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10hp Johnson.

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:36 pm
by John8504
Found this gem and the guy wants 100 for it when he originally was asking 400. Motor is free and doesn't run. I offered him 65.00. Thoughts?

Re: 10hp Johnson.

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 11:02 pm
by bobw
I'd run a compression check and make sure it's not missing any pieces. If the motor turns over, has good compression and the gears seem to shift OK, I'd say $65 is a good offer. I'd be willing to give him his $100 because vintage motors like that are hard to come by in my area. If it all passes muster, I'd love to have that one for my next restoration project.

Re: 10hp Johnson.

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 11:04 pm
by John8504
Down here, they are kinda all around and are not in bad shape because it's fairly dry heat.

Re: 10hp Johnson.

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 11:11 pm
by fleetwin
Seems like a fair offer...I would check/drain gear lube, check compression and for overheats, check for bent broken castings or other missing pieces before offering much more...

Re: 10hp Johnson.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:51 am
by Fisherman6
If it's all there and you can get it for 65 bucks I'd say you did great. That's a 54 so it's the last year of the cast in Seahorse on the exhaust housing and the first year of the hinged up and off cowl.
-Ben

Re: 10hp Johnson.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:54 am
by lindy46
Does it come with a tank? Good pressure tanks are worth $65 alone.

Re: 10hp Johnson.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 9:45 am
by fleetwin
lindy46 wrote:Does it come with a tank? Good pressure tanks are worth $65 alone.

Good point, forgot about the tank....But, the tank is useless if it is gummed up/rusted on the inside...

Re: 10hp Johnson.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:32 am
by elgin2
I paid $30 for one. Had to re-seal the lower unit. Great running motor.

Re: 10hp Johnson.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:12 pm
by John8504
Tank is not included however I do have a guy that has on that I can pick up for 25.00.

He won't budge off of 100. Still a good deal I guess?

Re: 10hp Johnson.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:28 pm
by bobw
$100 for the motor + $20 for a tank = $120 for the package. I'd take that deal if compression and lower unit checks out OK on the motor and the tank is in decent condition. I'd expect you might have to replace the tank gaskets, diaphragm, etc. but a $20 tank full of rust or holes is certainly no bargain.