my mechanic can't drop the lower case to change out the impeller. can anyone please tell me how to do this without having to pull the whole motor out PLEASE!!!!
Proceedure varies by make and model...could you give
make model and serial number? Perhaps with that imformation someone here can help. I don's see
a prior post with this information (although you
may have posted and I missed it) if that is the case
please repost. Those who have worked on a similar
model may know of technique(s) to ease things along.
here is where the problem lies. he got the bolts out and it is loose but it only drops down about an inch because there is a rod running up through a little hole.I think it is for the choke or the forward and reverse switch, but it is definitely what is holding it up from dropping down.is there an easy way to disconnect that so he doesn't have to pull the motor out? the impeller was only 7 bucks and he didn't want to make it a hundred dollar job. I really appreciate your help.
Your Wizard is a 1960-62 7 1/2 hp made by Scott-
MacCulloch. ABOS 5th edition vol 1 30hp and under
gives proceedure. Does your local library have
a copy or can they obtain from another library on loan? Your motor has the bail o matic feature (two impellers)
Briefly removing gearcase involves first removing
shroud and powerhead then a sequence of steps...
ease of servicing was not a top priority at Scott.
If all else fails email me and I can copy and
mail instructions. Timewise I think your mechanic
is going to invest more of your money than you may
wish...working on old outboards is a Do it yourself
hobby for that reason. Perhaps your mechanic can
do a little and you can do a lot. Chances are pretty
good that motor has enough service left in it to
make it worthwhile to revive. The popularity of old outboards with retired people has to do with low
value of unrestored motors and the amount of time
required to address the issues each motor poses.
It may be difficult for most people to understand
that the supply of old outboards is larger than
the number of people with time and persistance to
restore them...values either way are modest for
the most part. By the way $7 investment seems like
a low starting point...a little less than junk man