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L H G posted 08-10-2008 10:57 PM ET (US)   Profile for L H G  
This is a practically new, one owner, 1974 engine, stored indoors since first put in service in the summer of 1976 on a 1975 Whaler. Engine has about 100 original freshwater only hours on it, from the clear, cold waters and short summers of Lake Michigan in Kewaunee WI, and has been stored un-used since 1983. It looks like a brand new engine, glossy original paint and runs the same, with 160# compression in all three cylinders. Never worked on, torn down or re-built. Engine has white cowling with orange/black decals, and green mid/lower.

Because of 25 years of storage, I took the engine to a long time OMC/BRP dealership for initial start-up, and they removed and cleaned the carbs, with new carb kits, did a link & sync, installed new water pump and plugs, certified the compression, and tested out the whole engine while running. Mechanic said he had never seen a '74 in such condition and the engine was basically brand new.

Old mid-70's Johnsons in this like new condition are almost impossible to find, and this is a one of a kind. I am listing it here since it belongs on a same generation classic Whaler, 15-16'-17', in similar condition. Includes the key ignition harness, brand new never used OMC fuel line and fittings, and Morse throttle/shift cables which are about 16'-18'. Also can give you the OMC 17" non-cupped aluminum prop.

Price is $1695, engine is now located in Chicago. I may be able to arrange shipping if pickup not possible. Photo link to be posted shortly.

quayman posted 08-12-2008 01:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for quayman  Send Email to quayman     
How deep is the shaft?
L H G posted 08-12-2008 03:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
It's a 20" model.
vandenbg posted 08-13-2008 11:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for vandenbg  Send Email to vandenbg     
I'm 'considering'! E-mail or phone # Please.
OK Whaler
L H G posted 08-14-2008 08:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Photos of engine cam be seen here: .

SpongeBob posted 08-27-2008 06:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for SpongeBob  Send Email to SpongeBob     
Larry is the motor still available? Email me.


L H G posted 09-12-2008 12:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Here are some ADDITIONAL photos of these engines, which show their practically brand new, low hour condition. Also shown is the 1983 engine, with only one short season of use in the summer of '83. Price for that one is an additional $300.

I'm really hoping these engines find their way to a classic Whaler in similar condition, to people who appreciate the CLASSIC VALUE they represent. As you can see in the photo, I have run them once to make sure they are in top operating condition after the $500 each I spent to bring them out of 25 year storage. They are surpisingly quiet running, very little smoke and amazingly stingy on fuel. They were used so little, just for getting offshore a mile or two and trolling, that they were not even rigged with gauges. Were it not for the mis-matched situation, this Merc fan would keep them. I particularly like the 1974 green one, same vintage as the hull. Wish I had two of those.

Located in suburban Chicago.

GRAHAM PEMBROKE posted 09-15-2008 08:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for GRAHAM PEMBROKE  Send Email to GRAHAM PEMBROKE     
still available?
L H G posted 09-15-2008 09:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Both engines are still available. There have been lookers and offers, but no sale yet.
L H G posted 01-21-2009 05:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Engine is *SOLD*

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