Tagged: Johnson VR 45 outboard
September 30, 2019 at 8:18 am #184336
I am restoring my father’s Johnson VR- 45 racing outboard which was manufactured in 1929. To enable the restoration the rotary value which
was damaged in a accident has to be replaced.I am seeking a member who could possibly help me with information, or a possible contact to secure this part.
I live on a farm near Ballarat Victoria Australia.
Topics: 31September 30, 2019 at 10:45 am #184339
Randy Reiniger in Tampa is the only one I know with parts for those Rotary Valve Johnsons . . .
September 30, 2019 at 10:22 pm #184362
I think I contacted you on Facebook, do you need the whole rotary valve or parts?
Rotary valve Johnson’s Rule!
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Topics: 1October 1, 2019 at 2:50 pm #184420
I hope he has a copy of the “Outboard Racer’s Handbook” so he can set up the proper rotary valve timing for desired low and high speed performance. The only spare rotary valve I have is for my already complete, restored and running PR. Don’t remember if that spare rotary valve or any of it’s parts are compatible with the VR rotary valve.October 1, 2019 at 5:17 pm #184433
It would be greatly appreciated if I could get a copy of the timing book. Do you know where I could find one on the internet? Thankyou.
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Topics: 1October 1, 2019 at 8:31 pm #184446
The top plate and gear on my spare valve look the same as yours but your body and induction ports look larger. I can’t find my copy of the Outboard Racer’s Handbook right now. We moved 2 years ago and some of my files are disorganized. I don’t even remember where I got my copy about 10 years ago. Hopefully someone on this site will know where to get one. Lots of valuable information about compression ratios, appropriate fuels, rotary valve induction timing, etc.October 1, 2019 at 9:15 pm #184448
I don’t get your rotary valve has it been modified? the V 45 had a Johnson carburetor on it, that fit on it with a clamp that one appears to have an adapter welded onto it to fit the Vacturi AO 500 carburetor …🤔
Rotary valve Johnson’s Rule!October 1, 2019 at 9:18 pm #184449
Also what is the diameter of the top gear?
Rotary valve Johnson’s Rule!October 2, 2019 at 7:10 am #184458
Re the Instruction book, I found my copy on the internet, and will look for the Outboard Racer’s Handbook. If you find yours, would it be possible to send a copy? I will pay postage and any other cost, of course.October 2, 2019 at 7:13 am #184460
Randy, You are correct. It IS a Vacturi carburetor. The gear diameter is approx 9.3 cm, with 35 teeth.
Topics: 15October 9, 2019 at 12:56 am #184879
Hi Randy, although it’s been a while you might recall the rotary valve on my PR-50 bitsa is also very different from the standard unit. Seems that we have a lot of odd stuff here in Australia.
Hi David, I note that you live not far from Ballarat in Victoria, Australia. Do you know of a gentleman by the name of Dave Tatti in Delacombe/Ballarat? I’ve often used Dave to reproduce aluminium castings for my Vintage Outboards. He’s very good at what he does!
Feel free to give me a call if you wish 0488992839. I’m located in Aspendale, about half hour south of Melbourne, eastern side of the Bay.
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