|Evinrude big twin 40 1968
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|Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 05:27 am: ||
hi everyone i am new to the site i hope you can help me find my way around,
i have recently put my hands on what i belive to be an origional unused evinrude big twin 40 i beleive it is a 1968 manual start
this motor still has the packaging on the shaft can anyone tell me the run in instructions for this motor ?
and the other question is ... someone told me i may have to regenerate the magneto ??
|Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 09:25 pm: ||
My parents bought a 1967 Evinrude 6HP Fisherman and it was delivered in the spring of 1968. I recall the marina guy saying it needed a break in time of two hours at "start" speed and no higher. This was a 8 year old's memory and 44 years ago, so I would suggest you try aomci.org for the correct run in time. The magnets should be ok on your engine but the coils will almost certainly be shot-The coils at the time had a sort of yellow soft plastic coating that dries out and cracks over time. You can get new ones -they are all standard at the local marina or OMC boat dealer. Good luck. The old engines are neat but can be thirsty.