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Road Construction Johnson

Postby Bullie » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:11 pm

I detoured around some equipment being unloaded in the road, taking a different route home, and passed by a nice place with lots of Oliver signs. I made a loop and stopped to talk with the guy. I asked him if he had any Oliver outboards, he didn't have any Olivers but he did have this one.

What did I buy?
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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby Bullie » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:12 pm

Another view
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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby PM T2 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:31 pm

there will be a model and serial number on that motor, find it. Then, check the model year guides and you will find out what it is.

If I just tell you what it is, then you won't learn to find the answer on your own

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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby Bullie » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:33 pm

Found it. KA 39. Under some grunge.
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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby Bullie » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:46 pm

1939 9.8 HP. Groovy. It looks pretty good except for the broken handle. Hopefully I got a deal on it and maybe I can get it running. I don't see much about these. Pretty good motor?
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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby Wedgie » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:01 pm

In case you don't have this link.

http://www.austinsailor.net/manuals/manuals.html

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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby Bullie » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:24 pm

Wedgie wrote:In case you don't have this link.

http://www.austinsailor.net/manuals/manuals.html


Thanks. I didn't have that info.
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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby Bullie » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:46 pm

Are these pretty good motors?
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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby Garry in Tampa » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:22 pm

I have to admit, they were pretty good motors. The racing model was equipped with antifriction bearings and dominated class "A" racing. The racing model was adapted into a portable water pump and many went to the Forestry Service. The Military found them handy during WW2 and many Army/Navy Surplus "Pumpers" found there way into Class "A" racing after the War. (Johnson also made a 60 cubic inch pump [the P 500] which was adapted from Evinrude's "Storm Boat Motor".) Of course, when they had improved the model KA to be almost perfect, it was replaced by the gearshift equipped QD model in 1949 - starting a revolution . . . :lol:
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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby Bullie » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:15 pm

Got it running. Heating up really fast. Maybe because of the barrel?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3dzQ5YvWBk
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