1959 Johnson Seahorse QD-20

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Posted by Paul ( on July 06, 2005 at 20:29:19:

I HAve recently aquired a '59 10 horse Johnson motor.
On a quick insp. poweread seems good good compression. has spark, hoses and wires ok. It sat on its side for 18 years and the gear oil has drained out into one cylinder it seems and into the exhaust. I am not familiar with the way the lower end is sealed.
I also noted that when it is put into gear there is a lot 20 degrees of slop in the prop but it almost seems like it should be there. I guess my question is was it a good motore in its day and is it worth getting a manual and repairing I want to use it mostly for trolling but I would like to be able to scoot out to the spots that I fish

Any Helpwoulsd be appreciated


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