WAS WONDERING HOW TO INDENTIFY YR /MAKE /MODEL AND HOW MUCH IT MAY BE WORTH WAS MY GRAND DADS BEEN SITTING IN HIS BASEMENT FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER AND IM 35 THANKS FOR ANY HELP YOU MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE
ID plate usually gives make, model and serial number.
Location of ID plate varies...sometimes removed or in
an out of the way location.
Values are in the eye of the beholder...it seems fair
to say that due to there being far more available
outboards than potential purchasers that prices lag
far behind other collectables AND most old outboards
will need skilled TLC and parts that may take some
looking to find.
Thank you for the info ill look a bit more. Can you suggest any parts sites .I plan to get running again if possible. I also have a Chrysler 7.5 don’t know if you can help with that as far as part places. Thanks again.
Found id plate it reads as model esk6600a17 and serial 150493. Assuming it is a 1971 Eska outboard sold by Western Auto supply . Next question what does it cross over to if any and where can I find parts .
I believe Eska used Tecumseh powerhead so maybe able
to find by cross reference at lawnmower shop.
Eska sold generic motor thru several retailers so
some parts diagrams may be found online. Strong
likelyhood that at least some parts are available
on line if you check by "Eska"
Chrysler bought West Bend, sold to Force and Mercury
acquired and ran for a time. Same as above applies
regarding parts and retailers.
AND as always a free ad on webvertizer may bring a
desired response for both brands.
Before you invest...investigate...reviving an old
outboard can be fun and inexpensive...OR NOT...
LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP
Idea is to have fun not break bank.
Good gosh! Ebay is crawling with Eska parts and manuals. Ted Williams and some game fishers are the Sears versions.
Yes the power heads were Tecumseh. I'm not sure, but I thought Clinton had a hand in the pot at one time. Why not try Google with a lil ol "Eska Outboard" search?
I did and found this Eska forum here.
Check out your library for a general Outboard repair manual for low hp motors. I did and found out lots about my eska made motors. You will find that most parts on these are interchangeable to a degree as long as you stick to the same horsepower. If you want to repair your motor you are going to have to get good at research.
From my experience...Eskas are great for getting you far away from the dock, then mysteriously dying so you can exercise those paddle muscles in getting back.