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Johnson K50

Post by cookie1 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:23 pm

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Re: Johnson K50

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Re: Johnson K50

Post by Oyster 49 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:56 pm

Was that on ebay a couple of weeks ago?

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Re: Johnson K50

Post by cookie1 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:54 pm

I found it on Shpock !

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Re: Johnson K50

Post by wbeaton » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:42 am

1930. Nice find. Looks like you will need some spare parts.

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Re: Johnson K50

Post by cookie1 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:04 am

Thanks , I believe the bracket might not be too hard to get but maybe not in the UK . If anyone has one I'd be interested

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Re: Johnson K50

Post by Nudge » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:34 am

Is there any movement in any of the parts that should move? looks like it is well seized.

K50 I'm guessing it is 5HP
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Re: Johnson K50

Post by cookie1 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:53 am

I've been told its 8hp although the tank is marked as 12 , apparently thats on all of them . It is fairly stuck overall but I'm optimistic . I just need to approach with caution as any broken bits will be hard to replace

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Re: Johnson K50

Post by wbeaton » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:57 am

It is rated for 8 hp. American outboard manufacturers were in the midst of a horsepower race when the Johnson “12” was produced. The Outboard Boating Club of American (OBC) standardized horsepower ratings a few years later and the K-50’s rating was dropped down to a more realistic 8 hp.

I thought the K50 was only produced in 1930, but it seems it was made from 1930-32. If you post the serial number I can tell you the exact year.

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Re: Johnson K50

Post by cookie1 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:58 pm

Hi ,

The serial number is 141702 , I was advised that its a 1930 model with a later block but I'd welcome any further info

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Re: Johnson K50

Post by wbeaton » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:39 pm

It is a 1930 according to the serial number. I’m not familiar enough with them to know if the powerhead is correct for the year.

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Re: Johnson K50

Post by cookie1 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:29 pm

Thanks for that , don't suppose you know of a bracket that would fit ?

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