i just bought a 14' starcraft with trailer
and a 40HP vintage evenrude for the princely sum of $250! i'm putting a new transom and floor in the boat
which i can handle ok i think, but the motor
is another story
it was completely disassembled by the previous owner and i believe i have all the parts
, at least it looks that way so far.
its not completely disassembled, the lower unit gear
box was in one piece and the power head
main block is in one piece. the head
, carbs, starter, etc is off.
so i stated looking at reassembling the lower half, i seem to have all the bolts, the water pump
looks good, has copper pipes to feed to the power head. the drive shaft spins the prop shaft ok and forward/reverse seems fine.
so my questions are, when i put the water pump
housing top piece back on, does that need a gasket
? i don't see one in the parts
box but he may have thrown the old gaskets away. since i probably can't buy a gasket
, how would i make one if needed?
when i reassemble the lower unit to the mid section, do i put some kind of liquid gasket between the casings?
should the bolts holding the lower unit to the mid sections have split washers? i can't seem to find any in the parts box.
thats' as far as i've go so far, thanks