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Got this for free!

It's a Scott Atwater & it's not froze up ;)

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Nice ~

And I think Hootie could use it mix whatever he's drinking . . . ..

:)

A-Jay

 

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You can tell Catt is proud of that motor.  Done made him a nice mount to show it off on the deck even.   All that's left to do now is get it running

I have a 1.5 Johnson that looks about like that I bought used back in the 60's for my canoe, I just need to find a carb for it.  It will run but carb on it is pretty well wasted.

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Scott Atwater, now there's a name from the past.

The father of my best friend from seventh grade on into the college years was a Scott Atwater dealer.  He started out with a used car business and added boats in around 1955.  McCulloch took over SA in '57 and shortened the name to Scott and a year or two later change it to McCulloch. 

They were notorious for burning up water pumps.  Some engineering genius put the water pump in the top of the lower unit where it got heat treated by the exhaust until it could pick up a prime, and start pumping.  As soon as the impeller started to wear, it could not draw water into the housing, and it got cooked.

When Mcculloch took over, the first thing, or one of the first things they did was to move the pump where it belonged, in the bottom of the lower unit, below the water line.  No need to pull a prime which required the impeller to run dry until it finally pulled the water up a foot and a half or so.

They did however have "Bail-a-matic" which was a second pump stacked above or below the cooling pump.  therewas a hole in the plate between the two impellers which provided water to the Bail-a-matic pump.  There was a tube protruding from the lower unit to which a flexible rubber hose was connected.  On the other end of the hose was a metal pickup with a strainer to drain the boat of any water that leaked in or rain, or whatever.  It actually worked pretty well until the unit crapped out.

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@Way2slow try odd job motors web site!

http://www.oddjobmotors.com/johnson.htm

I plan on getting to running, it has spark, don't know about the water pump. The identification plate on the front of the clamp does match the serial numbers.

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Cool project!

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