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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby Bullie » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:43 am

Mike Stroz wrote:I really like that series of motors. I run a KA-38 on my 14' rowboat all summer long. Nice and smooth, quiet, and pretty powerful


My ran pretty good at home. I dropped a cylinder on my first outing with it. This is my first time looking at this particular ignition and I am a bit confused as to where to start to find the problem.
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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby SquierKA39 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:02 am

Check all the wiring, make sure it’s all good and not shorting. Condensers may be a problem. See the thread on condensers, similar motor being talked about there.
My favorite series of Johnson also. The KA motors are very nice running when you get it all sorted out.

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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby Mumbles » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:26 pm

Those motors like drinking their fuel mixed at 8:1 ratio.
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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby Bullie » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:10 pm

Yep. Had it at 8 to 1.
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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby Mike Stroz » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:00 pm

I might have a couple spare condensors. I'll have to check this weekend
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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby ddwilson » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:52 pm

These motors run good but do not have a water pump they rely on suction from moving in the water to cool them so will get hot running in a barrel. When they start on a boat run fast for a few seconds to get water flow started then slow down and should be ok
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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby Garry in Tampa » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:46 am

All water line connections must be sealed, any leaks will allow air in at an idle and they will then overheat. . . ;)
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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby Bullie » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:32 am

Mike Stroz wrote:I might have a couple spare condensors. I'll have to check this weekend


Awesome Mike! Let me know.
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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby Mike Stroz » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:28 am

Looks like I still have that spare mag I was talking about sans coils. You're welcome to it for the price of shipping. Send me an email at mikey.stroz@gmail.com.
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Re: Road Construction Johnson

Postby Bullie » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:21 am

Thanks Mike. Will do. Email sent.
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