Just purchased an old Evinrude for $5 and I am going to try and get it to run. Can someone tell me what year it is so I have a starting point? Serial number 5525R-01384. Thanks.
A model 5525 is a 1962.
The 5.5 is one of the most famous and most sought after fishing motor. They are smooth and quite engines.
Be sure to replace the water pump and it may be a good idea to change the head gasket. The gasket was a weak point if the engine ever overheated. Use a 24:1 fuel-oil mix.