So Im told this is an 18hp and thats the numbers they put on it but I'm no expert. This motor came on a boat I just got and they painted the motor to match the boat and said the motor is a 1980 something. It has the data plate but its buried in paint all I could read was 15029-15040. I'm like 25% sure thats what it said so don't rely on that. It was missing the little plug that was pressed into the side of the head so all I have is pictures. Also this is missing part of the choke lever and has trouble starting. Im pretty mechanicaly inclined so I was just wondering if this motor would possibly be worth fixing and if it was reliable? I know it for sure needs the carb rebuilt but I did hear it run for a minute or two.
I appeciate any feedback, Thanks!
I also have another question. I saw a picture of a 1978 evinrude 18hp and the screw on the top of the airfilter(?) which had a white/yellowish tab had a metal piece going from it to the screw on the bottom. I was just wondering whats the imporatace of that screw?