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george nagy posted 04-10-2002 11:13 AM ET (US)   Profile for george nagy   Send Email to george nagy  
While looking back through the reference section I noticed that the 18' outrage owned by you David is very similar to my setup in that you have repowerd with a new 150 johnson.

I have just bought two 150 johnsons 1997 vintage and am in the midst of re-rigging my 18'.

I plan on pulling off the old 1987 150 evinrude and then seeing what in the way of controls I will be able to re-use.

Since you have done so already I was wondering if you could help me complete my shopping list.

The sooner I get the new motor rigged and running the better.

Thanks in advance.

Bigshot posted 04-10-2002 01:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
George: After 1995 they have a systemscheck setup. Your controls will work but you need a new wiring harness($95), an adapter to conect your old controls & tach to new wiring harness, and a systems check guage(try E-Bay) that has the check engine, low oil, etc lights. With all that you should be ready to roll. Your old oil tank, etc should work.
TightPenny posted 04-10-2002 02:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for TightPenny  Send Email to TightPenny     
I need to disagree a bit. I added a 1997 Johnson 60 HP to my 1977 Sport 15 that had a 1974 Evinrude Power Pilot Controller.

The old harness with the addition of a $30 +/- adapter to go from the old big red plug to the connectors under the engine shroud was all I needed. The system check used the horn in the old power pilot instead of the lights in the system check. It included a key to what horn beeps meant.

So, unless you want a systems guage, you really only need to spend $30.00 +/-

Bigshot posted 04-10-2002 02:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Cool! I thought you needed that stuff. I thought the adapter went under the dash, not the engine cover. Makes that real simple now don't it:)
dreid posted 04-10-2002 06:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for dreid  Send Email to dreid     
George, BS has it right (as usual). In my case, the old controls dated to 1986, were shot, and none of the guages seemed to work, so we replaced everything with OMC branded stuff: controls, systems check guage, tach, speedometer and water-pressure. After two years of heavy year-round use it all works great, and we like the uniform appearance. The oil tank probably can be re-used but had to go with new, as the previous owner was a pre-mixer. You didn't ask, but we kept the old twin-cable steering, requiring a new harness at the motor for the second cable. I remain impressed at how well that set-up works with the 150. Very smooth and easy and a lot cheaper than hydrolics (although hydro is the finest way to go if money is absolutely no object). Good luck with your re-rig.
TightPenny posted 04-11-2002 10:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for TightPenny  Send Email to TightPenny     

It do, it do. :)

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