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Old 05-15-2017, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Ted Williams woes..

Cleaning out my grandfathers garage i found an old Ted Williams outboard I'm not sure of year or anything else about it I couldn't find a tag with the model number but I did find what I assume is an engine serial number. The number is 1323–12 does anybody know what that translates to as far as year? Any help is appreciated thanks guys!
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I cannot help with the year, but I would LOVE to see pics!

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Post a pic. some of those had Tecumseh two stroke engines and Eska for the rest of the motor.
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Post a pic. some of those had Tecumseh two stroke engines and Eska for the rest of the motor.
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First thing you should do is check for a cracked head
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Were those sold thru Sears?
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Post a pic. some of those had Tecumseh two stroke engines and Eska for the rest of the motor.
Eska motor runs we go fishin' eska don't we stay home..............!
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This is probably going to sound a little sad but I don't have the first clue how to put pictures on here.. so far, the head looks good 110psi of compression, sparks ok not great. I pulled the flywheel and cleaned it up. Then pulled the fuel line from the carb and it's getting plenty of gas flow. Fuel, compression, spark. Don't really understand why it's not firing
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This is probably going to sound a little sad but I don't have the first clue how to put pictures on here.. so far, the head looks good 110psi of compression, sparks ok not great. I pulled the flywheel and cleaned it up. Then pulled the fuel line from the carb and it's getting plenty of gas flow. Fuel, compression, spark. Don't really understand why it's not firing
some of those old engines actually had a set of points under the flywheel. Possible bad condenser. Engine speed was usually adjusted with spark timing. More advance the faster it went.
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Were those sold thru Sears?
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Ted Williams was a big, big, big deal when I was a kid back in the 50's. Not only as a baseball player but as an outdoorsman/sportsman. Also, he was a fighter pilot in WWII and the Korean Debacle. As I recall from a fading memory damn near everything sporting goods related that was sold by Sears had Ted's name all over it.

It was Sears, Roebuck & Company back then. Sad that Sears is all but about gone now. From having been in there about a year ago, good riddance it seems.
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My first 12ga shotgun was a Sears/Ted Williams. It had an adjustable "poly choke" on the end of the barrel that actually worked pretty good. Turns out it was a rebranded Winchester. I know the 15hp Gamefisher outboards that Sears sold were rebranded Mariner/Force. I bet that TW outboard is a Merc.
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I think I figured it out! The pictures that is lol..
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You may call me Dr. Old fart.
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Are you still a Doc if the Earth is flat??

To the OP- That is a Tecumseh engine on an Eska frame sold by Sears as a Ted Williams. Alphabet soup!! Bring your ear plugs. Loud.
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How to Tell the Year of Make on Sears Outboard Motors:


http://goneoutdoors.com/tell-year-ma...-10032300.html
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The problem is the plate with the model number isn't there.. but I need to know model number so I can find parts for it. At the very least a new spark plug and what it's supposed to be gapped to. Also I've seen people talking about the fuel mixture being 50:1, 40:1, or 32:1.. I assumed it was 50:1 but I'd like to be sure.
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Are you still a Doc if the Earth is flat??

To the OP- That is a Tecumseh engine on an Eska frame sold by Sears as a Ted Williams. Alphabet soup!! Bring your ear plugs. Loud.
LOL. That was fun. 10% fact, 90% bs. Almost sounded believable. I know zip about the flat earth society.
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The problem is the plate with the model number isn't there.. but I need to know model number so I can find parts for it. At the very least a new spark plug and what it's supposed to be gapped to. Also I've seen people talking about the fuel mixture being 50:1, 40:1, or 32:1.. I assumed it was 50:1 but I'd like to be sure.
Older 2 stroke oil was pretty crappy quality. It may have been richer oil:fuel than is necessary today with modern lubricants. However, I'm above my pay grade on this.
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