August 10, 2019 at 2:50 pm #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
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.
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US Member - 1 Year
Topics: 43August 10, 2019 at 5:02 pm #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.
Canada Member - 2 Years
Topics: 421August 10, 2019 at 9:12 pm #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.
And some specs.August 10, 2019 at 10:33 pm #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!
Prepare to be boarded!August 10, 2019 at 11:46 pm #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.August 11, 2019 at 8:37 am #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.
Prepare to be boarded!August 13, 2019 at 11:39 am #181266
You need to check out page 25 of the most resent Outboarder magazine.August 13, 2019 at 11:56 am #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.
Prepare to be boarded!August 13, 2019 at 10:00 pm #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.August 13, 2019 at 10:14 pm #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.
Prepare to be boarded!August 14, 2019 at 8:56 am #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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