Starter for 78 Johnson 85 Hp.

Discussion in 'Outboards' started by thudpucker, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. thudpucker
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    thudpucker Senior Member

    My boat sat for so long the starter corroded inside.
    The Brush block broke when I took it apart.
    Anybody have a used one for me?
    Or a place I can get parts for that old thing?:confused:
     
  2. Boatpride
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    Boatpride Boatpride

    I expect you have tried your local outlets? And I guess you have looked on line for a supplier? Have you tried E Bay? There may be a supplier who specializes in the older models and parts on there. If you do visit E Bay then try a variety of key word searches and categories.
     
  3. thudpucker
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    thudpucker Senior Member

    One guy did contact me, but I couldnt afford $100 at the time. I dont know what to do now.
     
  4. Lt. Holden
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    Lt. Holden Senior Member

    You might try:

    David R. Spurgeon
    8621 Hillridge Drive
    Midwest City, OK
    73141-2229

    He has tons of old Evinrude and Johnson parts and is a very nice and knowledgeable fellow. Good luck!
     
  5. thudpucker
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  6. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    also try JWBMarine - somewhere in Texas. Here is the email address. This guy worked on J / E engines for the last 31 years and very knowledgeable.
    lockhartmarine@peoplepc.com
     
  7. Loafer
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    Loafer New Member

    is that a V4
    do you have a part #
    what part of Alabama
    I have one that might do what you need, it was dunked but should clean up
     

  8. thudpucker
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    thudpucker Senior Member

    I'm at Cullman. About a five hours from you.
    I have photos of the starter. We'll see if its the same one. I'l try to PM you this evening with those pictures.
    Thanks for volunteering the info.

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