This one is my personal engine. I got it from a man that was a competitor of my Dad down in the Keys when I was little. He owned a Gale dealership and my dad owned the Johnson dealership in Islamorada. He passed away a few years ago and his widow asked for help dispensing with his outboard collection. As a gift she gave me this engine but I paid her for it anyway.
It wears parts from other engines and there were many isssues with it when I got it but have worked through all that I have come across so far and the engine will finally get run on the Suwanee at the end of this month at our antique outboard meet up there.
The boat is a 1960 and has a new transom, stringers, floor and fresh paint. The seat base is a new aluminum fabricated part and new interior was made for the boat.
The complete wiring harness on the powerhead, to the junction box, and to the dash is hand fabricated as I wanted no old harness/wire issues to occur.
Here is a video done when I was doing the initial running of the engine after going through all systems.
Yes there has been progress. Slow but it is coming along.
Have had it out a couple times now. Was seriously over propped the first time. Had a starter issue that same day so back to the house.
Second run better with a smaller prop but too deep in the water. Back to the house again.
Raised the engine and waiting on the weather to run again and see where we are.