Re: [OMC-Boats] 1966 Johnson Caprice

From: D. F. Julien, AIA <dfjulien@...>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 19:21:27 -0500

Hi Bob

I had a similar stalling problem once. The problem was traced to crud in
some gas from a derelict marina - rust and scale from their tanks ending up
in mine. It would clog the fuel filter after a while - then no more gas
could get through, the engine would quit. Eventually we gave up replacing
the filters and had to pull the gas tank for a good cleaning - ugh.

Bought any suspect gas? Congratulations on getting your boat running.

-Doug Julien

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barbara Bournstein" <mtbearbait@...>
To: <omc-boats@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 6:08 PM
Subject: [OMC-Boats] 1966 Johnson Caprice

> Hi everyone!
> I so enjoy reading all of the entries and learning more and more
> about these wonderful Ol' Evinrudes and Johnsons.
> We have a 1966 Johnson Caprice.
> We have owned it for 3 yrs.
> Last summer 2007 we got it running for 1st time in 10 years.
> * carb was rebuilt (thanks to parts from Sea-Way in Seattle)
> * new coil as old one shot keeping ignition turned on (learned that on
> website!!)
> * all new lead assembly and Spark plug terminal assy.
> * new distributor cap and lead assy to coil
> * replaced points and condensor.
> * rewired under dash and installed a horn.
> * new ignition installed.
> * new CD/radio and speakers installed. (we don't use it)
> * steering works well.
> * tilt motor works well (sometimes I have to toggle the switch a bit)
> * timing was adjusted on testdrive
> We took it out 3 different weekends and each time she started right up
> and ran nicely. Each time for 2 hours aprox.
> At the end of last summer (labor day) we noticed it would run fine for
> about one hour and then at full throttle it started missing and slowly
> wanted to quit. It would start and It would throttle up fine for about
> a minute and want to quit.
> No time to get it in to the shop so I winterized it.
> * This spring we got her in to the shop and have cleaned the carb again
and she runs fine
> for about 1 hour and then wants to quit at full speed or mid speed.
> Any suggestions??? Thanks. This is a great website. Bob & Barb
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