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what to do with a fried 35 horse johnson?

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It is about 20 years old, I just had the lower unit overhauled and the propeller replaced this spring. Then the head "fried" on me about a month ago! So, what can a guy do with a motor like that? Surely it must be worth something, eh? Would someone who deals in boat parts be interested in buying it?

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Send me an e-mail I know a guy that might want it

william (dot) titus (at) mnsu (dot) edu

I will forward the information to him, if you want to explain what happened to it too, just so he knows what he is getting into.

Also you may want to post this in the "forsale area" next time, helps keep the site going with a bit of revenue I am sure.

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Thanks, fishin4life,

I was wondering where to post it. I wasn't looking for buyer's per se, but rather inquiry as to what to do with the thing. That's why I didn't post it under "for sale". I'll mail you the info nonetheless.

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For me it would depend. If I was considering replacing it with a new outboard then I would sell it. If I was planning on replacing it with another used one, I'd consider the cost of rebuilding vs the cost of another used one with potential problems I don't know about.

At least with this one, once you get it rebuilt, you'll know what you've got. An engine with basically a new motor, lower unit, and prop. Not much left to go wrong except electronics and you could face this issue with another used one just the same.

Bob

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Dude, if it's just the head you're only looking at like 400 bucks. Maybe a little more if the head fried due to heat then you could be looking at a few bucks more to replace the impeller also.

I wouldn't be so quick to trash it just yet. I have the same motor and it's been extremely reliable and I've heard the same from other fellas that have that motor. I'd definately look into getting it fixed.

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If you have it rebuilt, it will cost more then the engine is worth.

You'd have to do it yourself.

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It may cost more than it is worth, but still may be cheeper than buying a new engine. Sometimes it is hard to fine the same thing you had.

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Keep me in mind if you decide to part it out - email at mdotwelinskiatlscdotedu.

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Why not take a small engine class and and rebuild the motor as your class project.

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