1957 Johnson Javelin 35 hp

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Billy T
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1957 Johnson Javelin 35 hp

Postby Billy T » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:42 am

Hi all

I just got a decent 1957 Johnson javelin 35 on the back of a fairly good older prince craft. The motor looks good cosmetically, on the outside, one mouse nest and a bit of cosmetic damage on the power head, though no wires chewed. Hopefully will be able to make it go.

The question, this likely would be a six volt system for electric ignition on it? Would that be a safe assumption?

Thanks

Bill

lindy46
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Re: 1957 Johnson Javelin 35 hp

Postby lindy46 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:56 am

1957 was the first year for the 12 volt system.

Billy T
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Re: 1957 Johnson Javelin 35 hp

Postby Billy T » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:00 am

Okay that will make it a little easier.

Thanks

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Re: 1957 Johnson Javelin 35 hp

Postby Chris_P » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:50 pm

That's great, one of my fav motors. Thought I bought all the Javelins in Ontario!

reivertom
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Re: 1957 Johnson Javelin 35 hp

Postby reivertom » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:12 pm

Be careful with the hood! The plastic "sea horse" on the front is made of "unobtanium" and the chrome pieces are too! Unfortunately The original owner of mine wasn't careful......

Billy T
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Re: 1957 Johnson Javelin 35 hp

Postby Billy T » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:47 pm

I thought you had bought them all too Chris! But luckily I had an agent find one in Eastern ontario. I likely will need some help and maybe some parts to get it going strong.

Cosmetically it is pretty good, the badge is a little cracked but the guy had a spare in good shape that he had bought at some time and threw it in on the transaction.


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