A few years ago, I picked up a Johnson a-65 complete, but very little compression. It would start and run, great, but not in water. I tore it down a year ago, because I really needed a basket case project!
The cylinders *look* okay, but the pistons appear to be lightly scored. The rings look smooth. There was a lot of carbon present in this motor, in fact I wonder if the exhaust is partially blocked. (Any tips on cleaning this?)
While is not my first outboard rescue operation, it is my first tear-down and rebuild attempt. I thought I could use some input from those who have been here before.
Let me try to upload some pictures......
Thanks in advance!
Any leads on rings /pistons and gaskets much appreciated!