aren’t available and not sure about the rest quite yet. Just grabbed today in my hunt for driveshaft for 30hp.. 
it’s missy pull cord and odd looking handle so not entirely sure it has good recoil spring until I open up.. 
the beginning of a new venture so parts/service manuals maybe a challenge also..
plan is to replace driveshaft on 30hp then dig in to 1.5hp.. I have a large smile atm but that may disappear as I search for parts lol
love to hear anything about it I’m quite surprised it doesn’t have any dents 72 years old and really appears in ok shape but can judge a book by its cover..
either way I’m $0.00 in, I have points/coil/condenser/wire/plug so thinking a carb clean maybe a couple home made gaskets and see if the one piston wants to rip.. once I check compression I’ll post..(not seized) 
 
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 27 Sep 2022 23:24 #122855

Curtis,
What is the model # on your new trolling motor?
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 27 Sep 2022 22:04 #122854

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Found my trolling motor for free today.

 
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 26 Sep 2022 02:25 #122819

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I’ve been dumping all that dinosaur poop back into tank (a lot) it honestly looks un-burnt … with how much waste there is I don’t think motor cares lol. It seems catch can catches most of the particles spat out(noticed this in clear catch can doing testing) I’ve decided until I get a electric trolling motor I’ll just continue to drain catch can into 4litre jug on the fly..
sad but there’s just not room on transom for my Johnson JW-10, so I’ll go greener I suppose..

Alanbiltz WOT is way more enjoyable but hard to fish haha
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 26 Sep 2022 02:16 #122816

It’s puzzling to me that these motors are so inefficient.
What is the ratio of burned gas/oil to un-burned in your runs with this system in place?

My 1956 30hp lark that Ive run on the back of my Vagabond since 2015 until this summer used to reclaim 1 gal for every 6 gal if just idling, no reclaim or very little if above 3000 rpm.  I had a 1 gal reservoir I used and usually when it got full I would disperse the reclaim between both tanks of new gas.  Never had any issues with using the reclaimed fuel although it makes a guy think about a trolling motor if your not running a reclaim or running wide open.
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