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05-10-10, 12:29 PM   #1  
What's the difference...

Between a Johnson 120TLARK and a 140TLARK? I see different carburetors, but everything else appears to be the same.. Could someone swap the necessary 140 parts to a 120 and get the extra 20hp from it?

 
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05-10-10, 08:34 PM   #2  
I'm not sure what the differences are, I've never modded a omc. I think the port timing is the same so it could be carbs and timing.

 
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05-10-10, 09:17 PM   #3  
Posted By: samuari I'm not sure what the differences are, I've never modded a omc. I think the port timing is the same so it could be carbs and timing.
What would be different on the timing? Hard parts or simple adjustments? I'm merely curious.. I figured since they're virtually the same engine but a difference of 20hp, I'd be willing to (once the engine runs the way its supposed to anyway) maybe "tweak" it a little bit. I'd love to see 45mph with the trolling motor and batteries in it.. (45mph with just me and no troller or batteries. 40-42 w/ that stuff on-board.)

 
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05-11-10, 03:48 AM   #4  
The only difference between the 170 and 190 mid/late 80's Mercruisers were the 4bbl carb instead of 2bbl and some heavier valve springs. Since it would be extremely difficult to replace valve springs on a 2-stroke outboard, I'd say it's the carb.

Oh ... and 50:1 instead of 35:1.

 
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05-11-10, 06:41 PM   #5  
Posted By: Rick Johnston The only difference between the 170 and 190 mid/late 80's Mercruisers were the 4bbl carb instead of 2bbl and some heavier valve springs. Since it would be extremely difficult to replace valve springs on a 2-stroke outboard, I'd say it's the carb.

Oh ... and 50:1 instead of 35:1.
I might have to round up some carb main bodies later this year... I've never modified an outboard either, so I might try it.. Of course, I gotta get it running A.O.K first.

35:1 is way too freakin' expensive.. I'm hoping by the end of the weekend I'll get it running on a cool 50:1.. 60:1 at idle would be miraculous. I need a pressure tester... know where I could find one? (I asked this in the other thread I got going, I know..)

edit: From the parts explosions, the only differences in carbs between the two engines is the Idle air bleed orifice, High speed Orifice, and Intermediate Orifice. That's IT.


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