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    Tinman
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    #186511

    Hello everyone. I’ve got the urge to get a motor older than what I’m used to working on. Right now my oldest motor is a 1951 10 hp johnson. Anyway , two motors I’ve come across and I was thinking of purchasing one. First is a 1940 johnson deluxe twin 5hp. Complete with full cowling. second is a 1938 3 hp sea king. It is also complete. Any thoughts on maybe which one might be a better candidate? Thanks!

    Randy in Tampa
    Randy in Tampa
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    #186513

    Johnny 🤭

    Rotary valve Johnson’s Rule!

    bobw
    bobw
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    #186514

    I’d vote Johnson also

    Bob

    1954 Johnson CD-11
    1956 Johnson RD-18
    1958 Johnson QD-19
    1959 Johnson QD-20

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    wbeaton
    Canada Member - 1 Year
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    #186515

    Pick the one that’s in the best condition and complete. Both are good choices.

    Wayne
    Upper Canada Chapter

    uccaomci.com

    squierka39
    squierka39
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    #186522

    Get both, you know when your done with one you will wish you had bought the other too.

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    Tinman
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    #186528

    Both are in very nice shape. Would one be easier to work on than the other?

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    kirkp

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    #186575

    Going from memory but isn’t the sea king essentially a Thor? The Johnson would probably be easier to source parts for. The sea king would fit the “more different “ category. You should just get both. Can never have too many future projects in the waiting.

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    Tinman
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    #186580

    That’s the truth! Problem is I have a lot of projects waiting! Lol They both look like a lot of fun. Also looking at a 51 evinrude 7.5 with a neutral clutch. they are all tempting!!

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    RICK EICHRODT
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    #186590

    The Sea King name, which was sold my Montgomery Wards bought motors from many different companies. OMC, Mercury, and other manufacturers had special motors that were sold thru MW. Gale Products (OMC) dated back in the early 30’s and Mercury got into the mix with both Sea Kings (Thor) and Wizard outboards. A picture of your motor would help identify it.

    Rick

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    Tinman
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    #186602

    Here are the two motors I’m interested in.

    IMG_5260

    IMG_5262

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    David Bartlett
    David Bartlett
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    #186606

    Definitely need to get both!

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    wbeaton
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    #186610

    Sea King.

    Wayne
    Upper Canada Chapter

    uccaomci.com

    bobw
    bobw
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    #186612

    Yeah, after seeing them I’d say get both!

    Bob

    1954 Johnson CD-11
    1956 Johnson RD-18
    1958 Johnson QD-19
    1959 Johnson QD-20

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    Tinman
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    #186614

    If I can get the price down on both motors I will buy both. Asking 275 for the pair.

    fifty20ne
    fifty20ne
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    #186619

    Price is in the ballpark!
    offer $250.00 for both.
    Good luck,

    Bob

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