Re: 1959 Evinrude

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Posted by Spike ( on June 17, 2005 at 04:25:39:

In Reply to: 1959 Evinrude posted by Don Osborn on June 16, 2005 at 20:01:11:

The old fat 4 is a cool old motor.It has a great sound and good torque.We`ll assume yours is sound and just needs a pump and tune up
from years of storage.Some parts for your motor are hard to find and expensive ignition parts come to mind.Compared even to a 70s 50 the fat 4 is very heavy and a huge gas hog.I can say from personal expierence that in 59 there were some problems with the 50s as our local dealer struggled with them. If it was mine I would give it a try but be aware it could be a nightmare to
get up and running right.And don`t work without a service manual.

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