Elgin Outboard year info

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ronboonville
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Elgin Outboard year info

Postby ronboonville » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:46 pm

Recently acquired Elgin but I cannot find what year it is. model 561 11993. any info would be appreciated, thanks

FrankR
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Re: Elgin Outboard year info

Postby FrankR » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:58 pm

Look again for a number starting with 571.xxxxx or 574.xxxxx. Most likely 571.xxxxx
Otherwise, post a picture.

ronboonville
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Re: Elgin Outboard year info

Postby ronboonville » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:18 pm

still says 561. I'll include a pic when I can. it also says sears on the tag.

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Re: Elgin Outboard year info

Postby FrankR » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:21 pm

Pretty safe bet that you have a model 571.58561 1951-52, 5hp

Go to http://www.yankeeaomci.org/feature_outboard-2.htm and scroll down to the paragraph tilted "Model Identification" to see how I arrived at that conclusion.

Wagemaker
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Re: Elgin Outboard year info

Postby Wagemaker » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:57 pm

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Looking at this tag, I can see how it could be read wrong, especially if scratched or dirty. I agree with the above posts.

ronboonville
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Re: Elgin Outboard year info

Postby ronboonville » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:12 pm

Okay, got the motor upright and in better light and can see all that info nòw. Thanks

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Buccaneer
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Re: Elgin Outboard year info

Postby Buccaneer » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:55 pm

As the tag says, it's Model no. 571.58561
which translates to a 1951 5 hp.
Note that the end of the model number is "561",
which is the start of the Serial number.
Confusing.

kirkp
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Re: Elgin Outboard year info

Postby kirkp » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:21 am

Some interesting general info here.
Kirk

http://www.discount-marine-parts.com/ob_elgin.html

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Re: Elgin Outboard year info

Postby fastjohn » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:36 pm

Can someone explain this plate? serial # 71-S model # 5875-S
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Re: Elgin Outboard year info

Postby Buccaneer » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:29 pm

FastJohn, Wonder if your outboard is this one......

571.58751
1951-1952
7.5
2 x 1 11/16
10.6
0.020"
1/2
J11C


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