Need a starter recoil spring, good used (not end repaired ), fine for the above motor. Same as a Mercury MK 25 spring part # 24-23714.
Joe Poole at Furguson-Poole Marine would be able to help you i bet.
THANKS, JOE DID WITH A NOS SPRING, ALL INSTALLED & WORKING.
that cone might be for the knot at the inner end of your recoil starter rope if/when the rope broke in the past and it fell into the housing