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    wbeaton

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    #178852

    We picked up a couple Sea King’s this weekend and I’m trying to figure out when they were produced. The serial and model number guides I have don’t show either number.

    The first appears to be based on the 1931-33 Evinrude Lightwin 4 hp. It is model number 8837. Model 88xx was used from 1935-39 as best as I can tell. It’s possible this one was built from parts . During this time.

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    The second appears to be based on the 1934 Evinrude Lightwin 5.1 hp. It is Model number 4940008. That doesn’t match any known model number.

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    Wayne
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    #178864

    Your second motor appears to be a 494 ’34 four horse twin with a really low serial number. Eighth one off the line? I’m not sure about the first one yet.

    Did you check for a brass welch plug behind the carb? The Sea Kings I’ve seen usually have one located there somewhere with all the numbers stamped on it.

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    wbeaton

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    #178875

    I’m reading the model guide wrong. The two model guides I have show 494 8803 as 1936. I guess the other will remain a mystery. The welch plugs have no identifying marks. 88xx doesn’t show up until 1935 and 8837 never makes an appearance.

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    #178900

    Nice example.
    Someone spent some time on it.

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    wbeaton

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    #178918

    The previous owner did a nice job on the restoration. Unfortunately, it won’t run on fuel through the carb. So that is the next step.

    The second Sea King is a nice original. It belongs to a friend.

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    #178935

    “Unfortunately, it won’t run on fuel through the carb.”
    Pretty simple carb. Fuel goes from the float bowl to
    a hole in the seat under the poppet valve. The mixture
    screw is in between controlling the amount of fuel.

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    wbeaton

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    #178937

    Just like an ELTO carb with that big poppet valve. I haven’t spent much time on it. It fired on penetrating oil on the first pull, but nothing through the carb. I gave it 15 minutes and moved on. I had two other motors to test and limited time. I’ll get back at it soon. 😀

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    wbeaton

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    #178963

    Success! Had it running tonight. Once I figured out where to set the carb needle it would start and run well. YouTube isn’t working for me right now or I’d post a video.

    Wayne
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    Wayne
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    #178988

    Right on. Looking good Wayne!

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    #178992

    I have a couple 1929″s with the Atwater-Kent ignition
    and the folding lower unit. They do a pretty good job
    of moving a boat for a small motor. Yours might be
    a bit quicker with the magneto.

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    wbeaton

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    #178996

    Thanks guys. Tubs, your folding Lightweight is fantastic. I almost bought a pair of them at Constantine this past weekend.

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