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Old 01-10-2018, 10:49 AM
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I know where these two are for sell. I have no affiliation with them just saw them at an antique store.

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cool....Love the pliers attached to the handle with a hose clamp. Obviously an important part of the nostalgia, LOL
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Mike at International Marine had a couple really nice ones in his showroom the last time I was there...
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Crips those are only half as old as you are....if those are antiques, what's that make you? >


But I've got'ta say, I do not recall a white Merc? That would be what, early/ mid 60's?
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My neighbor has a bunch, he didn't pay very much for any of them.
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I'm 40 and remember running the evinrude as a kid....
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I have an old Johnson.....
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I have an old Johnson.....
I see what you did there
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
Crips those are only half as old as you are....if those are antiques, what's that make you? >


But I've got'ta say, I do not recall a white Merc? That would be what, early/ mid 60's?
Lot's of white Mercs in the 60's. Not trying to show my age but it was actually called Cloud White.
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What's that evinrude, is that a 58-62 3 hp?

I think I had the same one, but a Johnson model on a 9 ft rowboat a s a kid. Twin cylinder no neutral
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I have a mid 50's Elgin. Does anyone remember the Elgin outboard sold by Sears?
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One of the places that shows off OLD outboard engines (that look and work as new) is the Barber Marina in Orange Beach, AL. Great mini-museum in what has to be considered to be one of the best-looking and best-run marinas in the USA. link (and check out the little boat in the photo)
http://www.barbermarina.com/


Barber is the same guy that has the Barber Motorsports F-1 track in Birmingham. Truly a perfectionist with anything he touches.
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What's that evinrude, is that a 58-62 3 hp?

I think I had the same one, but a Johnson model on a 9 ft rowboat a s a kid. Twin cylinder no neutral
I have the 1966 Johnson version of that outboard.

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That white one looks to be a keikhaefer merc. Have one in the garage, that goes on the 14 foot “Tin Boat”. Lots of hours at the tiller of that thing running around the west end of Lake Erie.
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Originally Posted by Jferg65 View Post
That white one looks to be a keikhaefer merc. Have one in the garage, that goes on the 14 foot “Tin Boat”. Lots of hours at the tiller of that thing running around the west end of Lake Erie.
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What's that evinrude, is that a 58-62 3 hp?

I think I had the same one, but a Johnson model on a 9 ft rowboat a s a kid. Twin cylinder no neutral
Yeah, they called them lightwins. I'd like to get one to put behind an inflatable down the road. Or it's twin, a seahorse. Of course, I haven't finished re doing my 68 Big Twin 40hp. Like to find somebody to make some reproduction decals for the shroud.
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Yeah, they called them lightwins. I'd like to get one to put behind an inflatable down the road. Or it's twin, a seahorse. Of course, I haven't finished re doing my 68 Big Twin 40hp. Like to find somebody to make some reproduction decals for the shroud.

I think I have a 1952 or 1958 5 hp Johnson twin with a F-N shift I will eventually restore.

If you can find pictures of the original graphics any design/advertising agency should be able to reproduce them for you. I had a local company repop the decals for my 1987 Yamaha 150 precision blend I repainted a few years ago. Also had repop graphics for a 1979 Kawasaki stand up jetski made. Cost less than 300 for both together
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
One of the places that shows off OLD outboard engines (that look and work as new) is the Barber Marina in Orange Beach, AL. Great mini-museum in what has to be considered to be one of the best-looking and best-run marinas in the USA. link (and check out the little boat in the photo)
http://www.barbermarina.com/


Barber is the same guy that has the Barber Motorsports F-1 track in Birmingham. Truly a perfectionist with anything he touches.
Yep. I live in the area and am familiar with it. If you are at the AL coast and want to wander off the beaches, a trip to this marina is interesting. Be sure to stop on the side of the road to see the fiberglass stuff.....
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I have these 2 in my messy garage and 3 more in the office. Started collecting them like 4 or so years ago. Stopped buying them because i dont have space for it.
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There was a THT member that inherited like 150 old outboards from a relative, I don't recall who the member was. I thought about starting a collection but I really don't have a place to put them. If you want to keep them in the house you will need to drain all the fluids but I imagine the motor would still have a stink to them.
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