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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-26-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 6,574
Posted By pilote
I own a Janome, a powerful all metal non-computer...

I own a Janome, a powerful all metal non-computer model which punches thru denim, light canvas, and light leathers like butter. I used to own mom's old problematic Singer, but when it mercifully I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 16,559
Posted By pilote
@ $50 for a new one, i will try but don't you...

@ $50 for a new one, i will try but don't you think after it's been fatigued at a bend it will have a propensity to bend again?

also, can you confirm that "neutral" on the shift handle is straight...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 16,559
Posted By pilote
already on order from ken cook...i couldn't find...

already on order from ken cook...i couldn't find anyone who could provide reprints of the model specific shop manual...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 16,559
Posted By pilote
1989 johnson 3hp midsection repair

well i've opened up that bottom section (and it wasn't all that complicated in there), and i confirmed that the shift rod is bent near the upper half; so i'm gonna need a new (or used) one...

i'm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 16,559
Posted By pilote
SVDistantStar...i'll be in touch for some of your...

SVDistantStar...i'll be in touch for some of your spare parts (and intimate knowledge of this engine)...let me open up that midsection of the li'l guy and see what's going on in there first...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 16,559
Posted By pilote
it's a 3HP Johnson model J3BRCEC, 2 cylinders ...

it's a 3HP Johnson model J3BRCEC, 2 cylinders
its not a Twin, i believe it went by the name of Ultra
size pistons: i don't know
1 carb
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 16,559
Posted By pilote
...since there is no reverse, i figured a gear...

...since there is no reverse, i figured a gear issue wouldn't be that complicated...this will be the first time i've ever opened up an outboard engine, and i'm looking forward to revitalizing this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 16,559
Posted By pilote
an '89 johnson 3hp

i picked up the 1989 model of this 3hp johnson (looks in exactly the same condition as the pictures above). it starts, but it has issues; it won't go into gear after turning the shift handle. ...
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