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    muddog2


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    #187379

    There are 2 wires coming out from under the flywheel. What are they for? It also had a tag on it that says MWCD, 1947, 206.

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    #187384

    The two wires would have gone to a plug connection to hook to the kill button
    in the tiller handle.

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    Randy in Tampa
    Randy in Tampa

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    #187385

    Kill button on the tiller…

    Rotary valve Johnson’s Rule!

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    muddog2


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    #187386

    There is no tiller handle and I am missing one of the covers for spark plug.

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    #187389

    The disconnect plug for the kill switch was like an “old time” extension cord plug.
    Mine was missing, but I found a NOS antique plug online.
    There should be a tiller handle “out there”. Did you try a free want ad on this site?

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    muddog2


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    #187392

    I did look at the classifieds. What do you do to stop engine, unplug it?

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    stanley

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    #187396

    If you’’re running it with out a tiller,just wire it to any simple on off switch.Completing the circuit grounds the points and kills the motor.

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    eltoquad

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    #187397

    The tiller handle has a push button on end of it. To kill motor just hold button in until flywheel stops turning.

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    #187401

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    Here’s someone else’s PO-15 with an original looking plug
    and tiller kill switch. My kill switch was broken, so I made
    one with a new button switch and a piece of brass threaded
    in the lathe.

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    outbdnut2

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    #187887

    There were short and long tillers for those. The long ones are easier to control the boat with, but if your boat has the rear seat real close to the transom like mine does, your body will get in the way of a long tiller. I have a short tiller on my PO, but would go to a long and put up with being in the way sometimes if I used it a lot.
    Dave

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    muddog2


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    #187895

    Anyone have an owners/operators manual for the PO 15? In PDF form. I found a parts manual online for it. The guy I bought the Elto ruddertwin gave me the PO 15 with it. He said he has 4 other engines I can have for another $200. One is a J25 that is running. It amazes me, I got one motor and now I have 3 and am looking to get 4 more. I have collected fishing lures for almost 20 years and I guess the motors are like lures, once you get one you can’t get enough.
    Thanks, Robert

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    fisherman6

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    #187906

    Ya, its easy for the numbers to get away from you in a hurry. When I started I thought 100 motors was a huge number that I may never reach. Now I’m over 200 and I don’t know how that happened so fast.😯
    -Ben

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    milty

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    #187909

    Your motor was a resident of Ohio, as the MWCD tag is a license tag issued by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District to allow the motor to be used on lakes and rivers within their jurisdiction in southwest Ohio .

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    milty

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    #187910

    Correction, the tag was from southeastern Ohio.

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    muddog2


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    #187916

    That is so cool, I went to Jr. High in Marietta, Ohio, on the Muskingum River and met my wife there. I went to high school in Beverly Ohio, also right on the Muskingum River.
    I live in South Carolina now.

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