1957 Evinrude Fastwin 18hp Carb Problems after rebuild

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Jerry Ahrens
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Re: 1957 Evinrude Fastwin 18hp Carb Problems after rebuild

Postby Jerry Ahrens » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:53 pm

cesarp35 wrote:Yeah Jerry i used Evinrude/Johnson Carb Repair Kit #439071, i will use the same OEM for the points, condensers and coils i will be ordering soon,, i will not give up until i get this baby going, it's truly an awesome looking little motor.

Well worth the effort for sure... the 50s era 18 engines are some of the best they made. And, good choice in selecting the right parts. The bowl vent is the open passage next to the low speed adjustment needle. The one on top of the carburetor. Btw, the oil mix on that one is 24/1.
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Re: 1957 Evinrude Fastwin 18hp Carb Problems after rebuild

Postby Oldboat1 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:36 pm

+1 on clearing the vent. Use a piece of soft wire in every opening to insure it's clear. The nozzle running vertically in the middle has holes that need to be clear -- after soaking and spraying in carb cleaner, would use a small wire there as well. There is a gasket that goes at the bottom of the nozzle, and is essential for operation.

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Re: 1957 Evinrude Fastwin 18hp Carb Problems after rebuild

Postby cesarp35 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:54 pm

Hey Jerry, regarding the bowl vent, if looking at the mounted carb is on the top left side of the low speed needle right above the air silencer screw hole? and yeah i'm using 24-1 gas mixture. Thanks

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Re: 1957 Evinrude Fastwin 18hp Carb Problems after rebuild

Postby Jerry Ahrens » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:12 pm

cesarp35 wrote:Hey Jerry, regarding the bowl vent, if looking at the mounted carb is on the top left side of the low speed needle right above the air silencer screw hole? and yeah i'm using 24-1 gas mixture. Thanks
It's been a while since I looked at one, but that sounds right. After you get the carb back apart, blow the vent passage and every other passageway out with compressed air.
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Re: 1957 Evinrude Fastwin 18hp Carb Problems after rebuild

Postby cesarp35 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:29 pm

Will do, thank you!!

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Re: 1957 Evinrude Fastwin 18hp Carb Problems after rebuild

Postby bookfuzz » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:34 am

Just a thought that I didn't see in here.
Since it sounds like you never had it running very long, even before the work.
You said you pumped the primer bulb... ? not a pressure tank pump button?
Is the motor converted? I thought all the 57s were pressure tanks.
Pressure tank leaks or fuel line cracking can cause some of those problems too.

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Re: 1957 Evinrude Fastwin 18hp Carb Problems after rebuild

Postby cesarp35 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:16 pm

Yeah bookfuzz sorry for not being clear, you're right i meant pressure tank primer button, but it also has a primer bladder type in the inline gas hose, so it basically has two priming options, it came like this when i bought it, is it possible that the line might have to much pressure causing the carb to overflow? don't know if that would make any sense

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Re: 1957 Evinrude Fastwin 18hp Carb Problems after rebuild

Postby cesarp35 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:34 pm

FrankR wrote:Is the little clip installed correctly to the float valve and float? Is the bowl vent clear (mud daubers)? You mentioned the primer bulb--what's with that? Have you converted it?

Once you figure out the carb flooding, your next item should be the ignition coils. Actually, that should have been #1. ALL 1957 Evinrudes have cracked coils, unless they have already been replaced. You are wasting your time until you do replace them.
Cracked coils2.jpg

Hey FrankR , you were right!! i removed the small plate took a peak at the coils and it has the original coils all cracked and disintegrated, i ordered a BRP OMC SysteMatched
Johnson Evinrude Tune-Up Kit
2 BRP OMC Ignition Coils, and
2 Champion Spark Plugs J6C should be here by Friday, i will post after installing. Thanks

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Re: 1957 Evinrude Fastwin 18hp Carb Problems after rebuild

Postby cesarp35 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:49 pm

Well guys just wanted to update, took carb apart again, adjusted float to make sure seat and needle are fully closing did the blowing through inlet and all seems to be good, re assembled carb and decided to take a look at the coils as FrankR suggested, and it still had the OG coils that were cracked and basically disintegrated, so i just ordered BRP OMC SysteMatched
Johnson Evinrude Tune-Up Kit,
2 BRP OMC Ignition Coils, and
2 Champion Spark Plugs J6C i will post update once i receive and install, hopefully it will take care of my issues, Thanks guys for all the help and suggestions i really appreciate it!!!

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Re: 1957 Evinrude Fastwin 18hp Carb Problems after rebuild

Postby Fisherman6 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:05 pm

You're well on your way now. Very nice to find a '57 Fastwin that still has original coils in it! :) You're going to have an excellent engine when you get it all tuned up and happy.
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