3 hp 70's vintage motor not starting


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Posted by Jerry (64.245.166.65) on July 05, 2005 at 07:02:17:

Hi.......jut acquired an older early 70's model twin cylinder 3 Hp Johnson outboard, and cannot get it to turn over......checked / cleaned plugs, fuel line and shut-off, etc....
I have a 2 HP Evinrude kicker for my sailboat which always runs great...this 3 Hp has me stumped! Is it ok to run some carb cleaner / dry gas through it?
Any other suggestions?
Thanks for any ideas....
Jerry


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