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    1962 18hp Evinrude- please help

    Hey all! I got it to work great!! Adjusted the points to close and open on high side of the lobe. The points were at .020 360degree spin… changed that so they closed until high side comes around…. Fixed it! NOW it has a very healthy spark. Crazy… Runs great. Fuel not coming out of the front of...
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    Brand new Sierra coils- 10.4 ohms resistance???

    Thank you! Will do!
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    Brand new Sierra coils- 10.4 ohms resistance???

    @Pappy @mbullen please see attached. 1x picture is Sierra and 1x picture is OMC. I ordered 2x sierra which have the high 10.4 ohms The OMC page says "for 2-6 hp engines".. but mine is an 18hp..? Which should I buy?
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    1962 18hp Evinrude- please help

    Copy. Understood. Thank you
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    1962 18hp Evinrude- please help

    I love the knowledge given here. Years of experience with what you do on these... invaluable. Thank you a ton Pappy. I can always rely on you to answer questions and provide good feedback
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    Brand new Sierra coils- 10.4 ohms resistance???

    Hi there, I recently bought brand new sierra coils for my older outboard. Ran a resistance test on them with a multimeter before installing onto the magento plate- both read 10.4 ohms. Is this Okay? Does it translate to poor spark? My original coils which I thought had gotten bad still read 4.23...
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    1962 18hp Evinrude- please help

    Amazing information. Gold. Thanks so much for responding. Means the world. I will constantly be referring to this. Thanks again
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    1962 18hp Evinrude- please help

    Whats a better result- using the ohmeter to tell you exactly when they open? Or .020 feeler gauges
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    1962 18hp Evinrude- please help

    I have been using the richards outboard timing tool, lining up each cylinder 'T' and 'B' between the 2x hashmarks on the side of the magneto plate. With the timing tool in the center of the hashmarks, it is supposed to bring each piston to TDC, at which point I adjust the points to .020. Maybe...
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    1962 18hp Evinrude- please help

    For the points- I am worried the cam lobe is worn down too much. ie, if im setting .020 at TDC, and the points dont close at base circle on cam, then the lobe is actually less than .020 tall? Whats your opinion on choke + throttle relationship for a cold start? Full choke full throttle? Or...
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    1962 18hp Evinrude- please help

    Sounds like my points not being closed is a big possible solution. Not sure how to to that But it doesnt solve the issue of fuel coming out the intake side when I pull start/why no fuel reaching plugs?
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    1962 18hp Evinrude- please help

    Thank you for responding. I can’t figure out how to get the points to be closed? I purchased the ignition kit from Marine Engine for this HP and year (came with brand new points and condensers). OEM right? I have OEM coils (4.56ohms) and brand new sierra coils (10.25ohms). Wasnt sure why the...
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    1962 18hp Evinrude- please help

    Hi there, just completed a full rebuild. Has good compression. Confirmed spark. Brand new points. Brand new coils + condensers. Points set to .020. Confirmed fuel reaches carb. Here are the issues happening: - i am getting zero “chug” or “cough” when trying to start - when i pull start, fuel...
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    1962 18hp Evinrude- no spark

    Thank you so much. Very helpful
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    1962 18hp Evinrude- no spark

    Freaking gold right here man. Insane. Thanks so much
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    1962 18hp Evinrude- no spark

    Copy on 24:1 thank you I made sure the plugs were grounded to the block when i checked spark Are the points supposed to be open or closed until its time to open to .020? Can i have bad coils even if they show good continuity?
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    1962 18hp Evinrude- no spark

    I checked with a multimeter and I have continuity from the primary and secondary windings off the coil all the way to the center electrode of the spark plug, measures about 4.5ohms, not too bad, however it still wont produce spark! Motor wont turn over. I made it pitch black in the garage and...
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    points gap: .020 feeler vs ohm multimeter?

    understood. thank you for the clarification on this. very helpful
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    points gap: .020 feeler vs ohm multimeter?

    Understood, thank you for your reply. I will use combination ohmmeter and richards tool and .020... im sure that will land some good results. thanks
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    points gap: .020 feeler vs ohm multimeter?

    Ack. Thanks. Is the IDEAL end result always .020 no matter the method?
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