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bit low by normal standards but the small hp seem to hover around that comp 50-70 would be normal range per se

if its starts fine and doesnt cut out or hasnt been overheated sounds good...
 

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dont buy unless it runs well and wont stall out every time...if it does like above it could be a sign of being overheated and warped

however they are anvils...and can will run for ages...

my reserach shows that 60psi is common comp for these 2hp engines..if under 50 you are iffy.

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fwiw I got an evinrude 3.3 for the same price down here and im stoked...its an early 90s model...I didnt even bother doing a comp check, started after 2 tugs after siiting for a couple of years, this thing is spanking "new" there is nothing inside done to it.so pop up the cowling and give it a looksie...

check the carb manifold where it enters the block and look for goop or sealant...if there is it means someone has been fiddling with it and usually the goop is a sign of not using a new gasket(if it uses one) which can mean the mechanic was not meticulous...

however its not a deal killer...same goes for the carb float bowl and other gaskets...if it looks, starts well and runs without stalling out every 30 seconds or so its a keeper...

also check the prop for looseness and whatever cooling method it has, through the exhaust or not or pee hole etc make sure its fine...

enjoy it if you get it....they are like honda motorcycles of days gone by

anvils

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Spend the $300... when it blows up, expect to spend another $300 the following year, either rebuilding it, or replacing it.

I'm on my 3rd motor in 3 years, with 1 rebuild in between. They might be bulletproof, but they aren't fuel-proof (pun intended).
new piston rings, and a deglaze will set you back less than $100 a deglaze can be done with a small ball hone...if the block isnt warped then its even easier.

honestly these engines are like working on toys...if the carb is in good condition the rest is easy peasy! jajaja:D
 
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