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iPERATION
3•
FLYWHEEL
MAGNETO
IGNITION
SYSTEM
The magneto
ignition
system consists of the
following
component
parts:
Contact
Points,
Condenser,
and
Ignition
Coil.
(See Figure
13).
Inspect
the following
if
engine
fails
or is
hard to start:
(1)
Spark
plug as often
as necessary.
Be
sure spark plug
gap: setting
is .025"
(0.Atom).
(2)
Gasoline
fuel
supply
and
fuel
shut,
off valve should be open.
(3)
Carburetor
being starved of fuel.
'
!
The
correct
spark
plug
for
this
motor
is
Champion
RCJ_8.
• To
test
ignition
system,
remove
spark
plug
and
place against
bare spot
on metal =
part
of
motor
away
from:
cylinder
spark
plug
hole and then
pull starter
cord several
Figure 14
times,
If a Spark
bridges the plug gap, the
Figure
[4A
,magneto
is
in good
operating
condition,
The
high
tension
lead wire
must
be con-
WARNING
nected
to the plug
for this check•
If there
If
the
motor
will
not
be operated
for
a
iS no
spark,
have
the
ignition
checked
at
period
of
time,
if
it
is to
be remo_'ed
your Sears Service Center.
from
the
boat,
or
if it is to be tilted
up,
we recommend
the following
practice
to
....
preven t
spillage
from
the
carburetor
.
throat
and
bowl
and
to
prevent
gum
:
formations
in
the _ carburetor
during
storage:
1.
Close fuel
shut-off
valve and air vent
screw at fuel filler
cap.
2.
Allow
motor
to run at
idling
speed
until
it stops of its own
accord,
indi-
cating the carburetor
has run dry,
'
4.
REMOVING
MOTOR
FROM
BOAT
" "
.
Always
tilt
motor
by
lifting
on
rear
of
shroud.
DO
NOT
PUSH
DOWN
ON
THE
STEERING
HANDLE.
When
removing
the
motor
from
the boat,
raise the outboard
in
upward
direction
until
the propeller
clears
the transom.
Hold
the motor
upright
long
enough ,to allow
all water
to drain
from
the
exhaust
pipe.
When you
find
it difficult
to
hold
the motor
upright,
tighten
the Center
8oil
increasingly
for
desired
effort.
(See
Figure 14).
WARNING
Although
the
engine
is air cooled,
it
is
possible to burn
your hands on the engine
block
and
upper
portion
of the column.
Do not touch,
it may
be necessary
to rotate
the motor
tO
one
side before
tilting
the motor
on the
transom
to remove
leg from
the water
when
e.
installed
on boats with thick transoms,
Always
carry
outboard
with
the
engine
above
the
lower
unit
to
prevent
moisture
from
entering
the
engine
through
the
exhaust
ports,
f.
Steering
handle
serves as car_/ing
handle
as
shown in Figure 14A.
15,
SALT
WATER
OPERATION
To
materlally,increase
the
life
of all
exposed
• parts
and decorative
finishes,
fo]10w :the step s
indicated
below.
a,
Always
tilt
your
motor
out
of
the water
when not in use.
b.
Never
leave
the
lower
unit
in salt
water
oyernight,
c. Wipe
exterior
completely
with
fresh
water
cloth
and
then
apply
light
coating
of oil,'
d,
Lubricate
propeller
shaft
occasionally
with
a
waterproof
type
of
lubricant
(Lithium
Grease),
thus
enabling
the
propeller
to be
removed
easily,
_t is go0c{
practice
when
operating
_n salt
water
to
inspect
your
motor
daily
and to
apply
a
light
coating
of
grease
to
any
part
or area
that
shows
evidence
of
cor-
rosion
or rust,
Always
remove
motor
from
boat
ver-
tically,
allowing
water
to drain
from
column
before
tilting
the motor,

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