4 weeks ago
I have a 1953 Evenrude 3.5 hp that has been stored for years. It's not locked up, real easy to pull rope.Never had any alcohol gas run in it. I've decided I want to see if can get it running again so can sell. what I need to know is the gas/oil mixture for this motor, and any suggestions to get it started. Thanks, GaGuy
4 weeks ago - last edited 4 weeks ago
Those older small motors used brass bushings instead of needle bearings inside the engine and thus required more oil mixed with the gasoline for proper lubrication.
Mix one cup ( 8 oz.) of outboard oil to 1 gallon of gasoline - 16:1
For selling it, you may want to take advantage of the free classified ads at the Antique Outboard Club.
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