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    #188148

    It’s no skin off my teeth one way or the other, but you would be wise to take a look at any 1/8″ pipe thread fitting (any hardware store or home center) and see if this is not the thread you are looking for.

    The nominal or “trade” sizes of pipes, tubes, and fittings often bear little relationship to actual measurements.

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    I have OMC connectors on my West Bends/Elgins but it doesn’t make a neat installation.

    I *think* you will find that the connector, which vaguely resembles an air hose connector, is the same as used on various Chrysler, Force, Eska, West Bend, Sears, Clinton, Suzuki (?) and others. I have found these to work well and not be hard to find. They don’t all have the same hose barb size. Not sure if the connecting parts come in more than one size.

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    #187455

    In general lamination stacks are easily distorted as they are made of thin layers loosely attached to each other. So I would look first for distortion there. If in fact the stator plate is distorted, it might be wise to use shim washers to avoid stressing it. I don’t think it would matter from an electrical point of view what you use, as it won’t be part of the magnetic circuit.

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    #184470

    What is the purpose of the two sets of points on the Johnsons? Do both plugs fire together, so there is a spark before top center and also a spark around bottom center?

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    #184469

    Thing is, in Minnesota, that boat paperwork is handled by the Department of Natural Resources and trailers are handled by the Department of Public Safety. There are lots of rules and regs, but I think the state does try to strike a balance between discouraging theft and enabling boats with lost paperwork to get back into the system ….

    I have noticed that the information on boat titles and registrations is frequently wrong. Wrong manufacturer, wrong length, etc. And trailers are often enough titled as homemade that obviously are not, because this is the easiest way to get it done.

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    #184423

    Depends on the jurisdiction. In Minnesota, as far as I have seen, people bother with titles for some boats, depending on size and age, and for trailers. I’m not aware that anybody bothers with titles for motors, or that the state issues them.

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    #184422

    I like the electric shift motors. One just has to be prepared to cope with their needs.

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    #184338

    Opinion: It’s in the nature of a generator, as opposed to an alternator, to have lower output at low speeds. This was a big reason cars were switched over to alternators: In some usage patterns, like short winter trips at low speeds, the generator might not keep up but an alternator would.

    The same is true of your motor. Some usage, such as prolonged trolling with lights and electronics running, the generator might not keep up. For more usual zipping around it might be fine. If you just want to start the motor a few times during an afternoon no need for a generator. Often, they were optional. So it depends on how you plan to use the motor.

    The generator/regulator system isn’t unreasonably complex. The main issue is the regulator. Old auto repair manuals from the 50s-60s give details on how they work and how to adjust them. I understand there are solid state replacement regulators (for old Harley-Davidson bikes?) that may work well. The multi-pin connector may also be an issue.

    So there are lots of ways you can go, depending on your electrical expertise and how much you want to preserve the original configuration of the motor, and how you plan to use it.

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    #184328

    I’ve read that jet skis (“Personal Watercraft”) and snowmobile engines use this type of ignition and apparently it works without backfires, etc. Hard to believe…..

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