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1959 Evinrude Fastwin 18 hp

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Rich Coleman
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Posted on Monday, August 04, 2008 - 02:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi!

I just purchased a like new 1959 Fastwin Evinrude. I looks like it might have been used a couple of times in the past 50 years. Paint all in tact and great condition no scratches or wear marks - runs great. I paid 400.00 can anyone tell me if this is an ok price, did I pay too much? and, what is the fuel pre mix ratio. I am mechanically minded but have only owned one outboard prior to this 25 years ago and know little about outboards. thanks for your help!!

Rich in Seattle
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ernie
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Post Number: 858
Registered: 01-2002


Posted on Monday, August 04, 2008 - 08:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

400 sounds ok for what you got.
Fuel mix is 1 qt of 30w to 6 gallons of gas.
Do NOT use new synthetic oil or try to run this engine at 50 to 1 oil mix. Also it will be worth your while to take off the recoil starter and then the small cover in the flywheel. If the coils have any cracks at all they DO need to be replaced. They are available from NAPA auto parts.
Hope this helps
Ernie
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Rich Coleman
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Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2008 - 02:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ernie,

Thanks so much for the informataion and the advice I will follow what you have advised and hopefully I will get a lot of dependable use from the outboard. Thanks again!

Rich in Seattle
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dradimus
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Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 01:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have the same 1959 18hp fastwin outboard and need a shifter lever...where can I possibly find parts for this other than craigslist?
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ernie
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Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Go to AOMCI.org the Antique Outboard Club there are a ton of links for parts
Hope this helps
Ernie
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steve mcdorman
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Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 09:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a 1963 18hp evinrude fastwin that will not shift out of forward. can some one give me tips on how to fix this and the best place for parts ? Thanks
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ernie
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Post Number: 1648
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Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 10:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Make sure the throttle is going back to idle all the way.
There is a vertical link on the side of the powerhead that limits shift functions at certain throttle openings
Hope this helps
Ernie
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hnhbsb@yahoo.com
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Posted on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 11:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a 59 model evinrude 18 also, I need lower unit badly. I found one for a 57 model but don't know if it will interchange?
Help would be appreciated.
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ernie
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Posted on Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 12:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The lower units should be the same as long as both are short shaft or both are long shaft.
Hope this helps
Ernie
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Joshua
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Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 12:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Don't know if your still looking, I am out in Idaho and just got two of these late 1950's fastwin 18's for free. I am thinking about sending them out for scrap but both have good lower units. One would run fine but needs a shift lever, not sure I want to bother locating one.

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