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Smokey Evinrude Lark VI 4 years 6 months ago #107789

Hi, I'm finishing up my boat restoration and fired up the '64 Evinrude. I had the carb cleaned and rebuilt approx a year ago while I was still working on the boat. It turned right over but is very smokey. I mixed ethanol free gas 50:1 per the original manual. The water pump appears to be working fine and the selectric shift engaged forward as seen towards the end of video #1. I played a little with the idle adjustment on the selectric to bring down the RPM's to just above stall point. Any suggestions regarding the exhaust? I know it's the nature of the beast and I'm in the garage with the doors open so it's not dissipating as quick as it might outside.

link #1 shows forward throttle towards the end


link #2 I'm adjusting the idle


link #3 is the restoration process www.woodyboater.com/blog/2015/03/12/fellow-woody-boater-eric-zelman-shares-his-restoration-of-a-cool-wagemaker/

Thank you for any help or suggestions!

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Re:Smokey Evinrude Lark VI 4 years 6 months ago #107815

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Call me crazy but the smoke doesn't seem that excessive for the situation. They'll "clean out" a bit when out on the water, especially after sitting up for a while. Fogging oil left over will also contribute to the smoke at first, but clear up in a short time. I'd like to see mine adjusted a little on the rich side rather than lean, but just a tad. Too much either way is not good for your motor.

Synthetic outboard oil will smoke less than the regular stuff, may want to give that a try if the smoke still bothers you after you get her out and running a while.

Just my humble ramblings, good luck with your project.

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Re:Smokey Evinrude Lark VI 4 years 6 months ago #107823

For running in a pail the smoke looked perfectly normal as it always looks worse than on a lake. To really get the motor dialed in you need to run it on a lake, get the high speed set then refine the low speed. Smoke is not a bad thing!

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Re:Smokey Evinrude Lark VI 4 years 6 months ago #107835

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Add my third agreement to Mark and Al. Two strokes smoke by nature, lack of smoke means lack of oil and a soon to be fried powerhead. Once you are on the water and moving, it will be a non-issue. When I run one of my vintage outboards in the barrel, some of which use four times(!) as much oil as your 'Rude, a breeze or a fan are MANDATORY so the motor and barrel don't disappear (literally!) in a cloud of smoke.

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Re:Smokey Evinrude Lark VI 4 years 6 months ago #108004

OK, thanks gentlemen!I'll get her out on the water and try to dial her in a little better-

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Re:Smokey Evinrude Lark VI 4 years 6 months ago #108005

thank you !

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