Robert, I have a 1961 Evinrude 40hp outboard. The only problem I'm having is getting the screws loose on the bottom of that 2 piece housing. Do you know what I'm talking about? I think their are about 9 total screws, 4 on each side and 1 in the front. I've used my screw driver but they feel like the are about to lose their grip. Someone before me torched them down hard. :cursing: I'm trying to get the bottom off so I can reseal the unit. Someone changed out some of the original screws and repaced them with a phillips head screw. Your help would be greatly appreciated.