1962 Gale Soveriegn Motor, 60HP electric start & remote

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Posted by John Chumack ( on May 26, 2005 at 13:22:44:

I just recently finished up an old boat & motor restoration project, a 1960 fiberglass 16’ SeaKing with a 1962 Gale Soveriegn 60hp motor with electric start & remote controls. The motor ran previously and had always been stored indoors, but when I went to replace the plugs, wires, & points, I forgot to mark the timing belt position, not sure its back in its original spot and now it wont’ start, it turns over easily with electric start, good compression.
I have a Family vacation scheduled with the boat on June 17th, unfortunately I’ve ran out of time to have the motor serviced locally, as most Marine service places here in Dayton, Ohio have at least a 4 week waiting list for service.

Can anyone tell me how to set the timing on this old motor?

Best Regards,
John Chumack

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