Need help w/ 73 evinrude 40hp wiring

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by jmcclure, May 28, 2008.

  1. jmcclure

    jmcclure New Member

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    Hello Guys ,I have just purchased a jon boat w/ a 1973 40 hp evinrude that will fire up with a small shot of ether but will not stay running. It has pos & neg cables (power), [1 red power,1 white start,1 purple/white choke, and 2 black ground. These are all control wires] I can not find a diagram any where for this motor and I am at a loss for what to do, please help?:beat_brick:
     
  2. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    First off, loose the ether.

    Next, do a spark and compression check.

    There's a lot to be read in this section. Some of it will even answer your problem.
     

  3. jmcclure

    jmcclure New Member

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    Thanks for the quick response , ether is lost , It has spark on both plugs and will blow my thumb off of the holes when turned over. I dont have a comp guage to get an actual pressure , but I will pick one up never know when I will need it again.
     
  4. jmcclure

    jmcclure New Member

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    By the way I wanted to thank the people who keep this site going. Just started my catfish boat and there are a lot of great ideas on this site.
     
  5. jmcclure

    jmcclure New Member

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    :crazy: Hey I just wanted to say hey cuz... uhhh.... just cuz!!!☺ I love you so so much , so much words can't explain!!! I look forward to fishing with you time after time!!!

    Go Vols,
    Taylor
     
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    Kutter New Member

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  7. jmcclure

    jmcclure New Member

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    Thanks for the link I have it saved. But I was not able to find any thing.
     
  8. PAWPAWME

    PAWPAWME New Member

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    CHECK NUTTER ROD AND REEL IN WHITE,HE IS A WHIZ WITH THE OLDER MOTORS.
     
  9. jmcclure

    jmcclure New Member

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    We have it running good now. Buth he is well known around here.Thank you.