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1960 Starflite V4 75hp back in service. 2 months 2 weeks ago #143717

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Boat was brought to me to put the engine back into service. Had been sitting for decades. Complete service done on it with new pump.
What you will see is the first water test at the ramp. Video is short and sweet. Turn up your volume. Love these old V engines.

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1960 Starflite V4 75hp back in service. 2 months 2 weeks ago #143718

Very nice work !

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1960 Starflite V4 75hp back in service. 2 months 2 weeks ago #143721

That's awesome. I just bought a Glasspar with the same 1960 Evinrude. What mix ratio are you using? And are there any basic parts (rings, seals, carb rebuild kits, etc...) still available for these engines? It's unknown if mine runs but it does turn, looks pretty clean and I'd like to keep it even if it means a total teardown and restoration. just unsure of parts availability. Thanks in advance for any info you may be able to give!
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1960 Starflite V4 75hp back in service. 2 months 2 weeks ago #143726

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These engines are super simple.
Am using 24:1 in the engine and as you can see by the video there is almost no smoke.
As far as parts go you can either buy from marineengine.com or grab the part numbers there and search on the Bay for what you need. Things like OEM tune up kits are still available including points condensors, etc. Water pump parts are available as are gearcase seals, carb kits, etc.
A simple compression check should indicate the overall condition of the powerhead.
I use OEM in everything with few exceptions. The parts fit and work.

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1960 Starflite V4 75hp back in service. 2 months 6 hours ago #143810

Good to know.

So here's perhaps a dumb question (but then I am a first time power boat owner, so...)
The Starflite can tilt obviously although I haven't figured out how to do it yet. But, there are two pistons that look like gas lifts...is that what they are, to assist in lifting the weight when tilting the engine up? Do they still make replacements if mine are bad?

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1960 Starflite V4 75hp back in service. 1 month 3 weeks ago #143812

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I haven't looked for replacements but if you look in Marineengine.com and find a part number you can probably find what you need in the Bay I would think. In the front of the engine you should see a lever that locks the engine down and keeps it from tilting. Flip that to release and see if the pistons still have a charge in them.

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