Happy Holidays 6R74C $60

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Happy Holidays 6R74C $60

Postby crosbyman » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:53 am

Had to grab it at $60 CDN nice Evinrude 6hp 1974 ..... Ok it is stuck but my pleasure will be to free it up during the coming snowstorms :)

the engine is super clean no oily residue inside anywhere to speak of . Starter gear don't even look used much . Cowl inside surface is spotless

It looks like it was mostly in storage. If it did not go for a swim the innards are likely fine.

I figured for a price cheaper than of a prop it is a good gamble .

it was listed at $150 for a few weeks so I set the hook at $60 "as a parts motor" and got a nibble :D

pics to come

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Re: Happy Holidays 6R74C $60

Postby Fisherman6 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:16 pm

Nice score and good luck getting it freed up. As you may guess by my name on the boards (Fisherman6) and my avatar pic, I kinda like these little motors. :D Looking forward to the pictures.
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Re: Happy Holidays 6R74C $60

Postby fleetwin » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:43 pm

I'm sure you will free her up fairly easily, can't wait to see a video of her purrrring...

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Re: Happy Holidays 6R74C $60

Postby crosbyman » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:18 pm

update...... before pics....


well I had a closer look
the flywheel came off and found nicely cracked coils :D
thermostats bolt covers in a virgin state


this thing was in a mecanic 's back shop marked... " for pieces" yet none were missing

I have a feeling it was brought in due to faulty ignition (obvious) and remained untouched for years after the owner never followed-up on an expensive ? estimate

whatever happened it is now on the road to recovery...... I may even swap out my nice 1962 turtle for a "newer" 1974 next summer if it purrs ok
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Re: Happy Holidays 6R74C $60

Postby t2stroke » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:34 pm

Happy Holidays to you! That is a good looking turtle, but it has to be at least a 1964? Didn't start making them till then. Made them till 1973. Not sure what year it is, but looks clean as well. Good luck with the six horse, it's a good motor too!

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Re: Happy Holidays 6R74C $60

Postby crosbyman » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:01 pm

MY TURTLE IS A 9622A I GOOFED.... IT IS A 1966 SHORT SHAFT .... I confused that mid 62 sequence of numbers in the mdl#

here is a few pics of the new arrival
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Re: Happy Holidays 6R74C $60

Postby Fisherman6 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:26 pm

That's a beautiful little motor! It likely will take very little to free it up and get it going. It should be a very nice runner. I have the 1969 version of this motor and it certainly is. It appears that you are probably right about the history of this one. Very nice find.
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Re: Happy Holidays 6R74C $60

Postby outbdnut2 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:48 pm

That's a nice find! I have the '66 Evinrude version - great runner - now! I got it for $30 and it was stuck. Broken impeller jamming it up at the water pump. It runs sweet now!, and I even used it as a "beginner" motor for my grandson's minimost hydroplane until he got the hang of handling it - I doubled the oil when it was revving pretty high on the hydro. Mine looks terrible though - it had been painted camo, and then brush-painted a bright blue that is peeling off. It's super for back-trolling slow for walleyes!
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Re: Happy Holidays 6R74C $60

Postby crosbyman » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:48 pm

I fed it some Deep Creep a few times and will let it simmer a few days but... i will pull that l.u. for an impeller replacement
i'll check the oil in the gearcase but visually I see no drips or stains anywhere and it looks tight as a clam


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