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by LitchboroughLitchbor
Fri May 14, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: The Antique Outboards Section
Topic: OMC 40hp Gearboxes - late 1960s
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: OMC 40hp Gearboxes - late 1960s

I was interested in the broken stud, because it's such a perennial problem! I've been taking the exhaust cover, exhaust pipe and cylinder head water jacket off my 40hp and have broken at least 7 bolts in the process. I got fed-up with my little butane torch and invested in a MAPP torch, which does a...
by LitchboroughLitchbor
Fri May 14, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: The Engine Room
Topic: Over-heat switch Johnson 40
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Over-heat switch Johnson 40

Hello All In the distant past, the over-heat warning light on my 1962 Johnson 40 RDS-24 had a tendency to come on, causing great alarm. After throttling back, it normally went off. For this season's service, I've decided to investigate further and have got the part out of the cylinder head. Unsurpri...
by LitchboroughLitchbor
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: The Antique Outboards Section
Topic: OMC 40hp Gearboxes - late 1960s
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: OMC 40hp Gearboxes - late 1960s

Thanks for this helpful report. I've got 3 of these gearboxes, which will probably all need attention at some stage. Your insights will be useful. I wonder what you did with that "welded in" bolt?
by LitchboroughLitchbor
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: The Antique Outboards Section
Topic: 1964 Johnson 40hp RD-26S
Replies: 20
Views: 4575

Re: 1964 Johnson 40hp RD-26S

Hi I wonder how your '64 40hp is going? I'm doing some servicing on my original 40hp, and as usual the simple little job is experiencing 'mission creep'. I thought it would be a good idea to finally take the exhaust port cover off and see what nasties are lurking in there. The first time I tried thi...
by LitchboroughLitchbor
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: The Antique Outboards Section
Topic: 1964 Johnson 40hp RD-26S
Replies: 20
Views: 4575

Re: 1964 Johnson 40hp RD-26S

A couple of pictures of 2 of the Evinrude 6hp cylinder heads. Checking with a straight edge showed that both were warped, and the top one, quite badly eroded. The picture of the two heads, was after some intial preparation with 120 & 180 grit, taped to a sheet of plate glass. It reveals the warping ...
by LitchboroughLitchbor
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is this pile of sticks a Healey?
Replies: 12
Views: 6098

Re: Is this pile of sticks a Healey?

Hi
How did this story conclude?
Did the boat get restored.
Andrew
by LitchboroughLitchbor
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: The Antique Outboards Section
Topic: 1964 Johnson 40hp RD-26S
Replies: 20
Views: 4575

Re: 1964 Johnson 40hp RD-26S

Hi Rapier I was wrong about the spare Johnson 40hp engine I've bought. I'm not sure why I bought it? I suppose I just couldn't pass it by. Actually, it's not a '65 model. The serial plate is gone, but it's probably a '62 RD-24 or '63 RD-25 - so exactly the same as my original engine - but without an...
by LitchboroughLitchbor
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Healey 55 outboard
Replies: 6
Views: 6997

Re: Healey 55 outboard

Hi Steve Any news on your Healey 55 outboard boat? I presume it is the very rare boat - red, with Merc 6-cylinder, previously used at Wells-next-the- Sea ski club? The few pictures I've seen look really interesting. I have a couple of '62 Johnson V4 outboards waiting to be restored and am wondering ...
by LitchboroughLitchbor
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: The Antique Outboards Section
Topic: 1964 Johnson 40hp RD-26S
Replies: 20
Views: 4575

Re: 1964 Johnson 40hp RD-26S

And 1 more thing to add to the shopping list for the Mercury 150hp - an oil injection warning fault. I'm not sure whether this is real a problem - like a seized injection pump and sheared drive gear - or a problem with the system that monitors the things that do the work - like a sensor or the warni...
by LitchboroughLitchbor
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: The Antique Outboards Section
Topic: 1964 Johnson 40hp RD-26S
Replies: 20
Views: 4575

Re: 1964 Johnson 40hp RD-26S

Ah - the joys of boating! I was so impressed with your work on the '64 Johnson, that when I saw a '65, I decided it needed a good home, and I needed a spare engine. Surprisingly our little day out with the '62 engine at Abingdon in August was pleasantly trouble-free - but I'm not confident about tak...