Help needed aspap, motor has no spark

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  1. 61Glassmaster
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    Hey guys,
    New to the forum and I just got a 14foot 1961 glassmaster boat. It has a 61, 40hp evinrude and I can't get any spark out of it. If I'm lucky, 1.5(volts?) on my reader. I know there should be much much more and I need someone to give me a checklist or point me in the right direction on where to go and start with the simplest things. Thanks, Tyler
     
  2. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    Welcome to the forum. The 1st thing you must do is buy a service manual. They are easy to get and you will get the same advice from most on this forum.
     
  3. 61Glassmaster
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    Is there any way I can get an online one? Is a 1965 the same as my 1961?
     
  4. powerabout
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    ignition all the same from Noah's Arc to mid 70's depending on model
    try e-bay and here
    https://www.outboardbooks.com/
    can you post some powerhead photos.
    Its basically points ignition, 2 points/condensors/coils
    wiring to stop it, which shorts to ground so thats a good place to look
    Have you had the flywheel off?
    Can you confirm the key has not sheared
    ....
     
  5. 61Glassmaster
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    Sure, how do I post pictures?
     
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    as attachments, scroll down from the reply button
     
  7. 61Glassmaster
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    I can't figure out how, I don't see any send attachment buttons.
     
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    Nvm I figured out how but it won't upload them. Do you want me to take the flywheel out?
     
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    if you are sure there is nothing wrong with the stop circuit then the next items to check are all under the flywheel
     
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    I forgot to mention I am new at this stuff could you tell me where it is and how I would test it thanks!!
     
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    Do you know how to get the flywheel off?
    before we get there you need to eliminate the vacuum switch as well, just take the wire off it and see if you gain spark
     
  12. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Testing the kill circuit is always the first step. All you need is a $5 tester or a trouble light.
     
  13. 61Glassmaster
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    Where is the vacuum switch and kill circuit?
     
  14. 61Glassmaster
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    Keep in mind this motor is a 1961.
     

  15. whitepointer23

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    I would say buy the book and then come back and ask questions so you have a reference. If you still cannot figure it out take it to a mechanic .
     
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