Re: 1952 Evinrude Lightwin 3hp (Starter Rope Replacement)

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cesarp35
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Re: 1952 Evinrude Lightwin 3hp (Starter Rope Replacement)

Postby cesarp35 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:01 am

Hey guys, iv'e replaced the starter rope on my 1957 18hp Evinrude Fastwin by basically rewinding the housing until the rope knot became loose and i clamped the pulley housing and i just cut and replaced the rope with no problem, however my 1952 Lightwin has a Simplex Starter system and it looks quite different than the one on the 1957 18hp, my question is can i just basically do the same process as the 1957 18hp? i just don't know if i have to remove the pulley rope plate to get to the anchor that holds the rope at the end. Any input is appreciated!!
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FrankR
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Re: Re: 1952 Evinrude Lightwin 3hp (Starter Rope Replacement)

Postby FrankR » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:49 am

You do not have to take it apart. See that little about 1/8" hole in the pulley? Find something that will fit through it such as a nail or allen wrench. Now, pull the rope all the way out and stick the nail into the hole. That will catch and prevent re-winding. Now simply grab hold of the rope anchor and pull it and the rope out of the pulley.

cesarp35
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Re: Re: 1952 Evinrude Lightwin 3hp (Starter Rope Replacement)

Postby cesarp35 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:05 pm

Got it!! Thanks FrankR


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