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  • Buccaneer
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    #181049

    Trying to ID which model or year Tecumseh power head
    is on my little jet outboard.
    I’d “guess” from the late 50’s or 60’s.
    It has a tag that says
    T-626-31A
    From what I gather, it’s a type T-626 engine, but that’s of no help!
    It’s a headless, small 2 cycle engine.
    I’d like to find the correct parts manual for it as well.
    Thanks,

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    #181059

    That number’you gave is the one you would use to look up parts in the pp parts book. Visit a lawn mower shop that has been around forever.

    Mumbles
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    #181073

    Your motor sure looks similar to an early 50’s pre-Tecumseh Power Products AH-47 ( Horizontal-4.7 cubic inches) I have. Yours would be based on the V (Vertical) models.

    Here’s an interesting read started by Mr Asa who seems to have the same motor. Also try Googling that number you posted. I found the same motor and a write up by Peter Hunn but lost the link.

    https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=122935

    And some specs.

    https://classic-engines.com/engines-2/power-product/

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    #181081

    Thanks for the replies. The only lawnmower shop I knew that’s been around forever,
    is no longer there, lol.

    I seen the same SmokStak thread regarding Mr. Asa’s motor, and PM’d him a day
    or two ago, but no reply. Haven’t seem him post for some time.

    I was looking in a 1993 Antique Outboarder, and seen the Kompac 3, Clarke 3,
    and the Aikenhead’s 3 hp, all the same motors, that used a very similar looking
    Tecumseh power head. They were designed by an engineer, Douglas Rolph Clarke, a
    Canadian, from Toronto. It does mention over a 30 year period his company made
    all kinds of things, including jet pumps. None of the photos shown looked like mine
    closely, nor had a jet pump.

    Hopefully the name of mine isn’t lost to history!

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    Tubs
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    #181087

    That power head was branded under many names
    often having different types of jet drives.
    The first picture I posted is listed as
    “1965 California Jet Marine and Air Research Inc.”
    in my files but as you cant read the decal I cant
    confirm that. That sounds more like the owners
    ID tag to me.

    Mid-Jet

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    #181097

    Tubs, thanks for the tips. I did some more searching using
    “California Jet Marine” outboards, and this photo came up.
    While it appears newer than my motor, the lower unit
    looks very similar. Will compare my actual parts closer today.

    Cal-Jet-4400

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    #181102

    Pretty sure now that I have a Cal-Jet motor.
    Found these photos of one 90% the same as mine.
    Mine has the diaphragm type carb though.

    Cal-Jet-4400a

    Cal-Jet-4400e

    Cal-Jet-4400f

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    #181266

    You need to check out page 25 of the most resent Outboarder magazine.

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    #181267

    Thanks, Tubs, I had read that article when I first got the magazine, but
    forgot all about it.
    Too bad the article didn’t show the 1962 Terry Troller with the “jet” lower unit.
    Google didn’t bring up any examples for me.
    Still convinced that I have the Cal-Jet though.

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    Tubs
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    #181293

    The Terry Troller wasn’t a jet drive.
    Shows the prop driven lower unit
    on the next page. It just demonstrates
    how many motors were branded with
    this power head.

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    #181294

    I find Cal-Jet outboards up to 1965. This look a lot spiffier than
    mine. Guessing mine would be in the late 50’s, early 60’s.

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    Tubs
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    #181299

    Decal-X

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    #181305

    Thanks Tubs! I searched for an hour last night looking for that decal!
    Where did you find it?

    The text in the lower right of the decal says “Beverly Hills California”.
    Can’t make out what it says in the lower left.
    Maybe “Jed Clampett”?

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    Tubs
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    #181319

    There were operating instructions as well
    but I don’t know how much help this will be.

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    #181329

    Tubs, thanks again. There was a tiny bit of the operating instructions left on
    mine (before I sand blasted it) .

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