I have a 1971 Johnson motor, model #40EL71B. I have to completely change the steering system and the control and trottle and the cables. I just want to know what kind do i need to buy or is everything universal. Please let me know, anybody cause i absolutely have no clue, there are just too many to pick from and i want to make sure before i go and spend all that money that it works. Thank you, whoever takes the time to answer my question
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Do you have the serial number of the motor? Reason I ask is twofold. Evinrude started using this model number layout as of 1980. Having said this, something is not making sense with the location of the "N" in your model number. Those last two letters as of 1980 are the year. Here is the chart. Letter on top with corresponding year below it.
I N T R O D U C E S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
You have E8RLNR which breaks down as:
R= Rope start tiller steering
L= 20" shaft
N= 2nd year
R= 4th year
I would expect to see the N in the last spot:
Serial number is another way to identify the year.
This may hep point you in the right direction. Hope it helps.
a johnson dealer will be the best place for parts and you can find them by going on line to johnson outboards and opening the dealer distribution page
you may be able to get the year for the motor from the same on line contact page
outboard motor manufacturers supply a long shaft leg for just this problem
Talk with your Johnson dealer and check used outboards on e bay
Lowering the whole motor may affect the boat and floatation aspects besides making it harder to steer and start
What you have is a bunch of parts that you need. There are very few repair shops that would consider the repair. Being an employee many years ago of such parts....Try googling, Antique motor parts/ johnson. or elaborate as OMC / Evinrude/Johnson. You can still find a parts guy that can help you (very rare) search the web and hope it turnes out Okay! BeeCee
put into nuetral,undo the five bolts around lower unit,take off sideplate halfway down leg casing,loosen the two bolts clamping the gear rods together,then lower unit should slide down[if driveshaft isnt stuck in the crankshaft spline].assembly is reverse,but take care putting water tube back into rubber grommet,and tighten gear rod clamp only after making sure that g/box is in nuetral,when gear lever also in nuetral,or matched together
Try taking the shift cable off and just work with the engine. Right now you don't know if the shifter on the boat is stuck. I would then pull on the motor lever to the neutral side and grab the prop(take wires off sparkplugs) and try to turn the prop backwards. If that fails see if the shift rod is jammed under the cover. You may have to pull the lower unit, but you want to know if the shift rod is the culprit or the internal gearbox.