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1951 Evinrude 2 cylinder-2 cycle

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by wild bill JP1, May 12, 2009.

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    1951 Evinrude 2 cylinder-2 stroke. 5.5 HP. This is the one with the pressurized fuel tank. Last time I ran this thing(1999), it ran great. Make an offer. Highest offer after one week 5/12 - 5/19 above my very low reserve takes it. Buyer pays shipping. Will arrange contact with e-mail & phone.

    BTW motor is in Ky. I'd say the motor and fuel tank weight about 80 lbs. There is an extra prop that goes with the motor. Shipping may be more than the motor is worth???
    Thanks....
     
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    Your motor is a 1959 model.
    Scott
     
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    Here is the one i just got rid of a couple months ago , it had not been ran for thirty years , 1956 model . you can get the exact year , there is a website that sells manuals for these old motors , put a search in for evinrude outboard motor and look for the sellers of the manuals , then put your serial no. in and it will give you the year.
     
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    I sold a 10 Hp that looked just like that a couple of years ago and it was a 58 model. By the way, it was a very good motor and it's still being used on a regular basis. It is very easy to convert it to a single line fuel system. Jackie B.
     
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    Well,I guess it could be a '59 model??? I was told that it was a '51. Never researched the date because it started and ran every single time. Never had to worry about buying parts or do anything except cleaning the carb. Anyway, thanks for the info.... I think I have the book on this thing somewhere????
     
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    The 51's had the rounded stamped steel cover. I'd say that engine was produced between 59 and around 62. They were GREAT engines and most of the important parts are still available.
     
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    The motor is a 1959 because it has a two line pressure tank. This was the last year of the pressure tank and the first year for the fiberglass cover on the 5 1/2. The stickers on the sides of the cover that are faded were Gold when new.
    In 1960 the stickers were black and they went to a fuel pump and a single line tank on all motors 5 1/2 hp and up. In 1961 and 1962 they changed the cover to more of a wedge style. I will bet if the serial number tag is still on the motor, it should be on the transom clamp. You will find the Model number is 5519. I worked on these motor for 30 years. By the way it has a replacment shift handle from a 1961 or 1962.
    Regards, Scott
     
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    I have a 1915 (or so) "Knuckle-Buster". A decoration in my office. If anyone wants to see it, I will pic it and post the pic.

    Jack
     
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    JeffP. Is that an 18 Horse Fastwin? I still have mine. We used too put it on a 12ft boat and ski behind it. Dave T.
     
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    7.5 Fleetwin
     
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    OK MIA.....lets see it....a 1915??
     
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    I have an OMC 2 cylinder ,all Brass lower unit. Wrap aroun cord. Uses spark advance instead of a throttle. Any ideas on worth ? Was running when put away. Jeff
     
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    Too tough to dig it out of corener and I hve no idea where my other pictures of it are.

    This is a refurb. I do not know the value, but I paid about $1500 for it 10 years ago. The born on date is around 1915. Not later than 1918 and perhaps 1912.
     
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    Jeff
    If you can supply me the model number from the tag on the transom clamp I can tell you the exact year.
    From your description I think it is from the mid 30's With out a picture it is hard to tell what it is worth. If it is complete with no broken or welded parts and it still runs...... About $150.00 it might bring more on e-bay, those people are Crazy!
     
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    WOW Jack, they sure don't build them like that any more! Easy to see why it was a knuckle buster, I think I'd try to wrap my belt around the wheel. Great picture, I wonder what they sold for new? Do you think boating has advanced further than guns? I would guess so unless you get into the military stuff. At least you can still shoot and enjoy some of the old guns of that era. Shoot well and often while we can, Bob
     
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    Bob. The really strange thing that makes this motor valuable is that over the years of sitting the steering handles got lost or thrown out cause people did not kno what this detached hunk of metal was. A knuckle buster handle is worth 3-400 bucks. Well, couple hundred anyway.
     
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