I have a hole in my remote control cover.....

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Huntleybill
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I have a hole in my remote control cover.....

Postby Huntleybill » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:12 pm

There is a small hole in the ribbed area of of this cover (attached picture). Before i paint the cream color for this area, I wanted to check if this hole is supposed to be there and if so, what is it for? This is the throttle and shift control for a 1956 Johnson 30HP motor. At least that is what it will be going on.

Your help as always is appreciated.
Thank you
Bill
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Adam1961
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Re: I have a hole in my remote control cover.....

Postby Adam1961 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:50 pm

That looks like a flaw in the casting, I have seen it on a few boxes.

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Re: I have a hole in my remote control cover.....

Postby Huntleybill » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:18 pm

OK..Thanks Adam. I will just fill it.

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Re: I have a hole in my remote control cover.....

Postby gypsmjim » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:00 pm

Mine has the same hole. Maybe for access to adjust something. Without taking it apart I don't know. When I painted it I didn't even think about it.

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Re: I have a hole in my remote control cover.....

Postby Adam1961 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:00 pm

I thought about this some more....I wonder if it's meant for a needle tip to get in and grease the control pivot?

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Re: I have a hole in my remote control cover.....

Postby Phil B » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:25 am

There's a hole in mine too. Maybe a hair cleaner (less flashing)
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Re: I have a hole in my remote control cover.....

Postby Dr.Strangehorse » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:32 pm

You all have me scouring my old remote boxes looking for a tiny hole... lol.
1951 Johnson RD-10, RD-11
1952 Johnson RD-12, RD-13
1953 Johnson RD-15
1954 Johnson RDE-16
1956 Javeline RJE-18
1957 Javeline RJE-19
1958 Johnson RDE-19C, RDS-20
1959 Johnson RDS-21
1960 Johnson RDS-22

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I have a hole in my remote control cover.....

Postby t2stroke » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:03 am

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Re: I have a hole in my remote control cover.....

Postby t2stroke » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:54 am

Well after looking for & finding a blow up of a control box I'm going to rescind my comments. Of course the Bosum box has the hole in the front, but not the back. If you look closely you can see the hole just behind the throttle gear in the picture.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-BOSUN-o ... t7&vxp=mtr

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Re: I have a hole in my remote control cover.....

Postby Tubs » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:00 am

It may be necessary for the manufacturing of the part.
Possible a vent in the mold?
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