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'57 johnson

Postby andre lafrance » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:48 am

just purchased a 1957 Johnson javelin. I know less about these than I do wooden boats !! sooooooo, does anyone have a source for parts, shop manuals, owner's guide, etc. ? although I'm far from putting an engine on the old boat, I'd like to get started on collecting stuff - it may be my winter project! thanks...
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Re: '57 johnson

Postby Phill Blank » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:38 am

Andre,

Owners manuals and shop manuals are available from Ken Cook Co. out of Milwaukee, WI for both Evinrude and Johnson older motors. Check out at: http://www.kencook.com

I have Evinrude's and have purchased manuals for all my motors thru them. I also received a listing of people and companies all over the country who have NOS parts available when I purchased my manuals.

Welcome to the World of OMC Outboards.

Good Luck,

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Re: '57 johnson

Postby andre lafrance » Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:51 pm

phil, thanks so much for the information - yet another adventure! and happy father's day!
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Re: '57 johnson

Postby LancerBoy » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:55 am

Get involved with your local chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club www.aomci.org Great folks and a wonderful resource. Most chapters have swap meets several times each year.

You can find many parts such as coils and condensers at NAPA auto parts. Paint and decals are readily available from at least two sources.

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Re: '57 johnson

Postby JoeCB » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:23 pm

Hello 57Johnson... as was suggested, check out the group at aomci.org. And since you are very nearby, let me extend a personal invitation to visit one of the best Antique Outboard Club meets in the country at Constantine Michigan the weekend of July 10, 11, 12. Big swap and sell area, restored motor display and lots of on-the - water activity.... friendly and helpful people too! You can get more info on this and other meets at the club web site "Up Coming Events" page.

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Re: '57 johnson

Postby andre lafrance » Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:03 pm

thank you all very much. the swap meet sounds like a good deal. I'm going to look for a standard cowling to trade for my javeline - I could never afford to have it rechromed. thanks again...
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