Depending upon the motor, the following procedures are performed. The goal is to end up with a dependable, nice looking motor for you to enjoy for years to come.
- Recoil starter assembly spring is inspected. Replaced as needed. A new rope installed. Pull handle replaced if needed.
- Ignition is inspected and replacement of coils, points, condensers, spark plugs, spark plug wires as needed. (most of them need it).
- Any shift linkages are tested for excessive wear and any needed parts are replaced.
- Carburetor is sonically cleaned and rebuilt. All fuel lines are replaced.
- Lower unit is tested for leaks, then dis-assembled. Components are checked for un-serviceable parts and replaced as needed. Seals are replaced as needed and then the unit is re-tested for leaks. Fresh lube/grease is installed.
- Water pump housing and impeller are inspected and warn parts replaced as needed.
- The whole motor is dis-assembled, cleaned and de-greased. If the motor is to be painted, all necessary preparation is done now.
- When motor is re-assembled, marine lubricant is used on all moving parts.
- Motor is tested in a tank to ensure that the motor runs/shifts/pumps water as it should.
- A video/pictures are then taken of the completed restoration.