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Early OMC / Prestolite Power Tilt 4 months 3 days ago #146070

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Just thought I'd post this information for those OMC owners who may come across or have the first generation of OMC's Prestolite division power tilt mechanism. It is tilt ONLY, no trim.

This early system works off a single "power piston" which replaces one of the two lift pistons on the earlier transom brackets. The parts diagram below states 1968, but this system must have been around earlier than that as my 1960 Evinrude V4 has the three bolt hole mount for the motor/pump assembly on my starboard side bracket.


Early drawing complete with switch plate for the helm. The flex hose has a small piston on the end that presses on and unlocks the engine's tilt release.

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Early OMC / Prestolite Power Tilt 4 months 3 days ago #146072

forgive my ignorance but what does it mean when said "It is tilt ONLY, no trim." ?

Isn't it the same thing? Doesn't it tilt when trimming the motor?

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Early OMC / Prestolite Power Tilt 4 months 3 days ago #146077

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It means that the system is only for tilting the motor to a full upright or full down (into the water) position. The system isn't strong enough to hold a trim position in between when the engine is under power. The tilt and trim setups usually had two hydraulic pistons.
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Early OMC / Prestolite Power Tilt 3 months 3 weeks ago #146139

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Here's a tilt/trim. Two pistons. You can trim with a tilt at low speeds but if you "hit it" the lower unit will go down under power.
There are units on ebay but they are getting scarce and get premium price, even ones that need a rebuild.
Cheaper to buy an old junk boat with an omc hanging on the back with t/t. That way you get a trailer, hardware, bling, controls, the t/t unit and $100 worth of scrap alum for the motor.
Been doing that for 30 years :)
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Early OMC / Prestolite Power Tilt 3 months 3 weeks ago #146153

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Example of what I mentioned.

16' Crestliner Apollo 115HP Johnson w/ EZ Loader Trailer T1290129

Go to rawhide youth services - ebay. Right not the complete package is bid on for $205

or go to ebay and search T1290129

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