Rebuilding motor...

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by thegavel, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Just a quick question... I need simple things to get my motor back in to reliable condition...

    A new pull rope
    the seal that goes around the cover

    Does anyone know where I can buy these things?

    It is a 6hp Johnson... if that matters

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Shoot, this was supposed to go in to the boating section somewhere, I clicked the wrong internet window...

    SORRY
     

  3. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    No you are in the right section. That is a repair question and I do think that is where this is at. Now give me a model number and lets track down exactly what you need.
     
  4. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Looks like someone moved this to the right place, I accidently posted it in the General thread... OOOPS

    The closer I look at this motor, the more work I am going to have to do!

    Here is all I know...
    Model 6R-735
    Serial J3731136

    Needs:
    New pull string
    new seal that goes between the cover and the motor
    a small weld
    just broke the choke adjuster (pull knob)
    and it is missing a chunk out of the lower unit (this should not affect the motor)

    Oh boy... what a project...

    Any info or advice you have would be greatly appreciated! I might have tried to save a penny to cost me a dollar!:confused2:
     
  5. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    After some research, I think I may have bought a 1973 Johnson 6hp Sea Horse....

    Here are some pics if they help!
     

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  6. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    This motor has optional short/long shaft....

    There is a section you can remove to shorten the shaft... It looks like 8 bolts, but I can't see the insides to see what else needs to come off... any other ideas?
     
  7. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    If you want to shorten that you will have to get the short drive shaft to do this and change the shift arm that entends down through the lower housing.