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I can't find any pdf file for that manual. I can point you to eBay where you can buy and download the pdf you are looking for. I think the cost is around $6.00
I think I had good reasons for not having that file on my server, but that was over 12 years ago!
Please let me know how it works out if you buy that pdf from eBay.
Hello there! I just bought my first vintage boat (1952 Hewescraft 14) and it came with a 1955 Sea Bee (Goodyear) 5hp outboard. I think I understand it was made by the Gale div. of OMC. The engine is really clean and appears to be all intact, but I was told it hasn't been run since the mid-80's. I figured a new impeller, coils, and basic tune up is in order before I try to start it. This is my first outboard project. Is there a parts list somewhere for this motor? Best source for parts? model 5D11G. And help or encouragement is greatly appreciated! -Rob
That sounds like a fun project for the winter. I did some looking and it appears that you can use the same ignition parts as I use on my 3.0 and 5.5 HP projects. Johnson and Evinrude used pretty much the same parts on many motors, which works out well for you. I think you can find other engines with a similar carburetor.
That motor is too old to be listed in a lot of the common sources for parts, but that does not mean you can't find parts for it. If you do a search on eBay as I did, you will find many new and parts listed for that motor. I even saw a parts manual there which I would buy if I were you. You can also pick up a lot of clues like part numbers and such. I learn a lot just by looking at parts listings on eBay.
One thing I want to do with this site is hearing feedback from guys like you about the motors you fix up and the parts you put into them to make them work. If I know that a certain part works with a certain motor, I will plug it into my parts listings as an (unofficial match) to help others down the road. Simple things like this can help many people around the world in this same situation so please contribute your knowledge when you are done. This is especially true since I added all those languages.
I don't know where you are located, but I would suggest you join a local chapter of The Antique Outboard Motor Club Website - AOMCI.org
One of my dreams in life is to take an old boat and motor like yours and go to an event like this.
Another great source for old parts is: VintageOutboard.com
Please keep us posted.
Thanks Tom for the site! I live about 40 miles north of Seattle on the Puget Sound. I was lucky to find my motor on the East side of the state where it never touched salt water. I will keep you up to date on my motor as I work on it over the winter. I also want to polish up the aluminum hull of the boat and sand/refinish the oak trim/gunnels. I’ll be towing it behind my 1958 Willys Wagon, so it should be a real time capsule at the boat ramp!
One (probably dumb) question... would it be a bad idea to even try to fire the motor up as it sits? The appears to be good compression when I pull the cord, and the integral tank is empty and doesn’t smell bad. Maybe it doesn’t really need anything? Clean the spark plug, put some fresh gas mix in the tank, drop it in a test tank, and see what happens? Or is that a silly pipe dream begging to damage the motor? Thanks again! -Rob
If you are the kind of guy who has a 1958 Willy's, then you won't have any trouble getting that motor running.
Your question about trying to fire that motor up is a good question that I have not heard anyone ask before. I would think that trying to start that motor would not hurt anything, especially if you are feeding it some mixed gas/oil. You might give each cylinder a shot of WD40 or some lubricant. The more I think about it; I think it would be a very good thing.
I have heard many stories about those old motors starting right up after being stored for many years. It all depends on how well it was put away and stored the last time it was used. Hopefully, they ran all the gas out of the carburetor. A good cleaning would help as well.
Don't expect too much right away. It may run, but that is no indication it will run well when you are out on the water. At the very least, you will need to replace the coils. All coils go bad with time even though you may not see much damage. High voltage with higher RPM and moisture can get into cracks and cause the coils to arc or fail. The newer coils are far superior to the originals.
It sounds like that motor is well worth the $150 or so in parts to get it fixed up and running like a top. I am looking forward to hearing about your progress.
brand new to this site and french speaking , not a Great combo !
this motor was my dad fishing motor i had it seviced 10 years ago it ran ok but after a while Would start to die down and stop , the guy who serviced it told me the compression was low .so i stored it. Away and now i have time to look in to it , i would like to get it going again to use it at the cottage to go fishing.
I Will take compression before i do anything , Do You know if the rings are Still available for this model,i was told that They where not ? But maybe They are just jammed and need to be freed,Do You have a technique to attemp this with out taking the pistons out .
thank You for your site very good and fun to read
I'll do some looking and see If I can find the rings you need. Sierra does not list them, but they may be available from OMC.
If the pistons are stuck, I would remove the cylinder head and soak the pistons down with penetrating oil. Every few days, give the pistons a few taps with a hammer and piece of wood. If they don't move, give some more oil and wait a couple of days and try again. This has worked for me.
As far as whoever said the compression is low.... Please understand that these older motors were not designed with the same high compression as newer motors. I think compression around 70 or 80 psi would be good enough. Newer motors compress at 120 to 150 psi. I remember writing about this in one of my projects, but I would have to go back and find it.
Are you using our language selection and reading this site in French. If so, I would like to know what you think about the translation. I only read/speak English, but this site is available in 103 languages and it looks like several are being used!