Float Trip Willies Motor

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by SkipEye, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Wanted to start a thread for discussion on Willies 'FAMOUS' motor.

    Willie dropped it off at my place last Saturday as I had promised to take a look at it last year but we never got around to it.

    Might be a while before I get a chance to do anything else as my local Johnson Shop guy is out of town for another week and a half or so.

    I am going to need a manual probably, a suitable set of muffs (doesn't look like standard muffs will work), and figure out how to wire to the existing plug and a makeshift ignition sw.

    Anyway........ I made up a test stand today to mount it on. Not up to any real high standards of construction but it's solid and will be donated to Willie Man to store it on in the future.

    Might ask some opinions on here or whatever..........post up any comments or suggestions if you got 'em.

    Hoping we can end up with a reliable machine for Float Trip Willie!

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  2. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    First thing you got to do is hook up the gas line and pump up the bulb. Now that that is fixed. How did you bend up the garage door. Inquiring minds want to know. We wont make fun or nothin. REALLY.:smile2::smile2:
     

  3. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    ???????? Garage door isn't bent, not sure what you are looking at. Must be the angle of the camera.

    I'll hook up the gas once I am ready to start testing, not to that point yet.
     
  4. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    Man that is a clean looking old motor. Reps to you for taking care of the old float trip director. Just don't let any of those pent up card memories hit ya while you are working on her. I know I could probably fix her right up with that memory of Willie bluffing the pants right off of me.:smile2:
     
  5. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    Says I have to spread the love Skip.
     
  6. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    I have some evinrude parts laying around what year and hp is that motor?
     
  7. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    It is a 1966 Evinrude 60hp, Model #60653 R
     
  8. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Not sure if the parts will fit or not but i think i have 2 extra power packs and a stator. They came off a 75 model, 75 hp. Johnson stinger. If ya need any of this let me know, who know's i may find an extra paddle layin around. No offence Willy, just couldn't resist.:wink:
     
  9. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Hey Skip I have a1973-1990 Evinrude/Johnson Manual your welcome to use if need be.Just let me know.Let me guess Your old Johnson man is Steves Motors right?Thats who worked on my 71 Evinrude 60 hp last fall.He's good.Little high, but good.
     
  10. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Hey, if he's good, I don't care if he's stoned or not.:wink:
     
  11. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it's Steve Ellis, he's been working on these motors since I was in diapers I think. I hope I can get some 'advice' from him and maybe parts and manage to fix it myself.
     
  12. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Bob saw the release cable which made the picture look distorted:eek:oooh:...yeah I saw it too, and I know my eyes are good-not sure about Bob's!:smile2:
     
  13. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    Man that sure is one clean motor........:cool2:
    Hey thanks again for all the help skip... If there's anything you need from me you got my work and cell numbers give me a call..

    Big REPS to ya Skip.. Thats a very strong motor for its age.. if we can get it running I want you to be the first to ride as it purrs UP the river
     
  14. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    i cant rep ya skip...

    Thanks again bro:wink:
     
  15. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Getting geared up. Picked up an OEM Factory Service Manual and an OEM Parts Catalog fairly cheap on FleaBay.:big_smile:

    Any and all suggestions/help appreciated once I get ready to tear into this dude. Still gonna be a while yet.........
     
  16. olejer

    olejer New Member

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    just make sure you take a padle or 2with ya and stay close to the bank
     
  17. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Ummmmm........:0a10:I think we'll just get a few guys to follow you around the first couple of trips in case we need a towboat!:smile2:
     
  18. FREESPOOL

    FREESPOOL New Member

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    Seeing that OB makes me think of my old little motor.
    I used to have a 1975 6hp Evinrude that look just like that one. Yeah I know.... 6hp!?!?! :smile2: The pretty blue paint under the lid. It was the cleanest motor you'd ever see for it age. (like Willies apears in the photos)
    When I bought it, I couldn't get it to start. After checking spark and compression, I bought a carb rebuild kit for it . Before I started tearing the carb apart, I sprayed a good amount of carb cleaner in the trottle while pulling the starter cord. Walked inside ate dinner, came back out to try and start it, and it fired with 1 pull. It fired up the first pull for the 2 years I owned it. One easy pull, and she was purring like a kitten.
    I loved that little motor. :sad2:
    Anyways, I'm sure with a little love, yours will be purring like my little 6 banger.
     
  19. FREESPOOL

    FREESPOOL New Member

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    Duplicate post. :embarassed:
     
  20. FREESPOOL

    FREESPOOL New Member

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    I want to know why the Catsass has to sit outside all Winter with that big ole' garage?!?!?