1959 Evinrude -Help,won't start


Old 07-22-02, 02:21 AM
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Question 1959 Evinrude -Help,won't start

I inherited a 1959 Evinrude Starflite,4cyl,50hp.It has not ran in a long time,however for being as old as it is it looks imaculant.
Problem,I mounted the OMC on my boat,put a barrel of water under it and tried to start it.I also replaced the plugs,Gastank,Fuelline and when I try to start it it won't.
It seems there is no power to it...can anybody help me???
Thnk you for your time and input.Cal
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Old 07-22-02, 08:12 AM
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Hi, You have a real antique there, one of the first outboards.
There is a breaker style magneto mounted on the back of the motor. It probably needs to have the breakers changed
and condensor. It is timed to the crankshaft. It will also
throw out a dangerously hot spark so be careful when working
with it.

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