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Elgin engine


i picked up this old gem about 2 weeks ago and after a few hours of getting dirty i got it going....

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Old 08-18-2007, 01:15 AM
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i picked up this old gem about 2 weeks ago and after a few hours of getting dirty i got it going. It starts on first pull shifts nice and seems to run great. The problem i have is i don't know the year or who made it. Its a 9hp Elgin with 2 boxs on the side with an s in them. Model: C571.594851 if anone has info on fuel mixture,spark plug gap or anything about this motor i would appreciate it, Thanks
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The numbering system looks like SEARS system. 16:1 (1/2 pint oil/1 gal.gas) oil to fuel ratio, .025 plug gap should do you.
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Marine engines are way out of my experience, but if that's a 40s-50s outboard there's a post somewhere that says West Bend Aluminum Co built the "New Elgin" outboards for Sears circa 1946-62/3 or so...please ignore if yours is a different engine.
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The "Old Outboard Book" or www.AOMCI.org and www.oldmarineengine.com are good sources of information.
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Recheck the numbers. 9hp was sold thru Sears from 1966-1972. If it has F-N-R gearshift, this would be correct. Fuel ratio was 50:1, but I recommend at least 32:1 on an older motor.
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