Well once again an engine update! Found this time for sure a 1973 Evinrude Starflight 135 hp engine! A lifelong freshwater engine to boot coming out of TX : ( bad for me need to ship it here.
It does not have trim this may be scary but it is "THE" movie jump engine and it should push this boat past 60 and push the 007 on the speedo. It looks to be in good shape with some minor cosmetic repairs but I won't really know until I strip it down and get working on it. I expect I'll probably put a lot into it to restore it as it is a classic as much as the boat.
I hope the search is finally over its been exhausting looking for this engine and many times I was ready to compromise to go with a similar engine that would be close in performance but not the original.
I am very grateful to David Rogers who called me with the engine he had just bought off Craigslist localy. He had seen my ad on Craigslist searching for the engine. It is due to be shipped up here in a few weeks and then we will see what we have. I can hardly wait.
Posted by Alan Williamson Jr. at Monday, February 02, 2009