So, I took what might have been a stupid risk, and I just purchased an early 90's Mercury outboard.
It is a fresh-water engine, 40HP, 4 cylinder, 2-stroke. My plan is to replace the existing 25HP Johnson on my families pontoon boat with it. Now for the risky part. It doesn't run. Motor is clean and appears to not have been abused. Has good compression, but no spark. Supposedly the ignition crapped out fairly recently, and the PO decided to repower with a new 4-stroke.
Assuming that the ignition can be sorted out, the motor will be a heck of a deal.
Anyone have any knowledge of such things? I am going to get a manual, etc., but thought someone here might have some experience with outboards?
Current: 1978 GL1000 - JUNE 2017 BOTM
2006 Kawasaki Concours: Sold
1995 Kawasaki Concours: Crashed/totalled.
1976 GL1000: LAST RESTORATION, sold
1981 Honda CB900F Supersport: 3rd restoration, sold.
1979 Yamaha XS-750F: 2nd restoration, sold.
1982 Honda FT-500 Ascot: First (only) new bike. Family forces sale.
1973 CB500 Four: First restoration, long gone.
1972 Suzuki TS-100: First bike, sold.
Only dead fish go with the flow . . .